Frequently Asked Questions

KVBBQ Festival FAQ

This year marks the sixth time we have hosted a festival on the November weekend and in that time there have been a few commonly asked questions. So, to help the public we have posted the answers here.


How Do I Buy Food and Drinks?

All of the vendors will have a mobile eftpos terminal to take your payment so you will not need to carry cash. Just your card.

Can We Camp There?

No, not at the Friendly inn. There is a camping ground at Bendeela Recreation Area. This is about 9km away on Bendeela Rd, Kangaroo Valley. Alternatives include Glenmack Caravan Park (500m) and Holiday Haven Tourist Park (1.5km). These have camping and cabins/caravans

Where Can I Stay?

We have partnered with Visit Kangaroo Valley (KV Chamber of Commerce). Contact them here. You will find comprehensive accommodation guides and you can access their online booking service.

Are Dogs Allowed?

Sorry no pets are allowed. There are food safety concerns and lots of familys with little kids etc. With appreciate your understanding.

Is There Public Transport? How can I get back to my accommodation?

Sorry folks no PT on the Weekend. Kennedys Bus and Coach operates route 809 Nowra to Kangaroo Valley on weekdays. See timetable here.

Walking is the best option really unless you have a designated driver. There's no Uber and the Nowra Taxi Service have a surcharge from their 12km city limit (Near Beaumont). 

Nowra Taxi Service (02) 4421 0333

  • Regular Taxi (1-4 people) $70 minimum plus fare and $85 after 10pm
  • Maxi Taxi (5-9 people) $100 minimum plus fare $120 after 10pm

An alternative would be to get a group of mates and hire a bus for the day. This has been the go in the past. The approximate cost for a 24 seater bus return trip from Nowra is $660.

Is There Parking Available?

There is general parking adjacent to the pub and on the main street. Overflow parking is available 500 meters away at the Showground.

Why Is It Ticketed Now?

Its such a popular festival and we have had increasing numbers year on year. There's way more event attractions and we really want to make sure you're all looked after. Ticket sales allow for much better planning and execution because the event is growing.

What Does My Ticket Get Me?

General Entry access to the Festival. This includes Brewers Stalls, Food Stalls and Food Trucks, Pig Racing, Trade Stalls, Live Music, Cooking Demos. Read about whats on in our event blog.

Will I be Able To buy Tickets On The Day?

This is a very popular event and tickets are really selling fast now. If the festival is not sold out beforehand, there will be tickets available at the gate. They will cost you $5 more .

However, we have a limited capacity and we'd hate to see you miss out. No one likes to be the friend who's sitting at home while their mates are having a blast...

Go here for tickets. Do it now man!

Can I have A Stall to Sell my Gummy Bears and Stamp Collection?

Sounds great but that's not really what we're looking for. However, if you have BBQ and Craft Beer related goods we would love to talk. Please contact Sam from our Festival Management Department on


Wrapping up. Here's what we learned. The event is a family friendly festival of fun. There should be something for everyone if everyone likes Craft Beer and BBQ  😉 

This page is updated regularly so post your questions to Facebook or via our Contact Us page and leave all the rest to us . 

About the Author The Friendly Inn

The Friendly Inn, one of the Shoalhaven's oldest pubs, is located in the heart of Australia’s most beautiful valley. As host of the 3rd annual Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer and BBQ Festival you are invited to once again come along to enjoy the regions finest Crafted Brews and BBQ's.

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