Festival FAQs

Festival FAQs

Q:  Can I bring my dog?
A:  We love animals and dogs are great.  We certainly know dogs love a little adventure but we'll have to ask that you keep your furry friends at home.  Just think of how much loving you'll get when you get home.

Q: I'm a not a big drinker, why would I want to come?
A: Well, the event is free without the tastings and there will be lots of great vendors present and fantastic music to enjoy.  But be warned, if you come, you may be persuaded.  Come to the dark side, we have award-winning brews!!

Q:  Where is parking?
A:  Parking is available throughout Central City off of adjacent streets and lots.  Free parking is available at garages around town, in surface free parking lots and as always, throughout Central City on side streets in the residential areas.  Please note and respect any restricted areas, ie. fire hydrants, etc.  Parking is also available in Black Hawk with the free, every 30 minute Central City shuttle to get to the festival from anywhere in Black Hawk. 

Q:  Where exactly is the event?
A:  It is about a 40 minute drive from the greater Denver metro area.  Take I-70 Westbound to Exit 243, the Central City Parkway and in about 8.5 miles on the four-lane highway, you'll be in Central City.  The event is on historic Main Street just at the bottom of Central City Parkway.  The street will be closed to through traffic.

Q:  What time does it start?
A:  Event time and "gates" open at noon for VIP guests and at 1pm for general admissions’.  Music and vendors will be available for your enjoyment all day through 6pm!

Q:  Is this a family friendly event?
A: You bet!  Bring all family units.  Reconnect with your third cousins!  They'll love you for it.

Q:  How can I get tasting tickets?
A:  The event is free and open to the public but if you want to, and you'll want to, participate in the brew tastings, you can buy tickets at TicketsWest online or at King Soopers and City Markets before for only $30.  If you want to wait day of, tickets will be on sale at our Admissions Tent for $40.  Still a great deal for all of the brew, brew accompaniments, and giveaways!!

Q:  Will there be food and other things to do?
A:  Yes!  We'll have loads of food vendors serving up fantastic dishes.  Additionally, we'll have a variety of art vendors with their products along the street as well to view and purchase.  All street vendors will be accepting cash.  ATMs are available in the casinos.  And of course are fantastic featured music groups will be playing throughout the day!  All facilities, restrooms and full-service sit-down restaurants are available inside any casino on Main Street with no admission charge.

Q:  Will alcohol be served or available?
A:  Liquor, beer and wine are available inside at any casino bar.  Guests CAN bring purchased liquor into the street in the official Central City plastic to-go cup.  While it is an all-ages show, any alcohol consumption requires an ID and all patrons must be 21+.  Bring your ID for drinking and gambling.

Q:  Is there seating available to view the bands?
A: There is very little shade but chairs will be available, first-come, first-served. And dancing is encouraged. Show us your moves!