Frequently Asked Questions
Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th , 2019 at Hope Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica. View the site map here.
Presold 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.
Weekend passes are available for JMD$2,500.00 for both days at these locations.
Each ticket permits one day access to the festival from 11am to 9pm. Patrons can enjoy and explore an array of activities while at the festival, including sampling, live demonstrations and live entertainment. Food, drink and other items will be available for sale. Seminar registrations can be booked here at an additional cost.
No. All ticket sales are final.
In the event of inclement or severe weather, we will advise patrons of postponement or cancellations as soon as we are able to.
Patrons must be 18 years or older to enter the Jamaica Rum Festival. ID required.
Yes, with appropriate ID and entry band.
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.
Both food and drink will be available for sale at the festival.
A myriad of Jamaica’s award-winning rum brands will be available for purchase through our respective rum partners.
Smoking is permitted in designated areas.
Weapons are strictly prohibited.
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.
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.
Yes. An ambulance and medic area will be on-site.
Yes! Please tag, post and share using #JARumFest2019 and @jarumfestival
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.
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.
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Volunteers will be enlisted via the J Wray & Nephew Bar Academy.