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29th Annual
Great Tucson Beer Festival
Kino North Soccer Stadium
17 October 2015, 6-10 pm



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Overview of Our Event

The Great Tucson Beer Festival is a marvellous evening of beer tasting, (over 300 to chose from!), nibbling on morsels of excellent food provided by local eateries, plus entertainment - the band 80's and Gentlemen headlines. All of this is included in your ticket price! There's lots of additional entertainment - we're having an Oktoberfest costume contest among other things! Check our entertainment page for more details.


This year's festival location has moved north of Ajo but will still be held at the ball park - the soccer ball park, Kino North Soccer Stadium, 2817 East Ajo Way, across the street frem Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.


There are two tiers of ticketing - general admission (entry at 6 pm) and VIP (early entry at 4.30 pm). A VIP ticket offers extra benefits - delicious food provided by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment (shredded beef brisket on a brioche bun with a prickly pear ancho chile glaze, mango coleslaw and charro beans!), a special souvenir mug, Screamin’ Sicilian pizza, parking close to the Kino North Soccer Stadium for the first few hundred ticket holders, and entrance to the wine garden. Each tier also has a designated driver option. Check out our buy tickets page for the pricing details.


We are commited to ensuring you have a safe way home. We have 3 options for you to choose from:

- stay at our host hotel, The Clarion (formerly the Holiday Inn) and take the free shuttle to and from the event, click here for details;

- bring a designated driver with you - they get in for greatly reduced price and partake of all the evening's events/specials except the alcohol;

- take a Yellow Cab home .. they will be ready and waiting for you right after the event.


On 23 February 2015 the Tucson affiliate of Sun Sounds of Arizona celebrated 30 years of assisting the print disabled access to information. This is our 29th Great Tucson Beer Festival which is locally organized by a very dedicated group of volunteers.


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Our Great Tucson Beer Festival is one of the main reasons our doors are still open and our free radios are still on. Every penny of this event's proceeds benefits the Tucson affiliate.



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All proceeds of the Great Tucson Beer Festivals benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona. There's plenty of free event parking. For the first few hundred VIPs it's at the Kino North Soccer Stadium; general admission parking is south of Ajo at Kino Veteran's Memorial Stadium (so there's a walk over the bridge to the event). No pets, except service animals, of course.This is a non smoking venue. No one under 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff member, brewer or vendor. No children, no babies. There are absolutely NO exceptions. Please ensure you have the appropriate ID with you as you will be carded. In the interest of safety be prepared to have bags, back packs searched. There will be no rain checks. If you have questions please call us at 520-296-2400.






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