We’re going cashless!Exciting news! This year’s Hamilton Beer Festival will be using RFID-enabled wristbands with cashless payment technology to enhance your festival-going experience! We are proud to say we are the first Canadian Beer Festival to go cashless! When you arrive to the Hamilton Beer Festival you’ll receive your personalized festival wristband to get into the festival faster – and it will also be used as your digital wallet to make purchases – all with a simple tap of your wristband! This means you don’t have to worry about walking around the festival fumbling for your wallet or change; instead, enjoy fast, convenient and secure transactions at all food and beer vendors, and merchandise tents on-site using your high-tech, RFID-enabled wristband. If you’ve already purchased a ticket online, you will swap your ticket for your personalized wristband when you arrive to the festival. The “swap staff” can easily register your cashless account and link your wristband on the spot with only your name, email and wristband number. Or you can register online at https://hamiltonbeerfest.pay.intellifest.com. You can add funds to your account simply by logging into your account and Topping-Up online or by visiting a Top Up Station located inside the festival. Once your account is Topped-Up, you’re ready to make purchases on-site by simply tapping your wristband to one of the payment points at the vendor stands. The amount will automatically be deducted from your account – it’s quick and easy! All top-up funds added to your account from your credit card will be automatically refunded to you when the festival ends – so it’s worry-free! All top-up funds added to your account with your debit card or cash require a manual refund request through your cashless account. Cheers from the Hamilton Beer Festival 2016!!