Frequently Asked Questions


Will tickets be available at the door?

Probably. Well, maybe. It all depends on how many tickets are purchased ahead of time (and we anticipate selling out).

I can no longer attend the fest can I get a refund?

All ticket sales are final, and we don’t offer exchanges or refunds. Why don’t you find someone who would dig a giant craft beer fest and give your tickets to them out of the kindness of your heart?

is the beer list available before the fest?

Yes, you can check out the beer list here

is the fest map available for download?

Yes, click here to download the map.

Can I bring my kids?

Sorry, this party is for adults only. We’ll card at the door and will only admit those who are 21 and over, and can prove it with a valid form of government issued identification.

Can I purchase a Designated Driver ticket for someone who is under 21?

Sorry, no. See above.

Can I bring in my backpack or large purse?

If you bring a large purse or backpack it will be subject to search.

Can I bring my dog?

Unless your dog is THIS DOG, don’t bring it. Pets are not allowed at Naperville Ale Fest.

Can I bring food and drinks?

No. We think the food and drink we have inside the fest is pretty damn good. We’ll provide water for drinking and rinsing your glasses and we have a ton of tasty food options. We’ll make an exception for pretzel necklaces. We like those.

Can I bring my own chair?

Sure, I guess.

Will food be available?

Yes. Some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks will be in attendance. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Will there be NAperville Ale Fest merchandise for sale?

Yes, and you should totally get some, it’s awesome.

Where can I park?

There will be parking available at Neuqua Valley High School.  (There may be other events going on in the school so spots could be limited) There is a satellite location at Wheaton Salem Church (1852 95th St, Naperville, IL 60564).  Busses will be making loops between the Church parking lot and the fest grounds.

*Please see map for bus pick up and drop off as well as spots that are available to park in (Please park in the commuter lot only)


Why are there drink tickets?

Because there are laws, dude. And we like to keep in compliance with them. It’s complicated, and you can read all about it HERE, but basically, just trust us — this is how it needs to be. BeerHoptacular ticket holders will receive 20 drink tickets when they arrive. Each drink ticket can be exchanged for a 3 oz sample and additional tickets will be available for $0.50.