Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Halifax Seaport Beerfest?
- Where is the festival held?
- What is included with my ticket?
- Are there discount rates for groups or organizations?
- Is there a designated driver program?
- Can I bring children or pets?
- Is food included in the ticket?
- Are all beers available throughout the festival?
- Does the festival need Volunteers?
- Is there re-entry?
- What is the smoking policy?
- What will happen to intoxicated guests?
- Attendees required to prove age & what is considered a valid ID?
- Will bags be checked at the gate?
- What charities are supported by the festival?
Atlantic Canada’s largest gathering of Craft Beer, Imports & Cider! Breweries and agents will be on hand to sample and discuss 300 unique products. One of the top summer festivals in Halifax, this is an event not to be missed.
The Beerfest is held in the Halifax Seaport at the Cunard Centre - 961 Marginal Road. This venue boasts 45,000 sq ft. of indoor space and a 375 ft waterfront patio.
Festival entry, beer samples (no tickets required), souvenir mug, and great music!
*Excludes any food or merchandise available for purchase inside the festival.
Yes, designated drivers are more than welcome and for $12 (tax included) you get entrance to the event and great non-alcoholic options to keep you going! You’ll be asked to leave your ID on file which you collect post event.
Sorry, this is a 19+ event and we’re not set up for pets.
Food is NOT included with the ticket however there will be great beer-friendly food for sale from food trucks and local restaurants on site.
Even with the best planning, breweries can occasionally run out of very limited or popular beers. As well, some smaller producers are unable to attend all three sessions and these are noted on the beer list where possible. Luckily, with more than 300 unique brands to choose from you’ll never go thirsty!
The Festival has a no re-entry policy so please plan accordingly.
The Cunard Centre is a non-smoking facility. A designated smoking and vaping area is located on the boardwalk in front of the venue.
All Festival guests are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe way home. Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event may be denied entry. Any guest found intoxicated within the event will be refused further service and asked by management to leave the venue without refund and may be subject to further consequences.
This is a 19+ event. All attendees must carry a valid ID as they may be asked to produce it for verification. A valid ID is a driver’s license, government-issued photo ID or passport.
All bags will be subject to inspection to ensure the safety of our customers.
Seaport Beerfest has always donated a portion of the net proceeds to various local & national charities. Last year over $5,000 was raised for Prostate Cancer Canada and Adsum for Women & Children.