1. Q

    What is the Empire Brewfest?

    A

    The Empire Brewfest will showcase craft beers from around the world with a heavy emphasis on New York State, in a relaxed and friendly outdoor environment. Patrons will receive a commemorative sampling glass and have access to unlimited, 2 oz. sampling of over 75 Craft Beers, Ciders and Distilleries. All of this will be set in a ralaxing outdoor atmosphere with music, as well as fun games like corn hole, Beer Pong, Giant Jenga and Volleyball
  2. Q

    Where is the Empire Brewfest? Indoors? Outdoors?

    A

    The Empire Beer Festival will be held at Chevy Court within the confines of the New York State Fairgrounds. The event will be outdoors UNLESS there is certain severe weather. In this case, the event will move inside the Center of Progress Building of the NYS Fair.
  3. Q

    What's the parking situation?

    A

    All parking is free and located right across the street from the Main Entrance of the NYS Fair. If you are traveling with an RV and are camping and have purchased an RV Pass from our ticket options, we have spaces for you inside the Fairgrounds.
  4. Q

    Will you have tickets at the door?

    A

    Yes, we always keep a reserve selection of tickets at the door the day of the festival. However, these are limited and can sell out within minutes of the festival's opening. So we strongly encourage everyone to purchase in advance as this allows the event staff to properly maintain fire code regulations and ensure enough beer, food and supplies are brought in for the festival.
  5. Q

    Can we bring our own food and drink?

    A

    Sorry, other than pretzel necklaces, no outside food or beverages will be allowed. We will a wide array of food as well as soft drinks and water inside the festival.
  6. Q

    Can we purchase Growlers of our favorite beer at the festival?

    A

    Yes. You can purchase a commemorative growler-to-go of your favorite beer for only $25. State Law prohibits consumption within the festival. You can purchase your Growler in advance through our ticket options. You can also purchase at the event at the ticket booth.
  7. Q

    Who will be allowed to attend the festival? Dogs?

    A

    Any person, 21 years or older, with a valid, non-expired picture ID, may attend the event. Designated Drivers must be 21+ as well. No kids. No pets. All persons will have their ID checked. Any persons visibly intoxicated will be prohibited from entry.
  8. Q

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    A

    It's a good idea, but if you have on your phone, we can scan it. We will need the paper version or the phone version to be able to scan your ticket.
  9. Q

    Is it okay if the name on the ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

    A

    Totally okay. Please note that each ticket has it's own unique barcode however. So if the same exact ticket is duplicated or Xeroxed, the first person who uses that ticket will gain entry to the Festival.
  10. Q

    What items are prohibited from the Festival?

    A

    Outside alcohol, Bottles, Cans, Outside food/beverages, Metal water bottles (clear, plastic water bottles permitted), Weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, concealed weapons, firearms, etc.), Illegal drugs, Chemicals, Fireworks, smoke bombs, etc. Large Backpacks (multi compartment/multi strap bag) suitcases, large beach bags, etc. Skateboards, roller skates, ice skates, use of roller shoes, etc. Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc. (see “Marketing”). Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility. All bags, jackets, and guests are subject to search upon entering the event. Items which have varying policies...
  11. Q

    Will a beer run out?

    A

    Possibly. Some of our beers are exclusives and only made in small batches. All beers are subject to availability and popularity, so we cannot guarantee that a beer will be available the entire session. We strongly encourage everyone who plans on attending to arrive early. Our beer quantities are based upon pre-Festival ticket sales numbers, with a slight adjustment for "walk-up" When a keg goes, we replace with another, however it might be a different brand or flavor.
  12. Q

    What forms of payment do you accept at the door the day of the festival?

    A

    Credit/Debit Card or Cash only. No checks. We strongly encourage cash as this is a quicker transaction and gets you in asap.
  13. Q

    Who do I Contact the organizer about this Festival?

    A

    Call 315-426-8741 or email ttarry@showswithresults.com
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