FAQ

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* When and where is the fest?
* What is Texas Brewvolution’s affiliation with North Texas Beer Week?
* Who is responsible for organizing Texas Brewvolution?
* As an attendee, what is the focus of this event, and what can I expect?
* I’d like to help out, what can I do? Do you need volunteers?
* What are the advantages of purchasing VIP tickets?
* Do you offer Designated Driver tickets?
* How come every event I go to has ticket “convenience” fees?
* Why should I purchase advance tickets to the fest?
* Will you have any special beers I can’t buy at my local store? Where’s the beer list?
* Why don’t you offer unlimited beer samples with admission?
* Can I bring my child?
* Why are there lines to get in?
* Will there be any food or non-alcoholic beverages available?
* Are there any public transportation options?
* What are the parking options?
* Why are the tasting cups small, and made of plastic?
* Who benefits from the event?
* What items are not allowed in the festival?
* Smoking Policy
* Photography and Marketing Policy
* Intoxicated Patrons
* Privacy Policy
* Refund Policy
* Terms and Conditions
* Shipping Policy


When and where is the fest?

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 2pm – 6:30pm (VIP entry at 1pm – 1 hour early)
Fair Park Centennial Hall
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. (main entrance)
1001 Washington Street (inside Fair Park)
Dallas, TX 75210

Driving to the event? Check our parking options here


What is Texas Brewvolution’s affiliation with North Texas Beer Week?

Texas Brewvolution is a privately-organized festival, that is a paid-sponsor of NTX Beer Week, just like any other venue or event.


Who is responsible for throwing Texas Brewvolution?

This event is a meeting of the minds behind two other craft beer festivals, Big Texas Beer Fest and Untapped Festival. Check out the About page for more info on us.


As an attendee, what is the focus of this event, and what can I expect?

When we set out to throw a craft beer festival in Dallas, our main focus was throwing an event we would personally want to go to. As craft beer fans, we have been to lots of other festivals, and there are good and bad things about each one. At our event, you can expect a fun, boisterous crowd, that appreciates craft beer that’s made with care and attention. You’ll find 40+ booths with several beers at each station for you to sample and enjoy. Often times, the head brewmaster or owner of each brewery will be at the booth to talk about what they do, and how they do it. This event is about enjoying, and learning what craft beer can be.


I’d like to help out, what can I do? Do you need volunteers?

The volunteer sign ups for the 2013 event have closed.


What are the advantages of purchasing VIP tickets?

VIP patrons gain access to the festival 1 hour prior to general admission attendees. VIP attendees will have wristbands, a dedicated entrance until at least 3pm, in-and-out privileges, and entrance to the pre-party at Craft and Growler the evening before. We will also be pre-scanning all VIP tickets so that you can take advantage of as much of the extra 1 hour as possible to sample all the special beers we will have to offer. VIP tickets to this event will be very limited. For those who have been a VIP at our events in the past, they can attest that yes, it’s worth it.


Do you offer Designated Driver tickets?

While we encourage attendees, if they choose to drive, to arrange safe transportation, we do not offer a special ticket for Designated Drivers. While craft beer is the focus of the event, it’s not the only thing that will be going on that day. We’ll have a bunch of neat local vendors, a limited amount of free samples of local food/drinks, free drinking water, and 3 live music acts throughout the day. We intentionally chose Fair Park, so that the DART rail offers a safe transportation alternative within walking distance of our event. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.


How come every event I go to has ticket “convenience” fees?

We wondered this too, and the truth of the matter is, there’s no reason for it. It’s not “convenient” for anyone except the people collecting ticket admission. No ticket vendor that we interviewed required it, so we’re not adding any to the price of our tickets. The price you see is the price you pay.


Why should I purchase advance tickets to the fest?

Since we’re all about being truthful, a large part of making sure this event is successful assumes we’ll sell some tickets ahead of time to make sure it’s an awesome event. We’re a very small group of folks who work normal day jobs just like you. Organizing craft beer events is our passion, not our livelihood. We’re simply asking for your help so we know how much beer to have on hand, and how to plan everything to make an awesome event.


Will you have any special beers I can’t buy at my local store? Where’s the beer list?

Most of the brewers here are from Texas. Anyone who’s been to one of our other festivals knows that the Texas brewers absolutely bring it when it comes to special, unique, and rare beers. Expect some casks, special treatment, new beers, and the like. The complete beer list has been posted here.


Why don’t you offer unlimited beer samples with admission?

The state of Texas does not allow “unlimited tasting” events. The maximum amount of beer Texas allows to be sold at any one time is 24 ounces. We don’t like the 24oz limitation, but it’s never been an issue at any of our other events. We also price additional sampling cards really low. The day of the festival, you’ll be able to purchase additional sample cards with another (12) 2oz samples for only $2. Legally we have to charge you something.


Can I bring my child?

Please make arrangements for all children prior to attending the festival. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted entrance to the event. This include infants. Anyone with a child will not be admitted, no exceptions.


Why are there lines to get in?

Many people will arrive early to the festival, and a line to get into every beer fest is unavoidable. The lines will move quickly if you have your ID and tickets ready. If you don’t like lines, VIP is the way to go. Our other events get our VIP ticket holders in within minutes.


Will there be any food or non-alcoholic beverages available?

There will be plenty of food and food trucks offering great options for purchase, outside at our food and music pavilion. Free drinking water will be available throughout the festival hall. Some vendors will be providing free food/beverage samples, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from our food truck vendors. Some trucks may take cash only. We recommend bringing cash to be on the safe side.


Are there any public transportation options?

