FAQs

  • Can I get a refund?
    The NCBF is a fundraiser – there are no refunds but your purchase supports a great Rhode Island industry!
  • Can I bring my pets?
    This is a human-only event. 
  • Can I bring my kids
    This is strictly an adult-only event – 21+ with valid ID. No babies, toddlers, tweens or teens, or strollers.
  • What if it rains?
    Event is rain or shine – but don’t worry, everything is under a ginormous tent!
  • What if the name on my ticket doesn’t match my driver’s license?
    It’s all good – but if we catch the same ticket coming through twice, you better watch it, Buster!  And whoever is using the ticket better be 21.  
  • Are there designated driver or discounted tickets?
    We do not offer discounted tickets.  Our event is FUNdraiser, which also means there are fun offerings for non-beer lovers: food, merchandise vendors, live bands!
  • Cash, check or credit?
    Festival t-shirts are cash only.  We encourage you to plan on cash-only for the other vendors but that is up to them. 
    IF there are tickets available the day of, they will also be cash only. 
  • Where can I park?
    It’s the last week of free street parking in downtown Newport (perk!) which ou can find in the streets surrounding the Festival.  Please be aware of Resident Only parking signs.  The Gateway Visitors Center parking garage is also just a 3 minute walk away. 
    UBER also operates in Newport – no parking, no worries!
  • Where can I stay?
    There are a ton of places around Newport – check them out!
    Our official hotel partner is the Mainstay Hotel on Admiral Kalbfus Rd.