Frequently Asked Questions

Is parking available at the event?
There are numerous free parking areas nearby. We will be posting parking maps on our website closer to the event.

Are there any shuttle options available?
No. There are no shuttle options. You can pull up to the entrance and drop off passengers before proceeding to the parking areas.

Can I buy admission tickets at the festival?
Tickets are available exclusively online through our website. The size of our venue limits how many tickets we are allowed to sell. We do expect to sell out! In the event that we do not sell out in advance there might be some tickets available at the gate on the day of the festival. (No guarantee.) We recommend you purchase your ticket(s) in advance.

I purchased a VIP ticket. Now what?
Your VIP ticket allows you access to the event an hour earlier (12:00 noon). Your ticket also includes free preferred parking and admission to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. Check with us at the entrance for parking directions and to claim your Museum entrance ticket. *Museum entrance ticket is only good for the day of the festival.

What if I have food allergies / sensitivities?
Please speak to the vendors before consuming anything if you have food allergies / sensitivities. There will be no protections in place for patrons with food allergies / sensitivities.

Is smoking / vaping allowed?
In accordance with provincial and municipal regulations, smoking and vaping are not allowed at this event.

What if it rains?
This event goes ahead rain or shine. Please plan accordingly.

I see some brewers are listed as “Foundation Brewers”. What does that mean?
“Foundation Brewers” aided us with advice and best practices. They signed on to our event before it was even a “go”. We are grateful to these brewers for their guidance!

Do I have to buy a ticket and be 19 years old to patronize the food trucks?
No! Anyone, regardless of age, can patronize the food trucks. No ticket purchase necessary.

Can I leave the craft beer event to patronize the food trucks?
Yes! Your hand will be stamped when you leave the craft beer event to patronize the food trucks. Your stamped hand allows you re-entry to the craft beer event. No alcohol can be taken outside of the craft beer event.

What is the refund policy?
All ticket sales are final and are non-refundable under normal weather circumstances. The festival will take place rain or shine. However, in the very rare case that an extreme / emergency situation creates an unsafe environment it is possible that the festival location could be moved or the event could be rescheduled or (in only the most extreme case) canceled. Should this happen, we will post further details on our event website and social media about logistical changes, ticket exchanges, and refunds as soon as this information is available.

I can no longer attend the event. Can I sell my ticket to someone else, or give it to a friend?
Yes, tickets are transferable and you may sell your ticket to someone else for face value plus whatever service fee was charged by Bruha, or less. You may also give your tickets away if you like. There is nothing special you need to do to transfer tickets to another person. Each bar code will only scan one time.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You must bring your printed ticket with a valid QR or bar code with you to be scanned to allow you entry to the festival.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All craft beer festival attendees must be 19 or older to enter, even if they are designated drivers and are not drinking. A valid government ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) is required for festival entry, with NO exceptions. (There are no age limits, ID requirements or tickets required to patronize the food trucks.)

If I enter on a Designated Driver ticket and change my mind, can I drink at the festival?
No! Anyone entering the festival on a Designated Driver ticket will not be served beer or permitted to drink beer at the event. Any marked Designated Driver found to be drinking beer will be immediately ejected from the event. If you want to drink beer at the festival you should plan on buying a full-price drinking ticket.

Can I bring my 18-year-old son/daughter with me as a Designated Driver?
No. All guests entering the craft beer event must be 19 or older with a valid photo ID, even if they are entering on a non-drinking DD ticket.

Can I bring my baby / young child with me into the craft beer event?
No. Children and infants are not permitted under any circumstances, for their own safety and the safety of our guests. Thank you for understanding that the craft beer event is an adult-only event. *Children and babies are welcome at the food trucks.

Can I leave the festival and come back in later?
Yes – guest’s hands will be stamped for re-entry.

Where do I pick up my tokens and sampling glass?
You can pick up these items upon entering the festival.

Why do I need to use tokens if I already paid for a ticket?
The event utilizes drink tokens and specially marked glasses to assure that we comply with AGCO regulations and have a controlled means of serving beer. All festival attendees are expected to willingly provide a token for each and every sample of beer received. Thank you for your cooperation which keeps us in compliance with provincial law.

Can I buy additional beer tokens?
Yes! Look for the token sales station inside the craft beer event.

Do you have any soft drinks or other non-alcoholic refreshments available for Designated Drivers?
There will be water dispensers placed throughout the festival for the use of all guests – however, there will not be any non-alcoholic beverages specifically set aside for Designated Drivers. There will be soft drinks and other refreshments for sale at the food trucks area. We encourage you to take the comfort of your Designated Driver into consideration when planning for the festival.

Is there food available at the festival?
Yes of course! We have a number of food trucks with menu items for purchase. Admission to the food trucks is open to the public without charge or age restrictions.

Can I bring empty growlers to the event to be filled?
No! Beer can only be consumed at the festival. You will not be allowed to leave the festival with any beer.

What items am I allowed to bring into the festival with me?
Guests may bring purses, backpacks and umbrellas to the event. (Don’t forget the sunscreen!) Purses and backpacks may be subject to searches by Security. Outside food and drink are not allowed. (With the exception of food and drinks purchased from the food trucks.) The following items are not permitted in the craft beer event: outside alcohol, grills, children, animals*, bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates/rollerblades, strollers or motorized vehicles.
*With the exception of licensed service dogs.

What are the restroom facilities like at the festival?
We have outdoor port-o-johns set up at the festival. No inside bathrooms are available.

Are there ATMs inside the festival for me to get cash for food, swag and additional tokens?
No. There are no ATMs inside the festival. Cash is the only form of payment accepted at the festival.

I’d like to exhibit at the festival. Is that allowed?
No. At this time all our event spaces are fully-booked. We do not allow the handing out of any literature, promotional material, swag or other items by the general public or businesses other than our participating vendors.

What is your photography policy?
Event participants may be photographed for the purpose of promoting the event in the future. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to this policy. Do not purchase a ticket if you don’t agree to this policy.

I am a craft brewer and / or a food truck operator. I would like to participate in this festival. Who do I contact?
Use the “Contact Us” link on our website to reach us. If we have openings we will be happy to consider your request.

Is this event being put on by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame?
No. It is put on by the Rotary Club of St. Marys. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is not associated with the St. Marys Rotary Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival. We are grateful to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum for allowing us to run this event on their grounds.

Who is the Rotary Club of St. Marys?
The Rotary Club of St. Marys is a local service club chartered in 1925. We are part of Rotary International. The motto of Rotary is, “Service Above Self”. Our club has almost 40 members, -female and male. We meet weekly and we support a large number of service projects locally and internationally. Visit our booth at the festival or check us out online at www.rotarystmarys.ca