Cape Fear Beer and Wine Festival Logo

Wilmington, NC will be hosting their seventh annual beer and wine festival at the Wilmington Convention Center on 4 March 2017. This 30,000 square foot venue is a first class, state of the art building located at 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 in the city’s historic district on the Cape Fear River waterfront. The festival will focus on 50+ American craft micro breweries and wineries with over 125 beers and wines being offered. The Cape Fear Beer and Wine Festival will also feature a DJ, live music, silent auction and other fun things to do.

There will only be one tasting session with three tickets options. The VIP ticket is $50 and will give you admission from 12 - 5 PM. The General Admission ticket is $35 and will give you admission from 1:30 - 5 PM. The VIP and GA ticket includes unlimited sampling of all products offered and a tasting glass but ONLY the VIP ticket includes a special limited edition full size collectors glass that features the Cape Fear and Beer Army color logos (available until the end of the VIP session). The Designated Driver ticket (available online only) which is $15 and will give you admission from 12 - 5 PM. There will only be 500 VIP and 3000 total tickets sold. This event will sell out so ensure you get your tickets as soon as they go on sale. Ticket sales will start at 8 AM on Saturday, 17 December 2016.

All proceeds go to benefit the Beer Army Foundation and we hope that you can join us for this exciting event!

SPECIAL NOTE: You can get a discount code that is good for $5 off each VIP or GA ticket you purchase by simply signing up for  the Beer Army Foundation newsletter. Signing up for our newsletter is quick, easy, simple and free but you better hurry as the discount code will expire at midnight on 7 January 2017. Already an existing Beer Army Foundation newsletter subscriber? Then sit back and relax as the discount code will automatically be sent to you.




There are no physical ticket locations in Wilmington at this time. Please check back closer to the event.

Designated Driver tickets are available instantly online only. 

Ticket Fine Print

-21 +, ID required.
-No re-entry.
-No backpacks allowed.
-We pour two ounce samples.
-Last call 15 minutes before session ends.
-No beer is to leave the premises.
-No children, no exceptions.

This ticket is a revocable license, which is subject to termination with denial of admission at the discretion of Beer Army Foundation and its partners (collectively referred to as “hosts”). You will be denied admission or removed from the premises without compensation should the ticket holder act in a disorderly manner or violate the hosts rules or endanger the safety of other patrons. The hosts may stop serving the holder beverages without compensation at any point the ticket holder appears intoxicated. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers incidental to before, during, and after the Festival. Ticket holder agrees that the facility and hosts are not responsible or liable for any injuries, expense, claims or liability resulting from or directly or indirectly related to the Festival. Tickets are non-refundable and the Festival will take place rain or shine.

Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Plus Coastline Inn
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401



Rockout as DJ Dog plays your favorite music along with a guest appearance from The Joe Baes Project. 


*List  is subject to change.

217 Brew Works
Abita Brewing Company
Artisan Vines Portuguese Wines
Aviator Brewing Company
Bendornd Brewing Company
Bill's Front Porch Pub Brewery
Block Rock Brewing Company
Blue Point Brewing Company
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Boston Beer Company
Breckenridge Brewery
Bronco Wine Company
Brueprint Brewing Company
Bull City Ciderworks
Carolina Brewery
Carolina Brewing Company
Check Six Brewing Company
Clouds Brewing
Covington Spirits
Diablo Distilleries
Double Barley Brewing Company
Elysian Brewing Company
Executive Wines
Fortnight Brewing Company

Front Street Brewery
Fruit Moscatos
Good Hops Brewing
Goose Island Brewing Company
Great Australian Wine Company
Guiness & Co.
Helwig Winery
Hi-Wire Brewing Company
Ironclad Brewery
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards
Kindred Vines
Kronenbourg Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lonerider Brewing Company
Neuse River Brewing Company
New Blegium Brewing Company
Nickelpoint Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewing Company
Pabst Brewing Company
Pianetta Winery
Railhouse Brewery
Service Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Tarboro Brewing Company
The Unkown Brewing Company
Weathervane Winery
White Street Brewing Company
Wrightsville Beach Brewery





Become a Sponsor

Is your company or business interested in becoming an official sponsor of a Beer Army festival? Let us know by email and we'll send you all the info. Be sure to watch our sponsor solicitation video below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I volunteer to assist with the festival?
Answer: Yes! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email.

Question: Are there designated driver tickets or passes?
Answer: Yes. Reduced price designated driver tickets are available for purchase online only.

Question: Are children allowed in the convention center with a parent or guardian?
Answer: NO! We have tried doing this in the past but it has created too much liability. Under no circumstances will we allow children of ANY age into the festival.

Question: Will my underage spouse be allowed admission?
Answer: NO! We have tried doing this in the past but it has created too much liability. Everybody has to be 21+ to enter the festival. If you buy a ticket it will not be refunded because you are under age.

Question: What does the price of the ticket include?
Answer: For VIP and GA ticket holders only, includes admission into the event, tasting glass and unlimited sampling of beers and wines from over 40 different breweries and wineries. VIP ticket holders also get a special limited edition full size collectors glass that features the Brew Bern and Beer Army color logos (available until the end of the VIP session).

Question: Will food be available?
Answer: Yes. Food will be available for purchase.