Where exactly is the Burger & Brew Fest located?
The 2017 Fest will be held on Capitol Ave between Paseo Padre Pkwy and Liberty St.
When do you close down the streets for the Burger & Brew Fest?
The 2017 schedule is still in the works, but odds are we'll shut down the streets around midnight the Friday before the Fest and will reopen them around midnight after the event.
Where is the entrance to the Burger & Brew Fest?
You can enter the 2017 Fest on Capitol Ave either on the Paseo Padre Pkwy side or the Liberty St side.
i bought tickets online, where do i redeem them at the fest?
Bring the receipt from your online transaction to any Ticket Booth at the Fest to pick up your Tasting Package and get to drinkin'!
Can I walk from the Bart Station to the Burger & Brew Fest?
Absolutely! It's just over a 10 minute walk from BART to the Fest:
- Head down Bart Way for ~ .2 mile
- Turn RIGHT onto Civic Center Dr. and walk ~.1 mile
- Turn LEFT onto Capitol Ave and in ~.3 mile you'll be smack dab in the middle of the Fest!
Is there parking available for Burger & Brew Fest attendees?
As much as we'd like to give you the lowdown on where to park for the 2017 Fest, we kinda need to figure out where exactly we're having it first...
I'M PLANNING ON GETTING DROPPED OFF/PICKED UP BY A LYFT/TAXI, WHAT ADDRESS SHOULD I GIVE THEM?
You can give your driver City Council's address (3300 Capitol Ave # A, Fremont, CA 94538). It's right in the middle of the Fest and will be an easy place for your driver to find.
I'm coming from out of town for the Burger & Brew Fest and need a hotel room, where should I stay?
We have tons of great hotel options in Fremont. Check out your options HERE.
What happens if it rains the weekend of the Burger & Brew Fest?
Burgers and beer still taste good in the rain, so we will be there rain or shine and you should be too!
Is the Burger & Brew Fest family-friendly?
Definitely. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend the Fest but the food and drink selection has been catered more towards those 21 and up.
Can I bring my pet to the Burger & Brew Fest?
As much as we love our furry four-legged friends, no pets are allowed at the Fest.
WILL I BE ABLE TO MEET WITH CRAFT BREWERIES AND TALK ABOUT THEIR BEER WITH THEM?
While many of California's finest breweries will have their beer available for tasting at the Fest, it is unlikely that ALL of the brewers themselves will be available to attend (but a few will!)... someone's gotta keep brewing that beer!
WILL THERE BE ANY PLINY THE ELDER AT THE BURGER & BREW FEST?
Unfortunately, this white whale of the beer community was not available at the 2017 Fest.
do i have to have a ticket to get into the fest if i don't want to drink?
Nope! This is a FREE festival! You only need to buy tickets if you plan on tasting. No tickets are required for full pours of beer and wine, either.
CAN I GET A REFUND IF I DON'T USE ALL OF MY TASTING TICKETS?
Sorry, no refunds on Tasting Tickets. So make sure you come ready to drink, we don't want those tickets going to waste!
I bought tickets online, where do i pick them up at the fest?
Take a print out of your receipt/confirmation page and bring it to the Will Call/Ticket Booth. You will be asked to present a matching ID to the name on your receipt and show ID proving everyone receiving a glass is of drinking age. Then let the drinking begin!
I don't drink beer, will there be other drinks available at the Burger & Brew Fest?
We've got you covered, whether it's alcoholic or not, there will be plenty of options for you at the Fest!
When do you start and stop serving alcohol at the Burger & Brew Fest?
We start dishing out drinks at 11AM. We know you want that beer and aren't about to make you wait a minute longer! Last call for all alcoholic beverages is at 5PM with last pour at 5:30PM, so don't come late and miss all the goodness.
I really like to drink, what if I drink too much and can't drive home?
Don't worry! We know you're there to have a good time and want that to be your top priority. But remember: SAFETY FIRST! If you get a little too tipsy and need a ride home, come to the Information Desk and someone will help you call an Lyft/Taxi and take you over to the designated "Drop Off/Pick Up" point.
I'm a vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free, will there be food options available for me at the Burger & Brew Fest?
We make sure to have a variety of food options for all dietary needs. If you're hungry, we'll have something delicious for you to try!
Should I bring cash to the Burger & Brew Fest?
Most vendors will accept credit cards, but not all of them. We recommend you bring a little cash or your debit card, there will be ATMs set up throughout the Fest for your convenience.
Will there be restrooms at the Burger & Brew Fest?
Of course, we know what happens when you drink beer! There will be several portable restrooms and handwashing stations throughout the Fest.
Will there be security at the Burger & Brew Fest?
Yes. We partner with the Fremont Police Department to ensure that everyone is safe. The only thing you need to worry about is which burger to try!
Do you recycle at the Burger & Brew Fest?
We go to special lengths to be environmentally friendly at the Fest. We provide three types of waste disposal bins: organic waste, recyclables, and plain-old-trash. Collection centers will be located throughout the Fest.
What if I have questions AT the Burger & Brew Fest?
We're there for you, come see us! If you have any questions or concerns the day of the Fest, we will have an information booth set up. Stop by and fire away or even just come say hi!
I HAVE A BUSINESS AND WANT TO BE A PART OF THE BURGER & BREW FEST. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Wonderful, we want you to be involved! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let's talk!
WHO PUTS ON THE BURGER & BREW FEST AND DO THEY HOST OTHER EVENTS?
We, at the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, host the Burger & Brew Fest. We also host Street Eats every Friday evening from May 5th to October 27th and the Fremont Festival of the Arts on August 5th & 6th, both of which are in downtown Fremont! Visit our WEBSITE to learn more.
I HEARD THAT THIS EVENT HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR NON-PROFITS. iS THAT TRUE?
It sure it! A portion of all proceeds go to fund local non-profits right here in Fremont. So feel good about grabbing that second beer or... that second burger... because a portion of that money is going to support your community!
Still have questions? Feel free to contact us.