Toes in the Sand and a Beer in your Hand!
Fall is here, time for beer! The Diamond Beach Beer & Wine Festival returns on October 20th, 2018 to the luxurious ICONA Resort. Hit the beach and sample a variety of craft beers from 20+ breweries, learn about the brewing process, and get a look at how to pair beer flavors with different foods!
Featuring breweries such as Cape May Brewery, 7 Mile Brewery, & Hidden Sands Brewing company, this exclusive tasting event will give you a deeper look at the beers they make and the inspirations behind them. You can also expect a great lineup of some of the area’s great local wineries for those who prefer a glass of vino!
Enjoy plenty of fun, games inclusing life-sized “beer pong”, corn-hole, great entertainment & more. Plus, enjoy delicious bites from some of the area’s best food truck vendors! Admission is $59.95 or $69.95 for Limited VIP tickets with some extra perks.
Grab your tickets soon, this event is going to sell out fast!
Please Note: This event is strictly 21+
The Event will Include:
- 4 Hours of Unlimted Beer & Wine Sampling
- 20+ Local Craft Breweries
- 6+ Wineries
- DJ followed by LIVE Music by Five Times Famous!
- Local Food Trucks
- Educational sessions with Brewers
- Life Size Games – Connect 4, Corn hole, Jenga & Giant Pong
- Fire Pits
- Hidden Sands Brewing Co.
- Cape May Brewery
- Terrapin Beer Co.
- Flying Fish Brewing Co.
- Victory Brewing Company
- Mud Hen Brewing Company
- Slack Tide Brewing Company
- Bucket Brigade Brewery
- Bolero Snort
- Blue Moon
- Forgotten Boardwalk
- Bira 91
- Quaker City Shrubs
- Double Nickel
- Tuckahoe Brewing Company
- Carton Brewing
- More to come!
Current Wineries & Wine Brands:
- Gallo Wines
- Dark Horse
- J Vineyards
- Ghost Pines
- Don Miguel
- Pieropan Soave
- Renato Ratti Barbera
- Talbott Kali Heart
- Rose Haven
- More to come!
Diamond Beach Beer & Wine Festival FAQs:
What is the date & time? Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 12 pm – 4 pm
Who can attend? This event is strictly for those 21 year of age or older. Designated driver tickets will be made available for 21+ year old drivers who wish to attend but not sample any alcohol.
Do ICONA Resort guests get a discount? Yes! Guests who book directly with the hotel via ICONADiamondBeach.com or 609.729.6600 will be emailed an exclusive coupon code for discounted tickets.
Can I stay after 4 pm? While the unlimited sampling ends promptly by 4:00 pm, festival guests may stay and celebrate the Star Beach Bar’s end-of-the-season blow-out after the event. At 3:30 the VIP Beach Bar area will open to everyone and there will be food & drink specials available for purchase, fire pits, lounge style seating, and live entertainment by Five Times Famous!
Can my dog/pet come? We love pets; however, for the health, safety and comfort of all of our guests we’re unable to accommodate pets at this event. Per ADA regulations certified, orange vested service animals are allowed at the event.
Is there a rain date? This event will be held 10/20/18 rain or shine. We have a Pavilion and Bespoke Tent that the beer and wine vendors will be sampling under.
Is food included in my ticket price? There is no food included in General Admission ticket price; however, a some great NJ Food Trucks will have their delicious menu items available for purchase. Those who purchase VIP tickets will have a few light bites provided in their ticket price in the VIP area.
Can I get a refund if I can’t make it? This event is non-refundable; however, you can transfer your tickets to a friend if you are unable to attend.
What can I bring to the event? You, your friends, your loved ones & your beautiful smile! You may also bring reasonably sized purses/bags (must be smaller than a backpack & are subject to search), sunglasses, sunscreen (yes, even in October), blankets or towels, and water.
What can I NOT bring to the event?
- Your baby or young child – Sorry, even though they clearly won’t be drinking, the state prohibits anyone under 21 year of age from being inside the festival premises.
- Your pet
- Glass – this event is being held on the beach, glass is prohibited.
- Cigarettes, Cigars, E-Cigarettes – This event will be non-smoking; however, a designated smoking area is available outside of the event.
- Chairs – there will be some tables & seating available throughout the event on a first come, first serve basis. If you’d like access to even more lounge style seating, we recommend the VIP ticket!
- Backpacks, or other large items.
- Firearms or knives or weapons of any kind.
- Outside food or beverage – except for water, water is allowed & encouraged.
Where can our Designated Driver Park? While the main parking lot is reserved for hotel guests only, there will be plenty of complimentary street parking available. In addition, we’ll have team members directing beer festival guests to two additional parking lots within a block of our property. Lot 1: E. Rochester Ave & Seaview Ave. Lot 2: 9600 Atlantic Ave. Note: Designated Driver tickets are available for $5, per state regulations drivers must still be 21+ in order to enter the event.
What if we do not have a Designated Driver? Those who have been drinking should not drive. If you do not have a DD, please use Uber, Lyft, or local Taxis for transportation.
What if I have more questions? Please contact us at diamondbeach@ICONA.com
In the event of anything beyond our control including extreme weather, acts of God, acts of man, or acts of government, if the event can not take place all tickets will be refunded.