About the Event

No gambling on the weather - Rain or shine! In case of bad weather we are able to move the event indoors. See you there!

The Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival celebrates its 9th year on October 13, 2018 and is the only statewide festival for this industry. This year’s event will take place at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, with VIP-only tastings from 11am-12:30pm and General Admission from 12:30pm til 4pm, and will incorporate a collaboration with Delaware’s agriculture industry.

The event features beer, wine and spirits tastings, meet the brewer opportunities, a mechanical bull, special demonstrations, food trucks, live music, outdoor games, special exhibits, guided tours of the Agricultural Museum, and an event store for alcohol-makers to sell collectables. Event will also spotlight the Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail (VisitDelaware.com/bwst) and the Trail’s downloadable mobile app.

VIP Tickets provide reserved parking, early access, exclusive samplings, catered lunch and more. General admission tickets are now on sale.
Youth tickets (16 and older) are $15; under 16 is free. Designated drivers can receive discount tickets for $15. Groupon tickets will not be offered for this event.
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At a Glance

Oct 13, 2018
VIP: 11:00am-12:30pm
General: 12:30-4:00pm
Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover DE

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VIP Package - $79

  • Exclusive unlimited tastings only available for VIPs from 11:00-12:30
  • Lunch included
  • Glass tasting cup
  • Premium free parking

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General Admission - $50

  • Tasting cup
  • Unlimited tastings
  • Live music
  • Self-serve water stations
  • Unique product lines from brewers (root beer, soda, coffee)
  • Fun festival games
  • Food trucks

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Designated Driver Ticket - $15

VIP Lineup

Mispillion River - Weis City
Blue Earl - Life Is Good
3rd Wave - Big Barrel
Midnight Oil - Pleasant Valley
Dogfish Head - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Palo Santo Marron
Dogfish Head - Punkin Ale

General Admission Lineup

Big Oyster - Hefeweizen
Big Oyster - Isabelle
Blue Earl - Honey Suckle
Blue Earl - Clockwork Orange
Evolution - Lot #3
Evolution - Delmarva Pure Pils
Fordham - Spiced Harvest Ale
Fordham - Gypsy Lager
Mispillion River - Space Otter
Mispillion River - Reach Around
Revelation - Razz Sour
Revelation - Conan Juice Man
Yards - Philly Pale Ale
Yards - Brawler
Evil Genius - #Asking for a Friend
Evil Genius - Shut Up Meg Belgain Style IPA
Heavy Seas - Loose Cannon IPA
Heavy Seas - Tropi Cannon Citrus IPA
Midnight Oil - Marzen
Midnight Oil - XII Pale Ale
Neshaminy Creek - Blueberry Gose
Neshimany Creek - County Line IPA

Big Oyster - Hefeweizen
RAR - Nanticoke Nectar IPA
RAR - Groove City Hefeweizen
Stitch House - Big Stitch Nick Pale Ale
3rd Wave - Juice Box
3rd Wave - Surf School Hanging NE Style IPA
Twin Lakes - Caesar Rodney Golden Ale
Twin Lakes - Blue Water Pilsner
Weyerbacher - Wit
Weyerbacher - Meaner Squeeze
Dogfish Head - Mixed Media
Dogfish Head - Siracusa Nera
Dogfish Head - Lupu Luau IPA
Dogfish Head - Sea Quench Ale
2SP - Baby Bob Stout
2SP - Up N Out IPA
Flying Dog - Rise Old Bay Ale
Flying Dog - Summer Rental Radler
Victory - Golden Monkey
Victory - Home Grown New American Lager
Flying Fish - Farmhouse Summer Ale
Flying Fish - Onshore Lager

Featuring

Beer

Wine

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Schedule

VIP Parking Opens:

10:30am

VIP Admission:

11am-12:30pm

General Admission:

12:30-4pm

Live Music:
  • Lyric Drive 11-Noon
  • Clifford Keith 12:20-1pm
  • Clifford Keith 1:15-2pm
  • Element K 2:20-3pm
  • Element K 3:15-4pm
Tours & Exhibitions

11am-3:30pm

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Parking

VIP Parking is reserved for our ticketed VIP guests in the front lot of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village.
General Admission Parking is available next door in the adjacent grass lot.
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FAQs

Is there a discount ticket for designated drivers?

Yes, designated driver tickets are $15.

Are kids allowed?

Yes, tickets are $15 for ages 16 and older. Admission is free for those under age 16.

Will food be available for purchase?

Yes, we will have a number of local and regional food trucks offering a wide array of cuisine for purchase.

Are all types of products available for sample at the event?

Yes, you can sample beer, wine and spirits with your paid ticket. Full pours of beer, wine and spirits are also available for purchase onsite. The Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Festival is the premier opportunity to sample Delaware’s best homegrown products as well as top regional varieties.

Do I need to bring my ID?

No one without a ticket and proper photo identification will be allowed to enter.

May I bring my pet?

Pets are awesome but this is not a pet friendly event.

May I give my tickets to someone else?

Tickets are transferable; however tickets are non-refundable.

Is the event rain or shine?

The festival is a rain or shine event. We have the good fortune to be able to be inside the Delaware Agricultural Museum in case of bad weather.

Will there be a mechanical bull?

Yes.

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