Winterfest 2020, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s most elevated beer festival, gives craft beer fans a one-of-a-kind format to enjoy our state’s best winter beers alongside specially designed small plates in a festive, intimate party atmosphere. For the first time, Winterfest will take place at the Polaris Club of US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings!
This non-profit festival, produced by and benefiting the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, will feature unlimited samples from more than 100 Minnesota breweries, unlimited small-plate food pairings, a commemorative tasting glass, music, and the “Best of Fest” awards.
SOLD OUT | 21+ Event | ID required at entry | Indoors
*Purchased tickets are nonrefundable.
Ticket price includes unlimited samples from 100+ MN breweries, unlimited samples of small-plate food pairings, a commemorative tasting glass, and access to all festival activities. (Sober driver ticket holders wear a special wristband and do not receive a commemorative tasting glass.) Proceeds from this festival help the MNCBG, as a nonprofit, support the breweries who participate.
*Purchased tickets are nonrefundable.
**We will not accept duplicate tickets purchased on the second-hand market. If you must purchase a ticket on the secondary market, we suggest that you make the transfer AT the event to ensure the authenticity of your ticket. To be clear, if you purchase a duplicate ticket that has already been scanned, you will not get in.
Arriving to Winterfest
Please enter Winterfest through the Ecolab Gate located at 800 S 4th St. starting at 6:00 p.m.
Via the Light Rail and Metro Transit
Exit U.S. Bank Stadium Station and walk along the sidewalk on 4th Street. The Ecolab Gate is on your right.
Thank you MetroTransit for sponsoring free rides to and from Winterfest on January 17! To claim your free transit ticket, please fill out this quick survey.
Get dropped off on the corner of 4th Street and Chicago Ave and walk along the sidewalk on 4th Street. The Ecolab Gate is on your right.
Via Mills Fleet Farm Parking Garage
Exit the Parking Garage on ground level. Cross the street and walk along the sidewalk on 4th Street. The Ecolab Gate is on your right.
You can NOT enter the stadium though the Skyway.
What do I get with my ticket?
A General Admission ticket will get you unlimited samples from 100+ MN Breweries, unlimited curated small-plate food, and a commemorative tasting glass. DD/Sober ticket holders will be able to enjoy the food and non-alcoholic beverages at the festival, but will not receive a tasting glass.
MNthusiasts with VIP tickets will be able to enter the fest and begin sampling 30 minutes early.
Will the event cancel due to snow?
No! Our event is all-weather and indoors.
Where do I check in?
Please check in at the Ecolab gates of U.S. Bank Stadium, located on the North side of the stadium on S. 4th Street. These are the only doors into the Stadium that will be open – you will not be able to enter through the skyway!
What do I need to bring?
Bring your ticket (printed or on your phone) and a valid 21+ photo ID. You may also bring an empty water bottle and snack necklaces. Bags will be subject to search (but the Stadium’s clear-bag policy will not be in effect).
Can I smoke/vape?
No. U.S. Bank Stadium is a smoke-free environment (including vapes, etc.) both inside and inside the security gates. Please plan your night accordingly.
What does ‘cocktail attire’ mean?
We encourage you to treat Winterfest as a special night out! We see everything from jeans and button ups to 3-piece suits at Winterfest. There is no strict dress code, but we do encourage you to dress in your version of ‘looking nice’.
Will there be a coat check?
Yes! There will be a free coat check once you enter the Ecolab gates.
What if I can’t find my ticket?
Your ticket was emailed to you when you purchased. If you cannot find it, please email or message us on social any time before the day of the fest to have your ticket resent.
I can’t make it – can I get refund?
We do not offer refunds on festival tickets. You are welcome to sell your ticket on your own – attendees names do not have to match the name on the ticket.