FAQS

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 making the 2018 Sun City Craft Beer Festival bigger and better, and an event that will truly put El Paso on the map. Cheers.

Can I bring my backpack/camellback/large purse?

No, .

WILL THERE BE ATMS AT THE FESTIVAL?

Yes.

WILL I be able to pay with credit or debit card?

Yes.

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
  • Fireworks
  • Bottles, cups or containers of any kind
  • Flasks
  • Illegal substances or drug paraphernalia
  • Skateboards, scooters, or personalized motorized vehicles – except for ADA use
  • Bicycles
  • Coolers
  • Unauthorized solicitation

WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

Saturday, April 21, 1:00 – 8:00pm (early access at Noon for V.I.P. ticketholders)
Sunday, April 22, 12:00 – 6:00pm (early access at 11am for V.I.P. ticketholders

WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE MORE SAMPLES AFTER MY 10 SAMPLES?

Yes!  After you have enjoyed your 10 2oz. craft beer samples included with your ticket, you may purchase more beer sample tickets at only $1 each! 

WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE full beers?

Yes, you can purchase full beers from the beer gardens with over 150 craft beers and ciders to choose from.

CAN I RE-ENTER THE FESTIVAL ONCE I’VE LEFT?

No. No one is allowed to re-enter the festival once they have left the footprint on that day.  This rule is for the safety of all festival guests.  NOTE: 2-day ticket holders may re-enter the festival on the next day! So once you leave the festival on Saturday, you will be more than welcomed to return at any time on Sunday.

HOW MANY BEERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TASTING?

More than 150 craft beers & ciders will be available for tasting at the festival.

CAN I BUY BEERS AT THE FESTIVAL AND LEAVE WITH THEM?

No.

WHAT ELSE WILL THERE BE TO DO AT THE FESTIVAL?

All five senses will be delighted at the Sun City Craft Beer Festival. Aside from tons of beer tasting, the festival hosts a giant game zone, live music, brew lessons, food vendors, retail and art booths, a Sports Bar & Liquor Lounge, and more!

ARE THERE ANY FREE ACTIVITIES IN THE FESTIVAL?

Yes! The Game Zone, Live brew lessons, and Photo Ops are all FREE.  And guests can enjoy live bands and DJs inside…dancing is highly recommended!

WILL THERE BE LIQUOR AT THE FESTIVAL TO PURCHASE?

Yes. Liquor and wine will be available at the Sports Bar & Liquor Lounge.

WILL THERE BE FOOD?

Yes. There will be a variety of food to choose from. Festival producers hand-select top food vendors in the city to serve delicious food that pairs well with BEER.

WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DOES THE FESTIVAL HAVE?

The festival features the KHEY Stage with bands performing Country and a variety of genres.  Plus, DJs mix up a variety of hip hop and R&B at the POWER DJ Booth.

WILL THERE BE ART?

Yes. Local artists will showcase their talents with items available for sale.

WILL THERE BE SHADE?

Yes! Festival producers want you to stay cool… the Convention Center Plaza has a built-in shaded area, and guests can step inside the indoor Sports Bar & Liquor Lounge located inside the Convention Center Lobby.

WILL THERE BE SECURITY?

Yes. Security will be on hand to make sure everyone enjoys the festival safely and report to emergencies as quickly as possible. Aggressive and disruptive behavior is unacceptable.

WILL THERE BE RESTROOMS?

Yes. The Convention Center Lobby has indoor restrooms available for all guests.

IS THERE PARKING NEARBY?

Yes. The Convention Center Parking Garage is located directly under the festival and costs $10 per vehicle. 

El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center
Civic Center Plaza
Union Plaza Parking Garage
400 W. San Antonio Street

IF I FEEL LIKE I CANNOT DRIVE HOME, WILL THERE BE A TAXI SERVICE AVAILABLE?

Yes. El Paso has Uber and Lyft vehicles available.  Festival producers highly recommend to bring a Designated Driver with you to the festival or call Lyft or Uber to get home safely.

IF I ATTEND THE FESTIVAL FROM OUT OF TOWN, ARE THERE HOTELS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE FESTIVAL?

Yes.

HOTEL INDIGO
325 N. Kansas Street

THE DOUBLE TREE HOTEL
600 N El Paso Street

THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
409 East Missouri Avenue

HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL?

There are many ways you can support the festival, please join our volunteer teams! Please contact ebeardmore@destinationelpaso.com if you’re interested in volunteering. All volunteers must be 21 years of age or older.

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. Contact ebeardmore@destinationelpaso.com to receive more information on sponsorship opportunities.

CHEERS!

SEE YOU SOON!

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