Event Info

2018 EVENT INFORMATION

Sample the region’s best

The South West region is not only blessed with beautiful wines and picturesque beaches - they are also home to a ridiculously large number of award winning breweries.

The South West Craft Beer Festival is the perfect opportunity to sip and savour the best golden nectar the South West has to offer, from Mandurah all the way down to Denmark! The festival will showcase more than 100 refreshing local brews, including an assortment of one-off and limited edition beers!

Brewers and beer lovers will gather together to sample these fine brews, along with enticing cuisine and groovy local beats. And for those who aren’t so beer-orientated, never fear, you’re not forgotten – there’s also a refreshing range of local wines and craft ciders to try out as well!

When and Where?

Tickets $35
3rd March 2018
11am–6pm
3 Oceans Winery, Margaret River (map)

Where can I buy my Ticket?

Tickets are available now via Ticketek.

How much are Tickets?

Tickets cost $35 which includes the booking fee (per person).
Are you an early bird? Buy your tickets before January 31 and get two for $60 + booking fee.

What does my Ticket include?

Your ticket includes your very own beer glass and 4 tasting tokens.

  • 1 x $2 token will get you a 100ml tasting of any beer at the brewery stalls
  • 2 x $2 tokens will get you a 100ml tasting of our special one-off brews in the Beer Hall
  • 3 x $2 tokens will fill your glass with a brew of your choice
  • 4 x $2 tokens will get you a can

What are the Festival times?

You can arrive and leave the festival at any time that you please, but keep in mind that due to liquor licensing laws we have a “no pass out policy” so we cannot allow punters to come back into the festival after they have left.

Festival times are as below:

  • Gates Open – 10:30 am
  • Festival Begins – 11:00 am
  • Last Token Sales – 5:30 pm
  • Last Drinks – 5:45 pm
  • Gates Close – 6:00 pm

Parking

If you’ve been appointed skipper for the day, we have ample free parking available. You can park…

Check out our parking map (coming soon) and don’t forget – don’t drink and drive.

Transport

Can’t find a mate to drive you to the festival?  Take the stress out of the day and let Gannaways give you a lift instead! They will have buses running to and from Margaret River, Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup! Check out the bus timetable and book your spot today! Only available until sold out.

Accommodation

The March long weekend will be a busy time in the South West, so we recommend booking a place to stay in advance!

We recommend staying at Abbey Beach Resort in Busselton if you want to be central to most activities in the South West Region.

Alternatively, stay closer to the festival in Margaret River amongst the wineries and surf. To view and book accommodation options in Margaret River simply head to the Your Margaret River Region website. Alternatively, contact one of Margaret River Busselton Tourism Associations reservations specialists on +61 8 9780 5911 or welcome@margaretriver.com.

Other attractions in the South West Region

There is something to do and see for everyone in the South West. Simply head to the Your Margaret River Region website for an extensive list of things to do and see, or contact the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association for a personalised information and booking service. Their friendly staff know the region intimately and can help you create an unforgettable South West experience.

Contact them on +61 8 9780 5911 or welcome@margaretriver.com.

Smoking Policy

The South West Craft Beer Festival is a non-smoking festival.

Intoxicated Guests

  • We want you to have fun and enjoy the best brews of the South West, but we ask that you please do so responsibly for your sake and all of those around you.
  • We expect all festival guests to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe means of transport before leaving the festival.
  • Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event may be denied entry into the festival, regardless of whether a ticket has been prior purchased.
  • Any guest who is found intoxicated within the event and is seen to be causing a disturbance, as determined by on-site security, will be asked to leave the site without refund.

Prohibited Goods

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Outside alcohol, beverages and food.
  • Weapons (i.e. knives, glass, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons).
  • Illegal drugs.
  • Chemicals.
  • Fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.
  • Backpacks, suitcases and other large bags.
  • Skateboards, roller skates, use of roller shoes, etc.
  • Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
  • Other items as determined by facility management.

Terms & Conditions of Entry

Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item or may be ejected from the facility.
All bags, jackets, and guests may be subject to search upon entering the event.
Items which have varying policies include: cameras, video/audio recording equipment, and signs/ flags/ banners/ posters.

FAQS

How does the token system work?

Instead of cash and card, we use a token system for you to buy your brews and wine. When you arrive you will receive a beer glass and 4 tasting tokens as part of your ticket.  You can buy more tokens as the day goes by from our Token Sales Tent. Each token is valued at $2. Please note that food vendors will only accept cash and EFTpos for payment.

How much are drinks at the Festival?

It’s $6 (3 x $2 tokens) for a cold glass of South West craft beer. That’s right! $6. When you arrive we will scan your ticket and give you your beer glass and 4 tasting tokens valued at $2 each.

Can I bring my kids?

The conditions of our liquor licence mean we are an 18+ event and children will not be allowed entry. The only exception to this would be young infants in the care of their parents and of the age 9 months or younger. So it’s a dream come true right? You could use a break… a fun day out without the kids! Book in your babysitter and have fun in the sun with lots of friends, yummy local food, local tunes and mouth-watering brews!

Will there be entertainment?

Yes, we will have two stages of local beats with a distinct down south flavour. Sway to the soloists stationed on The Rose Garden or dance to the DJ’s mixing it up in The Ferment Tent – there’s something for everyone and every mood. So grab a brew and marvel at the musical talents hand-picked from the South West region at your stage of choice. For more information, see our music line-up so far.

Will there be food and non-alcoholic beverages available?

Yes, at the South West Craft Beer Festival we have two styles of food available –  solid bites from the best local food trucks in the South West to keep your lunchtime hunger at bay and gourmet bites from our brewers, perfectly matched to their brews! Our food vendors will also be selling soft drink, juices and water. For more information, see the list of food vendors so far.

What do I need to bring with me on the day of the Festival?

Please make sure you bring your ticket, either printed or displayed on your phone screen, and your ID, so we can scan you in fast, giving you more time to enjoy the festival! We recommend you slip, slop, slap for your day out in the glorious summer sunshine and bring a picnic blanket to create your very own chill zone.

How do I nominate for a South West Brewery, Band or Food Vendor to be a part of the Festival?

We welcome all of your suggestions, so please let us know by emailing your requests to us.

Can I bring my pet to the Festival?

As much as we love our four-legged friends, pets are not permitted at the festival due to health and safety regulations. If there is a medical need for bringing your pet along, please contact us to organise festival access in advance.

What is your Smoking Policy?

The South West Craft Beer Festival is a non-smoking festival.

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