Fair Park offers some of the best transportation options in Dallas. We highly recommend riding the DART rail. The DART rail (http://www.dart.org/riding/dartrail.asp) arrives just a few hundred feet from the facility and costs $5 for a round-trip day pass. Once you exit the DART rail at the Fair Park stop, go through the wrought iron gates and the Centennial Building is on your left.

If you’re coming from Fort Worth, you can ride the TRE, transfer at the Victory Station stop, take the Green Line south towards BUCKNER, and get off at the Fair Park stop mentioned above.


What are the parking options?

Should you choose to drive, Centennial Hall has tons of parking available. We recommend following directions to enter via Gate 2. Fair Park manages and maintains the parking lot and they set the price at $10. Please be prepared, and bring cash. We don’t set the prices, and have no control over these charges. See the gate map here.

In general though, we recommend taking the DART rail.


Why are the tasting cups small, and made of plastic?

Beer festivals are about trying new beers, and finding new favorites. Our floors are concrete, so we would hate for you to lose your glass; that’s why it’s made of hard, clear acrylic. These are mostly unbreakable (unless you try), as well as odorless and tasteless.


Who benefits from the event?

We love the North Texas Food Bank (www.ntfb.org). A portion of our proceeds go directly to them. We personally volunteer at their facility, some of us work professionally with some of the NTFB member agencies, and 93% of their funds go directly to their mission. Who doesn’t love that?


What items are not allowed in the festival?

The following items are prohibited:

  • Outside food, drink, or alcoholic beverages
  • Weapons (knives, pepper spray, any concealed weapons or firearms, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks
  • Backpacks, suitcases, coolers, or other large bags
  • Unapproved marketing material of any kind (pamphlets, handouts, advertisements)
  • Other items as determined by facility security
  • See also “Photography and Marketing Policy

All bags are subject to search upon entry to the event. Security reserves the right to request patrons to return prohibited items to their vehicle, or dispose of these items; non-cooperation may lead to ejection from the facility.


Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed inside Centennial Hall. The designated smoking area is the outdoor Food and Music Pavilion.


Photography and Marketing Policy

We encourage you to take high quality, still photographs. We also hope you’ll tag us in those photos on our Facebook page. Video recording equipment (not including smart phones) will require media credentials and requires pre-approval by Fair Park event staff.


Intoxicated Patrons

All festival attendees are expected to drink responsibly. Any guest who is believed to be intoxicated when entering the festival will be denied entry, and a refund for your admission will not be provided. We’ll have plenty to go around, so please don’t pre-party.

Any attendee who is found intoxicated or causing a general disturbance may be asked to leave the facility without a refund.


Privacy Policy

Texas Brewvolution may share your basic information (First and Last Name, and email address) between Brewvolution, LLC (Big Texas Beer Fest), Spune Productions, and The Common Table. We do not share personal information with any other third parties. Any information collected by us on your behalf will only be for relevant purposes (e.g. purchasing tickets entitles the holder to admission to our festival on the date and time indicated on your tickets). We may choose to add you to our email marketing list in the future, but you may always opt out of this at any time. We may optimize your experience on this website through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this website that is not wholly contained within this website.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated September 2, 2013. If you have questions, feel free to contact us directly via our Contact Us page.

Please note: if you purchase tickets from us, your credit card will be securely collected and processed by EventBrite. Please refer to their Privacy Policy as well as their Terms of Service.


Refund Policy

We are not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed tickets and do not issue refunds once tickets are purchased. If the event gets canceled, you more than likely won’t need to do a thing: provided you entered a valid email address, we’ll inform you of the cancellation by email, and refund the amount you paid for your tickets on the same payment method used for purchase. If you did not provide a valid email address upon checkout, it is your responsibility to check whether the event is going ahead at the scheduled date, time and venue.


Terms and Conditions

By accessing our website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and you agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

Entry to Texas Brewvolution is solely at the discretion of security and/or the Festival Organizers at the time of the event. No persons under the age of 21 will be permitted entry to the festival. We may conduct security searches upon entry at our discretion to ensure the safety of all festival goers.

Texas Brewvolution, Brewvolution, LLC, Spune Productions and The Common Table cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal property or belongings that is lost, stolen or damaged, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal injury, accident or illness.

Ticket holders or attendees of the event consent to being filmed, photographed, and recorded as members of the audience. The resulting film footage, images and recordings may be used to promote Texas Brewvolution, or our other associated events in print, various forms of media, and on websites now, as well as in the future. You consent that the footage remains our property and we may use it in conjunction with promotion of our events however we choose.

The ticket holder must comply with all relevant statutes, laws, safety announcements, and regulations while attending the event. Breach of any of these conditions or any unacceptable behavior likely to cause damage, nuisance or injury shall enable Texas Brewvolution, its security personnel, volunteers, staff, Fair Park staff, or festival organizers to eject the ticket holder from the festival site without a refund.

These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice and were last updated September 2, 2013. Any changes to the Terms and Conditions will be posted in the FAQ section of our website.


Shipping Policy
All tickets will be delivered electronically via e-mail. It is the responsibility of the buyer to print tickets out prior to arrival at the festival and present tickets at the gate for entry. Lost tickets can be re-printed via the EventBrite website.

We kindly request that all festival attendees print out PHYSICAL COPIES of your tickets. Tickets on phones are extremely hard to scan, and delay entry for all patrons.

If you choose not to print out your ticket, phones capable of opening PDF documents can open the original email that is sent to you at the time of purchase, and we can scan your barcode via your phone.

Smartphone users also have the option to download the EventBrite application to pull up your tickets for scanning at the door.