We are so excited to celebrate the first day of summer with the 2018 CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL SUNSHINE COAST! We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions so you can get the facts right here and spend more time brewing and chewing with the ones you love most. 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Festival Hours: 1pm until 9pm (last drinks at 830pm)

Location: TBC

Travelling to CBCF: TBC

Festival bus routes: *IMPORTANT* while you may catch the festival bus free of charge, you do need to register ahead of time to avoid being left behind!

Buses will depart and arrive in Caloundra, Mooloolaba, and Maroochydore from the festival site.

Arriving at CBCF: We want you to get your brews and avoid lengthy queues so please have your ID ready, bags open for security check and your ticket on hand to scan (printed version or displayed on your phone) on arrival.

Guests will be given a festival wristband, this must remain on at all times during the event.

All tickets will receive their Entry Wristband, plus Festival Glass and five Tasting Tokens (valid for 50ml tastings or festival rides only).

Purchases:   The event is 100% cashless event. With no cash to handle, this helps our bars and exhibitors process transactions quickly, giving you more time to enjoy the festival.

Leave your cash at home and bring your debit card or credit card and get ready to ‘tap & go’. Tapping up can be done at any brewer, food truck, bar or the festival merch tent.

Event Tokens:

Event tokens are valid for 50ml tastings only. They are available to buy at $2.50 each for rides only,  at the merch tent and can be used for rides or 50ml tasters. Please note that tokens must be used for any rides in sideshow alley. Cash will not be accepted.

Tastings and Glass Sizes: Get ready to up your sample game with over 200 varieties of craft beer and cider available throughout the event!

Individual 280ml reusable festival glasses can be purchased at the merch tent.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages: So, what if you’re not into beer, cider, red or white wine and bubbles or are under 18?

Mocktails, water, and soft drinks are available for purchase throughout the festival at most food stalls.

Celebrating the first day of Summer it’s bound to be a scorcher! Please remember to hydrate at the Unity Water Van throughout the day and always drink responsibly.

Food: Street food stalls and local produce will be available throughout the festival ground. Please note that no external food will be accepted into the festival site.

Rides and Children:  Craft Beer and Cider Festival Sunshine Coast is pumped to bring back sideshow alley for the young and young at heart! We want to see you jump, paint, slime, and dodge but please remember that height restrictions do apply for some rides (parents must ride with their child if they still wish to ride).

All children MUST be supervised by a responsible parent at all times.

Staff and Volunteers: All staff and volunteers will be wearing BREW CREW  t-shirts for easy identification. Please give them a high-five and your utmost respect as many have given up their time to bring this event to life.

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the Festival site. Smokers are asked to smoke outside the venue in the allocated DOSA area. Please note that anyone smoking within the festival site will be removed from the venue.

Ticket Refunds: Please note that all tickets are non-refundable but fully transferable to another 18+ guest. For assistance in transferring your ticket please email our team at info@craftbeersunshinecoast.com.au


  • Unruly behavior and intoxicated patrons will be refused service and asked to leave the festival
  • All bags will be searched and are subject to inspection at any point during the event
  • Bottles, cans, glass, food, drink, alcohol, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, umbrella’s, chairs, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon cannot be brought into the festival.
  • Children must be supervised by a responsible parent at all times
  • No wristband, no entry