frequently asked questions

 

What does my ticket include?

All ticket holders get a complimentary cup, as well as access to food trucks (you have to pay for the food), yard games, music, and entertainment, plus the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting programs and initiatives that benefit Hanover!

VIP ticket holders get an additional hour at the festival, a special VIP glass, plus access to special beers available only during the VIP hour. 

General Admission ticket holders get admission from 1-5 p.m. 

Designated Driver ticket holders get admission from 12-5 p.m., unlimited samples of non-alcoholic offerings, and 2 full-size non-alcoholic beverage vouchers.


Should I buy ahead? What’s the benefit?

We recommend pre-purchasing for two reasons: to lock in your spot and to save you money! Tickets are limited and can sell out, so buy ahead to make sure you’ll get in the festival. Also, ticket prices will increase by $5 on Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m.—so pre-purchasing is the most cost-effective way to attend our event.

Is there a limit on samples? Do you offer sample tickets?

We do not offer sample tickets. Once you are in the gate, you are welcome to sample from all of the vendors your ticket allows. Please drink responsibly.


What is a Designated Driver ticket?

Designated Driver tickets are available at a reduced price for those who attend the festival but do not consume alcohol. NEW FOR 2020: unlimited non-alcoholic samples for Designated Drivers! Samples may include iced coffee, craft soda, etc. All designated drivers will also receive a voucher for to free (non-alocholic) drinks. Designated drivers can enter the festival at 12 p.m.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is 21 and over; photo ID is required for entry. Photo ID must match the name on the ticket presented at the gate. Designated Driver tickets will be available; designated drivers must be 21 and over.

Children are not permitted to attend the brewfest. Strollers or carriers will not be permitted through the gate.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A map of downtown Hanover parking locations is available at mainstreethanover.org//parking.

Elks Lodge (47 N Forney Ave.) will have parking available near Good Field for $5.


What's the refund policy?

The event will be held rain or shine. No refunds.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, this is PREFERRED. You may also present a digital version of your ticket on a smart phone or tablet.


Is my ticket transferrable?

You can transfer your ticket to another person if you can no longer attend; to do this, please contact us at (717) 637-6130.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you can show valid ID.


What can I bring into the event?

Outside food and drink are not permitted; bags are subject to search at the gate, and guests will be asked to dispose of food or drink before entering the event. Pets are not allowed. Strollers are not permitted through the gates. Chairs are permitted, but tents are not.


Can I smoke during the event?

Smoking, vaping, etc. is not allowed inside the event. If you would like to smoke, you will have to do so in our designated smoking area outside of the festival. You can re-enter the festival by showing your wristband.

 

Rules/Restrictions

  • Must be 21 or older to enter event, valid picture ID required for all guests regardless of age (inlcudes DD tickets). 

  • Animals are not allowed, except ADA registered service animals. 

  • This is a rain or shine event.

  • No refunds.

  • All ticket holders must enter the site by 4:30pm.  No admissions will be permitted after that time.

  • We reserve the right to refuse alcohol service to any visibly intoxicated person, and if that occurs, tickets will not be refunded.

  • Children are not permitted to attend the festival. Strollers or carriers will not be permitted through the gate. 

  • Outside food and drink are not permitted; bags are subject to search at the gate, and guests will be asked to dispose of food or drink before entering the event.

  • Smoking, vaping, etc. is not allowed inside the event. If you would like to smoke, you will have to do so in our designated smoking area outside of the festival. You can re-enter the festival by showing your wristband.