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Hotel Information

  • High Country Beer Fest participants are invited to book rooms at the Quality Inn & Suites and Country Inn & Suites!

  • High Country Beer Fest participants can call and get discounted rates when booking a room.

  • Hotels are located next to each other.

  • Shuttles for hotel guests will run to and from both hotels and Beer Fest.

840 E King Street, Boone, NC, 28607    (828) 266-1100

840 E King Street, Boone, NC, 28607

(828) 266-1100

818 E King St, Boone, NC 28607     (828) 264-4100

818 E King St, Boone, NC 28607

(828) 264-4100

Parking and Safety

  • Free parking: Ample parking is available at the High Country Fairgrounds. Please be respectful of the parking attendants and other cars. Drink too much? You CAN leave your car overnight if you have too much to drink and need to get a ride home.

  • Parking Information: The parking situation will be the same as the last few years, if you are using Uber, taxi, or being dropped of by a friend there will be a drop off turn out at the front of the field, it will be marked with a sign and there will be a staff member present. If you are needing to park in general parking, follow along the traffic pattern until you have been parked by the staff member in charge.

    Please be attentive, respectful, and patient to everyone and everything around you coming in and out of the festival. Please drive SLOW.

  • Free shuttle service: Pick-up locations are at the Raylee lot on ASU’s campus and at participating hotel, Quality Inn and Country Inn and Suites (for hotel guests only). Shuttles start at 1:30pm and will run back and forth to pick up locations throughout the day.

  • Free taxi service: If you need to leave your car overnight and don’t have a DD lined up, we have taxi service available to bring you home for free within city limits.

 
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Entry

  • MUST BE 21 OR OLDER: Attendees, volunteers, & designated drivers must be at least 21 years old. We check identification. Yes, we can tell the difference between real and fake IDs.

  • Festival bracelets required: Bracelets must be worn at all times and indicate your ID has been checked and to differentiate VIP from General Admission, and DD ticket holders.

  • Bags, backpacks, & babies: We do check bags. No drugs, pets, weapons, or outside food or drinks. Please no children, this isn’t a good environment for them. Book a babysitter here.

  • Free tasting glass: Each guest gets a free tasting glass with that year’s unique design. No other glasses or cups may be used to taste beer at the festival.

  • Weather: Beer Fest is a rain or shine event! We are a nonprofit event that raises money for charities and education so we do not refund tickets. We let all our vendors know this is an outdoor event and they are expected to pour rain or shine. Rain only adds to the charm of the festival.

  • In case of rain, rain gear is encouraged as umbrellas will not be allowed at the fest.

Food

  • Food prices: Prices vary from $2-12 each.

  • Payment: Please bring cash for purchasing food as the vendors will not have Wifi for card transactions.

  • Food voucher: The VIP food voucher is only good for one food truck of your choice. You will be responsible to pay any amount over the $8 allotment but we have asked food vendors to provide meals at this price point or less.

  • Pretzel necklaces: Available for sale, with proceeds benefiting specific charities.

  • Water: Water bottles are available for sale by local charities. 5-gallon water jugs will be at various stations throughout the festival for hydration and rinsing glasses.

  • Food-pairing seminars: These seminars are free for all guests, Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
TICKETS AND TOILETS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ONE OF OUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE STORES IN THE AREA, PEABODY’S WINE AND BEER MERCHANTS!

TICKETS AND TOILETS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ONE OF OUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE STORES IN THE AREA, PEABODY’S WINE AND BEER MERCHANTS!

Merchandising

  • T-shirts and hats. Official High Country Beer Fest T-Shirts and Hats are available for sale at the fest. Some breweries may also have swag to sell from their tents.

  • Women’s and Men’s sizes (comfortable cotton, all sizes)

  • Designed by local artists

  • Different art design options

  • 2 to 4 different color options

  • Locally made by M-Prints

Photography

  • Photo booth

  • Professional photographer will be taking photographs on behalf of High Country Beer Fest

    • Your participation in this event means you may be included in photos used for promotional efforts

    • Be sure to let the front staff know if you would not like to be included in any pictures






 

Tickets

  • Purchase Ahead VIP Tickets: $80 before and $100 at the gate.

  • Purchase Ahead General Admission Tickets: $40 before and $50 at the gate.

  • Gate VIP: $100 each

  • Gate GA: $60 each

  • Ticket Troubles: Please contact the ticketing company directly if you have any trouble with your tickets. (Link coming soon)

  • Get your tickets here.

Toilets

  • Plenty of Port-a-Potties.

  • Bathrooms will not have air conditioning. Yes, we have been asked this question.

  • We will have handicapped-accessible bathrooms.

 
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