You have questions, we have answers.
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE FEST?
The San Antonio Beer Festival happens on SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 2023 at Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main Ave.
WHAT TIME DOES THE FESTIVAL START, AND WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
VIP ticket holders can enter the park at 12 PM.
GA PLUS ticket holders can enter the park at 1 PM.
GA ticket holders can enter the park at 2 PM.
The festival ends at 6:30 PM and last call is at 6 PM.
Plan to arrive about 30 minutes before you want to enter, to give yourself time to park and to allow for entry lines. Be prepared with your valid photo ID (no guests under age 21 will be admitted, no exceptions), printed or digital ticket to expedite entry.
I CAN’T FIND MY EMAILED TICKETS, WHERE ARE THEY?
Your tickets are generally delivered shortly after purchase to the email address you provide. If you didn’t receive them, it may have been a typo of your email address during your purchase. If it’s been more than a few hours and you can’t find them, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request a re-sent ticket confirmation.
CAN I PURCHASE MY TICKET AT THE DOOR?
General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning at 11 AM. VIP and GA PLUS tickets are sold out and no VIP tickets will be available for purchase.
There is a Purchase Tickets booth between the two festival entrances. We will take cash and credit card.
**Please note that day-of tickets will be sold for $50 at the gate and online.**
WHERE’S THE BEER LIST?
We thought you’d never ask. You can find the full beer list here, and use it on your mobile device to map your game-plan during the fest.
I’M A VIP TICKET HOLDER. WHERE DO I GET MY SWAG BAG AND SHIRT?
Upon entrance, you will receive your VIP wristband and lanyard, along with a sampling card and swag bag. Your t-shirt will be available for pickup in the VIP Pavilion (you’ll see the big red festival flags).
DO YOU OFFER DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS?
Designated Driver wristbands will be available for sale for $20 at the Purchase Tickets booth at the festival. DDs will not receive a sampling glass or cup.
WHY DON’T YOU OFFER UNLIMITED BEER SAMPLES WITH ADMISSION?
The state of Texas does not allow “unlimited tasting” events. The maximum amount of beer Texas allows to be sold at any one time is 24 ounces. We don’t like the 24oz limitation at a beer festival as much as you don’t, and that’s why we’re pricing additional sampling cards really low. The day of the festival, you’ll be able to purchase additional (12) 2oz sample cards for only $5! Legally we have to charge you something.
CAN I BRING MY CHILD?
Sorry, but no. Please make arrangements for all children prior to attending the festival. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted entrance to the event. This include infants. Anyone with a child will not be admitted, no exceptions.
IS THE FEST PET-FRIENDLY?
Yes, this year’s fest is dog friendly. Please note that you are responsible for your pup’s behavior and for cleaning up behind them.
WILL THERE BE ANY FOOD OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AVAILABLE?
Yes! There will be plenty of food vendors and trucks available, with a wide variety of food options available for purchase. Water will be available for purchase from the Beer Ticket Booths for $5.
Some vendors may choose to provide food or non-alcoholic beverage samples, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from our food truck vendors. Some trucks may take cash only.
We recommend bringing cash or using one of our on-site ATMs.
WHAT ABOUT PARKING?
Crockett Park is a beautiful park right in the heart of Tobin Hill, a residential neighborhood. We highly encourage ride-sharing and riding your bike. Bike riders, we will have many bike racks onsite. There are several paid public parking lots nearby.
WHO BENEFITS FROM THE EVENT?
The San Antonio Beer Festival is a charitable event that benefits the San Antonio Food Bank. Please be sure to visit their tent at the fest and meet the awesome people who make a difference each day in our community!
WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE FESTIVAL?
The following items are prohibited:
- Outside food, drink, or alcoholic beverages
- Weapons (knives, pepper spray, any concealed weapons or firearms, etc.)
- Illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks
- Backpacks, suitcases, coolers, or other large bags (however water packs, blankets and chairs are permitted)
- Unapproved marketing material of any kind (pamphlets, handouts, advertisements)
- Other items as determined by facility security
- All bags are subject to search upon entry to the event. Security reserves the right to request patrons to return prohibited items to their vehicle, or dispose of these items; non-cooperation may lead to ejection from the festival.
CAN I TRANSFER MY TICKET TO SOMEONE ELSE?
Yes. The name on the ticket does not have to match your ID. Simply email the purchased ticket to your friend, and they can enter our festival, no problem. Once your ticket has been scanned at entry, however, it cannot be rescanned.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND MARKETING POLICY
We encourage you to take still photographs at the event! In fact, we hope after the event that you’ll post some photos to our Facebook page and tag us. Please tag @sabeerfestival on Instagram, and use the hashtag #sabeerfestival.
All festival attendees are expected to drink responsibly. Any guest who is believed to be intoxicated when entering the festival will be denied entry, and a refund for your admission will not be provided.
Any attendee who is found intoxicated or causing a general disturbance will be asked to leave the facility without a refund.
The safety of our guests, staff, and vendors is of utmost importance and we have taken the following steps to provide a safe experience for all:
- We are operating in adherence to the CDC guidance that encourages all guests, regardless of vaccine status, to wear masks indoors when not eating or drinking.
- There are sanitizer pumps at several places across the festival.
- The entire festival footprint is outdoors.
However, we ask that each and every guest attend at his/her own discretion, and that you do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms listed here.
We are not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed tickets and do not issue refunds once tickets are purchased. The event is happening rain or shine.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Entry to the San Antonio Beer Festival is solely at the discretion of security and/or the Festival Organizers at the time of the event. No persons under the age of 21 will be permitted entry to the festival. We may conduct security searches upon entry at our discretion to ensure the safety of all festival-goers.
The San Antonio Beer Festival cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal property or belongings that is lost, stolen or damaged, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal injury, accident or illness.
Ticket holders or attendees of the event consent to being filmed, photographed, and recorded as members of the audience. The resulting film footage, images and recordings may be used to promote the San Antonio Beer Festival in print, various forms of media, and on websites. You consent that the footage remains our property and we may use it in conjunction with promotion of our event however we choose.
The ticket holder must comply with all relevant statutes, laws, safety announcements, and regulations while attending the event. Breach of any of these conditions or any unacceptable behavior likely to cause damage, nuisance or injury shall enable the San Antonio Beer Festival, its security personnel, volunteers, staff, or festival organizers to eject the ticket holder from the festival site without a refund.
These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice and were last updated April 7, 2023.