Frequently Asked Questions

Ticketing/Entering the Festival

How do I buy a ticket? Cost of tickets?

Tickets are $35 presale online, they are $40 at the gate. General admission (non-drinker) is $15. VIP tickets are $50 and allow you to enter the event at 1pm instead of 2pm.

What does my beer fest ticket include?

Your ticket includes entry to the festival with unlimited samples of beer and wine from 2pm to 6pm as well as entrance to the  Battle of the Bands performance at 6pm. You will also have access to food and community vendors as well as enjoy entertainment from R-Style. You must be 21 years of age to participate in beer and wine sampling. VIP tickets allow you to enter an hour (1pm) before general admission.

Can I come to the festival if I do not wish to drink? 

Those who are underage or wish to attend the festival but not drink alcohol can enter the festival for $15 by purchasing a general admission ticket

I just want to come to the concert. How much is that ticket? 

Admission into Battle of the Bands at 6pm is the entrance into the Beer and Wine Festival, $40.

How much is a child ticket? 

Children 12 and under are free. No children in attendance should be left unattended at any time. They’ll be root beer sampling bar for the kids.

I want to drink alcohol, what are acceptable forms of ID for verification?

Patrons must be 21 years of age to drink at the Brick City Beer and Wine Festival, a verifiable ID must read that you were born on or before to April 11, 1999. Acceptable forms of I.D. are:

  • A valid U.S. Driver License or State I.D.
  • A valid Passport

Where is the entrance?

There are two gate entrances. One entrance is for pre-purchased tickets. This gate entrance is along the side of Citizen’s Circle across from the parking garage. The second entrance is on the corner of Ft. King Street and Osceola Ave. This gate is specifically for those who want to purchase tickets.

Where do I park? 

Parking is available in the brand new downtown parking garage on Ft. King. Additional parking is available at City Hall North Parking lot and the TPO parking. Click here for map

Where is ADA parking?

Handicap spaces are available in the Downtown Parking Garage off Ft. King Street, and at the Customer Service Center off SE 3rd Street.

I am a vendor/sponsor/volunteer, where do I park?

Vendors may park at the City of Ocala Customer Service Center. You MUST have a vehicle pass to park there. You will receive this with your set-up information.

Attending the Festival:

When can I sample beer and wine at the festival?

Sampling is open from 2pm to 8pm. Sampling will close at 8pm or until samples run out. VIP tickets will allow you to enter and sample at 1pm.

Can I purchase alcohol at the concert? 

Yes. Beer will be open from 6pm to 8pm for the concert. You must be over the age of 21 to purchase alcohol.

Can I bring a chair for the concert?

If you are a general admission or beer ticket attendee, you may bring a chair or blanket for the concert. Seating is not provided.

Can I bring my pet(s)?

Well behaved pets on leashes are welcome to attend the festival. Please collect any animal waste from your pet and dispose of it in trash receptacles. We will have water dishes for your pets.

Can I purchase food at the festival/concert?

Yes. The festival features food truck and snack vendors who will have food for purchase.

Where can I get on-the-minute updates?

Please RSVP to the event invite.

Leaving the Festival:

Is there a designated driver program or shuttle service?

There is not a designated driver program or shuttle service. Contact the following transportation services should you need a ride home.

Download Uber: Google Droid/Apple

Download Lyft: Google Droid/Apple

Call a Taxi: Dan the Taxi Man: (352) 671-3400 / Signature:  352-207-2008 / A-1: 352-299-1634