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What is the Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival? 

The 10th annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Attendees will be able to sample more than 100 craft beers from 30 breweries. 


Where is the Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival held?

In Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park, 100 Main Street (corner of Buschman and Main Streets).


What time is the event?

Admission for ticket holders begins at 6PM. If available, tickets can be purchased on site starting at 5:30PM. VIP ticket holders will be admitted to the event one hour early (5PM). VIP tickets will not be sold on-site at the Festival. The event ends at 9PM.


Where can I buy tickets?

Check out our "Tickets" page! 


Can tickets be purchased at the door? 

If tickets are available, tickets will be sold at the door starting at 5:30PM. Due to venue capacity and amount of beer on hand, only a limited number of tickets will be sold so advanced purchase is highly recommended. VIP tickets will not be available at the door.


Who can access the VIP area?

Those who purchased VIP tickets will get a VIP wristband pass upon admittance to the Festival. The wristband is required to gain admittance to the VIP area. 


What do I need to bring to the event?

You must have a valid photo ID and be at least 21 years of age to attend this event. You can bring your ticket as a paper printout or it can be shown on your mobile device. You can also bring a lawn chair to have a place to relax while you enjoy samples and music!


Can children attend?

No one under 21 years of age will be allowed entry to the festival. Valid photo IDs are required for admittance. 


Can I bring my baby or toddler in a carrier or stroller?

No one under 21 years of age is allowed, no exceptions. 


Can we bring our pets? 

Pets are not allowed. 


What about parking? 

Free parking is available throughout Downtown Hattiesburg. The closest parking lots open will be at the Historic Train Depot, Sack's Outdoors, and the Railroad lot behind Coney Island Cafe. 


Can I get a refund if I cannot attend? 

Yes, up to 3 days prior to the event. After that all sales are final, and we cannot provide refunds.


Can I purchase a Festival t-shirt at the Festival?

A limited number of t-shirts will be available at the event, but can also be purchased in advance when purchasing your event ticket. T-shirts are $15, ($1 extra for 2XL and above). Shirts must be picked up at the Festival, they will not be shipped. If purchased at the door, cash and credit cards will be accepted.


Will there be food available for purchase at the event?

Yes, there will be food vendors available at the event. VIP ticket holders will receive coupons for an entry and dessert item as well as have access to complimentary snacks, soft drinks, and water in the VIP area. No outside food or drink will be allowed, with the exception of pretzel necklaces.


Can I bring food and drink into the festival?

No outside food or drink will be allowed, with the exception of pretzel necklaces.


Will there be live music? 

Yes, there will be live music. This year’s music will be Ra'Shad The Blues Kid


Is smoking permitted at the Festival?

Smoking will be permitted in designated areas. 


Where should I stay if I am coming into town for this event? 

Hattiesburg is home to more than 30 hotels, for full listings check out


How can breweries be involved?

Contact Festival Coordinator Allison Neville or check out the info packet on the brewery page!


How can I volunteer for this event?

Check out our "Volunteer" page.


How can I become a food vendor for this event? 

Check out the vendor page, or contact Festival Coordinator Allison Neville.


How can I sponsor this event? 

Check out the sponsor page, or contact Festival Director Andrea Saffle.


What is the Craft Beer Festival Photo Policy? 

By attending the Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival (the “Festival”), you consent to being filmed and or photographed, whereas your image, voice, and likeness may be used by the Festival producers for promotional purposes. Any photography taken at the Festival, whether in digital or analog format, is subject to mandatory, non-exclusive license to the Festival producers for use in Festival promotional purposes. Any artwork or performances sponsored by the Festival or taking place on Festival grounds is also subject to a mandatory, non-exclusive license to Festival producers for use in Festival promotional purposes. No third-party videotaping is allowed. By purchasing a ticket and attending the Festival, you agree to this policy.

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