Hernando Untapped Facts- FAQs


What time does Hernando UNTAPPED start?
5:00 pm for VIP Admission Ticket Holders
6:00 pm for General Admission Ticket Holders 

What time does Hernando UNTAPPED end?
The festival gates will close at 10:00pm sharp and all guests will need to exit immediately. Beer will stop being poured at 9:45pm, music will end at 10:00pm. 

What can I expect at Hernando UNTAPPED?
You can expect to find an authentic beer experience complete with plenty of beer samples, live music, various vendors and unique food from specialty food truck vendors. 

How many samples will I receive with my ticket?
Unlimited samples 

When is Beer being served?
Sampling will start at 5pm for VIP guests only. General admission sampling begins at 6:00pm.
All pouring stops at 9:45pm.

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Will tickets be sold at the door?
All tickets will be sold online and at the Chamber office. Click here for ticket sales. 

How much are tickets?
VIP Tickets are $50
General Admission tickets are $25
Designated Driver tickets are $10 

What is included in my General Admission Ticket?
General Admission ticket includes admission into the festival, a souvenir tasting cup, unlimited tasting and live entertainment. Ticket does not include food purchases. That is a separate cost. 

What is included in my VIP ticket?
A VIP ticket allows you inside the gates an hour early for samples of brews from participating breweries and wineries, a sampling cup, a VIP Swag bag, VIP snacks, VIP Entrance, seating,  restrooms and live entertainment. 

Do I need to print my ticket and bring it to the festival?
Yes. We will not have a list of ticket purchaser names at the gate; therefore you must present a ticket to be granted admission to the festival. 

I lost my ticket printout; can I get into the festival with my ID?
No, you must bring your physical printed ticket to the entry gate. If you have lost your ticket, please contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce PRIOR to event start for reprinting instructions. 352-796-0697 

I purchased a ticket and can’t attend; can I get a refund?
Per our ticketing policy, refunds are not permitted. However, you can transfer the ticket to another individual. 

Is re-entry to the festival permitted if I need to leave?
No re-entry is permitted except in extreme circumstances; event staff will make that determination. 

Can I bring my child to the festival?
Children are not allowed at the festival. All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. No exceptions. 

Do you offer discounted Designated Driver Tickets?
Yes, DD tickets are available at a discounted rate. You must still be 21+ to purchase a ticket. 

What is included in my Designated Driver ticket?
A designated driver ticket includes entrance into the festival. Complimentary bottled water or soda, and live entertainment. 

What if I have a problem with my tickets, who do I call?
All ticket sales are through the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. If you have a problem, please contact the office 352-796-0697 or Email our Information Specialist.


How do I get to the venue?
The venue is the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport 15800 Flight Path Drive off of Spring Hill Drive just east of the Suncoast Parkway.

Will there be parking?
Yes, please follow the signage for parking. 

Is the festival handicap accessible?
Yes. Hernando UNTAPPED is handicap accessible. For special needs parking you MUST email ahead for instructions.
Please email our Information Specialist.


Can I use a credit card inside the festival?
Most vendors take credit cards, however, cash is still the preferred method.


All sales are final. Hernando UNTAPPED will go on rain or shine. To sample beer, you MUST be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID. The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and Hernando UNTAPPED reserve the right to refuse service to anybody.


When will the beers be listed?
We will begin listing beers as the brewers are confirmed. 

Do brewers run out of beers?
Sometimes. It depends on the popularity and quantity brought by the brewer. The good news is that there will be plenty of other beers to try. 

Do you have a floor plan listing where the brewer will be?
Yes. We will post online before the actual day of event along with a guide available at the festival, for free and while supplies last. 

Plastic cups?
Yes. Really. We use plastic cups for this festival. Why? We require it for attendee safety and it doesn’t impact the beer aroma or flavor. 

3.5 ounce pours?
Yes. As dictated by Florida State Law. Keep in mind that we’ll have a lot of different beers on hand and some of these are big beers- which means that if you want to make the rounds, it’s best to keep you in shape to get there.


Will there be food at the event?
Yes We will have several popular food trucks that will be serving their food for purchase. 

Will there be non-alcoholic drinks?
The food truck vendors will sell water and soft drinks, otherwise there will be a water stations positioned throughout the venue for rinsing and drinking. 

Can I bring in outside food/drinks?

Are pretzel necklaces allowed?
We will have necklaces available for a nominal fee. 

How do I become a Food Truck Vendor?
Email Phil Vanderhider for more information.


The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is here to promote an enjoyable and safe time for all guests. Any guest who is intoxicated prior to the festival will be denied entry without a refund.
Any guest found to be intoxicated and causing issues during the event will be asked to leave, or escorted from the festival without a refund. Additional consequences may also occur.
Any guest who witnessed intoxicated behavior should report the incident to security or festival staff.


NO valid ID & ticket-  NO ENTRY.
NO pets allowed with the exception of service animals. Service animal certification must be presented at checkin.
NO outside food or beverages allowed
NO refunds or exchanges
NO drugs or drug paraphernalia
NO chemicals
NO Fireworks
NO coolers allowed
NO knives/weapons
NO backpacks, suitcases or other large bags
NO IN/OUT privileges. 

All items may be subject to search upon entering the venue.
Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, a guest may be asked to remove or dispose of the items, ejected from the venue, or subjected to questioning by law enforcement.


Can I be a SPONSOR for the festival?
Yes! Contact our office at 352-796-0697 or email Dawn Badami.

Can I showcase my BREW/WINE at the festival?
Yes! Contact Maurice and Tina Ryman or download the Brewers Application HERE.

Can I be a FOOD TRUCK VENDOR at the festival?
Yes! Email Phil Vanderhider or contact him by phone at 813-505-7560.

Can I be a NON-FOOD VENDOR at the festival?
Yes! Contact our office at 352-796-0697 or email Dawn Badami.

Can I VOLUNTEER for the festival?

Yes! Yes! Absolutely! Email David Meyer, Volunteer Coordinator or contact him by phone at 352-345-7386.