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The 21st Great International Beer Festival

Saturday, November 8, 2014

01:00 PM - 04:30 PM 06:30 PM - 10:00 PM

RI Convention Center in Providence

The Online Ticket Store will open August 1, 2014

About

Our Biggest Beer Fest Ever!

The Great International Beer Festival turns 21 this November! And to celebrate being of legal drinking age the Great International Beer Festival will be bigger, and better than ever!

On Saturday November 8, 2014 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.  (1p-4:30p or 6:30p-10p). 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, live entertainment from Steve Smith & the Nakeds (afternoon) and Young Neil and the Vipers (evening).

The largest Beer Festival in the Northeast is also one of the most beneficial.  With a portion of proceeds benefiting the RI Community Food Bank.

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.

Entertainment

Afternoon Show

Steve Smith and the Nakeds

Steve Smith and the Nakeds

www.thenakeds.com 

Evening Show

Young Neal and the Vipers

Young Neal and the Vipers

www.saladrecords.com/ynvipers

Tickets

Beer Festival Admission Ticket

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 27th. Subsequent orders received from October 27th - November 3rd 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. 

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

Beer Festival Admission Ticket

+ $2.50 Shipping/Handling/Processing Fee. Tickets include taxes.

Breweries

2014 Spring Breweries

Location

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

Hilton Providence (within one block)
21 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02903
401-831-3900 or 800-465-4329
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/rhode-island/hilton-providence-PVDPRHF/index.html 

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

Contacts

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

Brewer Exhibitor Application

  • Download Form
  • Register Online

Beer Competition Application

  • Download Form
  • Register Online

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.