Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Event Information

Additional Ticket Information


  • We strongly encourage purchasing tickets online before the event.  Tickets may not be available on the day of the event.   
  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a cashless preferred Venue.
  • Tasting ticket prices (all sessions) will increase on the day of the event.
  • Designtated Driver tickets: Can only be purchased on the day of the event at the Box Office for $25.00.
  • Advance Sales: The Box Office is open for limited hours please check out the Box Office page for normal hours of operation.  
    • Purchasing in person at the Box Office a 3% credit card fee will be added to the ticket price.
  • Friday's Event Box Office hours will be open 6pm - approx 8:30pm.
  • Saturday's Event Box Office hours will be 12pm - 6pm. 
    • VIP Session will start selling at 12pm.
    • GA Session will start selling at 2pm. 
    • DD tickets will start selling at 12pm - only available to purchase at the Box Office on the day of the event. 
  • Taxes: Tickets for Booth Amphitheatre events are subject to applicable taxes and fees. Unless otherwise stated, posted prices include a 7.25% NC Sales & Use tax

  • Fees: When ordering Online or by Phone through Etix additional fees will be added on top of the ticket price. A $2.50 order fee will be added to each order.

All dates, times, acts & ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Saturday General Admission Session

Valid from 2pm – 6pm

Includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment.


DAY OF EVENT (Aug 6) GA SESSION: $50.00*

*additional tax & fees apply, see Additional Ticket Information for details. 

Designated Driver Ticket

Designtated Driver tickets: Can only be purchased on the day of the event at the Box Office for $25.00*

*additional tax & fees apply, see Additional Ticket Information for details. 

Bag Policy

  • Small wallet sized clutch purse no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" (about the size of a hand).
  • Clear bag that does not exceed 12" x12" x 9".


Items Allowed

Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre prides itself on bringing a wide variety of events to Cary, NC!  What our guests are allowed to bring into each event varies from event to event.   Please review each event page before attending each event!

Guests can bring the following items to this Festival:

  • Small wallet sized clutch purse no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" (about the size of a hand)
  • Clear bag that does not exceed 12" x12" x 9"
  • Blankets & Towels
  • Empty reusable bottles- Water fill stations available in the Cobblestone Courtyard
  • Factory-sealed plastic bottles of water (1 per person). 
    • No glass/cans/flavored water  
  • Lawn chairs:
    • Please remove the chair from the bag at the security checkpoint
    • No footrest or canopy
    • No lounge or tri-fold chairs
  • Rain Coats & Ponchos
  • Snacks - bring your pretzel necklace!
  • Strollers
  • Tablets
  • Umbrellas 

All bags are subject to search.

Items Prohibited

Prohibited items MUST be returned to the guest's vehicle before entering.  

Please leave the following items at home: 

  • Alcohol
  • Bags & Backpacks (Please see our clear bag policy)
  • Coolers 
  • Drones
  • Fireworks/Sparklers of any kind
  • Food
  • Frisbees, soccer balls, and all sporting equipment
  • Go Pros, Audio or video recorders
  • Grills & Open Flames (inside or outside the venue)
  • Mats of any kind, including Yoga mats
  • Pets of any kind (Unless it is a Service Animal)
  • Tables of any kind
  • Tents/Staking
  • Tarps, Plastic, Blankets with Nylon or Non-Breathable material
  • Professional cameras with detachable lenses 
  • Wagons
  • Weapons of Any Kind (Include but not limited to knives, guns, mace, tasers, chains, studded/spiked jewelry)

Kids Tickets

Kids 12 and under are FREE for this event and do not need a ticket!

Know Before You Go

  • Your tickets will be e-mailed to you, you should bring a e-mailed barcode ticket that you received when you placed your order. If you have trouble accessing your PDF tickets please email for assistance! To ensure lines at the entrance move quickly, please have each guest in your party carry their own individual ticket
  • Looking to transfer your ticket? Absolutely, the name on the ticket is irrelevant, only the barcode is significant! Please forward your e-mail barcode ticket to the guest attending!
  • Valid ID is required.
  • Water is free and available at our rinsing stations. If you want a bottle of water, they are $2 and can be found at the Merchandise tent.
  • Alcohol Sampling. This is a sampling structured event. This means that you are given a tasting glass (if you purchased a tasting ticket) that will allow you to RESPONSIBLY enjoy all of the products featured at the show. These samples are all-you-care-to-taste from this sampling glass. Intoxicated and unruly guests will be removed from the event without a refund.
  • Re-Entry. You can come and go, just make sure you get your hand stamped at the exit!
  • Last Call is 20 minutes till the end of the event. We stop pouring alcohol at 15 minutes prior to the end of the event.

Parking Information

GENERAL PARKING: Parking is free of charge in the Amphitheatre-owned lots. Some local businesses may charge a fee for parking in their lots.

PREFERRED PARKING: We have a limited number of PREFERRED parking spaces - parking may not be available to purchase when you arrive. 



ACCESSIBLE PARKING: A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis with the proper hang tag or license plate.

DROP OFF & PICK-UP AREA: If using a taxi, Uber, etc please follow the signs & our Parking Staff to the drop-off/pick-up area.

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