During the Festival
We want everyone to feel safe and included at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.
We ask that all participants:
- Keep it considerate
- Choose safety
- Sip responsibly
Harassment, violence, and abusive language toward other guests and festival employees have no place here. Festival officials may ask anyone to leave, and will report unsafe or illegal activity to the appropriate authorities. For health and safety support on the Festival grounds:
- Medical attention is available in the EMS tent.
- Austin Police Department is on site during the festival. If you are in danger, witness or experience a crime, please alert authorities at the nearest exit gate or call 911.
- Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) supports survivors of different types of violence and abuse. Visit the SAFE booth at the Festival to learn more about their work to promote healthy relationships. Anyone can find support anytime through the confidential, 24-hour SAFEline:
If you witness or experience an incident during the Festival that violates the participant expectations described above, please report it to us.
As a Guild Member
We celebrate beer in positive, supportive ways for all. In order for that to happen, we need to create a safe space built on trust and mutual respect. The Guild will not tolerate any forms of discrimination, harassment, assault, threats of assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, threats of sexual assault, damage to property, theft of property or services, inappropriate behavior towards brewery staff or ticketed attendees, or any other behavior that is illegal, unethical, or reflects poorly on us as a festival or community. We ask that all members use good judgment to make safe choices at all times. The Guild makes no warranty, express or implied, about the guaranteed participation of any staff, volunteers, attendees, or sponsors.
Identifying Abuse, Human Trafficking, and Upstander Strategies
We work with Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) to equip our festival leadership team with tools and strategies to make sure we are providing a safe, inclusive environment for everyone. If you’d like to learn more about the prevalence of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault; identifying potential red flags; and some techniques for intervention, please take a look at the slides provided below. Please be mindful that it may not always be safe or in the victim’s best interest to intervene. Visit the SAFE outreach booth at the festival to learn more about their prevention and survivor support resources and how you can get involved.