Frequently Asked Questions


What dates is the event being held on?

Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1

Where is the event being held?

Hope Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica

What are the ticket prices?

PreSold – $2000

Gate – $2500

Weekend Pass – US$32  (ONLINE ONLY)

What does the ticket admission include?

Patrons can enjoy and explore an array of activities while at the festival, including rum sampling, live demonstrations and live entertainment.

Where do I buy tickets?

Online, at 

  1. Fontana Barbican
  2. Fontana Mobay
  3. Fontana Ocho Rios
  4. Fontana Waterloo
  5. Pita Grill- Lady Musgrave
  6. H & L Manor Park
  7. H & L Soveriegn
  8. H & L Portmore
  9. Pier 1 Montego Bay

Are weapons allowed?

No weapons allowed, and there will be no gate check of weapons

Are children allowed?

No, entry is only permitted to those 18 or older, with valid government ID

Where is parking?

There will be parking at the venue, via the Old Hope Road Entrance, and the Gibson Road Entrance.

Is there a shuttle?

Yes, there is a shuttle from the parking lots to the festival entrance.

What is the entertainment lineup?

Saturday, Feb 29

Spragga Benz
Ding Dong

Sunday, March 1

Kymani Marley 
Freddie McGregor
Cocoa Tea
Indie Allen

What type of items will be on sale?

Guests can experience our rich culture and heritage with authentic Jamaican art pieces from our over 40 exhibitors. This includes locally produced arts, crafts, jewellery, botanical health and wellness products, confectionery items and pre-packaged food and drink items, that are complements to or byproducts of, the rum and sugar industries, or from within the same rum-producing region. Examples of exhibitors include everything from delicious food items such as local ice cream and jam makers with rum as an ingredient, and rum cakes, to locally produced home decor such as woodcraft bar items, candle-makers and local photography prints to skin care items such as sugar scrubs and rum soaps, to wearables such as locally crafted jewellery, accessories and other wearables.

Will there be food on sale?

The Food Village, Presented by CB Foods

The Jamaica Rum Festival is a showcase of the best of Jamaica in the culturally beloved categories of rum, music and FOOD. Leading the charge is CB Foods, with its vast mouthwatering offerings.

Look out for beloved CB Foods brands featured in an array of delectable dishes in a melting pot of tried and true Jamaican flavours. The Jamaica Rum Festival aims to not only entertain patrons but also excite their palates with dishes cooked with love and served to perfection. Whether your craving is savoury or sweet, there will be something mouthwatering in store. 

The CB Foods Village at the Jamaica Rum Festival will leave you wanting more of its delicious offerings.

How to register for the seminars

Seminar registration is for the cost of $500.00  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.

How do I become an exhibitor or sign up for a booth?

Our exhibitor list has been finalized and we are no longer accepting anymore exhibitors.