Oct 5, 2024

Craftoberfest

Presented by Festival Foods

Event Description

Craftoberfest, presented by Festival Foods, is back! The largest craft beverage sampling event returns to the Resch Expo this Fall! Guests will have unlimited sampling of hundreds of craft beverages, including beer, wine, spirits and more. Must be 21+ to attend, including designated drivers. All attendees will receive a sampling glass and have access to unlimited samples.

A limited number of the popular First Call tickets will be available for those who want to get early access sampling at 2 p.m. First Call tickets include a full-size commemorative glass, unique pours from numerous breweries and distilleries, as well as specialty wines.

  • Music by Leo Gorzinski IV!
  • Appleton Axe will have their axe throwing lanes!
  • Offerings from local food trucks will be available for purchase!
  • Grab your pretzel necklace from the VFW!
  • Level-Up Beard competition!
  • Sam Adams Stein Hoisting!
  • Titletown Brewing Company Toss It In The Tuba is back!
  • Event swag for sale!
  • Silent Disco from Fox City Flix!
  • More activities and highlights to be announced as they are confirmed.

Back this year: Top Shelf!  Enjoy an exclusive, Top Shelf experience on the Nicolet Bank Upper Level of the Resch Expo. Entry begins at 1:30 p.m. Top Shelf attendees get to sample top shelf beverage offerings and enjoy a complimentary meal from one of the food trucks in attendance. Guests have access to a private seating area with restrooms and balcony overlooking the event. Top Shelf attendees also get the First Call experience included with their ticket. These tickets are extremely limited, so act fast!

Advance prices: General admission tickets are $46. First Call tickets are $61. Top Shelf tickets are $95. General admission designated driver tickets are available for $14. First Call designated driver tickets are available for $24. Top Shelf designated driver tickets are $36. Prices increase at the door for all ticket levels.

Door Opening Times

Top Shelf opens at 1:30 p.m./ First Call opens at 2 p.m. / GA gates open at 3 p.m.

Directions & Parking

Craftoberfest is a beverage tasting event that encourages responsible drinking and not mass consumption. Local taxi cab companies will be made aware of the event in advance, and taxi service phone numbers will be listed in the festival guide. 

Parking is cashless only and is $10 available in the Blue lot and the Lambeau Field parking lot. Lambeau Field lot must be entered from Lombardi Ave.  

Special Needs

For those with special needs please click here to plan your visit.

Know Before You Go

When you arrive, please have your ID and tickets ready. Those with upgraded tickets will receive wristbands. Must be 21 to enter event.

Additional Questions?

If you have questions please contact:

Ticketing questions, call 800.895.0071 or email here.

For event details, contact Amy Shadian or call 920-405-1195.

2024 Beverage & Vendor List

Coming soon!

Sam Adams Stein Hoisting

The ultimate test of strength, endurance and beer loving bravado. Competitors hoist the holy grail of hops, with the hopes of being the last stein standing, earning the title of Stein Master. 

3:30PM: 1st Stein Hoisting Qualifier round

4:15PM: 2nd Stein Hoisting Qualifier round

5:00PM: 3rd Stein Hoisting Qualifier Round

5:30PM: FINAL Stein Hoisting Competition between qualifiers

Level-Up Beard Competition

Level-Up Beard Company is back for another year of their exciting beard competition! Categories include: Best mustache, partial beard, full beard, and ladies (get creative!) 

3:15PM: 1st Beard Competition Qualifier round

3:45PM: 2nd Beard Competition Qualifier round

4:45PM: 3rd Beard Competition Qualifier Round

5:15PM: FINAL Beard Competition between qualifiers

Food Trucks

YUM! Food trucks will be on site for food purchases! 

List to come!

Hotel Accomodations

New this year! We've partnered with Aloft Green Bay to make your experience even better (and safer)! Book your room here. The Aloft offers a special event rate and shuttle to and from the event!

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Venue Resch Expo, Green Bay, WI. Get Directions

Ticket Prices

Advance tickets: General admission $46, designated driver $14, First Call $61, First Call designated driver $24, Top Shelf $95, Top Shelf designated driver $36. Prices increase at the door.

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