FAQs

Q: Is parking available at the event?

 A: You can find plenty of parking up and down Michigan Avenue and throughout Corktown and the surrounding area. You can also find paid parking close to the festival site in private parking lots nearby.

Q: What is the refund policy? 

A: Tickets are non-refundable. The festival will occur rain or shine. 

Q: I can no longer attend the event. Can I sell my ticket to someone else, or give it to a friend? 

A: Yes, tickets are transferable and you may sell your ticket to someone else for face value plus whatever service fee was charged, or less. You may also give your tickets away if you like. There is nothing special you need to do to transfer tickets to another person. Corktoberfest does not permit scalping of tickets, which is illegal. We reserve the right to invalidate any tickets known to have been scalped. Each bar code will only scan one time.

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? 

A: You must bring a ticket with a valid QR or bar code with you to be scanned to allow you entry to the festival. This ticket can either be printed or can be the electronic version accessible on your smartphone or wireless device.

Q: What is considered scalping, and why is it so bad? 

A: Selling tickets for more than face value (plus whatever service fee was charged by the online portal) is considered scalping and is against the law.  Corktoberfest reserves the right to invalidate any tickets discovered to have been scalped. For this reason and others, we strongly encourage you NOT to buy second-hand tickets for which the seller is asking more than face value plus the service fee.

Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? 

A: All festival attendees must be 21 or older to enter, even if they are designated drivers and are not drinking. A valid government ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) is required for festival entry, with NO exceptions.

Q: Can I bring my 18-year-old son/daughter with me as a Designated Driver? 

A: No, all guests entering the festival must be 21 or older with a valid photo ID, even if they are entering on a non-drinking DD ticket.

Q: Can I bring my baby / young child with me into the event? A: Children and infants are not permitted under any circumstances, for their own safety and the safety of our guests. Thank you for understanding that these festivals are adult-only events.

Q: Can I leave the festival and come back in later? 

A: Yes – guest’s hands will be wristbanded and/or stamped for re-entry.

Q: Where do I pick up my drink tickets? 

A: You can pick up these items upon entering the festival.

Q: Why do I need to use drink tickets if I already paid for admission? 

A: Corktoberfest utilizes drink tickets and specially marked cups to assure that we comply with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulation and have a controlled means of serving beer. All festivals attendees are expected to willingly provide a drink ticket for each and every sample of beer received. Thank you for your cooperation which keeps us in compliance with state law.

Q: Do you have any soft drinks or other non-alcoholic refreshments available for Designated Drivers? 

A: There will be orange coolers of water placed throughout the festival for all guests to drink - however, there will not be n/a beverages specifically set aside for DDs. There will be soft drinks and other n/a refreshments for sale at the Concessions area. 

Q: Is there food available at the festival? 

A: Yes. We have a handful of food vendors with beer-friendly menu items for purchase. There are also tables and chairs set up around the festival site for you to sit down to enjoy your meal.

Q: What items am I allowed to bring into the festival with me? 

A:  The following items are not permitted on festival grounds: outside alcohol, glass containers, children, animals*, bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates/rollerblades, strollers or motorized vehicles.*With the exception of licensed service dogs as required by the state of Michigan: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcr/FAQs-12-27-16_546656_7.pdf

Q: What are the restroom facilities like at the festival? 

A: We have dozens of outdoor port-o-johns set up at the festival, no inside bathrooms are available.

Q: Are there ATMs inside the festival for me to get cash for food, swag and additional drink tickets? 

A: No. There are no ATMs inside the festival, so we encourage you to bring cash with you – especially for the food vendors. The merchandise tent does accept credit cards for swag and additional tokens.