NO ONE without a ticket/wristband will be allowed onto the festival grounds Saturday morning.
All beer should be set up and ready to serve by 10:00 AM.
Ideally, the only items you will need to bring on to the grounds on Saturday are your required entry items (ticket & ID for age verification) and your kegs of beer. All additional set-up should be completed on Friday. Kegs may be loaded in at the north gate by Brewer/Sponsor Check-in between 9:00 & 10:00 AM. Please plan enough time for safe unload, and to either carry or dolly (remember your hand-truck) your beer onto and off of the festival grounds. Again, Friday load-in is required to streamline Saturday morning set-up.
Draft Issues & Trouble Shooting
Custom Draft, an Allied Trade member that specializes in designing, installing, and maintaining draught systems, will be on-site and available to assist you for the duration of the festival. They are tasked with helping you solve any draught issues throughout the day, which should ease your need to have a distributor representative present for the full day. Custom Draft will not set up your beer. They will provide support and trouble shooting ONLY.
Ice for Kegs
All ice is provided to participants by the Festival. Ice will be delivered as quickly as possible to all breweries once kegs are in place. Festival staff will distribute ice at the beginning of the day, and as needed throughout festival hours. If you need ice after set up, please notify your Beer Captain so they can order it for you.
Park Access and Wristbands
When you come to the park on Saturday morning, please have your ticket and ID ready to show at Brewer/Sponsor check-in on the North side of the park in order to receive your wristband and obtain entry. The person who picks up your tickets on Friday is responsible for distributing them to brewery staff and representatives. If you neglect to distribute these credentials to your staff in advance of the festival, YOU will be responsible for meeting them outside of the festival gates to give them their tickets so they can proceed to Brewer/Sponsor check-in.
If you need additional people to help you set up (i.e. more than the four BREWER tickets your brewery receives, or team members from your distributor), they will be able to come to the Brewer Check-In line and ask for a SETUP wristband. People wearing these wristbands will be able to help you with setup in the morning between 9:00 and 11:00 AM. They will all be asked to leave the grounds by 11:00 AM.
Only FOOT TRAFFIC will be allowed on Saturday before AND after the festival. Absolutely no brewery vehicles will be allowed in on Saturday due to high traffic and safety concerns. Please note: There may be exceptions made for sponsors and participants with pre-approved mobile units. In other words, just because you see a vehicle on the grounds does not mean you are allowed to drive on the grounds.