America's Largest International Beer Festival starts in...

Saturday, October 24, 2015

RI Convention Center in Providence

Beer Festival Tickets Information Click here for registration forms

The 22nd Great International Fall Beer Festival

Our Biggest Beer Fest Ever!

The Great International Beer Festival turns 22 this Fall! And to celebrate being of legal drinking age the Great International Beer Festival will be bigger, and better than ever!

On Saturday, October 24, 2015 downtown Providence will become the Mecca for Beer Lovers all over New England. 2 shows at the Rhode Island Convention Center offer the same great experiences. Your $49 ticket, ($52 at the door) will allow you unlimited sampling of over 250 brews, conversations with brewers in a casual setting, pizza by Pizza Pier.

The largest Beer Festival in the Northeast is also one of the most beneficial. With proceeds benefiting Rhode Island non-profits like the RI Community Food Bank (www.rifoodbank.org).

Beer Festival Guidelines

  • Must have Driver’s License or Other Government Issued form of I.D. that verifies legal drinking age of 21.
  • No strollers and no one under the age of 21 (including infants) will be allowed. There are no exceptions.
  • Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Providence Police will be on site. Please drink responsibly.
  • Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
  • We reserve the right in our discretion, to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and rudeness. You will be escorted out of the event and not allowed back in!
  • We reserve the right to check all bags.
  • Absolutely NO outside beverages allowed.
  • NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED!
  • No outside glassware allowed. All beer must be sampled from tasting plastic cup provided.

Applications & Forms

Entertainment

Congrats to the People's Choice of Favorite Brewers!

1st - Whalers - Wakefield, RI
2nd - Innis & Gunn USA - Levittown, NY
3rd - Ravenous Brewing - Woonsocket, RI

The 19th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition and the 22nd Annual Great International Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Come and vote for your favorite brewer!

Beer Festival Admission Ticket

Tickets are $49.00 per person ($52.00 at the door on the day of show).

Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brews, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.

Ticket purchase is for either the afternoon or evening session only, not both. A ticket to one Event does not admit you to the other Event. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable.

Orders for tickets will be completed and mailed to you if received on or before October 12th. Subsequent orders received from October 13th - October 20th will be available for pick up at the “Will Call” Booth in the Rhode Island Convention Center on the day of the beer festival starting at 11:30 AM.  Tickets also available at www.ticketmaster.com.

Please drink responsibly. Check out the Beer Festival Information page for limitations and requirements.

Select Show Times and Ticket Quantity
General Admission 49.00
Processing Fee 2.50
Tickets include taxes. Total 51.50

Beer Festival 2015 Spring Breweries

21st Amendment Brewery
Angry Orchard Cider Company
Bad Martha Carft Beer
Berkshire Brewing Company
Blue Moon Brewing Company
The Bucket Brewery
Coors Brewing Company
DIAGEO-Guinness USA
Downeast Cider House
Finch's Beer Company
Foolproof Brewing Company
Goose Island Brewery
Grey Sail Brewing of RI
Guy & Lady Barrel
Harpoon Brewery
Heineken USA
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Narragansett Brewing Company
Newport Storm Brewery
Paper City Brewery
Radeberger Gruppe USA
Ravenous Brewing
Revival Brewing Company
Samuel Adams
Shipyard Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada
Stark Brewing Company
Traveler Beer Company
Trinity Brewhouse
Twisted Tea Brewing Company
Two Roads Brewing
Union Station Brewery
Victory Brewing
Woodstock Inn Brewery
Yuengling Brewery

Heart of Downtown Providence!

The Rhode Island Convention Center is located at One Sabin Street in Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. From the North or South, take I-95 to Exit 22. Follow directional signs to the Convention Center Garage (indoors, best parking option) and take the pedestrian walkway connector to the show.

Public Transporation

Take Amtrak for a fast commute. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com for rate information. From Massachusetts, take the MBTA Commuter Rail; Providence station is an eight-minute walk from the Convention Center. Call 617-222-3200 or visit www.mbta.com for Providence Line schedule and rates.

In Rhode Island, park free at Park & Ride Locations, then take RIPTA bus service into Kennedy Plaza (a five minute walk from the Convention Center). Call 401-781-9400 for maps and information or visit www.ripta.com.

Hotels and Accommodations

Providence Courtyard by Marriott
32 Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 272-1191 or (888) 887-7955
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-rooms/pvddt-courtyard-providence-downtown 

Providence Marriott Downtown
One Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904
(866) 807-2171
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pvdri-providence-marriott-downtown 

Wyndham Garden Providence
220 India Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 272-5577
http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/rhode-island/providence/wyndham-garden-providence/hotel-overview 

Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 421-0700
www.providencebiltmore.com 

Comfort Inn
2 George Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 723-6700
http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-pawtucket-rhode_island-RI010 
Call for availability
Free parking

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown
58 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 608-3500
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/rhode-island/hampton-inn-and-suites-providence-downtown-PVDWYHX/index.html 
Room rate: Please call for room rates and availability

Ramada Inn
40 Fall River Avenue
Seekonk, MA
(508) 336-7300
http://www.ramada.com/hotels/massachusetts/seekonk/ramada-seekonk/hotel-overview 
Call for availability and rates

Seekonk Comfort Inn
Route 6
Seekonk, MA
(508) 336-7900
http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-seekonk-massachusetts-MA130 

The Rhode Island Convention Center

The Rhode Island
Convention Center

1 Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903

401-458-6000 Main Line

wwww.riconvention.com

Beer Festival Contacts

General Show Information

401-351-2632 Main Line

Vendor, Brewer, Sponsor Info

401-272-0980 Office

401-223-0160 Fax

General Inquiries, Questions, etc.

Applications & Forms

Beer Festival Guidelines

  • Must have Driver’s License or Other Government Issued form of I.D. that verifies legal drinking age of 21.
  • No strollers and no one under the age of 21 (including infants) will be allowed. There are no exceptions.
  • Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Providence Police will be on site. Please drink responsibly.
  • Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
  • We reserve the right in our discretion, to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and rudeness. You will be escorted out of the event and not allowed back in!
  • We reserve the right to check all bags.
  • Absolutely NO outside beverages allowed.
  • NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED!
  • No outside glassware allowed. All beer must be sampled from tasting plastic cup provided.