Festival Info

The Big Texas Beer Fest is Dallas’ original beer festival. The 2017 event is the sixth-annual and happens March 31 AND April 1 at the Fair Park Automobile Building spanning 2 sessions. This year’s festival features beers from 120 breweries and 500+ beers.

BTBF is well-known as the festival to go to for exclusive/rare beers, one-offs and special firkins. Since brewers never know when beers will be ready, we always release the beer list a week before the event. Grab your tickets now, as they have always sold out in advance.

As you might expect, much of the festival focuses on the emerging North Texas craft beer scene, and Texas craft beer as a whole.

Plenty of food will be available from one of our many food trucks, or local artisanal food vendors. While you eat, you can listen to local/national music acts on our outdoor stage!


Friday Schedule

  • VIP Entry 6:00pm
  • First Band: Heavy Hands 6:45pm
  • General Admission 7:00pm
  • Second Band: Chucho 7:55pm
  • Chad & Nellie’s Toast (outdoor stage) 9:30pm
  • Third Band: Atlantis Aquarius 9:35pm
  • Last Call 10:45pm
  • Event Concludes 11:00pm

Saturday Schedule

  • VIP Entry 1:00pm
  • First Band: The Van Sanchez 1:45pm
  • General Admission 2:00pm
  • Second Band: Oil Boom 3:15pm
  • Chad & Nellie's Toast (outdoor stage) 5:00pm
  • Third Band: Matt Tedder 5:05pm
  • Last Call 6:15pm
  • Event Concludes 6:30pm

This Year's Sponsors

Affiliate Level Sponsors

Exclusive Level Sponsors

Featured Breweries

Sampling Sponsors

Non-Brewery Sponsors

On/Off-Premise Retail Sponsors

The Brewers