WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT THE FESTIVAL?

You can expect to have a great time! More than 50+ breweries and cideries from across the Southeast and around the world will serve over 100 beverages right here in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s important to note that we will be limiting attendance at this year’s festival to help ensure that you aren’t waiting in line all day for beer. We want to ensure that each patron has the opportunity to talk with the brewers who craft these awesome beers. After all, it’s the brewers who make this wonderful festival possible each year.

100+ BEERS! THAT’S A HUGE NUMBER – HOW MUCH DOES IT COST, AND HOW MANY CAN I TRY?

Yes, it is a tremendous selection of beer, and we wouldn’t suggest you attempt to sample all of them. Instead, we hope that you enjoy the opportunity to try some beers you have never tasted before. Take your time and savor the diverse flavors of craft-brewed beer!

  • Your admission price covers all sampling, in a souvenir sampling glass, and will be poured 2 ounces at a time
  • There’s no pay-per-drink tickets to possibly discourage you from trying unfamiliar styles
  • We will supply you with a collectible Charlotte Oktoberfest tasting glass and a map
  • While there is no limit, please enjoy responsibly–don’t drink and drive

WHAT MUST I BRING TO THE FESTIVAL?

  • Your printed ticket from EventBrite OR the digital ticket on your phone
  • One of these 4 forms of valid picture ID: Driver’s License (any state), or NC State Identification Card (only NC), or Passport, or Military Identification

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. You must be 21+ with a valid photo ID. No children are allowed.

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices fluctuate as pricing tiers sell out. For the latest pricing, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-oktoberfest-2022-19th-edition-tickets-383563908977

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is free and located at the SouthPark Mall around Symphony Park.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Permitted:

  • Blankets
  • Cameras
  • Umbrellas
  • Official service animals
  • Pretzel necklaces
  • Sealed bottled water

Not Permitted:

  • Anyone under the age of 21 (unless they’re currently brewing)
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Coolers
  • Mugs or any other drinking vessels
  • Outside food or beverages of any kind
  • Lawn chairs
  • Backpacks
  • Firearms, knives or other weapons
  • Canopy tents

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@oktoberfestcharlotte.com

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

Printed or digital tickets are required.

What is the refund policy?

There will be no refunds. Please note that this is a rain or shine event.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

All tickets are transferable by the participant. Whomever presents the valid ticket at gates will be allowed entry.

Can I leave the festival and come back in?

No, there is no re-entry once you leave.

WHAT IF I DON’T DRINK BEER OR DON’T/CAN’T DRINK ALCOHOL – IS THERE A DD TICKET SO I CAN JOIN MY FRIENDS/FAMILY?

We respect everyone’s right not to drink alcohol and we acknowledge that not everyone drinks or specifically enjoys craft beer. Unfortunately, we do not offer DD tickets. However, every ticket holder should be able to enjoy our festival, so we have added “Cider Row” (+6 Cideries) and a few Meads into the lineup for the non-beer drinkers to sample unlimitedly. For non-drinkers, and those wanting an alcohol break, we will have a few non-alcoholic options available in addition to free bottles of water [stay hydrated!]. The majority of our proceeds goes to our selected charities every year, so regardless of your drinking style, if you want to come out for the fun – you are welcome, appreciated, and helping to contribute to our Drink Craft For A Cause goal!

WHAT IF I LOSE THE EMAIL CONTAINING MY TICKET?

If you have lost the EventBrite email for your ticket, please check your spam folder, as it may get shuffled there on accident. To troubleshoot, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/where-are-my-tickets?

WILL THERE BE FOOD AT THE FESTIVAL?

Of course! Plenty of food from a variety of vendors will be available for purchase from snacks to full meals, for both carnivores and vegetarians. If you need directions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly volunteers!

WHERE CAN I PARK MY CAR?

Parking at SouthPark Mall near Symphony Park is ample.

WHERE CAN I FIND ACCOMMODATIONS DURING THE FESTIVAL?

There are lots of amazing and comfortable hotels in the SouthPark area, some within walking distance. We suggest you check out the hotel price comparison website trivago to check out the accommodation possibilities in the surrounding areas. Just search for Charlotte, NC, and then filter for our address (Symphony Park at SouthPark | 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211) to find your perfect hotel!

WHAT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR 2022?

For the 2022 Charlotte Oktoberfest, we have included several charity beneficiaries. Visit our Charity page for more information.

WHAT ABOUT WEATHER AND REFUNDS?

Charlotte Oktoberfest is a rain or shine event. Refunds are not given but tickets can be transferred.