CQ Beer + Cider Festival 2023

CQ Beer + Cider Festival is one of Central Queensland's most anticipated events of 2023!

Saturday 11th November 2022

Gates Open at 3pm till late (2pm for VIP Ticket Holders)

GPC Marina Parklands (Harbour Festival Grounds) 

Purchase Tickets here -


Event program will be released in November.

Grab your mates and kick back in the blissful CQ sunshine whilst enjoying the festival's handpicked selection of frosty brews and crisp ciders poured straight from the brewers themselves. 

With over 50 different varieties of beers and ciders on offer, street food, live and local CQ music, festival vibes and good times, the 18+ CQ Beer + Cider Festival is set to deliver a day that is quickly growing to be one of Gladstone's most anticipated events on the annual calendar!


Ticket includes:

  • Entry to the Festival grounds 3pm-10pm (2pm-10pm for VIP Tix)
  • Complimentary CQ Beer + Cider gift with each ticket (until stock runs out)
  • Large selection of Craft Brewers from all over QLD
  • Live & Local CQ Entertainment
  • Ugly Shirt Competition, (individual, couple + group categories) - Footy Throw Competition - All new to this year's festival is a Dunk Machine
  • CQ Food Vendors
  • Games and more.....

Please note: this is an 18+ only event. 

Ticket Info

VIP Experience Tickets: 

Early Bird Tickets:

General Admission Tickets: 

What's in store for 2023's event...  

Live On Stage
Brewers in 2022
Black Flag Brewing
Your Mates Brewing Company.  
Heads of Noosa
Ballistic Beer Co
Ward's Brewery
The Festival Bar brought to you by Aestec with brewers canned beers and Ginger Beers
Garden Bar with ciders from Ohana Winery & Cheeky Tiki Cider and new this year Kalki Moon Gin, together with Seltzers, wine and non-alcoholic drinks

Games & Comps
Keg Throwing Competition 
Footy Throwing Competition 
Beer Pong & Ping Pong tables. Jenga + more
Ugly Shirt Competition, single, couple and group
Dunk Machine - Dunk some special guests or your mates
Other Cool Stuff

Food Vendors

 **To Keep up to date with everything CQ Beer + Cider follow us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CQBeerCiderFestival 
Frequently Asked Questions 

Do I need to bring my ticket with me to the event?
Yes, we will need to scan your ticket on entry to the festival - you can either print out a copy of your e-ticket, or save the paper and load your ticket on to your phone for scanning. 
My ticket has not been emailed, what should I do?
Send us a message on Facebook, call our office on 07 4972 5111 or email us at events1@gladstonefestival.com so we can investigate further and get your tickets re-issued. 

Can I get a refund on my ticket if I can no longer attend?
It depends. If you are unwell and experiencing COVID like symptoms we can issue a full refund of your ticket. 
If you cannot attend for other reasons you can arrange to have your ticket transferred into someone else's name. 

If you can no longer attend and need a refund, it is best to call us on 07 4972 5111 or send an email to events1@gladstonefestival.com so we can discuss your options further with you.  

Can I get tickets at the door?
The event is capped, and tickets are selling fast, therefore it is anticipated that we will not have tickets available for sale at the door. 

What are the times for the festival?
Gates open at 3pm for General admission and Early Bird and close at 10pm - last drinks will be called at 9:30pm. VIP tickets will have access from 2pm

How much are the drinks?
Prices of drinks vary - a full brewer and bar list will be available prior to the event. 

Is there only beer and cider, or will other drinks be available?
There will also be alcoholic ginger beer, spritzers, flavoured cider, wine, soft drink, other non-alcoholic mixers and water available. 

Is there going to be a festival program with details on brewers, bands, festival map, parking and other info?
Yes! The official festival online program will be available for download on 1st November - keep an eye on our Facebook page. 

Can I bring a blanket or camp chair?
Yes - attendees are permitted to bring a picnic blanket or small fold up camping chair.

Are children permitted?
Unfortunately, no - the CQ Beer and Cider Festival is strictly an 18+ event. Security will be on site and will be checking ID's where required. 

Are pets permitted?
Sadly, no - your fur baby will have to sit this one out. (With the exception of service dogs)

Can I bring my own food and drinks?
No - the CQ Beer and Cider Festival is not a BYO event. 

Is the event cashless?
Yes! No cash will be accepted at any vendor stall at the event - the event is 100% cashless and will operate on a square payment system, so it's as simple and tap and go!

Will there be Gluten Free and Vegan food and drink options?
There sure will be - all vendors will have menu's on display which will indicate which items are GF or Vegan. 

Will there be a designated smoking area?
There sure will be - attendees are permitted to smoke in the DOSA of the festival. 

What COVID procedures are implemented at the event?

  • Attendees are required to adhere to any restrictions at the time of the event. 
CQ Beer & Cider Festival will not tolerate any antisocial and intoxicated behaviour from attendees. Any festival attendee displaying this behaviour will be immediately removed with no refund given.  
- You are unwell 
- You have received a positive test result for Covid 19 

CQ Beer + Cider Festival 2023
  • Saturday 11th November 2023
  • Gladstone Marina Parklands
  • TBC
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