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Flagstaff

How much are the tickets?

There are a variety of ticket options:

General Admission is $40 and $45 in advance and $55 at the gate, VIP is $80 in advance and $90 at the gate. Also we have limited number of VIP tickets available as this area does sell out. VIP Designated Driver is $25 with General Admission Designated Driver $15. VIP Designated Driver tickets are available online whereas the General Admission tickets will only available on the day at the gate. Those who buy this ticket are required to sign a waiver agreeing to not drink or if caught drinking agree to leave with no refund. There are several non-alcoholic beverages available for these ticket holders.

 

What is included with the ticket?

General Admission
This ticket includes a 4oz tasting mug for you to keep, 24 sampling tickets (you'll exchange one ticket for each beer sample that you try) and the live music. Food is available for purchase at several food vendor booths.

VIP Admission

This ticket includes a 4 oz tasting mug for you to keep, 24 sampling tickets (to exchange for beer samples), live music and in addition there is a separate, fenced off VIP area, food sampling, vodka and wine sampling provided by Barefoot Wines (you must exchange one of your sampling tickets for each of these samples also) beer sampling provided by Deschutes and New Belgium. The Gypsy Chicks will be belly dancing and providing lessons and Robert Ray with amaze you with his magic tricks! In your mug you will also have a coupon for 50% off of the cost of the event t-shirt. VIP ticketholders enter the event one hour early at noon.

 

Are there restrictions on what I can bring to the festival?

No pets. Only guide dogs and service animals will be permitted. No children, no exceptions. No large purses, chairs, weapons, etc. All purses and bags are subject to search both coming into the festival as well as exiting the festival.

 

How old do I have to be to attend the festival?
No-one under the age of 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff, brewer or vendor. No babies, babes in arms/toddlers. There is NO EXCEPTION.

 

What food is available?

A variety of food is available for purchase at several food vendor booths.

 

Where do I park?

At the festival grounds. Parking is free.

 

What breweries are attending?

Click here for the current brewery list -- subject to change.

 

What's the weather like in June?
According to www.weather.com the average high temperature in Flagstaff is in June is 79 degrees.

 

Do you have a list of hotels close to the festival?
Click here for a list.

 

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Mesa

How much are the tickets?

General Admission is $45 in advance and $50 at the gate, and VIP is $85 in advance and $90 at the gate. VIP Designated Driver is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, and General Admission Designated Driver is $10. These tickets will only available on the day at the gate.

 

What is included with the ticket?

General Admission
You can taste up to 24 three ounce samples of micro-brewed and specialty craft beers and receive a souvenir sampling mug. There will be live music, plenty of food (on sale), games, contests, and give-aways!

VIP Admission

Includes the opportunity to taste up to 24 three ounce samples of micro-brewed and specialty craft beers, receive a souvenir sampling mug, as well as partaking in the special VIP area offering our special guests wonderful catered food, and private restrooms. The VIP gates open one hour earlier at 1 pm!

 

Are there restrictions on what I can bring to the festival?

No pets. Only guide dogs and service animals will be permitted. No children, no exceptions. No large purses, chairs, weapons, etc. All purses and bags are subject to search both coming into the festival as well as exiting the festival.

 

How old do I have to be to attend the festival?
No-one under the age of 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff, brewer or vendor. No babies, babes in arms/toddlers. There is NO EXCEPTION.

 

What food is available?

A variety of food is available for purchase at several food vendor booths. Click here for details.

 

What breweries are attending?

Click here for the current brewery list -- subject to change.

 

What's the weather like in March?
According to www.weather.com the average high temperature in Tempe is in March is 77 degrees.

 

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Tucson

How do I pay for tickets?

Our local ticket outlets only accept cash. Designated Driver tickets are available ONLY at the gate on the day of the event. GA, VIP tickets will be sold at the event if not sold out beforehand. We will accept cash, checks, and credit card payments for tickets purchased at the gate. Online we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

 

What about designated drivers, what do they pay?

Designated drivers can only buy their ticket at the gate on the day of the event. There will be non-alcoholic drinks available at the festival. Ticket prices are GA - $20, VIP - $40

 

What is included in my ticket?

General Admission - this ticket includes a tasting mug for you to keep, 24 sampling tickets (you'll exchange one ticket for each beer sample that you try), free munchies and the live music.

