Event Info

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 120+ 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?

27th of February 2021

Day Session – 11am–4pm
Night Session – 5pm-10pm

Signal Park, Busselton Foreshore

See location on Google Maps.

How much are tickets and where can I buy them?

EARLY BIRD TICKETS – Two tickets for just $30 + BF!

Regular tickets are $20 + BF per person.
Family Pass is $50 + BF which includes 2 adults and up to three kids (Family Pass is only for the Day Session)

What does my Ticket include?

  • One on One interaction with the largest range of South West craft breweries and cidery’s, from Mandurah down the coast to Denmark!
  • FREE, reusable and dishwasher-safe South West Craft Beer Festival middy cup.
  • Sweet rockin’ tunes from the best DJ’s from the South West!
  • Access to the most delicious local bites in our Food Truck Zone!

How much is a craft beer at the festival?

You can fill your middy glass full of refreshing craft beer for just $6! Can’t decide which one to buy? Tastings at each brewery are only $2 for 100ml.

No Tokens?

For the first year this year we will not be offering tokens to purchase. Each brewery will have their own Square device to receive payment as the festival is now CASHLESS. When you arrive at the festival you can head straight to your favorite brewery and grab a beer straight away!

  • $2 will still get you a 100ml tasting of any beer at the brewery stalls
  • $6 will fill your middy glass with a brew of your choice
  • $8 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.

Session times are as below:

Day Session

  • Session Begins – 11:00 am
  • Last Drinks – 3:45 pm
  • Gates Close – 4:00 pm

Night Session

  • Session Begins – 5:00pm
  • Last Drinks – 9:45pm
  • Gates Close – 10:00pm

Parking

If you’ve been appointed skipper for the day, we have ample free parking available in the Busselton township. And don’t forget – don’t drink and drive.

Accommodation

Summer weekends are 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

What does a Cashless event look like?

For the first time ever there will be NO Tokens at the SWCBF! All breweries will have their own Square device so can pay directly at their tent and enjoy even more delicious beers! Remember to bring along a debit/credit card as there will be no cash accepted on the day!

How much are drinks at the Festival?

You receive a 285ml South West Craft Beer Festival middy on entry to the festival, to fill it it will cost just $6!

Tasters are $2 for 100ml in the festival glass!

Breweries that offer cans will be $8 and some breweries will offer festival pints of 425ml for $10!

Can I bring my kids?

For the first time, the 2021 event will have a family zone! During the Day Session there will be family passes on sale. This ticket includes two adults and up to three kids to enter the festival base themselves in the family zone which is fenced off from the general public and will house kids entertainment throughout the day! This zone is for parents to bring their kids and still enjoy the festival. There will be no alcohol served in the family zone but parents will be able to leave and grab a beer and bring it back to the family zone. Parents MUST supervise their kids at all times!

Will there be entertainment?

Due to the WA Governments COVID Event Guidelines published in January, events with over 1500 patrons are not allowed to have any form of ‘Live Entertainment’ so for this years festival we have had to create BrewFM! The festivals own radio show, featuring local DJs, roving reporters and interviews from your favourite brewers!

Will there be food and non-alcoholic beverages available?

Yes, at the South West Craft Beer Festival will have the best local food trucks in the South West parked up to keep your lunchtime hunger at bay. Our food vendors will also be selling a range of non alcoholic beverages. For more information about our 2021 line-up head to our food vendors page.

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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