Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE JAMAICA RUM FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?

Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at Hope Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica.

HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST AND WHERE ARE THEY SOLD?

Pre-sold tickets cost JMD$1,500.00 per day at the locations listed below. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate for JMD$2,000.00 per day.

Locations:

• Ribbiz Barbican
• The Pub @ Mayfair
• Murray’s Fish and Jerk Centre
• Fontana: Kingston
• Fontana: Montego Bay
• Fontana: Ocho Rios
• Sharkies, Runaway Bay

WHAT DO TICKETS INCLUDE?

Each ticket permits one–day access to the festival from 11 AM to 9 PM. Patrons can enjoy and explore an array of activities while at the festival, including rum sampling, live demonstrations and live entertainment. Food, drink and other items will be available for sale.

CAN I PURCHASE A WEEKEND PASS FOR THE JAMAICA RUM FESTIVAL?

Weekend passes are available for JMD$2,500.00 for both days at these locations:

Murray’s Fish and Jerk Hut, Clarendon

The Pub, Mayfair Hotel

Ribbiz, Both Downtown & Barbican

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED ENTRY?

Patrons must be 18 years or older to enter the Jamaica Rum Festival. ID required.

WHAT KIND OF VIBE CAN I EXPECT FROM THE FIRST STAGING OF THE JAMAICA RUM FESTIVAL?

The Jamaica Rum Festival hopes to showcase Jamaica’s cultural excellence in Rum, Food and Music. Like the rum itself, the vibe is warm, welcoming and relaxing to imbibe responsibly. Come expecting to discover the best of what Jamaica has to offer. We are promising a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who enjoy rum, live music, art, festivals and most of all, Jamaica.

WILL THERE BE FOOD ON SALE?

Both food and drink will be available for sale at the festival.

CAN I BUY RUM TO TAKE HOME WITH ME?

A myriad of Jamaica’s award-winning rum brands will be available for purchase through our respective rum partners.

WILL THE FESTIVAL BE CANCELLED IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER?

In the event of inclement or severe weather, we will advise patrons of postponement or cancellations as soon as we are able to.

IS RE-ENTRY ALLOWED?

Yes, with appropriate ID and entry band.

IS SMOKING OF CIGARETTES PERMITTED?

Smoking is permitted in designated areas.

ARE WEAPONS ALLOWED?

Weapons are strictly prohibited.

LOGISTICS

WILL ON-SITE PARKING BE AVAILABLE AND IS IT FREE OF COST?

Yes, both parking (in close proximity to venue) and shuttle service from the parking lot to the entry area will be available for free of cost. View the site map here, to locate designated festival parking.

FESTIVAL AMENITIES

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN A SEMINAR?

Seminar registration is free, sign up for the seminars of your choice when you arrive at the festival; limited spaces are available. Attendees must be at the seminar tent 10 mins prior to the start to confirm their spot.

WILL MEDICAL SERVICES BE ONSITE?

Yes. An ambulance and medic area will be on-site.

ARE CAMERAS ALLOWED? ARE PATRONS ALLOWED TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS?

Yes! Please tag, post and share using #JARumFest2019 and @jarumfestival

CAN I BRING MY OWN BLANKET OR COOLER?

Festival amenities include rest/ lounge areas for your comfort. Both food and drink will be available for sale at the festival. Click here for a list of our affiliates.

ARE ‘OUTSIDE’ FOOD AND DRINK ITEMS ALLOWED INSIDE THE VENUE?

No outside food & drinks will be permitted inside the Festival venue. Both food and drink will be available for sale at the festival. Click here for a list of our affiliates and view their menu options.

HOW DO I USE MY DRINK CHITS?

Redeem your drink chits upon entry to the festival. The chits include one full complimentary cocktail of your choice redeemable at the main bar in the middle of the festival. The chit package also include sample chits (3oz) redeemable at each sponsor booth; Appleton Estate, Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum, Hampden Estate & Monymusk Plantation Rums. The last chit is a wild card for an additional sample from any Rum Sponsor including Sangsters Jamaica Rum Cream.

AFFILIATION

WHAT ARE THE RUM BRANDS PARTICIPATING IN THE FESTIVAL?

View a list of our affiliated partners and sponsors here.

HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?

Send us an email at sponsorship@jarumfestival.com

HOW DO I BECOME A VENDOR OR EXHIBITOR?

Send us an email at info@jarumfestival.com

HOW CAN I REGISTER AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDIA?

Send us an email at media@jarumfestival.com

ARE YOU HIRING FOR THE FESTIVAL (WORKERS/VOLUNTEERS)?

Volunteers will be enlisted via the J Wray & Nephew Bar Academy, who you can contact via Phone: 876-926-9007 ext. 4213 and Email: concierge@jwntwentythree.com