This is our 2018 event information. We will leave it online for now
to give you an idea of what our event looks likes.
We will be posting 2019 information in the coming months.
How much do tickets to the NB Spirits Festival cost?
See the schedule
page for the list of events and ticket prices.
What do I get for the price of admission ticket?
You will received a special nosing glass, full access to the spirits in the Showcase, an event program, a $10 coupon for any purchase at the on-site ANBL store and a taxi ride home within Fredericton city limits.
What time does the Festival Showcase start?
Entrance to the ballroom starts at 6:45 pm. You have to check in at the door to get your nosing glass, coupon for the on-site ANBL store and event program before you can enter the Ballroom.
What time is Festival Showcase over?
Last pour is at 9:45, and the event ends promptly at 10:00pm
What should I wear?
The NB Spirits Festival is a prestigious event and our patrons dress accordingly. For reasons of safety and security, costumes, masks and similar attire are prohibited.
How do I get there?
How do I get home?
We offer a free taxi ride home within Fredericton City limits. The Festival has zero tolerance for drinking and driving, and Fredericton Police will be well informed about the event. If you don't want to take a taxi, have someone meet you, or better yet stay at the Delta for the night!
Do I need to bring a glass with me?
No, a nosing glass will be provided to you at registration.
What if I lose my nosing glass?
If you lose your nosing glass, we'll have wine glasses available in the tasting ballroom. Sorry, we can't replace a lost or broken nosing glass.
There's a product that I want to be sure to try. How can I find out which booth is pouring it?
There are complete lists of what's being poured in your event program, provided at registration. One list is alphabetical by the brand name, and will tell you at which booth you find each product. The other lists all of the products by booth number. And there's a handy map too! On the map, each booth is numbered and shows the brand being poured.
Is there parking at the hotel?
The hotel does have parking available, but we encourage the use of public transportation, carpooling, getting dropped off or taking a taxi so that no one ever tries to drive themselves home after the event.
Can I stay at the hotel where the Festival is being held?
Yes, the Delta Fredericton is happy to have you stay.
to book a room at the Festival Group Rate, or call 506-457-7000 to make your reservation.
There's a Special Tasting I want to attend. Do I need to get a separate ticket for that?
Special Tastings are separate from the Festival Showcase. Seating is limited for these very popular tastings, so book early and don't be disappointed
Do I need to use vouchers to get tastes of the whiskies I want to try?
No, once you're in the Ballroom you are free to taste any of the products. However, excessive drinking and intoxication won't be tolerated, and you'll be asked to leave. By a few polite but very persuasive guys. Who are large.
I bought a ticket but can't make it to the event. Can I get my money back?
Unfortunately, tickets are not refundable. But the event will likely sell out again – make yourself popular and ask a friend to take it off your hands!
When the event is sold out, can I still buy tickets?
Once the tickets are gone, they're really gone. Sorry.
Can I get a ticket at the door?
If the event is not sold out there may be tickets at the door, but there's no guarantee and the last 5 years have sold out completely before the day of the Showcase.
If I promise not to drink, can I come to the event if I'm under 19 years of age?
No one under the age of 19 is permitted inside of the event. There will be no exceptions, and we will be carding ticket holders as they come into the event.
Is there a coat check available?
There is a coat check available at the event.
May I bring my briefcase with me?
Backpacks, briefcases, tote bags, or any other such items, are not permitted inside of the Festival Showcase. You will be asked to leave them at the coat check.
Will there be food available?
There will be a variety of nibbles available. There is also bread placed around the room to help cleanse your palette, and we encourage you to eat from time to time.
Will there be coffee or soft drinks available?
Water will be provided throughout the evening, and the Delta bar and restaurant is open for anyone who wishes to purchase a meal or beverage.
Do I need a NB Spirits Festival Ticket to attend any of the Special Tasting Classes?
No. You do not need a Festival ticket to attend any of the Special Tasting Classes on Thursday or Friday evenings, with the exception of the Ultimate Master Class.
Do I need to purchase an NB Spirit Festival ticket in order to shop at the on-site ANBL store?
No. You are welcome to shop at the on-site ANBL store during its hours of operation: Friday, November 25th from 6:30pm to 11:00pm.
When I leave, can I give my pass to someone else to go in?
Nope. There are only so many drinks to go round, and you'll have a nice wrist band that is not transferable.