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The ShakesBeer Festival is back! Join us as we celebrate our 7th year with an array of amazingly crafted beers and the fantastic individuals who create them. The festival will take place on the grounds of the historic American Shakespeare Theater, offering breathtaking views of the beautiful Long Island Sound. With over 50 craft breweries, live music, local food trucks and vendors, as well as games and activities, it's the perfect recipe for good times and unforgettable memories! 
We take pride in supporting the attending brewers by purchasing all of their beer for the festival. Unlike many beer festivals, the Stratford Oldtimers Athletic Association goes above and beyond by not only paying the brewers for their products but also donating proceeds from every ticket sold towards Stratford youth athletic programs and scholarships for graduating seniors.


WHAT DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE? General Admission tickets are $49+ fee in advance ($59+fee day of the event, subject to availability) and include entry to the beer festival, beer samples, live music and a commemorative tasting glass. Shakesbeer Festival a private, ticketed, 21+ event. No one without a ticket or under the legal age will be admitted, including minors, children, infants and babies. No dogs allowed in the festival.

PARKING: Limited parking is available directly on-site and the surrounding lots on a first-come, first-served basis (map).

TRANSPORTATION: We ask that you please prepare accordingly and enjoy the beer fest safely by designating a driver, using ride-shares, or calling a taxi in advance.



The Shakesbeer Fest accepts donations and also purchases some beer directly from the breweries in order to support the craft brew industry. Cheers! 



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General Terms

Bring valid, state-issued form of identification. All IDs will be checked at the gate. This guideline cannot be bent in any way shape or form.

Refund Policy
All ticket sales are final. No refunds.
Cancellation Policy
This event is rain or shine. However, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Event organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the event may be delayed as event officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, we reserve the right to alter or cancel the event. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry free when purchasing tickets. Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the festival for any changes or cancellations.
Age Restriction
Must be 21+ years of age or older to attend. Sorry, no babies or children are permitted.
Miscellaneous Policies
No dogs allowed.