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Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm (VIP @ 1:30pm)
Fair Park Automobile Building
1010 First Avenue (Auto Building address inside Fair Park)
If you decide to drive to the event, you can enter through Gate 5. See the entry and parking 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 most 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 exploring beer through a journey, unlike many events or festivals you’ve been to. Occasionally we invite neat or interesting vendors which compliment the beer industry well.
Your tickets are generally delivered shortly after purchase to the email address you provide.
If it’s been more than a few hours and you can’t find them, you can login to your SeeTickets account here:
If you checked out as a Guest, use the Forgot Password link to get logged in. Your tickets will be loaded in your account.
If that still doesn’t resolve your issue, it’s possible you mistyped your email address at checkout. Please use the Contact Us form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
If you see multiple charges, these duplicates will more than likely drop off your account within 3-5 business days. You must wait until the charges are no longer in a PENDING status before we can do anything.
If you inadvertently made multiple purchases, please contact us.
The beer list drops approximately 1 week prior to the event. When we release it, you’ll find it on our Festival Info page. NOTE: Our event has always sold out, so please don’t wait on the beer list to make your ticket purchase.
If it’s not the week of the festival, last year’s beer list will be left on the Festival Info page so you have an example of what’s in store.
We absolutely need volunteers! If you volunteer your time to help us prepare on Friday, your Saturday admission is on us. You can also volunteer for half the session on Saturday, and explore the other half! To apply, visit our Volunteer page to get signed up.
In the meantime, if you’d like to pour beer for a brewery at the event, grab your TABC certification online.
VIP patrons gain access to the festival 90 minutes prior to general admission. VIP attendees will have wristbands, a dedicated entrance at least 2 hours into the event, and in-and-out privileges. We pre-scan 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.
Please show up 1 hour before the VIP session begins to get pre-scanned into the event.
VIPs receive both a glass AND plastic tasting cup. Please note: we are unable to replace dropped/broken glasses so please be careful with your glasses and cups.
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. Ask previous attendees and they’ll confirm that our brewers bring the goods for this event.
While we encourage attendees who choose to drive to arrange safe transportation, we do not offer a special ticket for Designated Drivers. Everyone who wants to attend the event, whether drinking or not, must purchase a full-priced ticket. While craft beer is the focus of the event, it’s not the only thing that will be going on that day. We’ll have a bunch of neat local vendors, a limited amount of free samples of local food/drinks, free spring drinking water, and live music acts throughout the weekend. In most years, many of our vendors offer neat or interesting entertainment options. In 2017, we began partnering with Free Play Arcade to have a mini-arcade with all games set on free play. If you choose not to drink, that’s at your option.
We intentionally chose Fair Park, so that the DART rail offers a safe transportation alternative within walking distance of our event. We have no way of distinguishing who drinks and doesn’t as we don’t wristband our folks to save everyone time at the entry gates.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
This event has sold out every year since its inception. In fact, it’s usually sold out several days before the event. VIP tickets are gone in a matter of days.
A large part of making sure this event is successful assumes we’ll sell tickets ahead of time to make sure it’s an awesome event. We’re a husband and wife team dedicated to making this the best event possible. We’re simply asking for your help so we know how much beer to have on hand.
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.
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. 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 90 minutes prior to general admission.
Historically, due to pre-scanning we’ve generally had 90% of our VIP attendees in the door in 5 minutes. If you don’t like waiting in line, we highly recommend buying VIP.
Please arrive 1 hour early to have your tickets pre-scanned.
There will be plenty of food trucks available in our “food and music pavilion” outdoors, 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 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.
Of course, it’s a beer festival! We chose the Fair Park Automobile Building due to the myriad of choices. The DART rail arrives just a few hundred feet from the facility and costs only a few bucks for a round-trip ticket.
If you’re looking for other options, be sure to visit our Travel Page.
Fair Park has tons of parking available. At the time we wrote this, those charges were $10. We don’t set or have control over these prices.