VIP Admission - this ticket includes all of the above plus early entry, special entry gate, souvenir tasting mug, additional food choices. VIP benefits also includes a wine garden.

 

Where is Kino Sports North Complex?
Kino Sports Complex and is located at 2500 S. Ajo Way, Tucson, Arizona 85713. Click here a map of the north complex.The address for our event is 2817 E Ajo Way.

 

What is the Safe Ride Home program?

We have provided our festival participants with three options to help them plan a safe trip home after our fundraising event.

Option One

Our Designated Driver option gives participating drivers admittance at half price! They enjoy the same music, entertainment and tasty food morsels and also have a wide variety of non-alcoholic beverages to imbibe. Designated Driver tickets are available for purchase only at the gate, only on the day of the event.

Option Two

Sun Sounds arranges a special FREE shuttle service from our host hotel but as our host hotel has sold out we now have a special rate with the Quality Inn & quality_innSuites Tucson Airport North, 5251 South Julian Drive. Their rate for rooms - $59.99 plus tax includes a continental breakfast. Suites are also available for $69.99 plus tax. You must say you are attending the 30th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival to get these special rates. There will be a shuttle leaving from this hotel and they are also offering finger appetizers and non alcoholic beverages for sale upon your return to the hotel. Their telephone number is 520-294-5250.

Option Three

Sun Sounds will have a cab stand with Yellow Cab (our official taxi service), set up outside the stadium for those who have no designated driver and prefer not to drive home following the festival. Yellow Cab is offering discount coupons for our event - collect them at the Sun Sounds office. Taxis will be standing by! Their estimated fares on that night from Kino Sports Complex are: to Tucson Mall - $30, to Park Place Mall - $25, to Foothills Mall - $40, to Safeway Rita Ranch - $37.

 

What will the weather be like?

The average high for Tucson on October 1st is 90 degrees.

 

Will my ticket be reimbursed if it rains?

There are no rainchecks for this event. It rarely rains at the beginning of October and if it does it is just for a short bit. Our venue has a very large concourse so there should be no problem when it comes to rain.

 

Where do I park?

FREE parking is available on-site at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. It is a huge parking lot, there will be no problems. Should you chose to pedal to the event we will have valet bike parking provided by Living Streets Alliance, Tucson. Your bike will be guarded by them in an enclosed area. You receive a ticket when you drop off the bike and need it to collect your bike at the end of the night.

 

How old do I have to be to attend the festival?

No-one under the age of 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff member, brewer or vendor. No babies, babes in arms/toddlers. There is NO EXCEPTION.

 

Are there restrictions on what I can bring to the festival?

No pets. Only guide dogs and service animals will be permitted. No children, no exceptions.  Please ensure you have the appropriate ID with you as you will be carded. Clear Bag Policy: Kino Sports Complex has instituted a new clear bag policy for their venues. The policy limits the size and type of bag that may be brought into our venue. The following is a list of bags that will be accepted for entry: a bag that is clear plastic or vinyl and does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"; a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar); a small clutch bag, no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" (after being searched); exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection, including but not limited to oxygen tanks, diabetes kits, allergy pens, etc. Prohibited items include but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch; briefcases; backpacks; fanny packs; diaper bags; cinch bags; luggage of any kind; long golf umbrellas. All purses and bags are subject to search both coming into the festival as well as exiting the festival.

 

Are any local Tucson hotels offering discounts for festival participants?

The Radisson, our host hotel, is sold out but the Quality Inn & Suites Tucson Airport North, 5251 South Julian Dr is offering single or double room for $59.99 (suites - $69.99) which also includes a shuttle to and from the event. You must say you are attending the 30th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival when you make your reservation to get these special rates. Their telephone number is 294-5250.

 

Is the event handicap accessible?

Yes, it is. There is a door on the main concourse level near Guest Services where people can access the elevator. There is a sign over the door on the concourse that says ELEVATOR. Take it to the ground (or 1st) level then follow the corridor which leads out to the field behind home plate.

 

We are traveling to your event in our RV. Can we park it at the event?

Yes, RV parking is available at the complex but only during the event. There are a few RV parks fairly near the complex: Rincon Country West RV Resort and Lazydays Tucson.

 

Do you have a list of hotels or motels close to this event that are within walking distance?

Unfortunately, our host hotel, The Radisson (formerly The Clarion) at 4550 S Palo Verde is sold out.

 

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