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What are the hours of the festival and when is it?
September 5th & 6th, 2014- Gates open each night at 6p for SIP ticket holders (Super Important Patron) and 7p for General Admission. Events conclude at 11p

What does the festival Cost?
$45 General Admission, which includes entry to the festival, tasting glass, and samples. 300 SIP tickets are available for $65, allowing guests entry one hour earlier than the public, and the chance to sample special offerings while visiting with the makers. Prices are per event.

Will there be Designated Driver tickets?
Yes, they will be $20 and you still must be 21+. You will not receive a tasting glass. However snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  Limited number of DD tickets available for each event.

Who benefits from the Festival?

The Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild and the Tennessee Distillers’ Guild will each benefit from their respective events.  $5 from every General Admission and Designated Driver ticket and $20 from every SIP ticket will be a direct donation to the Guilds.

Will discounted tickets be available?

Yes, but we’ll make you work for them!  Sign up for our newsletter to get all the current promotions.  Follow us, our sponsors and our brewers & distillers on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to get Early Bird pricing codes.

What about parking?
There is a $5 charge per vehicle to park at the fairgrounds.

Do you have to be over the age of 21 to attend?
Yes, with no exceptions.  All IDs will be checked at the gate. Please don’t bother to buy a ticket if you are not 21.

Are children allowed at the event?
Sorry, no children. Call the babysitter in advance!

Are pets allowed at the event?
No. As much as we love our dogs, cats, goats, and fish, please leave them at home.

What happens if it rains?
The show must go on. Rain, snow or shine, no refunds. The event may move to a sheltered area if severe weather threatens the safety of our guests.

Will there be food at the event?
Yes, a variety of food trucks and vendors will be present at each event.

Will there be bathrooms at the event?
Yes, we have lots of real bathrooms.

What do I need to bring to the Festival?
You can bring lawn chairs, sunscreen, cameras and a thirst for all things Tennessee.  Bring cash for vendors & food (ATM at Fair entrances).  Do Not Bring backpacks, outside alcohol or food, or any type of weapons.

Is Smoking Allowed?
For the comfort of our guests and the best tasting environment possible, smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted in the Festival areas.  Guests will be directed to an area behind the stage to smoke.

Am I allowed to leave the Racetrack and Re-enter?
There is no re-entry to the Festival.  You are free to enjoy the rest of the TN State Fair before and/or after the Festival, but you will not be allowed to return once you leave.

Will there be After Parties?
Coming Soon!

How can I submit a Media Request?
Media requests must be submitted BEFORE the festival and an article or blog post must be made to promote the on sale date of the event.  Email requests to the address below.

How can I contact the Festival Organizers?
Please send any and all questions, concerns, vending requests, or sponsorship requests to caryann@tnstatefair.org.