Craft Beer Festival


  • Craft beer festival at The Morton Arboretum
  • Two visitors enjoying a sample of beer
  • Many visitors walking on the grass
  • Visitors sitting on lawn chairs or blankets in the shade of a large tree

Schedule and Location

Saturday, June 22, 2019
General Admission 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. (last pour is 4:45 p.m.)
VIP Admission early access at noon.


Toast to the trees with our sixth-annual Craft Beer Festival. Sip on local favorites while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of The Morton Arboretum. Bring a chair or lie down on a blanket to soak in the summer sun. This event is rain or shine; please come prepared.


Participating Breweries


Ticket Details:

VIP Tickets:

$65.00 member; $75.00 nonmember
Beat the crowd, avoid long lines, sample special and limited release beers, and more! Perks of being a VIP:

  • Early entry to the festival at noon
  • New! Separate seating area in the White Pine Pavilion with VIP only restrooms
  • New! Welcome drink! Enjoy a special tasting, generously donated by Alter Brewing Company in Downers Grove, before you enter the festival area.
  • New! First samples of the limited Beer Floats
  • First samples of cask beers (finished in a firkin). These beers are in very limited quantities and are only guaranteed to VIP ticket holders from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
  • And everything included in General Admission


General Admission:

$45.00 member; $55.00 nonmember
General admission ticket holders are admitted to the event at 1:00 p.m. and receive:

  • New! 20-3oz  tastings
  • A souvenir tasting glass
  • Live music by The Stingrays

Designated Driver Tickets:

$15.00 per person
The Morton Arboretum encourages safe driving with designated driver tickets.

Designated Drivers ticket holders receive:

  • Complimentary water and soda
  • Admission at 1:00 p.m. If accompanying a VIP ticket holder, the Designated Driver ticket holder will be admitted at noon.


Fees and Admission

Fees and Admission
VIP Entry: $65.00 member, $75.00 nonmember
There is a $5 charge added to ticket purchases made on the day of the event.

General Admission Entry: $45.00 member, $55.00 nonmember
There is a $5 charge added to ticket purchases made on the day of the event.

Designated Driver: $15.00 member, $15.00 nonmember

*This is a 21 and over event. No one under 21 will be allowed into the festival.

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-725-2066, Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.−3:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours

ONLINE: Buy Tickets Now