August 19, 2017

Gettysburg, PA

Location

Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA  17325

Directions

 

Food Vendors

To Be Announced

Entertainment

About Jerry Rigged:
Jerry Rigged is a band from Chambersburg, PA that likes to play fiddles and have a good time.

More about Jerry Rigged

Parking

 

Limited parking at Lutheran Seminary (behind Valentine Hall). Additional street parking along Springs Avenue.
CLICK HERE FOR MAP

Recommended parking in the Gettysburg Borough Parking Garage on Race Horse Alley, behind the Gettysburg Hotel, just north of the historic square on Carlisle Street / Route 34 North.

Shuttles ($1 each way) from the downtown Transit Center to the Brew Fest will be offered from 2:30pm until approximately 7:30pm. Visit the Rabbit Transit website.

We also are offering FREE parking and a FREE shuttle to and from the Brew Fest. The address for the parking lot is 941 Fairfield Road in Gettysburg– it is the Tom Livelsberger Kia lot near the YWCA entrance.

Lodging

To Be Announced

 

FAQs

When is the Gettysburg Brew Fest?

The 2017 Brew Fest will be held on Saturday, August 19th

Tickets go on-sale in mid-April!

VIP Session begins at 2:30pm  / General Admission begins at 3:30pm / Event Closes at 7:00pm

What is the Gettysburg Brew Fest?

The 4th Annual Gettysburg Brew Fest is a 3.5 hour unlimited sampling experience for craft beer (and hard cider) aficionados.The Brew Fest is a production of BrewFest Partners and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (the non-profit beneficiary of the event and the event host).

Where is the Gettysburg Brew Fest located?
Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA  17325

How much are tickets and what do they include?

VIP Admission: $70 (SOLD OUT in 2014, 2015 and 2016!)
One-hour exclusive preview sampling of all brews at 2:30 pm – included sampling of 5 to 6 limited brews available only to VIP ticket holders, a special commemorative sampling glass stein, a sampling pint glass, and catered food.

 

General Admission: $45   (SOLD OUT in 2014, 2015 & 2016!)
Entry at 3:30 pm
Collectible Sampling Glass (one per person – no exceptions)
Unlimited sampling

Designated Driver: $20
NOTE: Designated Drivers CANNOT sample alcoholic beverages. Guests found violating this will be asked to leave without refund.
Entry at 3:30 pm – unless accompanying a VIP ticket-holder
Collectible Sampling Glass for regular and gourmet soda and bottled water (no beer or cider sampling allowed – guests found violating this will be asked to leave without refund)

Please note that the brewery and cidery roster is subject to change / substitution. The Gettysburg Brew Fest is a “rain or shine” event and an important fundraiser for the non-profit Lutheran Theological Seminary, so NO REFUNDS WILL BE OFFERED. Our event is very social, so if you find yourself unable to attend for any reason, we encourage you to reach out through our Facebook page to sell your tickets– since we typically sell-out a week or more before the event.

OTHER ADD ONS:

Seminary Ridge Museum Tour – tickets can be purchased at the museum admissions desk. Show your Brew Fest ticket for special discounted pricing (TBD)

Exclusive access! Don’t miss your chance to visit the famous cupola atop the Seminary Ridge Museum one of the most historic buildings in Gettysburg. You will ascend to the attic of the museum and climb the stairs to the famous cupola, where you will see the view that Union General John Buford saw on July 1,1863-the first day of the battle. Once in the cupola, you will have approximately 15 minutes to take photos and take in the amazing view. Tickets are sold at the door.

I bought tickets but cannot attend-- can I get a refund?

The Gettysburg Brew Fest is a “rain or shine” event and an important fundraiser for the non-profit Lutheran Seminary, so NO REFUNDS WILL BE OFFERED. Our event is very social, so if you find yourself unable to attend for any reason, we encourage you to reach out through our Facebook page to sell your tickets– since we typically sell-out a week or more before the event.

We sold out in 2014, 2015 and 2016. There is a maximum of 2,000 GA tickets, so we cannot guarantee tickets will be sold at the door. Watch our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest on ticket counts as we get close to the event

Will there be food vendors available?

Yes. We will have six (6) food trucks serving at the 2017 event.

Do I have to pay for beer samples or is there a limit to how many samples I get with my ticket?

Nope! The admission price includes your unlimited samples!

Will breweries run out of certain beers?

Occasionally, a brewery will run out of a certain beer. The beer may be overly popular with the festival crowd. Luckily, there are more than 135 beers to sample.Breweries try their best to plan accurately for these festivals, however, sometimes very the popular beers run out. We cannot guarantee that a particular beer will be available the entire span of the festival.  If you miss a beer this year, you will have to remember to try it early the next year!

Please note that the brewery and cidery roster is subject to change / substitution 

Will there be official Brew Fest tee shirts available?

Yes! You can buy them online in advance and pick them up at the event– or buy them during the event. We will have a variety of cool options to show your Gettysburg Brew Fest pride!

Is this a family event? Can I bring my children and pets?

