July 8, 2017

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The Monterey Beer Festival brings over 80 beers from dozens of breweries from 12:30pm to 5:00pm at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. You'll have the chance to taste unusual offerings from major beer companies as well as fantastic beers from unknown brewing companies from around the world!

Entertainment and Food

What's beer without good food and great music? Local food vendors from throughout the area will have booths at the Monterey Beer Festival. Live bands including DJ Fredo, Journey Revisited and Daze on the Green play throughout the day.


Tickets for the Monterey Beer Festival are $45 in advance, $50 at the door, and includes all beer. VIP Tickets are $70 in advance, $80 at the door and include early entry, access to a VIP area with separate restrooms, special beer tastings, complimentary snacks and entry to the main festival. Buy tickets at the Monterey Beer Festival official ticketing website.

Monterey Beer Festival Hotels

Several hotels of Monterey and Seaside are all within a short walk or drive of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Various campgrounds and campsites are also available within a short distance to the venue.

Map and Directions

From Highway One, take exit 402A for Casa Verde Way. Turn left at Casa Verde Way and right at Fairground Road.

From Highway 68 east of Monterey, turn right on Highway 218, left on Fremont Boulevard, left at Airport Road and right at Fairground Road.

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