When is Omaha Beer Fest 2020?

Saturday July 18th, 2020.

What time is the festival?

Saturday 4:00-11:30pm (3 PM entry for VIP ticket holders). FREE brew samples until 9pm.

When will tickets be available?

Tickets will go on sale at April 1st online.  Tickets will also be available at the Information Window at Horsemen’s Park and Lincoln Race Course   beginning April 1, 2020. Other ticket locations to be announced soon.

How much are tickets?

The ticket prices will be:

  • General Admission $35 in advance beginning April 1st, $40 at the door
  • VIP $65 which includes close VIP Parking (limit 400 available); $75 at the door.
  • Designated Driver $10 (available at the door only)

The Information Window inside of Horsemen’s Park and Lincoln Race Course  will accept cash and credit cards. Avoid long lines at the ticket booth and buy your tickets in advance.

What is included in price of admission?

General Admission and VIP tickets include a tasting glass (which will be filled to 2 ounces), unlimited tastings of craft beer and cider. VIP tickets  include early entry (3 PM Saturday), close VIP Parking and access to the VIP Lounge with pub food and reserve beers.

What is the difference between General Admission and VIP tickets?

VIP ticket holders will enjoy early entry on Saturday, one hour before the general admission gates open. This is your chance to visit the most popular booths and mingle with the brewery representatives before the masses come in. There is also a VIP Parking area that is close to the East Entrance, a VIP Lounge featuring delicious pub food and specialty beers not served in the brewery tents.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets will be available on April 1st online. They will also be available at the Information Window at Horsemen’s Park and Lincoln Race Course beginning April 1. Tickets will be available at various retail locations (locations to be announced soon).

Do you sell Designated Driver tickets?

Yes, Designated Driver tickets will be sold at the door only for $10, and include 2 non-alcoholic drink tickets.

What if I have problems with my print-at-home tickets?

For ticket problems purchased online, please contact Showclix at 888-71-TICKETS. Note – you can bring either the printed ticket or the ticket QR code can be scanned from your smartphone at the gate.

Please note that online ticket sales will end on Saturday July 18th, 2020 at 10:00am. You can always purchase tickets at the retail locations on the day of. 

Can other people use my ticket?

Yes, tickets are scanned at the gate. It does not matter whose name is on the ticket.

Is the event just for 21 and over?

Yes, only those age 21 and over with proper ID will be allowed entry.

What forms of ID will be accepted at the door?

Acceptable forms of ID are driver’s license, state-issued ID, military ID or passport.

Are pets allowed?

No. Only guide dogs and service animals will be allowed entry.

Is re-entry allowed?

Yes, re-entry is allowed on the same day only. You will be wristbanded at entry and stamped upon exit for those that wish to re-enter.

Where can I find a list of beers/breweries available at the festival?

The brewery list will be updated here. Upon entry, you will receive a program with map of each brewery location. Please note that all breweries and beers listed are subject to change. We do anticipate that some beers may run out – so be sure to visit your favorite booths first. If you are concerned about certain beers running out at the festival, you may want to consider purchasing a VIP ticket, where you can enjoy early entry and have time to hit some of those booths before the crowds arrive.

Who will be pouring the beers at each tent? Will I have an opportunity to meet the brewery representatives?

Most participating breweries will have their own representatives at the booth to answer questions and discuss their beers. For those breweries that are not personally able to attend, volunteer beer pourers will sample their product and answer some questions.

Is there a fee to attend a Beer Academy session?

Beer Academy sessions are free and included in your general admission and VIP ticket. The Beer Academy runs during the day on Saturday.  More details to be announced.

Can I bring food/drink into the festival?

No outside food or drink is allowed into the festival with the exception of water bottles and pretzel necklaces. We will also allow Camelbak-type water bottles and hydration packs. We have water stations throughout the festival grounds that can be used to refill water. All attendees are subject to a light search.

Can I bring my own chair into the festival?

Yes, seating will be limited, so attendees are welcome to bring camping chairs.

What items are available for sale at the festival?

In addition to other vendors at the festival, Omaha Beer Fest merchandise tent will have t-shirts, bottle openers, soda, water and more.

 Will the event be cancelled or moved due to inclement weather?

No, the event is rain or shine – please watch the weather forecast and be prepared. All brewery booths are tented, as well as the Beer Academy and VIP Lounge.

Are there volunteer positions available with the festival?

Yes, we rely on the help of over 300 volunteers for Omaha Beer Fest. Volunteers receive a free Omaha Beer Fest t-shirt and a complimentary general admission ticket to the festival. Volunteer Sign Up will begin in April. Grab a friend and sign up!

Sponsor/Vendor Opportunities

Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor/vendor of the festival? Send an email to Christy Harris, charris@lincolnracing.com.

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