Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

Event Info

21+ only

Rain or Shine 

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
Date and Times
Friday, Oct 5 :: 4pm - 10pm
Saturday, Oct 6 :: 4pm - 10pm
Ticket 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.


Presale Tickets

$28/day + fees :: Online

$50 Two Day Pass :: PRESALE (*It’s Back with limited availability)


Designated Driver

$5/day :: no drink tickets or glassware included
Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.



Exclusively Online

SAVE THE DATE – Fred Hutch Presents The 14th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF) on Friday October 5th & Saturday, October 6th at the Seattle Center! Tickets go on sale August 1.

2018 marks the 14th year for the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival and 100% of the proceeds will once again benefit FRED HUTCH!

We invite you to join us at 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.

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 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 29rd, we will be hosting the 6th Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off at our Elysian Brewery in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.


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 and include GPBF in the subject line or call us at 844-HOP-LINE.