In just five short years, the San Diego International Beer Festival has become one of the largest in the country, with more than 150 breweries and 350 beers from around the world. In 2010, 15 states and 22 countries participated in the festival.
Dates, Times, Ticket Information
Date: Friday-Sunday, June 24-26, 2011
Time: Friday, 5:00-9:00PM;
Saturday (two sessions), 11:00AM-3:00PM or 4:00-8:00PM
Location: Chevrolet Del Mar Arena
Prices: $45.00 per session, including Fair admission
$32.00 per session, without Fair admission (for those with Fair season passes, for instance), available at the beer festival entrance
These prices include a souvenir tasting cup and a wristband that entitles the wearer to unlimited one-ounce samplings of beer entered in the festival competition. You must be 21 or older to purchase wristband vouchers.
Where to buy tickets: Tickets are on sale at the Fairgrounds Box Office, located on the north side of the Main Parking Lot. Hours are 10:00AM to 6:00PM Tuesday through Saturday. <!– During the Fair, the packages described above are on sale at the Fair’s Concert Ticket Booths. –>Tickets also may be purchased online through Ticketmaster (an extra convenience fee will apply for online purchases).