Thanks to the thousands of attendees that made last year’s Sun City Craft Beer Festival a success. Many of those attendees provided us with valuable feedback letting us know what we could do to improve this year’s festival, and we listened. With their suggestions, we are working to make the 2017 Sun City Craft Beer Festival bigger and better, and an event that will truly put El Paso on the map. Cheers.
WILL THERE BE ATMS AT THE FESTIVAL?
WILL I be able to pay with credit or debit card?
CAN THE DESIGNATED DRIVER ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL BE UNDER 21 YEARS OLD?
NO. All attendees must be at least 21-years-old.
WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL (INSIDE THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS)?
- Outside food or beverages
- Pets – except for ADA service
- Weapons of any kind – including pocket knives or pepper spray
- Bottles, cups or containers of any kind
- Illegal substances or drug paraphernalia
- Skateboards, scooters, or personalized motorized vehicles – except for ADA use
- Unauthorized solicitation
WHAT ARE THE HOURS?
VIP get in at noon and general admission begins at 1pm.
Will I be able to purchase additional tasting wristbands?
Yes, the law in Texas doesn't allow unlimited tasting events, the amount allowed is 24 ounces. Inside the event you will be able to purchase additional sampling wristbands.
WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE full beers?
Yes, you will be able to pick from over 150 different beers.
CAN I RE-ENTER THE FESTIVAL ONCE I’VE LEFT?
VIP wristband holders and General admission ticket holders may not leave and re-enter the festival.
HOW MANY BEERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TASTING?
More than 150 beers will be available for tasting at the festival.
WILL BEER BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?
Yes. All beers will be available in a full sized for purchase and consumption at the festival.
CAN I BUY BEERS AT THE FESTIVAL AND LEAVE WITH THEM?
WHAT ELSE WILL THERE BE TO DO AT THE FESTIVAL?
All five senses will be delighted at the Sun City Craft Beer Festival. More than 150 beers will be available for tasting, along with food trucks providing flavorful and fragrant beer-inspired foods; merchandise, along with live art and screen printing will be a feast for the eyes and fun activities will be on hand for festivalgoers to enjoy.
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Yes. There will be food trucks with plenty of food variety. Not only will each truck provide a different food genre, meal on the menu has been crafted to pair with particular types of beers. Those who visit the trucks will enjoy a unique blend of tastes – crafted just for festivalgoers.
WILL THERE BE ACTIVITIES?
An entire section of the festival grounds has been reserved for beer fun!
WILL THEY COST MONEY?
The activity area is free.
WILL THERE BE MUSIC?
Yes. Thanks to the great success from last year, we have added more stages to bring more bands that will provide a wider variety of local music – a taste for the ears to enjoy.
WILL THERE BE ART?
Yes. Local artists will showcase their talents with items available for sale.
WILL THERE BE SOUVENIR MERCHANDISE?
Yes. All merchandise tents will be located – as you walk into the festival. There you will find live screen printing, premade t-shirts, cups and many more items to commemorate the second year of the largest beer festival El Paso has ever seen.
WILL THERE BE SHADE?
Yes. We are very conscious about the heat and we want to make the event as comfortable as possible for you, tents, fans and chairs will be provided throughout the festival grounds.
WILL THERE BE SECURITY?
Yes. Security will be on hand to make sure everyone enjoys the festival in a safe manner and for any emergencies.
WILL THERE BE PORTA POTTIES?
Yes. Porta potties with sanitation stations will be available.
IS THERE PARKING NEARBY?
Yes. The City of El Paso offers meter-free parking downtown on Saturdays. There are also several parking garages within walking distance of the festival.
El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center
Civic Center Plaza
Union Plaza Parking Garage
400 W. San Antonio Street
Wells Fargo Parking Garage
221 N. Kansas Street
Mills Parking Garage
El Paso St. and Main Street
Chase Tower Parking Garage
201 E. Main Street
IF I FEEL LIKE I CANNOT DRIVE HOME, WILL THERE BE A TAXI SERVICE AVAILABLE?
Yes. We have partnered with UBER and local taxi companies that will be available outside the festival.
IF I ATTEND THE FESTIVAL FROM OUT OF TOWN, ARE THERE HOTELS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE FESTIVAL?
600 N El Paso Street
409 East Missouri Avenue
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL?
There are many ways you can support the festival, please join our volunteer teams here coming soon.
Will there be liquor at the festival to purchase?
HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?
As a downtown El Paso event planned by a majority of unpaid staff of volunteers, the Sun City Craft Beer Fest would not exist without the generous support of private and corporate sponsorship as well as our community partnerships. We offer a wide range of sponsorship packages for budgets of all sizes. Get started by filling out a form by clicking our vendors link at the bottom of every page.
SEE YOU SOON!