Grainfest FAQs

About Grainfest

Grainfest 2017 is a celebration of all things Grain - Craft Beer, Live Music and Great Times. We shut down our massive parking lot for the day, fill it with twenty-five craft breweries, five live acts from Baltimore to New York, three food trucks and activities for the kids. Basically the perfect set up for a fun afternoon at Grain.

When & Where?

October 7th, 2016
Gates open at Noon with first band starting at Noon.

Grain Craft Bar+Kitchen
270 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711

Certain age to attend?
This event is open to all ages. Children 16 and under are free of charge.

Forms of ID?
We will accept an up to date state issued driver license, identification card or passport as valid forms of identification.

When is each band playing?
Live music will begin at Noon and bands will play to 5pm. The order should be:

    • Jahiti of Brown FISH (Reggae)
    • Earth Radio (Indie Folk)
    • The Susquehanna Floods (Southern Rock)
    • Nalani & Sarina (Funk/Pop/R&B/Soul)
    • Black Horse Motel(Americana Folk Rock)

Please be advised

Lineup subject to change without notice





Since our parking lot will be full of tents, bands and people, the fine folks at the One Easton apartment complex directly behind us have graciously offered us use of their covered parking facility during the event. One Easton is right next to Capriotti’s in the Newark Shopping Center.

We ask that cars leave One Easton by 5:30, so the tenants can have their lot back.

There is also street parking and Newark city lots a few blocks up Main Street. 

Tailgating will not be permitted in the One Easton garage.


Will Call

Tickets will be able to be picked up day of the event from the Will Call table.


Any prohibited items or activities at the event?

The following items and activities are not allowed at Grainfest. Leave ‘em at home to ensure a hassle-free entry into the event.

NO outside food or beverage items

NO alcohol or flasks

NO smoking (Cigarettes, cigars, e-cigs, vaping)

NO glass containers

NO outside cans or cups

NO illegal substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia

NO weapons, knives or firearms of any kind

NO fireworks or any types of explosives

NO flammable lanterns or fire of any kind

NO Chinese lanterns or kites

NO mace or pepper spray

NO walkie talkies

NO animals or pets (besides service animals)

NO tents or canopies

NO wagons or carts of any type

NO ice or ice packs

NO coolers

NO skateboards, scooters, or personalized motor vehicles

NO instruments, megaphones, horns, or noise makers

NO drones or UAVs

NO soliciting

NO unauthorized vending


Folding chairs will be allowed on the rocks in front of the stage.