Our sample cups are 4oz, and we pour your samples to a 2oz pour line. Attendees are encouraged to try new beers they’ve never had before. Sampling 2oz at a time allows you to not have to commit to a full-sized pour from your local pub or brewery. If you like something and want to sample it again, most beers should be available all day! Our General Admission tasting cups are made of hard clear acrylic, which is odorless and tasteless. If you prefer to have a commemorative glass, grab a VIP ticket!
Absolutely! 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! Over the last 11 years, we’ve helped provide over 250,000 meals to hungry North Texans.
The event is produced by Chad and Nellie Montgomery, two craft beer enthusiasts who reside in Dallas, TX. Chad and Nellie also own Civil Pour, a craft coffee and beer bar. Please visit our About Us page to find out more.
The following items are prohibited:
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.
Sorry, no pets are allowed at Big Texas Beer Fest. We’re mostly an indoor event, and the health department won’t allow it.
Yes. The ticket purchaser’s name doesn’t matter. Simply email the purchased ticket(s) to your friend, and they can enter our festival without an issue. Once your ticket has been scanned at entry, however, it cannot be re-scanned.
Per City of Dallas law, smoking is not allowed at Big Texas Beer Fest. The City of Dallas adopted a no-smoking policy for all parks, and Fair Park (where we hold the event) is a Dallas Park.
Additional information regarding the City of Dallas smoking policy can be found here.
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 @bigtxbeerfest on Instagram. Video recording equipment (not including smartphones) 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.
Once tickets are purchased, no refunds will be issued.
We are not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed tickets. 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 (less any service/facility fees) 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.
If the event is postponed, tickets will automatically be re-issued for the new date, and a window to request a refund (if you can’t make the new date) will be sent via email. In this event, it is your responsibility to request a refund during the specified refund window. If you do not request a refund during that time, we cannot process refunds after the request window has closed.
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Please note: if you purchase tickets from us, your credit card will be securely collected and processed by our ticketing vendor.
Big Texas Beer Fest is scheduled for April 15, 2023.
While participating in events held or sponsored by Brewvolution, LLC (the “Organizers”) “social distancing” must be practiced and face coverings may be recommended as per current state and local agency’s recommendations, as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases is the responsibility of each attendee and the other members of its party. Wearing a face covering may reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, the Organizers have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, the Organizers cannot guarantee that its participants, vendors, volunteers, production staff, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.
In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not engage in the Organizer’s events. By attending the Organizers event, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories:
1. Individuals who currently or within the past fourteen (14) days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath among others;
2. Individuals who have traveled at any point in the past fourteen (14) days either internationally or to a community in the U.S. that has experienced or is experiencing sustained community spread of COVID-19; or
3. Individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.
DUTY TO SELF-MONITOR:
Participants and volunteers agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and, contact the Organizers on our Contact page if he/she experiences symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating or volunteering at our event.
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1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist;
2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties; and
3. I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm, and loss associated with the Activity, including any injury, harm, and loss caused by the negligence, fault, or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.
MEDICAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND RELEASE. I acknowledge the health risks associated with the Activity, including but not limited to transient dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, nausea, muscle cramping, musculoskeletal injury, joint pains, sprains and strains, heart attack, stroke, or sudden death. I agree that if I experience any of these or any other symptoms during the Activity, I will discontinue my participation immediately and seek appropriate medical attention. I DO HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIM WHATSOEVER WHICH ARISES OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE ON ACCOUNT OF ANY FIRST AID, TREATMENT, OR SERVICE RENDERED IN CONNECTION WITH MY PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY.
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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 are 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 12, 2018. Any changes to the Terms and Conditions will be posted on 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. Printed tickets are preferred, and scan more easily than tickets on a mobile device. If you’ve lost your tickets or can’t find them, log in to your SeeTickets account.
If you don’t know your log in info or checked out as a guest, use the SeeTickets Forgot Password link on their website.
While printing is the preferred/faster method, if you choose not to print out your ticket, you can present tickets that were emailed to you. We will scan the barcode on your phone’s screen.