Shelf Ice Brewfest FAQ

Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

A: Yes. This is a beer festival, so you must be over 21 years of age to enter even if you are only coming as a designated driver.

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A: There is a good deal of on-street parking around the event, which is held right in the middle of the downtown. There is also a large parking lot at the Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall just a few blocks from the event. We will also be having a shuttle picking up from their north lot. There will also be parking at the Blue Chip Casino and a shuttle will pick up there.

Q: What's the refund policy?

A: Tickets are non-refundable.

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A: You only need to bring your printed ticket if you do not have the digital ticket readily available on your smartphone. It might be a good idea to bring both just in case…

Q: Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

A: Yes! You can transfer tickets, but all ticket-holders must be 21 years of age or older to enter the event.

Q: Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

A: That is fine. We will use the name on the ticket and your ID in the event that there is an issue with scanning your ticket. If it does not match your ID, that may be problematic for you.

Q: Will there be warming tents?

A: This year, we will be having a large warming tent. There will also be crowds of cheery people, and beer to warm you up. Expect intense winter weather, and be prepared for the cold! Imagine that you are going to go skiing; dress like that.

Q: Will there be Wine or Gluten free Beer or Non-alcoholic drinks Available?

A: Maybe. The breweries have their own choice of what beer they bring, so some of them 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 as well.

Q: Should I bring cash?

A: Yes. You should definitely bring cash if you would like to buy food from the food trucks or play hammershlagen or other games.

Q: Can I bring my dog to this event?

A: Nice dogs are allowed. Dogs that bite or intimidate other people or dogs are not. If the animal becomes a problem, we may require you to remove it. Additionally, you must bring the necessary things to clean up after your furry friend. There will not be an area for dogs to go to the bathroom.

Q: Can I leave the event and then come back in?

A: You will need to get a bracelet put on by a volunteer at the exit (which is also the entrance.)

Q: Will there be Shelf Ice Brewfest Merchandise available at the event?

No. Our merchandise is provided as a thank you to our supporters. If there is anything left over, we may sell it at a discount at a later Mainstreet event.

Q: Are non-brewery vendors allowed at the event?

It depends. Usually the answer is no, but some vendors that contribute to the theme of the event may be allowed. Email