18 Things to Expect at Suwanee Beer Fest

  1. This event is 21 and over for all ticket-holders, including Designated Drivers! No exceptions. And humans only too. We love your furry and non-furry babies, but you must leave them at home (with a babysitter…or at least a bone or two)
  2. This event is non-refundable and happening rain or shine. Get ready, the beers will be flowing! 
  3. Have you heard…this Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day! Wear green. If you’re feeling extra festive, sign up for one of our costume contests at the Social Lounge Tent by 2 pm.
  4. Parking is limited at Suwanee Town Center Park. Consider taking a free shuttle from Tannery Row Ale House, where there will also be plenty of pre-gaming and after-partying! Shuttles will drop off & pick up behind Ippolito’s in Suwanee Town Center and will run from 11am-6pm.
  5. There will be a designated parking lot for Uber and Lyft pick-upsFestival attendees can also use the LYFT promo code SUWANEEBEER19 for 20% off their ride or up to $5 to or from the event. Just download the app and enter your information along with the promo code.
  6. VIP entrance opens at noon behind the stage. General Admission opens at 1 pm at the main entrance at the top of the park (along Buford Hwy.) Have your ticket printed out or pulled up on your mobile phone, along with your ID. (21 and over only)
  7. There will be pretzel-necklaces available for purchase by the Main Entrance ($5/necklace or 2 for $8, cash only).
  8. When you enter you will be handed a map, a tasting cup, and a wooden token. All of the Georgia breweries will be vying for that wooden token! Whoever has the most tokens in their bucket at the end of the fest will be crowned Georgia’s Best Brew!
  9. While in the Georgia Beer Garden, be sure to visit our friends at the Taco Mac tent featuring Left Nut, Slow Pour, and Monkey Wrench Brewing.
  10. When it’s time to put down your beer and put on your dancing shoes, head over to the main stage where Suwanee natives, The Pony League Band, will be performing. 
  11. Be sure to visit The Fresh Market Experience in the Social Lounge tent for an exclusive beer pairing with Akademia Brewing.
  12. Suwanee’s new Hometown Brewery, StillFire Brewing, will be making its debut at the festival. Be one of the first to try their beer!
  13. Unlimited samples from 1-5pm. We have over 100 beer tents and over 350 beers, ciders, wines, bourbon, hard seltzers and more! Pouring stops at 5 pm – and trust us, you’ll be feeling great by then!
  14. We are selling exclusive 2019 Suwanee Beer Fest Merch at the Suwanee Magazine/Merch Tent! Be sure to snag your exclusive 2019 Suwanee Beer Fest shirt and brew caddy necklaces (for hands-free drinking)
  15. Getting hungry? Stop by the Food Court and visit Marco’s Pizza, Taco Mac, Dunwoody Café, Frontera, A Little Nauti food truck, Daddy O’Brien’s, Chimney Cakes, 8 Sweet Treats, Grubbin’ Out, Bust n’ Butts BBQ, Cattywampus, or Tex’s Tacos.
  16. Visit our benefiting charity Cooper’s Crew and pour your own beer with Draft-serv! Their tent is located by the Suwanee Magazine Tent.
  17. Have a super competitive side? Challenge your friends to a friendly game of PeachState Cornhole or Giant Jenga!
  18. Ever wanted to roll around or tackle your friends inside a giant inflatable ball? Well, Xtreme AirBalls will be there making your dreams come true!

Bonus Tip: Keep the party going all night. Take a free shuttle back to Tannery Row Ale House for an exclusive after party featuring a Creature Comforts Tap takeover and live music! When it’s time to crash, stay at Comfort Inn & Suites Suwanee or Fairfield Inn Suwanee for a discounted rate of $89 when you mention Suwanee Beer Fest at booking.

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