No. This is a 21+ only event. No one under age 21 will be admitted. ALL attendees, regardless of age, will need to present proper State ID and wear a wristband. All attendees must be of legal drinking age to participate. For the enjoyment of the event for our guests and for safety reasons, young adults (18-20 years old), teens, children, babies and pets (except service animals) are NOT permitted in the venue at any time.

Can someone under age 21 enter the Brew Fest as my Designated Driver?

No. This event is strictly 21+. Anyone entering the fest, even as a designated driver, must be age 21 or older. No one under 21 will be admitted. ALL attendees, regardless of age, will need to present proper State ID and wear a  wristband.

Can my designated driver have a beer sample?

No. Designated Drivers are not allowed to consume alcohol. They can have unlimited soda and water and enjoy the experience that includes multiple bands, access to cool food trucks, and of course, great camaraderie, and fun! Guests found to be in violation of this will be asked to leave without refund.

Can I bring in beer or other alcoholic beverages?

No. Outside food and drink are not allowed.  You may purchase food from our 6 food trucks and non-alcoholic beverages from the food vendors.

Is there parking?

Yes, but some walking will be necessary. Limited parking at Lutheran Seminary (behind Valentine Hall).   Additional street parking along Springs Avenue and parking MAY be permitted at the YWCA at 909 Fairfield Road – CLICK HERE FOR MAP – after 3:00 pm on event day.

Recommended parking in the Gettysburg Borough Parking Garage on Race Horse Alley, behind the Gettysburg Hotel, just north of the historic square on Carlisle Street / Route 34 North. Enter from Carlisle. The Gettysburg Transit Center is then one short block north.

Shuttles ($1 each way) from the downtown Transit Center to the Brew Fest will be offered from 2:30pm until approximately 7:30pm (final pick-up time at the Rabbit Transit bus stop on Seminary Ridge). Visit the Rabbit Transit website CLICK HERE or check out the basic route map and schedule below.

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We also are offering FREE parking and a FREE shuttle to and from the Brew Fest. The address for the parking lot is 941 Fairfield Road – CLICK HERE FOR MAP – in Gettysburg– it is the Tom Livelsberger Kia lot near the YWCA entrance.

Regardless of where you park, please DO NOT walk through our neighbors’ yards to get to the Brew Fest– we know it’s tempting but would you want hundreds of people walking through your yard at home? Thank you!

Intoxicated Guests

All guests of the Gettysburg Brew Fest are expected to sample responsibly and ensure they have a safe, responsible means of transportation before leaving the facility.
Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event may be denied entry to the facility without refund.
Any guest found intoxicated within the event and causing a disturbance, as determined by management, will be asked to leave the facility without refund and may be subject to further consequences.

Is the Brew Fest canceled if it rains?

Nope! Bring an umbrella…then you are covered, rain or shine! There are NO REFUNDS on tickets purchased!

Will there be tickets for sale at the door the day of the festival?

We sold out in 2014, 2015 and 2016. There are a maximum of 2,000 General Admission tickets, so we cannot guarantee tickets will be sold at the door. Watch our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest on ticket counts as we get close to the event

What CAN I bring in with me?

Personal cameras / camera phones – pictures are encouraged! A pen – In fact, we recommend it for keeping track of your favorite beers/breweries so you remember for later. We may be offering a cool app to rate your beers and be a part of the social fun. You may bring a small, empty bag/backpack to put your merchandise that you buy at the Brew Fest– but do not bring anything in the bag (subject to inspection). No “non-Gettysburg Brew Fest” glasses or cups are allowed in the event. Brewers will NOT pour into non-approved Brew Fest glasses/mugs/steins.

What CAN'T I bring in with me?

You are not allowed to enter the festival with: weapons of any kind, illegal substances, outside food or beverage -including alcohol, glass containers (including other brew festival pints) of any kind, large backpacks, fireworks and explosives, instruments and laser pointers, picnic baskets, lawn furniture, tents, pets (except service dogs), professional camera or video equipment, coolers of any kind. You are NOT allowed to bring beer in for “trading” at this event.

There are limited tables and chairs for your use– most people don’t sit down at the Brew Fest, so you should not have a problem!

Festival Tips / What To Expect:

Plan ahead for transportation – It is important to have a plan for how to get safely home from the fest. Please arrange a designated driver, take a taxi, or take public transportation if possible.

Wear sunscreen – We try our best to keep lines short, but they’re inevitable. At an outdoor fest, you know you’ll be standing in the sun at least a bit, so it’s important to protect your exposed skin with sunscreen. It’s also a good idea to bring a hat and/or sunglasses.

Stay hydrated – Yes, beer is refreshing, but you need to make sure you’re getting enough water too. If drinking water isn’t available, it can be purchased from the food vendors. Have a game plan for hydration.

Bring cash for food and souvenirs – It’s always faster and easier on our vendors if you bring cash!

Have an idea of which breweries you want to hit first – Breweries bring a set amount of beer, so some styles may run out and not be available for the entirety of the festival. Plan ahead by making a mental or physical list of the beers you don’t want to miss to ensure you get to taste them!

Don’t drink on an empty stomach – Food is available for purchase from 6+ cool food trucks this year (we listened to you when you said you want more variety and shorter lines!)

Please note that the brewery and cidery roster is subject to change / substitution