How to Beer Fest 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When and where is the Utah Beer Festival?
A: Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th at the Utah State Fair Park, Located at 155 North 1000 West.
Q: Where to enter?
A: The Main Entrance (also where the BOX OFFICE is located) is located approx. 200 N 1000 W (ideal for DD drivers as there’s plenty of parking) the same parking lot as the DMV. General admission gates on Saturday and Sunday are from 2pm – 8pm, if you purchase an Early Beer Drinker or VIP ticket you can enter the festival at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday, an hour early. The “Fast Lane” entrance is on the corner of North Temple and 1000 West (this is only for people who have swapped their tickets for a wristband in advance) Ticket registration and swap parties begin July 19th. Have your ID and ticket/wristband ready. VIPs and EBD’s (Early Beer Drinker will be allowed in an hour early, 1pm on Saturday and Sunday
RE-ENTRY ONLY IF YOU SCAN YOUR WRISTBAND WHEN YOU EXIT.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Ticket prices range from $5-$50 if you buy in advance at utahbeerfestival.com. You can purchase a single day ticket or a 2-day pass. Prices go up the day of the festival so BUY EARLY. VIP and Early Beer Drinker tickets sell out every year.
Q: Where do I buy tickets?
A: You can purchase tickets in advance on the Utahbeerfestival.com website. There will NOT BE VIP tickets or Early Beer Drinker tickets available the day of the event. Register your ticket at Utahbeerfestival.com to add more tokens to your wristband starting July 19th. Registered wristbands can add more tokens right from the UBF website so no need to carry your wallet! It’s all cashless!
Q: Any Special Deals?
A: BUY IN ADVANCE it saves money and time! If you purchase at City Weekly there is no service fee.
Q: Where can I find parking?
A: We encourage people to ride TRAX. All pre-sale UBF tickets are valid as FREE fare for Trax, busses and Front Runner. You will get off at the Utah State Fair stop and the closest entrance will be the corner of North Temple and 1000 west if you’ve pre-swapped your ticket and have a wristband. If you need to swap your ticket you will need to enter at the Main Entrance. We also offer free bike valet so bike on down! Otherwise the Utah State Fair offers parking at the Main Entrance (same lot as the DMV) for $7 (not associated with the festival, this is FairPark pricing).
Q: What’s the deal with the tokens/wristbands?
A: Cashless Info coming soon!
Q: Can I buy beer tokens if I have a DD wristband on?
A. No. Designated Drivers will not receive a sample mug and will not be allowed to purchase beer with their wristband. You will load it up to purchase food only.
Q: Why do some beers cost more than others?
A: Beer prices are based on the price that we pay for beer. Some beers offered at the festival are as high as 10% ABV. High-gravity beers will only be available in sample size, poured into your 5oz sample mug.
Q: How many beers will be available?
A: This year we have over 200 different beers and ciders available to sample as well as several draft varieties that can be purchased in a 12 oz size. We recommend using your sample cup so you can enjoy a wide variety of beer. Make notes on your pocket guide so you remember which ones you liked. Get stamped by 6 or more local breweries and get a discount at the official merchandise tent and entered to win a prize package.
Q: Can I bring my child and/or pet?
A: This event is strictly 21+ and will allow no minors. The festival does not allow pets.
Q: What is the appropriate ID to get into the event?
A: Driver’s license, state issued ID, Passport or military ID with photo. All ID’s must be current and not expired. Same rules apply as any bar.
Q: When do taps close?
A: Beer token sales close at 7:30p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All taps close at 7:45pm. SHARP to give you time to enjoy your beverage before the festival closes at 8p.m.
Q: Is there any food on site?
A: YES! We will have over 15+ delicious local food carts/trucks available to choose from. A variety of options from brats to burgers, pizza to Korean fare! Use your RFID wristband to purchase.
Q: Does UBF accept credit cards or checks?
A: No checks. But YES we accept credit cards and cash at our token top-up stations. To make it easier on yourself register your ticket/wristband in advance so that you can top up from the UBF website BEFORE the festival. No token lines and no need for your wallet.All unused tokens will automatically be refunded after the festival.
Q: Who do I contact if I have further questions?
A: Contact the Festival Director, Samantha Smith at [email protected] for any and all questions.
Q: What can I bring?
A: You’re welcome to bring lawn chairs, umbrellas and blankets to spread-out and enjoy the live music. No coolers or large bags are permitted on the festival grounds.