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The ShakesBeer Festival is back! Celebrating our 5th year and triumphant return with amazingly crafted beers and the fantastic humans that create them. Located on the grounds of the historic American Shakespeare Theater overlooking beautiful Long Island Sound. Featuring 50+ craft breweries, live music, local food trucks & vendors and games & activities with a fun vibe. 

We proudly support the attending brewers by purchasing all of their beer for the festival. Unlike many beer festivals, there are no booth fees for brewers, the Stratford Oldtimers Athletic Association actually pays them for their product on top of donating a portion of every ticket sold to towards athletic scholarships for Stratford students.


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.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Protocols:
This event is held outdoors. We will adhere to the current State of CT’s COVID safety guidelines and protocols. For more information, please see the latest guidance at on vaccinations, mask-wearing, and social distancing.

Our policies are in place for the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and vendors and will continue to be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis. Thank you for being so cooperative as we look to get back our beer fest safely.



The Shakesbeer Fest is proud purchase all beer directly from the breweries in order to support the craft brew industry. More to be added to the list soon. Stay tuned. Cheers! 




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.