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When and where is the fest?
As an attendee, what is the focus of this event, and what can I expect?
I’d like to help out, what can I do? Do you need volunteers?
What are the advantages of purchasing VIP tickets?
How come every event I go to has ticket “convenience” fees?
Why should I purchase advance tickets to the fest?
Will you have any special beers I can’t buy at my local store? Where’s the beer list?
Why don’t you offer unlimited beer samples with admission?
Can I bring my child?
Why are there lines to get in?
Will there be any food or non-alcoholic beverages available?
Are there any public transportation options?
What are the parking options?
Why are the tasting cups small, and made of plastic?
Who benefits from the event?
Who is responsible for throwing the Big Texas Beer Fest?
What items are not allowed in the festival?
Photography and Marketing Policy
Terms and Conditions
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 2pm – 6:30pm (VIP entry at 1pm – 1 hour early)
Fair Park Automobile Building
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. (main entrance)
1010 First Avenue (inside Fair Park)
Dallas, TX 75226
If you decide to drive to the event, you can enter through either Gate 5 and turn right as you enter, or through Gate 2. See the gate map here.
When we set out to throw a craft beer festival in Dallas, our main focus was throwing an event we would personally want to go to. As craft beer fans, we have been to lots of other festivals, and there are good and bad things about each one. At our event, you can expect a fun, boisterous crowd, that appreciates craft beer that’s made with care and attention. You’ll find 100+ booths with several beers at each station for you to sample and enjoy. Often times, the head brewmaster or owner of each brewery will be at the booth to talk about what they do, and how they do it. This event is about enjoying, and learning what craft beer can be.
We absolutely need volunteers! The volunteer sign ups for the 2013 event have closed. We will post a link here when we begin signing up next year’s volunteers!
VIP patrons gain access to the festival 1 hour prior to general admission attendees. VIP attendees will have wristbands, a dedicated entrance until at least 3pm, in-and-out privileges, and entrance to the after party. We will also be pre-scanning all VIP tickets so that you can take advantage of as much of the extra 1 hour as possible to sample all the special beers we will have to offer.
We wondered this too, and the truth of the matter is, there’s no reason for it. It’s not “convenient” for anyone except the people collecting ticket admission. No ticket vendor that we interviewed required it, so we’re not adding any to the price of our tickets. The price you see is the price you pay.
Since we’re all about being truthful, a large part of making sure this event is successful assumes we’ll sell some tickets ahead of time to make sure it’s an awesome event. We’re a husband and wife team with normal day jobs who work hard to earn a living, just like the majority of Americans. We’re simply asking for your help so we know how much beer to have on hand, and how to plan everything to make an awesome event.
Absolutely! That’s one of our main goals, and we promise to have lots of special beers at our festival that you can’t find on any store shelves, or anywhere in North Texas. While we don’t have a final beer list yet and probably won’t for some time, we already have promises from a number of breweries to provide beers you won’t find elsewhere. You’ll also see plenty of beers you know and love. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, or new to the world of craftbeer, we promise to have something for everyone.
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 $2! Legally we have to charge you something.
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.
Many people will arrive early to the festival, and a line to get in to a beer fest is inevitable. The lines will move quickly if you have your ID and tickets ready. We are doubling the amount of scanners and entry personnel for the 2013 event, and we’ll do our best to minimize the time spent in line. Additionally, VIP tickets will be limited, will have a dedicated entry, the VIP tickets will be pre-scanned for quick entrance, and will allow entry 1 hour prior to general admission tickets.
There will be plenty of food trucks available in our “food truck alley” with a wide variety of food options available for purchase. Free water will be available throughout the festival hall. Some vendors may choose to provide free sodas for sampling, 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 to be on the safe side.
Of course, it’s a beer festival! We chose the Fair Park Automobile Building due to the myriad of choices. The DART rail (http://www.dart.org/riding/dartrail.asp) arrives just a few hundred feet from the facility and costs only $4 for a round-trip ticket.
Fair Park has tons of parking available, and they set the price at $10. Please be prepared, and bring cash. We don’t set the prices, and have no control over the charges.
Please remember, this is a beer tasting event, not a beer drinking event. We encourage you to try many different beers to see all that craftbeer has to offer! Our tasting cups are made of hard clear acrylic, which is odorless and tasteless. Plastic cups ensure a safe event for all patrons.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank (www.ntfb.org). We chose them because hunger is a major problem in North Texas, and 94% of their funds go directly to their mission. They’re highly efficient, and we want to support them!
The event is being thrown by Chad and Nellie Montgomery, two craft beer enthusiasts who reside in Dallas, TX. Please visit our About Us page to find out more.
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
- Unapproved marketing material of any kind (pamphlets, handouts, advertisements)
- Other items as determined by facility security
- See also “Photography and Marketing Policy“
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 facility.
Smoking is not allowed inside the Automobile Building. A designated smoking-area will be provided outside the venue.
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. Video recording equipment (not including smart phones) will require media credentials and requires pre-approval by Fair Park event staff.
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. We’ll have plenty to go around, so please don’t pre-party!
Any attendee who is found intoxicated or causing general disturbance will be asked to leave the facility without a refund.
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We are not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed tickets and do not issue refunds once tickets are purchased. If the event gets canceled, you more than likely won’t need to do a thing: provided you entered a valid email address, we’ll inform you of the cancellation by email, and refund the amount you paid for your tickets on the same payment method used for purchase. If you did not provide a valid email address upon checkout, it is your responsibility to check whether the event is going ahead at the scheduled date, time and venue.
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Entry to the Big Texas Beer Fest 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.
Big Texas Beer Festival and Brewvolution, LLC 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 Big Texas Beer Fest 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 Big Texas Beer Fest, its security personnel, volunteers, staff, Fair Park 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 January 9, 2012. Any changes to the Terms and Conditions will be posted in the FAQ section of our website.
All tickets will be delivered electronically via e-mail. It is the responsibility of the buyer to print tickets out prior to arrival at the festival and present tickets at the gate for entry. Lost tickets can be re-printed via the EventBrite website.
If you choose not to print out your ticket, smartphones capable of opening PDF documents can open the original email that is sent to you at the time of purchase, and we can scan your barcode via your phone.
Smartphone users also have the option to download the EventBrite application to pull up your tickets for scanning at the door.