Common Questions About The Festival
Can I bring a lawn chair?
Yes, lawn chairs, small umbrellas, and blankets are okay to bring. There will be no tables or chairs in the music tent, so bring a seat or blanket, and relax.
Where can I park?
Park in the S. Livingston St. Garage - 111 S. Livingston St. This is 1,500' away.
Can I buy tickets at the gate?
Yes tickets will be sold at the gate.
Can I volunteer for the festival?
If you register before Saturday morning, we would love to have your help. Just go to https://madisonevents.redpodium.com/2022-bacon-brews-volunteers.
Can I smoke in the festival?
We prefer that you don't but if you need to, please use the area at the end of the park near the bathrooms. No cigars please. Absolutely no smoking inside the tents or within 15'.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs will be allowed inside the festival. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, leash cannot exceed 3′ (no retractable leashes), must have registration tag and proof of rabies vaccine and must be well socialized. If your dog is reported as aggressive, you will be asked to exit the festival. You must pick up after your dog.
Do you have to be 21 to enter?
Yes, nobody under 21 is permitted inside the festival.
Are there Designated Driver tickets?
No, we have tried this a few times in the past and caught several DD's drinking beer from their friends glass. Also, the person(s) you are driving for should buy your ticket, you're worth it.
What's included with my ticket?
You get unlimited samples of beer, cider, seltzer, bacon-infused appetizers, live music, yard games, cold water, and a sample glass.
Can I purchase SWAG?
Yep, we will have festival merch for sale and our Festival Partners will have tons of stuff for sale.
Can I bring a water bottle?
Yes You Can! We will have fifty, 5 gallon coolers of ice water and Ultima Electrolyte powders for you. Fill as needed or use your sample glass.
Can I take beer home with me?
Oh hell no! That is against the law and Madison's Finest will be monitoring the grounds for anything suspicious. Don't be suspicious, behave!
Is the festival wheelchair accessible?
Most of the vendors will be off the paved path but accessible. The shade tent is on the grass. There will be ADA bathrooms.
What happens if it rains?
We have a shade tent with a band if it storms. If it's just a light rain, get wet, drink beer, enjoy it...
What can't I bring with me?
You can't bring weapons of any kind, illegal drugs, open containers of alcohol, coolers, camels, chickens or snakes.