Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does it cost to attend the festival?

We want everyone to enjoy the festival so it is free to enter! Guests can enjoy the festival grounds, carnival games, inflatables and delicious food. If beer and ciders are something you’re into then go ahead and purchase a wristband for $35 at the door or $30 online. Your wristband gains you entry into the Beer Garden where you can sample 50+ varieties of beer and ciders.

2. How do I get this awesome wristband?

We’re glad you asked! You can buy them online at or you can buy it at the door. Wristbands are $35 at the door or $30 online. Please bring a valid ID with you to the festival. You will be carded at the door.

3. Are wristband tickets refundable in the event of rain?

This event is rain or shine so therefore tickets are non-refundable in the event of rainy weather. A little rain can’t stop us!

4. What is included in the price of your wristband ticket?

With your ticket, you will receive a 4 oz tasting glass, which you can use to sample any or all of the 50 beers/ciders in the Beer Garden. There is no limit to the amount of samples you receive! When the Beer Garden closes at 5pm, your wristband will earn you discounted drinks at Sweetwater’s regular bar.

5. Is my wristband good for the whole day?

The Beer Garden is open from 12-5pm. After 5pm, your wristband will earn you discounted drinks at Sweetwater’s main bar.

6. Are children allowed to attend?

Yes, the festival is fun for the whole family! We will have live music, games, inflatables and a Kiddie Corner. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

7. Is my furball friend allowed to attend?

We’re assuming you’re referring to your dog and not an actual human. We think dogs are absolutely awesome, but no pets are permitted at the festival. Service animals are welcome at Sweetwater as always. Please have identification with you.

8. Can I bring in outside food or drinks?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted at the festival. We will be selling a wide assortment of food and our full-service bar will be open for all your beverage needs.

9. Can I bring a lawn chair or beach blanket?

Chairs, blankets, tables and umbrellas are not permitted at the festival. We will have plenty of seating available for guests to lounge at or eat their food. We also provide lots of shade.

10. Where is Sweetwater Marina & Riverdeck located?

While it is nestled in the pines, Sweetwater Marina & Riverdeck is in a convenient location. It is about an hour Southeast from Philadelphia and about 30 minutes Northeast of Atlantic City. The address is 2780 7th Avenue, Sweetwater, NJ 08037. (If you have trouble entering the address into a GPS, try Hammonton for the city instead.) We are about 15 minutes from the Egg Harbor City train station.

11. I am from out of town and am interested in staying the night in a nearby hotel. Do you have any recommendations?

There are several nearby hotels for you to spend the night at after the festival.

Econo Lodge: 308 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Rodeway Inn:  524 NJ-73, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Homewood Suites by Hilton: 3008 English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson: 100 E White Horse Pike, Galloway, NJ

Atlantic City casino resorts are also conveniently located near Sweetwater Riverdeck.

Please click here for more information on booking a night in Atlantic City.

12. What breweries will be featured?

The list is GROWING everyday!

If you have any other questions that were not listed above, please do not hesitate to email or call 609-668-1545. Also be sure to check out our Festival Facts page for more information on policies and tips!