Frequently Asked Questions

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable or redeemable for cash, except in the case of event cancellation. 

Is my ticket valid for one or both days of the event?

Tickets are valid for the entire weekend of the event. You can choose to come on Friday and/or Saturday. If you leave the event, just keep your wristband and glass to continue imbibing in the great beer choices available! Replacement glasses will be available for purchase if you lose your glass.

Can children attend the festival?

Children are allowed into the Festival grounds. All guests looking to sample beer will be required to show proof of age with a valid photo ID, and will receive a wristband and glass required for sampling. New this year, we have the Kids Zone, an interactive play area for kids 12 and under, presented by First Five Club.

Can I bring my dog to the festival?

Sorry, but pets of any kind will not be allowed into the festival, with the exception of service animals. This is a rule held by the City of Peterborough for use of Del Crary Park. 

Can I bring my own food?

No outside food or drink will be allowed into the festival. We have food vendors available with many options to serve our guests. Water is available inside the festival free of charge, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Is there seating available?

Limited seating is available on-site, we encourage you to bring a chair or blanket to use at the event. 

I bought a ticket and can no longer attend, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately no refunds can be given on tickets.

Why didn’t you announce last call?

It is against the Peterborough Alcohol Policy to announce last call. The event ends at 11pm on May 31st and 11pm on June 1st, 2024. Token sales will end at 10:30pm and last pour is 11:00pm.

Can I leave the festival and come back in?

Yes, you can leave and return to the Festival. If you have purchased a wristband to sample beer, you are required to have your wristband and Kawartha Craft Beer Festival glass in order to continue sampling upon your return. Additional glasses will be available for purchase if you lose your glass.

I don’t drink beer, do I have to pay for a ticket?

No. The Festival is open to all visitors and only those looking to sample beverages will be required to purchase a wristband. We will have non-alcoholic beverages, food vendors, merchandise, live music and games available for everyone to enjoy. 

Is the event rain or shine?

Yes! KCBF is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, please feel free to bring your umbrellas – the beer will still taste as good as always!

Will I need cash?

Debit and credit will be accepted, and there will be ATMs on site.

What happens if I remove my wristband?

Unfortunately if you remove your wristband you will be required to purchase a new ticket to continue sampling beer and cider.  Replacement wristbands are not available.

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