FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got Questions? We have answers! We are busy planning a great event so we can’t get to emails and calls as quickly as we would like, so here is the fastest way to get your questions answered:

What is Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Festival?

Brews, BBQ & Bourbon is a weekend-long festival that is a celebration of BBQ, bourbon, LIVE local bands, games & contests and of course beer!!!  

What time is the Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Festival?

Friday, June 16th 5p-11p
Saturday, June 17th 12p-12a
Sunday, June 18th 12p-10p

Where is Brews, BBQ & Bourbon held?

East 9 Mile, Downtown Ferndale

What If It Rains?

Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Fest  is a rain or shine event, so please check the weather beforehand. Only in cases of extreme weather will we evacuate the event area…but only for the duration of severe weather (storm threatening lightning and/or winds).

What Do I Wear?

Anything is fair game, we just ask that you come dressed!

Will Credit Cards Be Accepted?

You bet!  We will accept all major credit cards. 
Note:  There will be a small convenience fee per credit card charge so we recommend bringing cash!

Will there be an ATM on-site?

Yes. There will be at least one ATM on-site.  Check for one in the acoustic tent or at the corner of East 9 Mile  and Bermuda Street.

Where Should I Park?

There are several public lots available around the festival. CLICK FOR PARKING MAP
REMINDER: ALL CITY RUN PARKING IS FREE ALL DAY SUNDAY

Will there be food there?

Absolutely! Some of the area’s best BBQ will be available to purchase.  Check out the list of food vendors on our food & drinks page.

Will there be places to sit? Covered areas for eating/drinking?

Yes, there will be some first-come-first-serve seating under a HUGE tent!

Do I need an ID?

Only if you want to drink alcohol.

How can I become a vendor?

Contact us at Marketing@TheSocialConnection.com or call Matt 248-202-4662.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Sorry, no. There are state laws that regulate outside food and drinks from entering licensed festival areas. We will provide plenty of opportunities to try great food and drink while you’re here!

Can I bring my children?

Of course! Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Fest is a family-friendly event that features bounce houses for the kids.

What else do I need to know before attending?

  • No entrance for anyone showing signs of intoxication – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • All bags & backpacks are subject to search
  • No outside beverages or food permitted

Can I volunteer at Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Fest?

ABSOLUTELY! Interested volunteers (individuals or groups) can sign up on the volunteer page. Click here to sign up!

Is there a charity associated with the festival?

Yes, C.H.A.S.S. – Community Health And Social Services of Detroit – You can find more information about C.H.A.S.S. here.

Can I bring my pet?

Sorry, pets are not allowed with the exception of assistance animals.

Still Have Questions?

If you have really read all of the FAQs and STILL have questions (come on, how could you?!) you can inquire at SpecialEvents@TheSocialConnection.com