June 10-11, 2016
NY State Fairgrounds
Empire Brewfest Information
Location: Chevy Court, NY State Fairgrounds
Hours: Friday 5 pm - 10 pm Saturday 1 pm - 9 pm
Here you'll find event information and frequently asked questions about the 2015 Empire Brewfest. If after reading this information you still have questions please feel free to contact us directly and we'll do our best to help you. We've just added a "Safe Ride Program" to the event. See the details below!
This is a Friday and Saturday.
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209
Are children allowed at the Empire Brewfest?
Yes. As long as they are accompanied by an adult. This event is primarily on grass and it will not be easy to navigate with strollers. If possible leave the strollers home.
Are pets allowed at the Empire Brewfest?
No. It will be very hot and congested, two ingredients not conducive to a pet friendly atmosphere.
Is there a dress code?
No. But we highly recommend dressing according to the forecast. There is shade but it can be warm.
Tickets: All Day Sampling-$35 Pay as you go: $5 Designated Driver: $5
You have many ticket options to choose from. If you know you want to sample many craft beers then the All Day Sampling ticket is your best option. You pay one price that includes your commemorative sampling glass
and your craft beer samples. If you would like to sample a limited number of beers then the "pay as you go"
option is best for you. You pay $5 and receive a commemorative sampling mug (12 oz) and you pay $2 for a 4 ounce sample and $5 or $6 for a full mug of your favorite beer. This option was VERY popular in tests at other festivals. If you want to be guaranteed a sampling mug please order it online before you arrive. Everyone that orders a mug online is assured of receiving one at the event. You may also buy this mug as a souvenir. Lastly we offer a Designated Driver ticket. This is for people driving guests to and from the event and does not include sampling. Designated Drivers receive soda and water throughout the session they attend.
Frequently asked questions: