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Raleigh, NC

America’s largest craft beer festival is coming to Raleigh! This summer, Beer Camp on Tour takes over the plaza in front of Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts with hundreds of craft beers, the city’s best food trucks, live music and good times. Every craft brewer in the nation is invited and you are, too!

With the largest number of craft breweries in the American South and a penchant for showing off the state’s agricultural tradition, the North Carolina craft beer scene has exploded into one of the nation’s most robust.

Join us in Raleigh to celebrate the craft beer community and the importance of collaboration nationally and internationally!

Tickets

Each Ticket Includes
  • Hundreds of beers to try (brewer list below)
  • All tastings included
  • Commemorative taster
  • Live music

Brewers Pouring

Come and raise a glass with some of the best and brightest brewers in American craft beer. Check back often; the list will keep growing!

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Festival Details

Venue Info

The Plaza at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – This unique space sits right between historic Center for the Performing Arts and the famous downtown Fayetteville Street.

Getting There

Public Transportation

From NC State: From the Morrill Dr at Cates Ave bus stop, take the “Go Raleigh Station” bus (#11) to the Performing Arts Center. Get off the bus at Performing Arts Center stop. The festival will be directly across E South St from the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

From Durham: From the Durham Bus Station (515 W Pettigrew St), take the “Regional Transit Center Nonstop” bus (#700) to the Regional Transit Center. From the Regional Transit Center, take the “RDU Airport and Raleigh” bus (#100) to Blount St at the GoRaleigh Station. From here, turn right onto S Boult Street and walk 0.3 miles to Lenoir Street, and turn right on Lenoir Street. Walk 0.2 miles, and the festival is on your left.

From Chapel Hill: From the Manning Dr at UNC Hospitals bus stop, take the “Southpoint and Regional Transit Center” bus (#800) to the Regional Transit Center. From the Regional Transit Center, take the “RDU Airport and Raleigh” bus (#100) to the Blount St at GoRaleigh Station. From here, turn right onto S Boult Street and walk 0.3 miles to Lenoir Street, and turn right on Lenoir Street. Walk 0.2 miles, and the festival is on your left.

Ride the bus or trolley - GoRaleigh offers local routes from around the city right to our festival site!

Taxi

  • Yellow Diamond Raleigh Durham Taxi Cab (919) 729-5040
  • Amigo Taxi (919) 888-8888
  • RDU Taxi Service (919) 523-3223

Bike Valet

There will be a Bike Valet area clearly designated near the entrance to the festival. Please bring a lock to secure your bike. Bikes may NOT be left over night, so please plan accordingly and do not drink and bike.

At The Festival

MUSIC

*Zen Groove Funkestra 5pm-6:30pm *

ZGF, based in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, performs a blend of “Funky Jazz and Voodoo Grooves” that has wowed audiences across the southeast with their unique blend of styles.

*Urban Soil 7pm-8:30pm *

Hailing from the streets of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows and polished recordings.

FOOD

Chirba Chirba Dumpling

Asian street fare food truck specializing in Chinese dumplings

Fuzzy's Empanadas

A mobile food unit specializing in homemade and handcrafted savory and sweet empanadas. We use the freshest ingredients and spices that we can purchase locally. We take pride in offering food truck food that is loved by adults and children alike. We look forward to you joining us for lunch or dinner. See for yourself what all the fuzz is about.

American Meltdown

At American Meltdown, we believe in delicious. We also believe that delicious starts with amazing ingredients and ends with the chefs touch. We hope you’ll come by and see what our delicious is all about. Please say hello when you do.

Gussy's

New York born Gus Megaloudis is 'Gussy', known to Duke students as 'The Greek Devil'. While living in Greece for 17 years playing professional soccer, Gus grew to love Greek food.
Since 2009, Gus has been running 'The Greek Devil' on Duke's campus. He and his staff serve Greek yogurt with toppings, hummus, cold sandwich wraps and other eat-on-the-go dishes.

Cousin's Maine Lobster

Serving up fresh and authentic Maine seafood from our trucks and online!

Baozi

Baozi Food Truck is a mobile kitchen that specializes in Southern/Asian fusion food producing different steamed buns called baozi or bao.

Mac-Ur-Roni

The name says it all. We’re bringing a completely unique dining experience to the Triangle. We’re making our delicious Three Cheese Mac and Cheese (which is great on its own) and letting you top it how you want with fresh ingredients that are prepared daily.

