Where is the festival located?
Tryon Beer Fest is located in Depot Plaza in historic Tryon, North Carolina. Click here for a map and directions.

Is this event rain or shine?
Yes. There will be large tents, but if weather is threatening you may still want to bring an umbrella or raincoat.

What are my local lodging options?
Within Tryon, there is the Historic 1906 Pine Crest Inn, Marilyn’s Historic Melrose Inn, and Greenlife at the Mimosa. There are several vacation rentals on Air BnB and VRBO. There is a Days Inn just four miles from the event. For other options such as bed and breakfast inns, consult the Polk County Travel and Tourism and Explore Tryon websites.

Will there be food and non-alcoholic beverages available?
There will be authentic German cuisine, pretzels, pizza and desserts available for purchase. Water and soda will be available for those not sampling beer.

Is smoking allowed?
Convenient smoking areas will be designated. Please be considerate of smoke-sensitive persons when you light up.

What happens to intoxicated guests?
All guests of the Tryon Beer Fest are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe and responsible means of transportation before leaving the event. Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event, as determined by event security, will be denied entry to the event. Any guest found intoxicated during the event and causing a disturbance, as determined by event security, will be asked to leave the facility without refund and may be subject to further consequences. 

Where do I park?
There are various lots within walking distance surrounding the event as well as handicapped parking. View the overhead map here.

Will tickets be available at the gate? Do you accept credit cards or checks?
Limited tickets will be available at the entrance. Admission is cash-only at the gate, but tickets can be purchased in advance online.  

Can I bring my children?
The Tryon Beer Fest is a 21 and over event. Designated drivers must be 21 or over.

How can I enhance my enjoyment of the Tryon Beer Fest?
– Visit Explore Tryon to see what downtown Tryon has to offer before the fest. There are many fine shops and galleries just footsteps away.
– Take time to enjoy the aroma and savor the flavor of your beer samples.
– Drink plenty of water. Water not only cleanses your palate between your samples but keeps you hydrated.
– Enjoy some of the great foods offered from our vendors to pair with your craft beer samples.
– Drink responsibly. Be safe and have a good time!

What if I have a question once I’m there?
The event will be heavily staffed with friendly local volunteers wearing very distinguishable aprons. Ask any one of them what you wish to know. In the meantime, email your questions to info@tryonbeerfest.com or ask on our Facebook page.

Can I bring my pets?
For the safety of attendees as well as animals, we do not allow pets at Tryon Beer Fest with the exception of service/assistance animals.