NEW LOCATION: Belmont Racetrack
April 2nd
50+ Brewers/100+ Beers

NEW!  Due to construction at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum the 10th annual Spring Craft Beer Festival will be held at Belmont Park Racetrack (2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003).

More than 50 craft brewers from around the country will be in attendance, pouring samples of over 100 of their finest brews—the 2016 brewery lineup will surpass all years past. It will include new and award-winning breweries from Long Island as well as stellar craft breweries from across the country.  Belmont Park Racetrack, home of the third and final leg of the triple crown of horse racing, will be a great backdrop for some craft beer tasting.  Tickets are limited.  Don’t miss out!

“Best beerfest yet.” – Nick M. (Valley Stream)

“This craft beer festival was a lot of fun.” – Dan M. (Baldwin, NY)

“Without a doubt much more fun than I anticipated! There were three or four BIG rows of craft breweries and most were serving between 2 and 3 different brews.”  – Kate K. (Moriches, NY)

“It was the first time I've ever been to a beer festival and couldn't believe how much amazing beer and cider there was, how amazing the people were, and how many knowledgeable folks were there.” – Gaurav P. (New York, NY)

Returning this year, the SHIPYARD BREWING COMPANY is sponsoring the Silent Disco. A surreal party experience where the music is pumped through distributed wireless headphones instead of the speakers. A crazy sight to behold, even crazier to partake in.


Tickets & Session Times:

Tickets on sale now!

Session 1 runs from 12:30pm - 4pm and Session 2 runs from 5:30pm - 9pm.

Tickets are $45+ tax/fee each when purchased online in advance of the event. If tickets still remain, they will be $55 on event day.

Designated Driver tickets are available for $12+tax/fee. A DD ticket holder will get a bottle of water. Designated drivers do NOT receive a tasting glass and are NOT permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

Everyone who purchases a ticket will get in. No tickets will be sold once the event sells out. We have limited the number of attendees to insure that everyone that purchases a ticket will be able to sample the beers they want and move around with ease. There will be plenty of water and food available for purchase.

Note: LIRR does NOT stop at Belmont Park Racetrack for this event, this special LIRR stop is active during horseracing season only.  LIRR DOES make scheduled stops at Queens Village, Bellerose and Floral Park which are close to the racetrack.  Click here for LIRR schedule.  Call All Island Taxi to make arrangements for transport from LIRR station to Belmont Park Racetrack.  For Floral Park Station (516-352-6666) for Queens Village and Bellerose (718-229-5454)