Are You Ready for Beer Under the Big Top!?
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
The Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA

Rainy Days Ahead?


  1. If it rains, there’s no escaping it, we will all get wet.

  2. The event will take place rain or shine.

  3. Dress in layers so you’ll be more comfortable if you do get wet.

  4. Be prepared.  Let’s see you rock the poncho/rain coat/rain hat.

  5. There will be puddles and mud.  If it rains, the field of the Parade Grounds will be wetBoots and Old Sneakers?  YES!  Flip Flops and High Heels? NO!

  6. We’ve ordered additional tents for attendees to congregate.

  7. If you are a VIP ticket holder, there is a VIP tent and VIP porta potties in a special VIP area for your use.

  8. Check the Facebook event page before you leave for the event.  Event related information reacting to national weather warnings will be posted there.

  9. In the event of LIGHTNING:  we must clear the event of all attendees, volunteers, staff, and exhibitors.  Your safety is important to us.  Please listen for announcements from SECURITY team.  You’ll be instructed to return to your vehicle until the lightning storm passes.  If you do not have a vehicle on site, board one of the school buses located near the entrance.

  10. HAVE A GREAT TIME!  There will be some great beer at the event, fun things to do, great food too.  Let’s hope for a sunny day but please be prepared for some inclement weather…just in case.

Getting There

Parking is available, but limited, at The Navy Yard. We encourage attendees to use mass transit.

We will be running shuttles down to The Navy Yard from the SEPTA Station on Broad & Pattison Street, starting at 11:30AM.

Click here to get directions


Getting Inside

If using the mobile option and you have downloaded your ticket, please make sure your screen is turned to max brightness. Ticket holder customer service can be reached at 1-877-435-9849.

Please do not crumble your printed ticket -- it makes it difficult for the electronic scanners to read the identification code printed on each ticket.

No one under the age of 21 will be allowed entrance into the festival! This includes designated drivers who must also be at least 21 years of age. NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without a valid photo ID (no exceptions). Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

  • VIP Session begins @ 12:30PM
  • GA Session begins @ 1:30PM

The event will take place rain or shine. If it rains, we've got you covered! Attendees will stay dry under the tents.

More Info

Official Event Merch!

Don't forget to get your official event merchandise, available at the Tee Shirt Junction Tent!

Click here to visit our website.

VIP Ticket Holders

Look for balloons to designate the special VIP beers that will only be available during the VIP Session!

Click here to see the VIP beer list.

Circus Performers!

Don't forget to check out circus performances including: sword swallowing, hula hoops, contortion escapology, stilt walkers, juggling, tight-wire walking and more!

Click here for performance schedule.

Be Social With Us

Use #BigTopBeerFest & @Phillybeerevents to tag us in all of your photos and posts! Click the links below to follow us.

Don't forget to look out for our custom Snapchat filter and story!

Do Good

We are working with the Committee to Benefit the Children to raise funds & awareness for this local Philly charity that provides resources for the treatment & care of children with cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders.