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Presented by : Kickin’ Chicken & Apex Broadcasting
Date: Saturday, August 26th
Location: Joseph P. Riley Jr Park
Gates Open: VIP 6PM | General Session 7PM

*The Ballpark Festival of Beers is a 21 and over event.
All patrons must show a valid ID for entry.*


Advanced tickets are $30 at any area Kickin’ Chicken; West Ashley, Downtown, James Island, Summerville & Mt. Pleasant (while supplies last) OR $35 at the RiverDogs Box Office or  Tickets include 18 sampling tickets.



$60 – includes early entry at 6PM with field access, 25 sampling tickets, access to the Kickin’ Chicken VIP Lounge which includes hot food from 6PM – 7PM, cold snacks from 7PM – 10PM and specialty beer sampling.

*Only 200 VIP tickets available*



Includes early entry (6PM – 7PM) with Riley Park Club access for a liquor 101 course & sampling, 25 Ballpark Festival of Beers sampling tickets with field access (7PM – 10PM), access to the Kickin’ Chicken VIP Lounge which includes snacks and specialty beer sampling.  You know the saying…liquor before beer, in the clear! 

*Only 50 Premium VIP tickets available*



Beer List


Volunteers needed to pour beer from 5:00-10:00PM.  All volunteers must be 21 or older.

To sign up to be a volunteer CLICK HERE!


$15 DD wristband provides an alternative for non-tasters who wish to enjoy great entertainment, food trucks, corn hole and other fun interactive games.  Be a HERO for the day! DD tickets are available for purchase at the stadium box office, August 26th only.


Never Compromise. Drink Responsibly. Line up post-event transportation. Green Taxi will be available to get you safely to your next destination. Schedule an Uber or Lyft, ask a friend to join you with the DD wristband option or book a room.

Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston
Mention the Ballpark Festival of Beers for 10% discount
144 Bee Street  Charleston, SC  29401
(843) 577.2224


The first 2,500 people through the gates receive a commemorative sampling glass. Sampling tickets are included in the admission.  There will be water available to clean your glass between sampling.


Make sure you drink plenty of water. Summer events can get very warm in the afternoon heat and with the cornucopia of alcoholic beverages that surround you, one often forgets to keep hydrated. You will appreciate proper hydration as the day goes on and especially the next morning.


Food trucks will provide a variety of delicacies. This years food truck line up includes:
– Kickin’ Chicken
– BkD
– Roadside Seafood
– Koa Bowls


SnoBar Cocktails, King of Pops, Big Daddy Pork Skins.


The evening will start out with the Blue Plantation Band who are an acoustic string band with a diverse variety of authentic musical styles including Bluegrass, Irish, Folk, Country, Swing and Jazz. The band is made up of four musicians with a wide background of experience and high level of expertise.  They have been performing together for 15 years in the Charleston area.

Plan to dance the away with Midnight City.  This five-piece band is from Charleston, SC and there isn’t a style of music they can’t play. They are full time musicians with years of experience who take their jobs very seriously and passionately.  Be ready to shake your tail feather with this amazing and talented band.


Vendors include Towne Centre Tobacco, Charleston City Paper, InTown, Charleston Henna, Kickin’ 92.5, Mix96, Nectar Sunglasses, Grit Box Fitness, Green Taxi, Caroline Apartments, Drifter Merch, The Standard at James Island Apartment, Wharf 7, Cooper River Farms, Contract Exteriors, Harbor Entrepreneur Center, Hoover Mitsubishi.


Parking is $5 in all surrounding lots.  Carpool and everyone can throw in a buck.


All festival-goers must show a valid ID for entry.  No children or pets are allowed in the park.


Make plans to head to any of the five area Kickin’ Chicken locations after the festival.   As Dan Wilson would say…”you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here“.


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