When is the festival?
Friday, September 29 :: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, September 30 :: 2pm – 8pm
Where is the festival?
Seattle Center :: 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109 – Fisher Pavilion and the South Lawn
Is GPBF 21+ or all ages?
GPBF is 21 and over
Can I bring my dog/cat/baby/pet/anything else other than a 21+ human-person?
No. However, feel free to bring pictures of all of them. We’d love to see them!
Where can I purchase tickets?
You can get tickets to GPBF at all of our Elysian locations or you can buy them online.
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
How much are tickets?
$28/day + tax :: All Elysian Restaurant Locations
$28/day + fees :: Online
What do I get with my ticket?
An awesome time with some kick-ass people! Well… that and you get a souvenir GPBF snifter glass plus 6 drink tickets. Each drink ticket corresponds to one 6oz pour.
Can I get more than 6 drink tickets?
Yep, you sure can. Additional drink tickets will be sold at the festival for $2 each. We will have ticket outlets scattered around the festival.
I heard you had a two day pass?
These are not for the faint of gourds… are you ready for two days of Pumpkin-madness? We have a limited quantity available and you can only purchase them pre-sale online – http://bit.ly/2gXWubn. First come, first serve: $50 two day Pass.
What about DDs? I have an awesome friend!
RAD! We need more friends like yours! There will be a limited amount of $5 designated driver tickets available online only! If you enter as a designated driver, you may not drink at the festival. Please don’t make us kick you out.
$5/day :: Online Only (no drink tickets or glassware included)
Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
What’s this whole ORANGE THEME thing?
The theme is ORANGE and what that means is totally up to you. Word to the wise, the orangery, the better! We encourage you to embrace that color for your fest attire. If you’re one to bust out in full costume – you may be rewarded! Ask your inner pumpkin, if you need some inspiration… or, email us. That’s cool, too. We’ll try and help.
There’s a Costume Contest? How do I win?
First, you have to be there! After that, it’s a swirly mix of you showing up in a costume so amazing that you get plucked from the crowd to compete on stage with a handful of other pumpkin contestants. If you’ve made it to the stage THEN you must win the favor of an insane panel of Elysian judges, who are predictably unpredictable.
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.
I’m traveling in from out of town, where should I stay and what should I do while I’m here?
Welcome to Seattle! There are a handful of hotels downtown near the Seattle Center. And, while you’re in town, come visit us at one of our Elysian locations to sample even more great beers.
I’m a very important person, is there a VIP ticket for me?
We believe you. Really, we do. But, no. We don’t sell VIP tickets.
Will there be food?
What kind of party doesn’t have food? Yes! There will be food trucks slinging delicious grub throughout the entirety of the festival.
Can I bring snacks from home? I make this amazing [fill in the blank] and…
Welp, like we learned in elementary school, if you don’t have one for everyone, then you can’t bring it… seriously though, no outside food or drink. Our security staff can only eat so many brown bag lunches and we don’t want your food to go to waste.
Will there be anything other than Pumpkin Beer at the GPBF?
Every year we get this question, and every year we tell you no. BUT, rumor has it that this year you may find a few special harvest treats scattered among the taps.
What about Gluten Free options?
YES we will have gluten-free options. We usually have a couple pumpkin ciders and gluten-free pumpkin beers. We try to be as inclusive as possible and make sure everyone can enjoy themselves.
I heard you were partnering with Fred Hutch, is that true?
Yes! 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 race where every rider-raised dollar goes toward lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. Building on the relationship, we continued to raise funds for Fred Hutch’s 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 the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival will be provided to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in our joint and continued quest to search for the cure.
What is the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off?
The Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off is an official, sanctioned event by The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC), http://greatpumpkincommonwealth.com/, and will include growers and their giant pumpkins from around the region. It is an all ages event where growers compete to see who has the biggest pumpkin! It’s really f*ckin’ cool and you should come.
When is the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off?
The GPWO is happening the weekend prior to GPBF, on Saturday, September 23 from 11am-3pm, at 5510 Airport Way S at the Elysian Airport Way Brewery in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.
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