CQ Beer + Cider Festival

 The CQ Beer + Cider Festival is over for another year - we will be back - bigger and better than ever in 2022, in the meantime - check out the details of 2021's event below....

CQ Beer + Cider Festival - SOLD OUT!

Saturday 6th February 2021

Gates Open at 2pm til late 

GPC Parklands, 30 Lord Street, Gladstone



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, street food, live music, festival vibes and good times the CQ Beer and Cider Festival is an event not to be missed!

Please note: this is an 18+ only event. 

Ticket Info

Early Bird Tickets: SALES NOW CLOSED 

General Admission Tickets: SOLD OUT!

What's in store for 2021's event...  
Live On Stage
Jacinta Bradley 
Jayd McKenzie 
DJ Eli Noovao 
The Drop Bears 
Thomo and Wal
Maddi and the Hoopers
Black Flag
Your Mates Brewing Co 
Ohana Winery & Cheeky Tiki 
Heads of Noosa
Games & Comps
Keg Throwing Competition 
Footy Throwing Competition 
Beer Pong
Sh*t shirt competition 
Other Cool Stuff
Pop Up Barber Shop 


 **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 at 1500 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 2pm and close at 10:30pm - last drinks will be called at 10pm. 

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 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 31st January - 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 not - 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 furbaby 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?

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be stationed at the front gate and throughout the festival 
  • Attendees are required to adhere to social distancing rules and follow directions of signage placed throughout the site 
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
- You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19
- You have returned from overseas, or been to a declared Covid 19 hotspot within the last 14 days 

CQ Beer + Cider Festival
  • Back in 2022!
  • Gladstone
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