Your Hogtown Craft Beer Festival ticket entitles you to sample beers from various local, regional, and national breweries.

Tickets will be available soon for purchase starting Dec 6, 2023!


All tickets are non-refundable. No outside alcohol will be permitted. Event will occur rain or shine. All attendees (aka beer sampling ticket holders) must be at least 21 years of age. IDs will be checked upon entrance to the Festival. ALL attendees must bring valid identification. No ID = no admittance OR refund, even if you have a ticket. Vendors reserve the right to refuse to serve any attendee who is deemed too intoxicated or disruptive. Please drink responsibly and know your limit!


Some of the best local restaurants and caterers will have terrific food & cuisine available for purchase.


VIP tickets come as a package for four people ($400.00). Package includes:

  • Four Beerfest Tickets
  • Early entry to Festival
  • Tent in VIP area with chairs/table
  • VIP Lanyards
  • VIP special beer event before festival
  • Lunch before the festival


We highly encourage use of designated drivers (or ride sharing services such as Lyft/Uber). Designated drivers will be allowed to roam in the festival area (no ticket needed)

Note: Designated drivers associated with VIP ticket holders must check in at the same time to ensure the designated driver can also enter an hour early.


Minors will NOT be allowed in the festival area. (This is a new policy change from previous years)


Pets are welcome at BeerFest! We simply ask that you keep them on a leash and be respectful of other patrons.


Please join us at the 2024 Hogtown Craft Beer Festival where you can enjoy great beer and food, and learn more about the amazing diversity of beer produced at the local and regional level!

HCBF 2023 Photos


What you can expect:

  • Craft beer from most Florida craft breweries and brewpubs in addition to beers from other select regional craft breweries
  • Food from local Gainesville area restaurants and caterers
  • Music from local bands
  • A beautiful outdoor setting to enjoy craft beer, and more

About the Hogtown Brewers

The Hogtown Craft Beer Festival is organized by The Hogtown Brewers, Gainesville's local non-profit homebrew club (winner of the 2016 AHA Radegast Homebrew Club of the Year)! Since 1985, the Hogtown Brewers have been promoting brewing and craft beer through classes, educational brewing events, competitions, beer/food pairings, and other activities.

We currently have over 200 members which include multiple professional brewers (guess who?), numerous medal winners in state and regional competitions, plus a healthy gaggle of BJCP homebrew competition judges (including master and national level judges). Our members are from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions, but we all share a passion for brewing, beer science, and all things craft beer.

For more information about us, please visit www.hogtownbrewers.org.

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