Buddhalicious

A Southeast Asian inspired cuisine. Owner/Chef, grew up with home cooked meals from his mother and father, who were refugees from Cambodia. Later on in his life he took numerous trips to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia and fell in love with the street food and culture. Paying homage to his parents ethnic cooking, he was inspired to bring the taste of his heritage to North Carolina.

FAQ
Where is the Raleigh festival?

The Raleigh festival is right downtown in the parking plaza just in front of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts at the end of Fayetteville Street. The google-able address is: 2 E Lenior Street Raleigh, NC 27601

The Raleigh festival is right downtown in the parking plaza just in front of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts at the end of Fayetteville Street. The google-able address is: 2 E Lenior Street Raleigh, NC 27601

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Who will be serving their beer at this festival?

Check out the brewers page and download the festival app on iOS or Android. Start building your “must try” lists of breweries and beers, and stay up-to-date on festival happenings.

Check out the brewers page and download the festival app on iOS or Android. Start building your “must try” lists of breweries and beers, and stay up-to-date on festival happenings.

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Where can I buy tickets?

All ticket sales are onsite a beercampraleigh2017.eventbrite.com

All ticket sales are onsite a beercampraleigh2017.eventbrite.com

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Can I serve my beer at this festival?

Yes! Hop over to the brewer information page to find out more. For more information, email BeerCampInfo@sierranevada.com.

Yes! Hop over to the brewer information page to find out more. For more information, email BeerCampInfo@sierranevada.com.

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What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes festival admission, a custom tasting glass, unlimited tastings, live music, access to local food trucks, and a great time.

Your ticket includes festival admission, a custom tasting glass, unlimited tastings, live music, access to local food trucks, and a great time.

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Questions about tickets?

Visit our festivals FAQ page to see more or visit the Eventbrite FAQ page.

Visit our festivals FAQ page to see more or visit the Eventbrite FAQ page.

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What should I bring with me?

First, bring your ticket (printed or electronic) and a valid photo ID to gain admission into the event. Next, you’ll want to have some cash handy to grab food or purchase gear. Finally, bring your reusable water bottle to stay hydrated!

First, bring your ticket (printed or electronic) and a valid photo ID to gain admission into the event. Next, you’ll want to have some cash handy to grab food or purchase gear. Finally, bring your reusable water bottle to stay hydrated!

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What will there be to eat?

We’ll be working with vendors—primarily food trucks—to ensure there’s a great spread of local food to complement the beer lineup. Food is not included in the festival ticket price, so we encourage you to have cash on-hand so you don’t go hungry.

We’ll be working with vendors—primarily food trucks—to ensure there’s a great spread of local food to complement the beer lineup. Food is not included in the festival ticket price, so we encourage you to have cash on-hand so you don’t go hungry.

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How do I get to the festival site?

Check out the “Getting There” above for more details.

Check out the “Getting There” above for more details.

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Where should I park?
Convention Center Underground Deck
1 E Lenoir St Raleigh, NC 27601
Daily/Hourly Rate:
  • 1st 15 min free
  • $1/ 20 min
  • $12/ daily max
Cabarrus Street Parking Lot
100 E Cabarrus Street Raleigh, NC 27601
Hourly Rate:
  • $1 - first hour or part
  • $1 - each additional hour
  • $10 - daily max
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Convention Center Underground Deck
1 E Lenoir St Raleigh, NC 27601
Daily/Hourly Rate:
  • 1st 15 min free
  • $1/ 20 min
  • $12/ daily max
Cabarrus Street Parking Lot
100 E Cabarrus Street Raleigh, NC 27601
Hourly Rate:
  • $1 - first hour or part
  • $1 - each additional hour
  • $10 - daily max
City Center Deck
429 S Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC 26701
Hourly/Daily Rates:
  • First 15 minutes free
  • $1 - per 30 min
  • $12 - max
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Where is the Lost & Found?

The Lost & Found is located at the Festival Entrance. Once the venue has closed please contact beercampinfo@sierranevada.com and we will do our very best to reconnect you with your lost belongings.

The Lost & Found is located at the Festival Entrance. Once the venue has closed please contact beercampinfo@sierranevada.com and we will do our very best to reconnect you with your lost belongings.

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Nonprofit Partner

North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild

The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c) 6 tax-exempt organization comprised of brewers, vendors, retailers and craft beer enthusiasts focused on promoting North Carolina beer. North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, with more than 185 breweries and brewpubs. We are the State of Southern Beer. Learn more at https://ncbeer.org.