Tasting Packages On-Sale Now!
Tasting Packages are now available! New this year, all patrons will receive a 16oz Govino "Go-Anywhere" Beer Glass and pre-sale buyers will be granted access to a separate Will Call entrance plus save $$!
26th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival
This iconic annual event is the largest outdoor brewing festival in Colorado and one of the highest profile events of its kind in the nation, drawing over 20,000 people into Downtown Fort Collins. The weekend features 100+ Colorado beers, over 50 Colorado breweries, live music, dozens of vendors and food trucks, and an interactive "Beer School" with tastings and demonstrations. In addition to the mighty haul of Colorado beers, this year's fest will reflect the essence of Fort Collins brewing culture in a new area dubbed, "The Neighborhood," which will showcase Fort Collins breweries and their beers, from flagships to exclusive creations brewed just for COBF. Kick off the weekend at The Summit, a Friday night connoisseur-minded event produced in conjunction with the Colorado Brewers Guild. Stay tuned for the complete beer list and more information coming soon.
Dates: June 27 (Saturday) and 28 (Sunday)
Location: Downtown Fort Collins, Washington Park & Civic Center Park areas. Main entrance at Laporte Ave & Mason Street. Will Call-only entrance to Civic Center Park on Mountain Ave., just west of the Global Village Museum.
Event Hours: Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm
Admission Process: The Colorado Brewers' Festival is not a ticketed event and there is no admission charge to enter the festival grounds (Free Entry!). In order to consume beer, the one-time purchase of a tasting package is required, which includes a commemorative Govino "Go-Anywhere" 16 oz beer glass and 10 Taster Tickets redeemable for food and beer. Advance pre-sale tasting packages can be purchased online for $25 or on-site at the festival for $30. Additional Taster Tickets can be purchased for $1 each. It costs four Taster Tickets for a full glass of beer, or one ticket for a 4 oz sample pour. Regarding food vendors, Taster Tickets are treated as cash: 1 Taster Ticket equals $1.00.
Transportation: The festival strongly encourages responsible drinking and urges patrons to ride their bike, car-pool, or ride the MAX Bus Rapid Transit Service, which runs along the Mason Street corridor, directly adjacent to the festival grounds. Whether a plane, train or taxi - just don’t drink and drive!
Parking: It will be $5 to park for the entire day in the Civic Center Parking Garage (Southeast corner of Mason & Laporte) & the Old Town Parking Garage (100 Remington Street).
What’s up with the new glass this year? Why isn’t it made of “glass?”
No more “tiny beer mugs!” This year, every tasting package will include a 16 oz Govino “Go-Anywhere” Beer Glass. It’s made of a clear BPA-free polymer that is recyclable, reusable, hand-washable, shatterproof, does not taint aroma or taste and features an “ergonomic thumb notch.”
Saturday: June 27
11:00 am -11:55 am: Cary Morin
12:15 pm – 1:10 pm: Shaley Scott Band
1:30 pm – 2:25 pm: Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda
2:45 pm – 3:40 pm: Taylor Scott Band
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm : ATOMGA
Sunday: June 28
11:00 am -11:55 am: Elise Wunder
12:15 pm – 1:10 pm: The 14ers
1:30 pm – 2:25 pm: TBD
2:45 pm – 3:40 pm: Wasteland Hop
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: The Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown
*Learn more about the entertainment here.
Interested in Being An On-Site Vendor?
COBF is celebrating its 26th year and we need you to make it happen! Please join us at this iconic Colorado event as a festival volunteer. You’ll receive a free Govino “Go-Anywhere” 16 oz tasting glass, a volunteer T-Shirt and complimentary taster tickets (free beer!). Preferred shifts fill quickly, so sign up as soon as possible! Please allow 72 hours for scheduling and shift confirmation. Due to the large volume of volunteers, please arrive 45 minutes before the start of your shift.
If you have a volunteer log-in, click here to check out the opportunities and availabilities. If you want to become a new volunteer, click here to register. Questions? Contact DBA Volunteer Coordinator, Torre Wilkinson: Torre@DowntownFortCollins.com.
Downtown Fort Collins Business Association: 970-484-6500