Shelf Ice Brewfest FAQ
Q: Must I be over 21 years of age to attend?
A: Yes. Indiana law requires that all attendees, including designated drivers, be at least 21 years of age.
Q: Should I bring my ID?
A: Yes. You must bring and use your ID to verify that you are at least 21 years of age before you will be permitted to enter the event.
Q: Must I bring my printed ticket?
A: Not necessarily. If you bring your digital ticket on your smartphone, you do not need a physical ticket.
To be safe, patrons should print and bring a physical ticket as a backup in case their phone is not working at the time of scanning.
Q: Is my ticket transferrable?
A: No. Unfortunately, our ticketing provider, On Tap Tickets, does not provide any way for you to transfer your tickets to others.
Q: What's the refund policy?
A: Tickets are non-refundable.
Q: What's included with the Designated Driver ticket?
A: The Designated Driver ticket allows you to enter the event at 1:00 PM. Designated Driver ticket holders do not receive a commemorative glass and cannot drink at the event; however, they can share in the event’s camaraderie, participate in any available activities, and purchase food or drinks from vendors within the event premises.
Q: Will tickets be sold at the gate?
Q: Does my name have to be on my ticket?
A: Whether a ticket has a name on it does not matter. When you purchase a ticket, you are purchasing a unique barcode, and that barcode is the ticket. It’s no longer tied to a name. If someone other than the ticket purchaser uses that unique barcode, that barcode becomes expired.
If someone prints their unique barcode twice, gives one barcode to a friend and keeps one for themself, whoever scans that unique barcode first will be admitted, and the other person will not.
Additionally, there is no list of ticket holders at the front gate, so you cannot enter the event by using your identity only. Again, the unique bar code is the ticket, and an un-scanned bar code is the only way to enter the event.
Q: Can I leave the event and then come back in?
A: Maybe. If you receive the appropriate stamp or bracelet at the entrance from the event staff before you leave, you will be able to return to the event. If you do not secure this stamp or bracelet and you leave the event, you will not be permitted to re-enter.
Q: What can I bring into the event?
A: You can bring the following items to the event:
- Your ID (REQUIRED even for designated drivers. All attendees must be 21+.)
- Your printed ticket
- Pretzel/bagel/jerky/snack necklaces
- Service animals
- Small purses (subject to search upon entry)
You cannot bring the following items into the event:
- Babies/children (this event is strictly 21+, even for designated drivers)
- Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to firearms and knives
- Selfie sticks
- Sealed bottles or cans of anything
- Open bottles containing liquid of any kind
- Glassware or cups of any kind
- Drugs or paraphernalia
Q: Will there be drinking water at the festival?
A: No. Patrons may purchase drinks from vendors at the event.
Q: Is there a Shuttle Bus?
A: No. Patrons need to plan their own transportation to and from the event.
Q: Where should I park?
A: Patrons should park in public parking spaces along the public streets surrounding the event. There are plenty of free public parking spaces downtown for all event patrons; however, those who arrive first will be able to park closest to the event.
Q: Where should Lyft/Uber/Friends drop me off?
A: Right here: P37X+8HW Michigan City, Indiana
Q: Should I bring cash?
A: Yes. You should definitely bring cash if you would like to buy food from the food trucks or to purchase special experiences during the event. Many vendors will accept credit cards, but some may not. Please plan accordingly.
Q: Will there be an ATM on site?
Q: Will there be Gluten-free beer, non-alcoholic beer, or wine?
A: Maybe. The breweries have their own choice of what beer they bring, so some may bring gluten-free beer to try to attract those that cannot ingest gluten, but we will not know which breweries if any, will do that.
The food vendors at the event will have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages available for you to purchase.
Q: Will there be event merchandise?
Possibly, but don’t plan on it.
Q: Can I bring my dog to this event?
A: Maybe. Nice dogs are allowed. Dogs that bite or intimidate other people or dogs are not. If the animal becomes a problem, we will require you to remove it. If you become a problem, the police will remove you.
Additionally, you must bring the necessary supplies to clean up your pet’s poop. There will not be an area for dogs to go to the bathroom.