Craft Beer Festival

The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival

Sunday, May 5, 2019 · Noon – 5 PM

Great beer, good food, and live music!

The seventh annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will features craft beers in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards.

Beer from breweries local, regional and national at The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival in 2013

Enjoy a selection of more than 50 craft beers from over 20 local, regional and national breweries.

Hey! Hey! Hooligan performing at The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival

Listen to live music by Hey! Hey! Hooligan.

Beer talks at The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival in 2014

Brewery representatives will be on-site to answer questions and offer several “Beer Talks” throughout the event.

Food vendors at The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival in 2013

Food trucks will be on-site with food for purchase. A list of participating trucks will be coming soon!

2019 Ticket Prices:

  • General Admission Advance Tickets: $35 (through May 4)
  • Day-of General Admission Tickets: $45
  • Museum Member: $30 (Advance tickets only. No Member price day-of.)
  • Non-drinker tickets: $15

Tickets include 20 four-ounce craft beer tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, live music, beer talks by brewery representatives, and the day’s admission to The Mariners’ Museum!

Non-drinker tickets include complimentary water but does not include a souvenir tasting glass.

Food trucks will be onsite for an additional charge.

Buy Tickets Here


Beer from a cask in 2013 at The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival


Vote for your favorite unfiltered ale in the Brewery “Cask-Off” competition 


The cost is $35 in advance and $45 day of.

Yes, the non-drinker ticket is $15.

Yes, we are offering a Member ticket price of $30, which is a discount of $5 under the advance ticket price and a $15 discount under the day-of price.

Advance ticket sales end at 11:59 PM on May 4th.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

Tickets (excluding non-drinker) include a souvenir tasting glass, 20 4oz beer tastings, live music, access to food vendors, beer talks with brewery representatives and admission to the Museum for the day.

It is your personal preference whether you bring your children. There are no activities for children, but museum admission is included in your ticket. Children over 3 will have to pay museum admission. Children 3 and under are free.

No, there will be tables and chairs placed around the festival for your use. Food trucks will be on site with a selection of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Listen to live music by Hey! Hey! Hooligan.

To see a full list of breweries that will be at the festival click here.

All museum parking lots will be open for guests to park.

There is handicap parking available at the museum.

This event is rain or shine.

There will be a designated smoking area.

There will be a variety of food trucks with food available for you to purchase.

No, there will be no pets allowed.

There is an ATM located in the main lobby of the museum that festival attendees can use.

Note: The Mariners’ Museum has a strict policy against weapons. No weapons of any kind are allowed on Museum property.

2019 Brewery List


Alewerks Brewing Company logo
Billsburg Brewery
Bold Rock Hard Cider logo
Brothers Craft Brewing
Bull Island Brewing Company logo
Cape Charles Brewing Company logo
Center of the Universe Brewing Company logo
Devils Backbone Brewing Company logo
Golden Road Brewing logo
Goose Island Brewery logo
Heavy Seas Beer logo
Larry's Lemonade logo
New Belgium Brewing Company logo
New Realm Brewing Company logo
O'Connor Brewing Company logo
The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery logo
Sly Clyde Ciderworks logo
Smartmouth Brewing Company logo
St. George Brewing Company logo
Starr Hill Brewery logo
Tradition Brewing Company logo
Wicked Weed Brewing logo

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