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North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

Historic Rural Hill

Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Advanced Pre-Sale Tasting Ticket
LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE. Day of show price is $40 if there are any remaining. This ticket includes all day admission to the festival a tasting glass, and access to free tasting of all breweries from 1:00 to 4:00.
Ended $35.00 $3.07
All day music only ticket
This ticket gains access to the festival all day but DOES NOT INCLUDE FREE TASTING or a tasting glass. Anyone caught trying to participate in free tasting with this ticket will be removed from the festival. Ticket holders of age can purchase beer for the duration of the festival.
Ended $22.00 $2.48
Designated Driver   more info Ended $15.00 $2.17
Children's Ticket   more info Ended $7.00 $1.81
Tent Camping - Saturday Only   more info Ended $17.00 $2.26
Tent Camping - Friday and Saturday   more info Ended $30.00 $2.84
RV/Camper/Pop-up Camping - Saturday Only   more info Ended $35.00 $3.07
RV/Camper/Pop-up Camping - Friday and Saturday   more info Ended $60.00 $4.19

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An amazing day of local craft beer and live music and it all takes place on a non-profit farm just minutes outside of Charlotte in Huntersville, NC. 

For all the info go to www.ncbrewsmusic.com

The NCBMF is a rain or shine event and refunds will not be issued due to weather.

All ticket sales are final and refunds will not be issued.

Please make sure to make plans to camp or find a safe sober ride home.

The NCBMF is held at Historic Rural HIll.  4431 Neck Road Huntersville, NC 28078


What is the NCBMF?
A celebration of Music, North Carolina, and its craft brewing traditions, NCBMF will delight you with six bands and as many NC brewers who can be here, serving free tastings of their finest brews for 3 full hours, all in the confines of one of the largest open areas in Mecklenburg County!

What do I get with my ticket?
If you purchase a 21 and over ticket, you will be given admission to the show, a program guide / schedule, and the right to try as many beers as you would like, for free, during the 3 hour tasting session, after which most brewers will transition to beer sales after tasting hours are over. That’s a lot of time and a lot of beer, we encourage you to pace yourself, try new flavors and varieties, meet new people and find new favorites! If you purchase the 20 and under / Designated Driver ticket, you will receive a program guide / schedule, and over 9 hours of live music from seven of the most talented bands in the region!

What do I HAVE to bring with me?
If you intend to purchase, bring, and / or pick up a 21 and over ticket for the NCBMF, you, and all recipients of said tickets, must possess a valid picture ID. If you do not have a valid picture ID, you will be given a 20 and under ticket, even if you have already paid for the 21 and over. Your wrist will be banded at the gate according to the type of ticket you have purchased. No beer will be given or sold to anyone without the correct type of band.

What can I bring to NCBMF?
You may bring the following items for your personal comfort:
Lawn / camp chairs
Cameras (Photograph, NOT video)
Pop-up tents
SEALED bottled non-alcoholic beverages (All bottles will be inspected for a seal, if seal is broken, bottle may not come through gate. NO GLASS)
*NCBMF is not responsible in any way for any lost and / or stolen items, personal or otherwise, bring it at your own risk*

What CAN’T I bring to NCBMF?
Pets other than service animals
Firearms, Knives, or any other weapons
Glass Containers of any kind
Mugs, Cups, Thermoses, or any other open drinking vessel
Outside food

Will there be food vendors?
Yes, there will be six food vendors including some local food trucks.  Check back soon for more info.

What about parking?
Historic Rural Hill has plenty of parking space available, just follow the signs as you approach the festival from Neck Road. Parking is FREE. We strongly recommend all participants to have a designated driver with them. Taxi companies will be posted in case you need a ride home, there is no charge to leave your vehicle overnight with us. Camping is another great option to consider!

Staying overnight?
Camp here! The Historic Rural Hill Campground is an easy walk from the festival grounds, located across the road in the secluded Rural Hill Nature Preserve. We have hookups for power and water, as well as ample space for tents and pop-ups. Cost for overnight camping is $17 for tents, $35 for campers.

What's the deal with Friday night?

New for 2014 we have added Friday night camping!  The campground will open at 3:00pm Friday May 9th for everyone registered to camp that night.  For all campers there is a free show in the campground that will feature The Reckoning and Hit or Miss.  The Reckoning is a Grateful Dead cover band and will be performing the entire Europe 72 album and Hit or Miss will be performing covers of the Avett and Wood Brothers.  There will also be a food truck and beer vendor on site.

  • The Friday night show is only available to campers and not open to the public and there is no charge for the show. 
  • If you camp Friday night you must commit to camping all weekend
  • All campers must also purchase a ticket to the NCBMF
Have questions about North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival? Contact Historic Rural Hill

When & Where

Rural Hill
4431 Neck Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078

Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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Historic Rural Hill

Historic Rural Hill is a private non-profit organization located in Huntersville, NC.  We operate a 265 acre working farm that is owned by Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec.  Rural Hill is a working farm, historic site, educational facility, nature preserve, and event site.  We host events year round and many are fundraisers for the site that help us put on free community oriented events and educational programs for local schools.  We also operate as the historic homestead of the Davidson family.  We offer tours and living history to educate the community on the local history and we are open year round.  We would love to have you visit us for one our events or to learn more about the sites history.  We offer a wide variety of events, educational programs, living history experiences, and volunteer opportunities. 

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North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival
Huntersville, NC Events Festival

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