What is the Rhode Island Brew Fest?

The 5th annual Rhode Island Brew Fest will showcase over 55 craft brewers at the Pawtucket Armory. Over 1400 craft beer enthusiasts are expected.

Where is the RI Brew Fest located?

The festival is located the Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange St. Pawtucket, RI 02861.

Can I bring my own food or beverages into the festival?

No outside food or beverages allowed, except pretzel necklaces!

Where should I park?

There are no officially designated parking areas, however, some recommended lots are available for parking - The Park & Ride off of Route 95, the Pawtucket City Hall parking lot and the Valley Community School lot. (Parking Map).

Will food and non-alcoholic drinks be available for purchase?

Free water and seltzer will be available at the Polar Seltzer tent. Food vendors will also be on-site selling their product.

Can I purchase additional beer at the festival?

No beer will be for sale inside the Rhode Island Brew Fest.

Will there be an ATM on site?


Do I need to buy beer tokens for tastings?

No. All beer tastings are included with your ticket price.

Who will be allowed into festival?

Anyone 21 and older, with a valid I.D. and ticket. All I.D.'s will be checked at the gate.

Can I leave the festival and return later?

There is no re-entry once you have entered the site.

Will any of the beer run out?

Possibly. All beers are subject to availability and popularity, so we cannot guarantee that a beer will be available the entire session.

What if I bought tickets, but will not be able to attend the festival?

Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.

Do you accept credit cards or checks at the door?

Credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted for ticket purchases and merchandise purchases on-site.

How can I find a brewery or beer?

Rhode Island Brew Fest vendor maps will be available at the door.

Can I bring my pet?


Can I bring my kid?

No one under 21 will be allowed into the festival.



What you can bring.

• Personal cameras
• Your taste buds!

What you can't bring.

• Weapons of any kind
• Illegal substances
• Framed or large backpacks
• No food or beverage of any kind
• Alcohol
• Glass containers of any kind
• Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles (except people with mobility limitations)
• Bicycles inside festival grounds
• Fireworks and explosives
• Instruments and laser pointers
• Picnic baskets
• Lawn furniture
• Tents
• Pets (except service dogs)
• Professional camera or video equipment
• No illegal vending is permitted - no unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
• Coolers of any kind


If you need assistance look for a police officer, festival volunteer, security or staff member to contact medial assistance

Lost & Found

Lost & found will be located at the merchandise table.


Our primary goal is to create a safe and secure environment for all festival attendees. To ensure this, there will be on-site security provided by local police and private security companies. If you're experiencing any problems whatsoever, locate a festival staff member, security guard, or police officer. We reserve the right to remove anyone at anytime for behavior we deem unacceptable.

Responsible Drinking

With an emphasis on beer appreciation, the Rhode Island Brew Fest is a place to learn about craft beers. We do not promote over-consumption so please pace yourself. Anyone found to be excessively intoxicated will be removed from the premises. Remember: Quality, not Quantity!


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