Saturday, April 28th

Downtown Hopewell

(403 Appomattox St.)



Details on how your business can be a sponsor at this year's event

coming soon!


About/FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

The 3rd Annual "Wonder City Craft Beer Festival" is happening in Hopewell!  More than 30 craft beers to sample, live music, great food and thousands of your closest new friends.  Plus, free of charge, the amazing views of the Appomattox River!


This festival is to celebrate the beauty of Hopewell's revitalized downtown, our love of craft beer and good times!


Q: How much are tickets?

A: Ticket prices are as follows:


Taster Ticket - $25

(includes unlimited samplings and a commemorative glass, while supplies last)



VIP Ticket - $50

(VIP includes admission to the VIP area, snacks, and specialty kegs that will ONLY be available in the VIP)


Non-Taster Ticket - $10

(for our designated drivers - includes complimentary bottles of water, soft drinks, and snacks)


You can purchase tickets at The Beacon Box Office or by calling 804-446-3457. Purchase online tickets here.


Q: What is the Wonder City Craft Beer Festival?

A: The Wonder City Craft Beer Festival is a beer festival highlighting Virginia Micro-brew and the history of Hopewell, VA.


Q: Is there a local ticket outlet for the festival?

A:  Taster and Designated Driver Tickets will be on sale shortly. We will update the local ticket outlets once their are designated.


Q: Is there a cost for kids?

A: Kids 12 and under get in free with a paid adult.


Q: What is included with my ticket?

A: Unlimited tastings to try the different Virginia Micro-brew beer, a festival glass, great music, and a real good time


Q: Can I bring my own food or beverage to the event?

A: No, there will be food vendors on site selling great food, and beverages, including wine will be available for sale at the event.


Q: Will there be an ATM on-site?

A: Yes, and some vendors will accept credit/debit cards.


Q: Will food and non-alcoholic beverages be available for purchase?

A: Yes, there will be food vendors on site selling great food, and non –alcoholic beverages at the event.


Q: Can I purchase additional beer at the festival?

A: You are encouraged to purchase as much beer as you like, just remember to drink responsibly.


Q: Who will be allowed into the festival?

A: Anyone who buys a ticket.


Q: Where should I park?

A: Free parking will be available around the festival area. You can download a map of the area with designated parking locations here.


Q: Can I bring a folding/lawn chair?

A: Yes, but please don't bring umbrellas, tents, or coolers.


Q: What if it rains?

A: Wear rain gear or prepare to get wet, this is a rain or shine event.


Q: Can I leave the site and return?

A: Sorry, there will be no re-entry.


Q: What if I bought tickets and can't attend the festival?

A: Give or sell your tickets to someone who can come out and enjoy the festival.


Q: Do you accept credit cards or checks at the gate?

A: Credit cards will be accepted, but cash is preferred. Sorry, NO Checks.


Q: Will there be will call?

A: There will be will call for any on-line ticket purchases


Q: When will the last beer be poured?

A: Details coming soon.


Q: Will any of the beer run out?

A: We hope so, that means everybody did their part. We cannot guarantee that all beer and/or wine selections will be available throughout the event. The more popular beers and wines may go quickly, but we will do our best to have everything available.


Q: Can I bring my kids?

A: Absolutely, we will have some activities for the little ones. They just can't drink if they are under the age of 21.  Under the age of 12 are free with a paid adult.


Q: Can I bring my pet?

A: Sorry, No pets allowed.


Q: What if I don't drink? Is there a designated driver ticket?

A: Yes, there is a $10 designated driver ticket that lets you enjoy the festival and unlimited soft drinks.



What you can bring

• Personal cameras

• A thirst and an appetite

• Folding/lawn chair/blanket or quilt


What you can't bring

x Weapons of any kind

x Illegal substances

x Backpacks

x No outside food or beverage

x Outside Alcohol

x Glass Containers

x Bicycles

x Fireworks and/or explosives

x Instruments and laser pointers

x Picnic baskets

x Tents

x Pets (except service dogs)

x Coolers of any kind

x All persons and packages are subject to search


If you have further questions, feel free to visit our FACEBOOK page and send us a message. We will reply back as soon as possible.


Click here for a full map with parking areas, event location and more