WHEN AND WHERE IS THE EVENT?
Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 3:00pm – 9:00pm (VIP 2:00pm early access)
Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 12:00pm-6:00pm (open to the public)
Ferndale, MI 48220
If you decide to drive to the event, public parking is located around the event. Residential parking is available, please be respectful of our neighbors.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE EVENT?
Please bring your valid, government issued photo ID. Attendees who do not have their ID will not be admitted to the event and will not be refunded. Attendees must be 21+ to get a wristband and sample the products. Sunscreen wouldn’t hurt either.
I PURCHASED TICKETS FOR A GROUP? HOW DOES THAT WORK?
The full group will need to be there when picking up the Will Call wristbands and have a valid, government issued photo ID. ALL attendees must be 21+ to get a wristband and sample the products.
HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?
Please visit our TICKETS page to purchase tickets for the event.
Please note: if you purchase tickets from us, your credit card will be securely collected and processed by our ticketing vendor.
WHO BENEFITS FROM THE EVENT?
Proceeds benefit a few different charities. Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce, Ferndale Literacy Program, The Detroit Derby Girls and Fermenta Women’s Craft Collective!
Want to know more about them? Check them out here:
WHY ISN’T THIS EVENT UNLIMITED TASTING?
For many reasons but primarily because MLCC laws do not allow for “all-you-can-drink” events.
WHAT DOES THE TICKET INCLUDE?
Saturday is the only day that an admission ticket needs to be purchased.
This event is ONE full session. The event timeframes are as follows:
Saturday: 21+ only
VIP ticket holders will be allowed in at 2pm EST
General Admission ticket holders will be allowed in at 3pm.
Event ends at 9PM EST
Check out our Ticket Info page for prices.
Sunday: All Ages welcome – those wanting to drink (21+) will need a valid, government issued ID.
Open to the public
Gates open at 12PM EST.
Event ends at 6PM EST.
Drink tickets will be available to purchase
When we set out to throw a craft beverage festival in Ferndale, our main focus was throwing an event we would personally want to go to. As craft beer fans, we have been to lots of other festivals, and there are good and bad things about each one. At our event, you can expect a fun, boisterous crowd, that appreciates craft beer that’s made with care and attention. You’ll find 25+ booths with several beers, meads, and ciders, for you to sample and enjoy. Often times, the head brewmaster or owner of each brewery will be at the booth to talk about what they do, and how they do it. This event is about enjoying, and exploring beer, mead and cider, through a journey unlike many events or festivals you’ve been to. We also have invited interesting vendors which compliment the beer industry well.
Yes, of course! Designated Driver tickets are available for purchase for Saturday’s event. Purchase them here. We always provide water, and food trucks may offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverage options. Sunday’s event is open to the public, drinkers and non-drinkers!
IS THERE A LIMIT ON HOW MUCH FOOD AND DRINK IS SERVED?
Each brewery will serve 3 ounce samples of signature beers, ciders and meads. Attendees can purchase food items from the food trucks on site. Our list of sample pour sizes of signature beers, ciders and meads is subject to change at any time.
WHY ARE THERE LINES TO GET IN?
Many people will arrive early to the festival, and a line to get into a beer fest is inevitable. The lines will move quickly if you have your ID ready. Those who purchased VIP tickets for a group, please make sure each group member is present. Additionally, VIP tickets will be limited and will have a dedicated entry. VIP ticketholders will be requested to check in first for quick entrance. If you don’t like waiting in line, we highly recommend buying VIP.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T MAKE THE EVENT?
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
WHERE DO WE PARK?
If you decide to drive to the event, public parking is located around the event. Residential parking is available- please be respectful of our neighbors.
WILL THE EVENT BE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER?
FerndalePaLooZa is a rain or shine event. However, in extreme conditions, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the event. If the cancellation occurs prior to the commencement of the event, attendees who have purchased a ticket will be notified of the cancellation by email.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
FerndalePaLooZa’s Saturday event will require attendees to be 21 and older. Sunday is family-friendly and open to the public.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Sorry, no pets are allowed. Service animals will be allowed as permitted by federal law.
CAN I RE-ENTER THE FESTIVAL?
Re-entry is allowed with a wristband. The event staff reserves the right to ID at any time and/or deny re-entry if the wristband is tampered with.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND MARKETING POLICY
We encourage you to take still photographs at the event! In fact, we hope after the event that you’ll post some photos to our Facebook page and tag us. Please tag @ferndalepalooza on Instagram, and use the hashtag #FDPLZ18. Video recording equipment (not including smartphones) will require media credentials and requires pre-approval by FerndalePalooza event staff.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
Smoking may be allowed only in designated smoking areas.
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD OR BEVERAGES INTO THE FESTIVAL?
No outside food or beverages are permitted. You must dispose of it prior to entrance.
CAN I BUY BEER AT THE EVENT OR BRING EMPTY OR FULL BOTTLES HOME WITH ME?
Absolutely NO alcoholic beverage can be removed from the festival site, nor will any be available for purchase.
FerndalePaLooZa is focused on providing a fun environment for guests to experience new beer, cider, and mead. All guests are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe means of transportation to and from the event.
Any guest who is intoxicated or disruptive before entering the event, as determined by event security, will be denied entry. Any guest found intoxicated during the event or causing a disturbance, as determined by event security, will be asked to leave the facility without a refund and may be subject to further consequences.
WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE FESTIVAL?
The following items are prohibited:
Security reserves the right to request patrons to return prohibited items to their vehicle, or dispose of these items; non-cooperation may lead to ejection from the facility.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By accessing our website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and you agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Entry to FerdalePaLooZa is solely at the discretion of security and/or the Festival Organizers at the time of the event. No persons under the age of 21 will be permitted entry to the festival on Saturday, August 4,2018. We may conduct security searches upon entry at our discretion to ensure the safety of all festival goers. FerdalePaLooZa and the Festival Organizers cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal property or belongings that are lost, stolen or damaged, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal injury, accident or illness. Ticket holders or attendees of the event consent to being filmed, photographed, and recorded as members of the audience. The resulting film footage, images and recordings may be used to promote the FerdalePaLooZa event in print, various forms of media, and on websites. You consent that the footage remains our property and we may use it in conjunction with promotion of our event however we choose. The ticket holder must comply with all relevant statutes, laws, safety announcements, and regulations while attending the event. Breach of any of these conditions or any unacceptable behavior likely to cause damage, nuisance or injury shall enable FerdalePaLooZa, its security personnel, volunteers, staff, FerdalePaLooZa staff, or festival organizers to eject the ticket holder from the festival site without a refund. These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice and were last updated July 3, 2018. Any changes to the Terms and Conditions will be posted on the FAQ section of our website.