Frequently Asked Questions
What comes with my ticket?
A General Admission ticket includes access to the Backyard Beer Festival, unlimited beer tastings, live entertainment on 2 stages, photo booth station, access to Backyard games, souvenir sampling cup and a festival map. A VIP admission ticket includes everything in the General Admission plus 1 hour-early entry into the festival and a private VIP area with exclusive VIP restrooms.
Can I get a refund if I cannot attend the event?
Tickets are not refundable, but tickets holders may transfer tickets to someone else on their own. Tickets are transferred by printing out the ticket and handing it to the person of your choice.
If I bought a General Admission ticket, can I upgrade to VIP?
Upgrades are based on availability. Email email@example.com and reference upgrade in the subject line. One of our customer service representatives will assist you.
Can I upgrade my ticket on the day of the event?
You will need to speak with a staff representative at the ticket counter. Upgraded tickets will be based on availability.
Can I purchase a ticket at the day of the event?
Yes, however tickets will only be available while supplies last and subject to a price increase on the day of the event. In the case of a sellout, tickets will not be available on the festival day.
Can someone under 21 attend?
Sorry, the festival is strictly 21+. No one under 21 years of age will be admitted, no exceptions.
May I attend both sessions?
Yes, but you must purchase a ticket for each session. The festival grounds will be cleared prior to the second session, and each person will need a ticket to get back into each session.
Are group rates available?
Yes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your group rate today. Group rates are subject to availability
Festival Related Questions
What kinds of beer are being offered?
There will be tons of different types of beer with a wide range of variety for all types of beer lovers. Many breweries will feature their summer seasonals. For a current list of participating breweries click here.
Will there be any gluten free options?
Yes! We plan on having a selection of ciders and gluten free beers.
Can I re-enter the festival if I leave?
Unfortunately, there is a no re-entry policy.
Will there be food?
Yes, there will be plenty of food. We have hand selected some of the best local food trucks and vendors from DC and Arlington!
Day of Questions
What do I need to bring?
Besides your fun self, bring your printed ticket along with a drivers license or other valid, government issued 21+ photo ID. Attendees without a ticket or ID will not be admitted to the event.
Will the event be cancelled?
This is a rain or shine event. However, in extreme conditions, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the event with no refunds. If the cancellation occurs prior to the commencement of the event, attendees will be notified of the cancellation by email.
What do I wear?
There is no dress code, but we encourage participants to dress in their best summer backyard attire!
Do I have to attend the session on my ticket or can I switch?
Sorry, you must attend the session you originally purchased. If you need to change your session prior to the event, email email@example.com and a representative will assist you. Sessions are based on availability.
How do I get to the festival?
Gateway Park is located at 1300 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201. Click here to visit the Map & Directions page.
Parking is available at the Rosslyn parking garages. Click here for a map.
- Alcoholic beverages
- Backpacks, bags, and purses larger than 12x12x12. All bags under this size are subject to be searched.
- Can, bottles, or other beverage containers
- Fireworks and smoke bombs
- Ice chests
- Illegal drugs
- laser pens and pointers
- Noise-making devices (i.e. horns, whistles, etc)
- Poles to display banners or flags
- Video or movie cameras
- Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate by staff or security