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Craft Beer Festival at The Morton Arboretum

Warm up this fall with a celebration of 80 + unique craft beers from the Midwest and other areas across the country. Dozens of breweries will be on hand to pour you their favorite brews and even share a few beer-making secrets. Fill your glass with all the Arboretum has to offer with our NEW Drink It In: Craft Beer Festival. Cheers! 

Admission ticket entitles holders to enjoy up to 15 craft brew samples (3 oz pours).  Additional beer samples can be purchased for $1each.  CASH ONLY.

Are you an early bird? VIP admission ticket holders will be able to enter the event at Noon.

The Morton Arboretum encourages safe driving with designated driver tickets. Designated drivers will not receive tastings or a souvenir beer glass.  They will enjoy free soda and water during the event.

This Festival takes place outdoors on our concert lawn, rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. We encourage you to bring a chair or blanket for relaxed outdoor seating while enjoying the crisp autumn afternoon and live music.

Participating breweries include: 

... more breweries to come! 

 

Register Now!

SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

October 4, 2014
1:00 –5:00 p.m.
Visitor Center Concert Lawn

FEES AND ADMISSION: 
General Admission:

Member: $35

Nonmember $45

Designated Driver: $15

 

Hate waiting in line? Then consider purchasing a VIP Admission ticket. Avoid potential lines and take advantage one hour of tasting before the crowds arrive!

 

VIP Admission (includes exclusive access to the event at 12:00pm):

Member: $55

Nonmember: $65

Designated Driver: $15

 

Important Information
  • All ticket purchases are non-refundable and non -exchangeable.
  • VIP admission ticket holders will be able to enter the event at Noon.
  • Ticket holders, excluding designated driver ticket holders, must present a valid ID showing proof of age 21+ to enter the event.
  • Admission ticket entitles holders to enjoy up to 15 samples (3 oz pours).  Additional beer samples can be purchased for $1/each.  CASH ONLY.
  • The Craft Beer Festival tasting glasses will be available for purchase (while supplies lasts) at the event. The glasses are $5 each. CASH ONLY.
  • Designated drivers will not receive tastings or a souvenir beer glass.  They will enjoy free soda and water during the event.
  • This Festival takes place outdoors on our concert lawn, rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Bring a chair or blanket for relaxed outdoor seating while enjoying the afternoon.
  • The Arboretum reserves the right to limit alcohol consumption and require attendees to leave the grounds due to illegal and/or inappropriate behavior. 
  • The Arboretum encourages safe driving: please designate a driver or call a taxicab service for a ride.
  • No outside food or beverage will be permitted; all bags are subject to search.  Concessions will be available for purchase.
  • The Morton Arboretum is a smoke-free environment.  Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, is not allowed indoors or outdoors within the Arboretum. 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

ONLINE: REGISTER NOW!

PHONE ORDERS:   630-725-2066  Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm

IN PERSON:  Daily 9am to 6 pm at the Information Desk in the Visitor Center