To make sure your experience at HCCBF 2023  is the very best it can be, check out these tips and festival rules!

Entry Gates:

VIP: Gates open at noon
General Admission: Gates open at 1:00pm

Beer Tastes and Full Beers:
Your admission includes six (6) three-ounce tastes. Additional tastes are available for $2.00/ea. Full beers are $8.00/ea.

How to Buy Things:
THIS IS A CASHLESS EVENT! Upon entry, HCCBF guests will receive an RFID wristband preloaded with six (6) three-ounce taste credits. Purchases, including beer samples, full beers, food, and festival merchandise, will be made using your RFID wristband. To make purchases, guests will need to add a credit or debit card to their wristband – similar to opening a tab at a bar – only you don’t need to sign-out or tip anyone who you leave. Credit or debit cards can be added in advance, or upon checking in at the front gate. Your card is automatically charged for all purchases. To open your account and register your credit or debit card, click here.

Folding Chairs:
Yes! You can bring your favorite portable folding chair. All chairs in bags are subject to search.

All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. No exceptions. I.D. required by ALL ticket holders. This includes children of any age.

Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry.

This is a smoke-free event. No smoking of any substance, E-Cigs, or Vaping is allowed inside the festival grounds.

Prohibited Items:

  • Illegal and illicit substances of any kind
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Aerosol containers (including sunscreen and personal beauty products)
  • Firearms, explosives, or weapons of any kind (pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol)
  • Balls, frisbees, or flying disks
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Coolers
  • Glass or glass containers
  • Pets (except registered service animals)
  • Bad attitudes

Look for the VIP Parking or General Admission Parking signs when you arrive at the festival. VIP and vendor parking is located on the Rockin’ R grounds behind the festival. General admission parking is located directly across and just down the street along Gruene Road. Golf cart shuttles will be roaming to and from the outlying G.A. parking lots throughout the festival. Handicap parking is available in the VIP Parking lot. Please have your ticket(s) ready so our parking volunteers can confirm which lot you are to use. The Hill Country Craft Beer Festival is not responsible for items left in parked cars. Do not leave pets in vehicles.

This event is held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable due to weather.

What about Coronavirus?
The Rotary Club of New Braunfels asks all attendees to take responsibility for doing all they can to protect the health of themselves, their family and friends, and other festival attendees.

If any attendee feels sick (regardless of the reason), has a fever, cough, sore throat, or any other symptom, the Rotary Club of New Braunfels asks that person to not attend the festival.

The festival grounds will feature hand sanitizing stations throughout the grounds, and hand washing stations will be available near the restrooms.

HCCBF leadership is continually monitoring local, state, and national sources of information and recommendations regarding COVID-19.

Organizers meet regularly to evaluate the area’s situation and if necessary will make a prudent decision that takes into account a commitment to the safety of organizers, volunteers, vendors, breweries, and attendees. Should the festival be cancelled or postponed, all ticket purchasers will have the option to either request a refund for the ticket(s) purchased, OR choose to donate the proceeds from their ticket(s) to the festival beneficiary.