Q. What is the Midwest Brewer’s Fest?
The Midwest Brewer’s Fest is a craft beer festival organized by local brewing enthusiasts. To celebrate its sixth year, the festival is returning to the banks of the DuPage River in Plainfield, Illinois. The event features approximately 40 breweries and homebrew clubs serving about 150 different beers. Come for great craft brews, live, local music, food trucks, brewing demonstrations, professional beer judging competitions and more!
Q. When is it?
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1-5pm.
Gates open at noon for Early Entry ticket holders and General Admission begins at 1pm. Festival closes at 5pm.
Q. Where is it?
The Midwest Brewers Fest is being held at the Plainfield Riverfront Park in Plainfield, Illinois. Entrance to the fest will only be via the newly completed pedestrian bridge at the southern end of the park. Click here for a map.
Q. How much are tickets and where can I buy them?
-Early Entry $60 (includes a commemorative growler and an exclusive, extra hour at the fest)
-General Admission $45
-Designated Driver $5
Tickets are available on our website https://www.midwestbrewersfest.org/tickets/
General Admission entries be available at the door for $50. Cash or credit card accepted.
Q. What’s included?
Each General Admission and Early Entry ticket includes 40 drink tickets redeemable for 2oz sample pours, an additional 3 tickets to sample homebrews, an event program and a commemorative 2oz tasting glass that is yours to keep. Extra tickets can be purchased at the event entrance for $1 a piece.
Q. Designated Drivers?
Designated Driver tickets are $5. This ticket entitles drivers admission to the festival grounds to enjoy the fest music and activities. This DOES NOT include any soft drinks, the commemorative sampling glass or beer samples. All Designated Drivers will be issued a bracelet indicating they are a Designated Driver.
All parking will be ACROSS THE RIVER from the festival at Plainfield High School-Central Campus and Renwick Community Park lots. Access to the festival is only by way of the newly constructed pedestrian bridge (part of the Fort Beggs Bike Trail system), just a short walk from the paved parking lots. NO vehicle entrance is allowed via Electric Park at Lockport Street. Click here to download a parking map.
All proceeds from the Midwest Brewers Fest are donated to charity. We are a charitable non-profit corporation that is this year supporting the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation.
Q. Schwag / Merchandise?
We will have commemorative glassware and clothing for sale in the Schwag tent. Breweries may have merchandise for sale within their respective tents.
Q. ADA Accommodations?
The Plainfield Riverfront Park is wheelchair accessible. Disability parking spaces will be available on a first-come first serve basis. Spaces are reserved for vehicles displaying state-issued disability placards or license plates. Accessible restrooms will be available and service animals are allowed at the festival.
Q. Can I bring my children?
This is a 21-and-over event only. Unfortunately, children are not allowed to attend, no exceptions.
Dogs will not be allowed with in the park at anytime with the exception of special needs service animals.
Q. Responsible Drinking
With an emphasis on beer appreciation, the Midwest Brewers Fest is a place to learn about craft beers. We do not promote over-consumption so please, pace yourself. Anyone found to be excessively intoxicated will be removed from the premises. Remember: Quality, not Quantity!
Q. Severe Weather?
The Midwest Brewers Fest is held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. The fest will not be canceled nor rescheduled. In case of extreme weather, shelter will be taken at Plainfield Central High School across the river beyond the parking lots.
Q. Chairs, Coolers, Tents & Blankets?
If you bring your own blankets or chairs, please be considerate and keep your belongings on the outskirts of the festival grounds to not obstruct traffic between the tents. Bringing your own water is encouraged although there will be water available for purchase as well as free, sponsored hydration stations. No personal coolers allowed.
Q. Lost and Found?
Unfortunately, we are not responsible for lost of stolen items, but there will be a lost and found at the entrance gate. Please ask one of the event organizers for help or after the festival, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your item.
Q. Updates? Other Questions?
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