FAQs

We are so excited to celebrate with you at our new home at the Big Pineapple CRAFT BEER & CIDER EXPO 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: SAT 14th SEP 2019

Festival Hours: 12 noon until 9pm (last drinks at 830pm)

Location: The Big Pineapple, Nambour Connection Road, Woombye, Q, 4559

The event is a 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. No card fees, No top-up fee means –  No refunds to worry about.

BUSES will depart from Caloundra Bus Station, Kawana Bus Station, Mooloolaba River Esplanade Bus Station and Maroochydore Bus Station. Departing Caloundra at 1030am, returning at 830pm from the Big pineapple. Book your bus to avoid disappointment. Expo starts at 12noon.

Travelling to CBCF:

Carpool

If you are driving to the CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL, how about filling the seats in your car and travelling with a friend or two? Carpooling is a great way to save some petrol money and reduces the number of cars on the road, therefore reducing pollution and traffic congestion at the venue. Plus you’ll only have to find one car park instead of two.

Buses

For departures from Caloundra, University, Buderim, Sippy Downs. Translink Bus Routes click here 

Taxis

Suncoast Cabs are available for hire for patrons travelling to and from the Sunshine Coast Stadium. Suncoast Cabs can be contacted on 131 008

Uber

Uber is available on the Sunshine Coast for patrons to utilise to get to and from the Sunshine Coast Stadium. Patrons will need to have the Uber app activated on the Smartphone in order to use this service.

Pick Up / Drop Off Zones

For this event, pick up and drop off zones will be located on the left hand side of Nambour Connection Road heading north. These areas will be clearly marked so patrons are aware of where they are located.

Car Parking

For Major events, car parking will cost $10 per car and will be payable by Eftpos. Maps showing the various parking locations and will be located on the left hand side of Nambour Connection Road heading north. These areas will be clearly marked so patrons are aware of where they are located.

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

Bus will depart and arrive in Caloundra, Kawana, 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.

All tickets will receive their Entry Festival Glass.

VIP will receive a VIP  wristband which must be worn for entry into the VIP Beer Garden,  Entry Festival Glass.

Purchases:   The event is a 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.

Tastings and Glass Sizes: Get ready to up your sample game with over 100 varieties of craft beer and cider available throughout the event!

Festival glass will have 3 pour lines, 150mls, 280ml & 425mls and is a reusable festival glass, no Festival glass no entry.  A paddle for 3 x 150ml beers is $25, and a paddle refill is $15.

Take-Away Sales: Take-away sales are permitted, you must collect your take-aways from the tent when you are leaving the event by showing your receipt of payment.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages: So, what if you’re not into beer, cider, red or white wine, cocktails 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 bring a drink bottle, there will be some free drink bottles (while stock lasts) so 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.

Seating and Shade/Cover:  As with all events, seating and shade are limited due to numbers. Bring your fold up chair or picnic rug (we have picnic rugs for sale at the merch tent), in case of rain, poncho’s are available for sale.

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. 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

  • Unruly behaviour 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, 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 and have their U’18 wristband worn at all times

TICKETS ON SALE