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FAQ & Rules

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get tickets?

Tickets are available exclusively through, in person at Spice It Up and The Jetty Flagship Store, or at the gate the day of the event. (We'll walk you through an online purchase if you're having trouble).  Ticket pre-sales will not be available online after 8pm on Friday, June 1st.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ALL DAY AT THE GATE!

What if my e-tickets didn't arrive?

We understand that stuff still goes wrong in this digital world!  If your tickets didn't reach your inbox, then simply print out or screen shot your email confirmation.  *Check your SPAM too!

Can I bring my kids?

Absolutely, HSF is a community-oriented event. Children 12 & Under are FREE. Thundering Surf (Mini-golf & Water slides) is just across the street and Fantasy Island is open!

What does my ticket price include?

General Admission allows you to enter the festival, listen to the music, and enjoy the atmosphere. Craft Beer adds a 5oz mini-mug and allows you to taste 2oz samples of our brews.

What if I lose my mini-mug beer glass?

Don't cheat charity! If you truly lost it, then there is a $20 replacement fee at the front gate.

What if it rains or if there are threatening storms (Lightning / Thunder)?

Hop Sauce Fest goes on rain or shine. We live on LBI, so we are used to dealing with all types of weather.  In the event that thunder and lightning are evident, our crew will announce that the field should be cleared, and all patrons should seek shelter.  We'll resume the festival when the storm has passed.  We allow re-entry at all times during the festival, simply make sure that you get stamped at the gate.

Should I bring cash?

Yes! Although some vendors accept credit cards, there are some who do not. Food, Hot Sauce, and Culture vendors offer all sorts of cool stuff to buy. There are also ATM's at the event.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! We rely on helping hands to run HSF. Please email us for volunteer opportunities (Beer pouring, setup/breakdown, security, etc.).

Why won't they fill my entire beer glass?

HSF follows the rules set by the State of New Jersey, please do not try to cheat us or them!

Where can I stay?

The Long Beach Island Region offers a ton of lodging options. Check out our lodging partners.

Is there public transportation?

Yes, there are plenty of options, so don't drink and drive! Check out our transportation partners.

Festival Rules

Don't Cheat Charity! A portion of the proceeds from Hop Sauce Festival are earmarked for community initiatives via the Jetty Rock Foundation. Your participation allows us to support our Future Leaders, assist those in need, and beautify our environment.

Yes, this is a beer festival, but it's community-friendly. Please enjoy responsibly.

Sorry, no coolers allowed, no outside beverages (kinda obvious, right?) and we reserve the right to search back packs.

We love to hear and see that you're having a good time. Please tag #HopSauceFest in your social media posts.

There is a $20 replacement fee for lost mini-mugs, please hold onto your sampling glass.

There are several forms of transportation available to get you home safe, use one!

You are free to leave Hop Sauce Festival and re-enter, just make sure that you get stamped at the gate before you leave.

In accordance with NJ Social Permit #55842, all beer pours are 2oz and served in 5oz mini-mugs only.

No Smoking on the festival grounds. However, we do offer re-entry so politely get stamped and step outside of the fence.

No Pets with the exception of service dogs.

Children ages 12 & Under enter free.

NO Refunds - Rain or Shine event.

It's Summertime on Long Beach Island. The beer is cold and the sauce is hot. Have a great day!