FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately, we do not allow pets within the gated area as they can become a tripping hazard with busy crowds.
Can I bring my kids? What about nursing babies?
Yes - your kids under the age of 12 are welcome to join you from noon until 3pm if they are accompanied by an adult - after 3pm the festival becomes age of majority. This applies to any minor, even if they are babies. Teenagers who participate in the Hop to It Root Beer run/walk are allowed on the Festival grounds until 3pm only.
Are strollers allowed?
Your strollers are allowed within the gates but we kindly ask you that if you don’t require the stroller with you at all times to leave it outside the gates.
My teenager participated in the Hop to It root beer run. How long can he stay at North on Tap?
Teenagers who participate in the Hop to It Root Beer run/walk are allowed on the Festival grounds until 3pm only.
I can’t find my ticket. What do I do?
Don’t worry, someone at the gates will help you out - as long as you have identification and your name and email address we can find that for you. Before festival day, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can resend it to you.
Is the site/washrooms accessible?
Yes, the site is accessible and there is one accessible washroom near the pavilion.
Can I come by boat?
What does it cost to reserve a slip? Yes, we have multiple boat slips set aside for North on Tap patrons. And it’s absolutely free! Just register with the North on Tap volunteer upon arrival. They will also help you dock and depart. For 2019 edition, south marina slips are under repair. There will be dedicated boat slips identified by the North on Tap logo on the North side Marina.
Where do I park?
We have designated parking area at the curling club 434 Leslie McFarlane Way. There is also ample parking at city hall and at the beach parking, but we strongly recommend not to bring your vehicle if you plan to drink and ensure that you have a designated driver if you do.
Do you offer a bus shuttle service?
We do not offer a shuttle service but there will be numbers posted around the site to call a cab and the town bust runs every hour and is available up the street from the site.
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are not refundable, if you wish to sell your ticket someone at the front gate can guide you to people who are looking for tickets or try posting it on our Facebook page (@northontapbeer)
Is there an ATM on site?
Yes, we have an ATM on site. There is also a Scotiabank and Caisse Populaire ATM just up the road.
Do you accept debit/credit?
We do not accept debit or credit - please ensure that you are prepared to have cash on hand or you can use our ATM
Is there more to drink than just beer?
Yes, we will have two distilleries serving liquor and we will have pop and water for sale.
What do I get with my entry?
You get access to the grounds, your very own collector’s North on Tap beer glass and two drink tickets with your entry fee
What is your policy if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event - check the weather the morning of the festival and dress appropriately - The pavilion is covered and we will have a large tent with tables for coverage from rain if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Will there be shade?
The pavilion is covered and we will have a large tent with tables for coverage from the sun
Can I buy beer from vendors to take home with me?
Alcohol is not permitted outside the gates. the last drink will be served at 9:00pm.
Can I bring my lawn chair?
Yes, feel free to bring your lawn chairs
I broke my North on Tap beer glass…now what?
We will have glasses available for purchase for $10 at our merchandise table if you happen to break your glass - no worries, you can continue to enjoy your craft beverages. Please note that brewers will only serve in the official North On Tap beer glass.
Will you be selling North on Tap merchandise?
Yes we will have a merchandise tent with our North On Tap hats, sweaters, t-shirts, tank tops, glasses and more. Make sure you bring some extra cash to be able to bring home a great souvenir.
Will there be gluten free, vegetarian, vegans food options?
Please see our menu page for what food vendors are offering this year. If you have severe allergies, please discuss this with the food vendors.
Do I need to bring my ID?
Yes you are required to show your ID at the gates at time of entry. We will not issue you your bracelet without having verified that you are of legal drinking age.
Can I smoke on site?
There is a smoking section near the portable washrooms to the right of the stage. Please be courteous of non smokers and ensure that your cigarette is properly disposed of.
Can I come in and out of the fenced area?
Yes you are welcome to leave the site and return. You cannot leave the site with your drink however. No re-entry after 8:45pm
Is there a kids play area outside the grounds?
There is a public playground just outside of the front gates, there is also a public beach and play area near the beach. Please note that these areas are not supervised by the North on Tap Festival
I have a question on Festival day…who can help me?
Volunteers will be clearly marked around the site to help answer any questions you may have, you can also approach anyone from the North On Tap committee (we are the folks in the bright blue golf shirts)
I accidentally cut myself…is there a first aid on site?
We will have a first aid tent on site to help with any injuries that may occur. Please ask a North on Tap volunteer for assistance.