Are Children Or Pets Allowed?
No. We do not like this rule as much as you, we promise! But due to the limited grassy areas and potential for uneasy weather, we cannot allow animals other than special service dogs. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted. This is an adult oriented event and there will be no children's entertainment, and again space is limited. Those ages 16-20 who wish to attend can purchase a Designated Driver ticket, but everyone will be REQUIRED to show valid identification.
What Can I Bring Inside?
Please use common sense regarding the things you cannot bring (i.e. weapons, drugs, etc. - There will be a security and law enforcement presence!) In general, please DO NOT BRING OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS (aside from unopened bottled water) as regional food and beer will be showcased at the event. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs, however:
**NO TENTS (unless have a tent ticket) **NO COOLERS **NO LARGE BAGS **NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL
(small collapsable coolers are allowed, but are subject to search, as are all bags)
The website will be updated as any additions, substitutions, or changes are made.
There will be SHADED SEATING for over 1,000 people in four separate areas. Some of these areas may be reserved. Please be considerate when using this seating.
When Is The Festival?
Saturday, March 14, 2020 (rain or shine)
2pm - 7pm (open at 1pm for VIP)
Where Is The Festival?
The festival is at the "AG ED CENTER" just south of Hagerstown, MD. It is very easy to get to and has ample free parking. The address is 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713 CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
What About DD's? DD's Get Two Non-Alcoholic Drink Tickets
Can I Buy Beer Inside? No. Unlimited Samples & One Full Pour Is Plenty
Can I fill a growler? No, not at this event.
Is There An ATM? No
Are There Restrooms? Yes, more than ever!
Is There Parking? Yes, plenty, and FREE
Is There Camping? No, sorry.
Can I Leave My Car Overnight? YES, just be sure to pick it up Sunday between 7am and Noon.
Will There Be EMS/Security? EMS will be on Stand-By / Security and Local Law Enforcement Will Be Present
What If It Rains?
In the event of rain, please bring an umbrella and enjoy our craft beer selection in mother nature's mist. All breweries, food, vendors and musicians will still be there ready for you! As noted at the time you purchased your tickets, this is a rain or shine event and no refunds will occur.
**IF** there is rain, there is no need to worry:
We Have 50,000 Square Feet Of COVERED Space!
All BREWERIES Are COVERED,
All SEATING Areas Are COVERED,
The MUSIC Area/Bleachers Are COVERED,
Some GAMING Areas Are not COVERED.
*HOW MUCH MORE FUN COULD YOU HAVE ON A RAINY DAY?
Where Can I Get Tickets?
Tickets are available right here on our website.
General admission tickets are $38 (2pm entry), Twilight tickets are $28 (enter after 4:00pm), and DD tickets are $15. VIP Tickets ($48, 1pm entry) may be sold out at this time, please check the TICKETS PAGE for availabilitiy and available discounts.
AT THE GATE: Tickets will be available at the gate for: GA - $38 (2pm), Twilight - $28 (4:00pm), and DD - $15 (1pm) *VIP Tickets NOT Available at the gate (SOLD OUT)
WHAT Is The Festival?
Craft beer is growing by leaps and bounds. For one price you can sample as many local and regional craft beers as you can - responsibly (each sample is 2-3 ounces). Once you find one you love, get a free Full Pour (9-11 ounces), settle down with some food and friends and enjoy the music and the many other vendors. Or perhaps try your hand at Cornhole, Karaoke, Test Your Strength, or Giant Jenga for free. Also, there will be new surprises, like a Axe throwing! CLICK HERE For the FOOD & VENDORS, CLICK HERE For the MUSIC Line Up. CLICK HERE For the BREWERIES,
What Vendors/Breweries/Restaurants Will Be There?
Please See The 2020 Vendor Map by Clicking HERE
We have done the research so that you can get the most out of your experience. Share or print this list so that you don't miss a thing and stay healthy and safe! (CLICK HERE FOR LIST)
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY TICKET?
General Admission (2p.m.) and Twilight Admission (4:00p.m.) Ticket Holders Will Receive: A 12 Oz Festival Beer Glass, Unlimited Responsible Sampling (2-3 Oz), One Full Pour Ticket, Free Parking, Live Music, Access To Dozens Of Food & Other Vendors, Free Cornhole, Test Your Strength, Karaoke, Giant Jenga Play, & More!
VIP ADMISSION (1p.m.) Ticket Holders Additionally Get In One Hour Early, VIP Parking, Rare Exclusive Beers, & A Free Gift!
*Must be 21 to consume alcohol,
16 to enter event (DD)
Is There A Shuttle?
NO. Shuttles are good when there is not enough parking at the venue. But there is MORE than enough parking here.
*In general, festival shuttles do not take people to their homes. 99% of the time Festival Shuttle riders still end up driving/riding in private transportation.
We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE To Make Arrangements For Safe Transportation All The Way Home. If you do not have a DD, Uber is an ideal option and is now available in Hagerstown. Lyft is also now available, as well as Grab-A-Ride and several local taxi companies.
Is There A HOME BREW Contest?
No. Not at this event.
Is The Venue Handicap Accessible?
Yes. There is handicap parking at the entrance and a handicap restroom on site.
Where Can I Stay?
There is No Camping at the Quad State Beer Fest: ShamRocked! There are several local hotels offering Quad State Beer Fest Deals, use the event address to search for local hotels.
What about this Coronavirus?
We are following local officials recommendations and common sense. If you are sick, have a compromised immune system, and/or are seriously concerned, please stay home. Otherwise, bring some hand sanitizer (we will have some extra as well), and enjoy the show as usual!