The Texas Craft Brewer's Festival returns to East Austin's Fiesta Gardens September 28th, featuring 75+ Texas Craft breweries and approximately 200 handcrafted beers available for sampling.
The Texas Craft Brewers Festival and the Texas Craft Brewers Guild embrace this ethos, striving to be true to Texas craft beer and to benefit all involved. Today, as in 2003, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival remains by and for the Texas craft brewers and the Texas craft beer community.
They are proud to support Austin Habitat for Humanity with a portion of event proceeds.
Much has happened with craft beer since the first Texas Craft Brewers Festival in 2003. Homebrewers and entrepreneurs have launched and grown craft beer businesses to serve nearby communities. Laws have been changed to make accessing Texas craft beer easier. People curious to discover new tastes have become fans, and those fans devotees. Throughout craft beer's re-emergence, an underlying ethos has held strong: We are a community. We support each other. We respect each other. And our mutual appreciation of the people, the process and the product enriches us.
What beers will be served?
The list of beers being served will be posted as we get closer to the event. We expect plenty of seasonal, special, rare and one-off beers to be served. That said, beer availability is subject to change.
Are children allowed?
Though we would love to allow children into the event, we just want to put their safety first. Since this event does involve the consumption of alcohol and large crowds, we feel it safest to not have children attend. As such, this is a 21+ event requiring a valid ID. Due to current alcohol laws and safety concerns, NO minors will be allowed in, which includes newborns, infants, toddlers, kids, teenagers, or any other variation of someone under 21 years of age.
Are pets allowed?
We love our four-legged friends, but they don’t always mix with large crowds. Due to safety concerns, NO pets are allowed.
Can I bring in glasses, coolers, chairs or umbrellas?
We provide plenty of covered seating, including a covered eating area and seating under Fiesta Gardens massive pavilion. You may bring in a blanket to lay out and sit slopeside near Lady Bird Lake, but due to safety concerns, please do NOT bring glasses, coolers, chairs or umbrellas into the venue.
Will there be food and other drinks at the fest?
Most definitely. Various non-alcoholic drinks and freshly prepared food from local vendors will be on sale at the festival, along with plenty of free water to keep everyone hydrated.
Can I distribute information or products at the event?
No. Distribution of materials is restricted to authorized parties, such as sponsors. Unauthorized solicitation will result in immediate removal. If you wish to distribute material as a sponsor, email us.
How do I get to the venue? What about parking?
Parking is available around Fiesta Gardens and Lady Bird Lake at no cost, but it is limited. Bike racks will be provided next to the entrance on the west end of the park, remember to bring your own lock! The two main parking lots are on the North side of the main facility. An additional lot is adjacent to the Fiesta Gardens West End property. All parking is first-come, first-served. Street parking in the surrounding neighborhood is discouraged.