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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do I get tickets?  Tickets are available exclusively through or at the gate the day of the event.
  • 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.
  • 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? Hop Sauce Fest goes on rain or shine. We live on LBI, so we are used to dealing with all manner of weather. 
  • 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 pouting, 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 under the Info header.
  • Is there public transportation?  Yes, there are plenty of options, so don't drink and drive!  Check out our transportation partners under the Info header.