Frequently Asked Questions

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December 3, 2022

The event will be held at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center—100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA 19456.  We’re in Hall C.

General Admission Plus (GA+) 1:30pm – 6:00pm

General Admission (GA) 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Designated Driver (DD) 1:30pm – 6:00pm

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. In an effort to provide the safest live experience for all, we are following current CDC recommendations: Frequent hand washing; social distancing where possible; and that masks should be worn by everyone regardless of their vaccination status.  Due to the ever-changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the event status and admission requirements are always subject to change. 

As an event attendee you will need to accept all risks and adhere to the published rules in order to attend the festival on event day. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting a communicable disease or illness—including, without limitation, exposure to COVID-19 or any other bacteria, virus, or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether that exposure occurs before, during, or after the event, and regardless of how caused or contracted—and you hereby waive any and all claims and potential claims against Starfish Junction Productions, LLC, its partners, its sponsors, and venue hosts.

No one under the age of 21 will be allowed entrance in the festival! This includes designated drivers who must also be at least 21 years of age. NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without a valid photo ID (no exceptions). Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

Tickets are only available online at this website. Visit our ticket page to purchase tickets.

Click here to see everything a General Admission ticket includes. GA tickets include unlimited sampling of beer and cider from 2:30pm – 6:00pm with a tasting cup.

Yes! When you purchase a ticket to the Valley Forge Beer & Cider festival, this grants you access to responsibly enjoy the beers and ciders being served.  Designated Drivers are NOT permitted to sample and beer or cider at the event.

Click here to see everything a GA+ Admission ticket includes. One hour of extra time inside the festival from 1:30pm – 2:30pm for GA+; Reserved seating area for GA+; Unlimited sampling of beer and cider from 1:30pm – 6:00pm with a tasting cup.

In lieu of a tasting glass, DD ticket holders will get a bottle of water. DDs are not permitted to sample any alcohol. Any designated driver who is seen drinking at the festival will be escorted out immediately.

YES. No one under 21 will be admitted to the festival. Designated Drivers, like everyone else must show valid photo ID before being admitted into the festival.

Yes.  Food will be available for sale from local food trucks. Food does not come with the price of admission.

NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers or pets are permitted at the festival.  If you come to the event with a child or pet your entry will be denied and no refund offered. Please plan accordingly. Individuals with disabilities may use service animals provided the handler has all necessary paperwork/tags for service animal.

Smoking will not be permitted inside the expo center.  There will be a designated smoking area.

Yes! They are encouraged!

Yes, there will be a coat check.

There are over 5,000 parking spaces at the expo center and parking is free.

Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Oaks
500 Cresson Boulevard
Oaks, PA 19456
Phone: (610) 650-0880

FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY: For customer service help with your on-line ticket purchase, please visit


Yes, look out for our event photographer at the event and strike a pose. Check back here, at the event website, and/or on the event’s Facebook page for photos after the event to see if you are included in the event photo album. Some photos of attendees may be used for promotional purposes; as a ticketholder of the event, you grant us permission to do so and for your likeness to be used.

Starfish Junction Productions is dedicated to the safety and security of ALL attendees, exhibitors, staffers, and guests. Please use common sense and remember that what seems harmless to you may appear like a threat to someone else. All attendees must adhere to show rules, are subject to search upon entering the event, and are prohibited from bringing in the following items:

· outside alcohol, glass bottles, cans, outside food/beverages, metal water bottles
· weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.), illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks, smoke bombs
· unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.

Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes or vape pens) is prohibited in the venue/under tents. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

Infants/Children/Strollers…No one under 21 will be admitted. Valid photo ID is required for entry.
No pets are permitted at the event (unless they are service dogs with accredited tags/paperwork)

Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.

21+ Only. Must show valid photo I.D. for admission.
Don’t drink and drive! Take mass transit or designate a driver.
• Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
• Drink responsibly, know your limits!
• This is a sampling event, 2oz. pours only!
• All attendees must be properly attired.
• We reserve the right to check all bags.
No pets or children allowed.
• No outside glassware or food permitted.
You get one souvenir glass for this event. Replacements $5.00 ea.
• We reserve the right, at our discretion, to remove any individual(s) from the festival for behaving inappropriately; you will be escorted out by security and not allowed back in!
• All exits are final. No alcohol permitted outside the event.

Thank you for your cooperation.