20th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival

April 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mendocino County Fairgrounds
14400 CA-128
Boonville, CA 95415




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30 Responses to “20th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival”

  1. Stephanie Smith December 5, 2015 8:07 pm #

    Hi there!

    Wondering if you know registration dates for the 2016 Beer Festival? We are a small brewery in Santa Rosa that opened in June and would love to participate next year. We’ve been attending for years, so we’re excited to be on the other side of the table this time.


    • admin December 11, 2015 11:42 am #

      Hi Stephanie

      I forwarded your request to our Beerfest event coordinator Debi Paslay. You should hear from her shortly. You can also call her at 707 895-2337 x10

  2. Ashley January 8, 2016 4:47 pm #

    When do the tickets go on sale?

    • admin January 12, 2016 11:02 am #

      The Legendary Boonville Beer Festival tickets should be available for purchase early March.

  3. keith January 15, 2016 5:54 pm #

    how much does it cost to go to the festival

    • Steve Miller January 18, 2016 2:58 pm #

      Hi Keith,

      Advanced tickets go on sale in March for $45, then will be $60 at the gate.

  4. Aubrey January 20, 2016 8:48 pm #

    Will you have shuttles to/from Hendy ?

  5. David January 21, 2016 7:37 pm #

    As a valley local. I was wondering why did the date change from the annual 1st Saturday in May to the last saturday day in April???

    • Steve Miller January 21, 2016 8:54 pm #

      Hi David,

      Thanks for reaching out to us, it’s always good to hear from folks in the Valley. As you may or may not know, many of our friends in the beer industry that support the festival like brewers, owners, sales managers, and bahl hornin’ minks and kimmies alike will be converging on Philadelphia May 3rd through May 6th to attend the annual Craft Brewer’s Conference. With the amount of planning, logistics, and effort it would take our friends to get from Philly into Boonville the next day, let alone set up campsites, haul kegs and then eat, drink, and be merry all over again, well… we just felt many of them might not attend this year. And quite frankly, it’s that large number and variety of breweries, cideries, and meaderies that have given this festival its cult following and consistently large attendance. We support the Wee Boont Foundation and its efforts and we are all proud of how the Boonville Beer Festival has become such a great fundraiser for the non-profits throughout the valley. Most importantly, this is the 20th Annual event–a milestone year–and we all want to see it succeed with the best attendance ever. So we opted for the last week in April to give as many folks as possible the chance to enjoy the Valley with us this year.

      Bahl Hornin’,

      Steinber Kimmie

      • Kevin March 27, 2016 3:59 pm #

        Excellent reasoning. And it *is* pretty much as close as one can be to the first Saturday in May. Personally the date works way better for me than May 7 this year. 🙂

  6. Jim January 25, 2016 10:46 am #

    Good call on the date change. You do a great job taking care of the brewers and that is why your event is such a success. Happy brewers…happy drinkers!

  7. Steve January 26, 2016 9:52 pm #

    Do I buy camping reservations when I buy the tickets or is camping purchased through someone else?

    • Steve Miller January 29, 2016 1:20 pm #

      Hi Steve,

      You can contact Mendocino County Fairgrounds for camping or one of the other campsites in the valley, we’ll have our Festival Page up on our website soon with links.

      Thanks and Bahl Hornin’,


  8. Scott Rich January 30, 2016 9:50 am #

    Do you have vendor space available, and if so, how much does it cost?

    • admin February 2, 2016 9:01 am #

      We do have vendor space available. I have forwarded your email to Debi Paslay dpaslay@avbc.com. She will contact you shortly.

  9. matt March 2, 2016 8:28 am #

    When will the tickets be available?

  10. Ted. Kappl March 3, 2016 5:22 pm #

    I’m trying to buy tickets, should I call? Ball horn in to ya!

  11. Haley March 5, 2016 4:48 pm #

    How much a night is camping?

    • Steve Miller March 6, 2016 7:11 am #

      Hi Haley,

      For Rates and Reservations at the fairgrounds, please call Dolly at (760) 861 – 4046

      Bahl Hornin’,


  12. Steve March 10, 2016 7:07 am #

    What’s the cost of camping

  13. Diane March 18, 2016 6:18 pm #

    Hi, is there a same day bus not the muni that runs from sf to brew fest?

    • admin March 22, 2016 1:38 pm #

      Not from San Francisco. There is bus transportation from Santa Rosa to the festival and back.

  14. Ryan April 12, 2016 7:40 pm #

    Just wondering what the “Non Drinking $5 fee is.”
    I believe I’ll be camping out Thr-Sun, but my wife is only coming to stay the night Sat-Sun… Is that $5 fee just for people that want to come in and listen to the music, chat, but they don’t get a glass?

    • admin April 15, 2016 11:14 am #

      That is correct. Non-Drinking ticket gives all access to the festival with the exception of beer tasting.

  15. Joseph April 27, 2016 10:36 am #

    Is this a rain or shine event?

  16. Jason May 1, 2016 9:02 pm #

    I’ve got someone’s headlamp. If you’re missing yours and can describe it, I’ll send it to you.

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