SAVE THE DATE – GPBF is Fri. Sept. 29th & Sat. Sept. 30th and we’re movin’ the fest to the Seattle Center!
Tickets go on sale August 1.
2017 marks the 13th year for Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival – and we invite you to join us at a brand new location – the Seattle Center, where 80+ pumpkin beers (plus a couple surprises) from near and far will be poured, including twenty or so from Elysian’s pumpkin-crazed brewers and their collaborators.
In addition to loads of pumpkin brews, local food trucks, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, KEXP DJs Riz Rollins & Stevie Zoom, pumpkin carving, and fall festivities scattered throughout the event – New to GPBF this year (drumroll please…) we are partnering with FRED HUTCH!
We are so excited to partner with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for GPBF this year. Elysian and Fred Hutch began a partnership five years ago through Obliteride, an annual bike ride where every rider-raised dollar goes toward lifesaving research at Fred Hutch. Building on the relationship, we continued to support Fred Hutch through Base2Space, which allows people an opportunity to climb up the Space Needle and raise funds for cancer research. And, earlier this year, we joined Fred Hutch again for Slayride Banked Slalom, a race on the slopes of Stevens Pass to generate even more dollars for the organization. When we decided, for the first time in the 13 years of GPBF, to look for a partner to join us in this event, we looked no further than Fred Hutch. We are incredibly proud to say that 100% of the proceeds of GPBF will be provided to Fred Hutch in our joint and continued quest to search for the cure.
For those who haven’t been to GPBF – during each session, we have a giant, several-hundred pound pumpkin that is scooped, scorched, filled with Elysian pumpkin beer, sealed, conditioned, and then tapped at the fest for all to enjoy.
As you know Orange is the theme – interpret that as you will but the more orange, the better! …and if you want to bust out a full costume, that’s always encouraged! Each day of the festival, some of our finest will be roaming through the crowds to select the most festive bunch to compete for a prize.
More event details to follow, and please stay tuned to Elysian’s GPBF page as we fill in specifics like participating breweries, food vendors, and activities. For now, get your tickets, plan your costume – and we’ll see you there!
Quick note for all you Pumpkinfest fans – The weekend prior to GPBF, on Saturday, September 23rd, we will be hosting the 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off at our Production Brewery in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.
Rain or Shine
Seattle Center :: 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109
Friday, September 29th:: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, September 30th:: 2pm – 8pm
TICKET OPTIONS AND PRICING
Ticket price includes a Great Pumpkin Beer Festival snifter glass and 6 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be sold at the festival for $2 each.
$5/day :: Online Only (no drink tickets or glassware included) Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
WHERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Elysian Capitol Hill :: 1221 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Elysian Tangletown :: 2106 N 55th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Elysian Fields :: 542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Elysian Bar:: 1516 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Our pumpkin people are working to curate this list with some of the best pumpkin beer brewers out there! Stay tuned, closer to the event, for a list of some of the participating breweries and beers that will be available.
You guys are amazing! Every year you continue to amaze us with your orange-over-the-top-crazy-pumpkin-enthusiasm and, for the fourth year running, our theme is ORANGE! Interpret that any which way you will but definitely dress to impress.
For each day of the festival, a few of our finest will scour through the throngs of orange-clad pumpkin-passionate people and select a group of contestants to be judged on stage by bizarre panel of Elysian’s jolliest pumpkinheads. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A THIRST-QUENCHING PRIZE!*
*Contestants can be individuals or groups, however…
**Only one prize will be awarded to the winner. If the winner is an individual, you get an amazing prize that you don’t have to share! If the winner is a group, you get to figure out how to split an amazing prize! In the event of a tie… CHAOS.
Please check out GPBF FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions, including travel advice, transportation, and event day tips. If you don’t see an answer to what you’re looking for, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include GPBF in the subject line or call us at 844-HOP-LINE.