Early Great American Beer Festival Booth Registration Now Open

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Brewers Association members who register by June 2 will receive a free festival booth space and one free competition entry

Early festival booth registration for the 2024 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF®) runs Tuesday, May 14, through Sunday, June 2. Note: GABF competition registration opens separately on June 11.

Member exclusive: Brewers Association members who register for the festival prior to June 2 will receive a free festival booth space, as well as one free beer entry for the 2024 competition.

Not a member? Join the Brewers Association.

Get Ready for a Totally Reimagined GABF

Based on brewer feedback, we’re debuting a revamped floor plan for maximum enjoyment. Say goodbye to traditional layouts; instead, breweries will be grouped by themed experience areas, which you can request when you register:

  • Biergarten: Break out the lederhosen and dirndls! All styles of beers will be poured here but the decor will be an homage to Bavaria’s über beer festival.
  • Sports and Games: This zone will feature bar stools, screens with sports, and comfy seats so fans can watch their favorite teams.
  • Spooky-Scary: Ready to pre-game for Halloween? Imagine haunted-house actors, tricks and treats, and much more.
  • Beer and Beyond: U.S. and international craft beers, seltzers, hard teas, non-alcohol, and any malt-based bevvies will be poured here.

Familiar favorites like the Backyard and Meet the Brewer will return, along with essentials like karaoke and the silent disco.

Here’s Another Big Change

We’re eliminating the Saturday evening session to help reduce your travel costs and give you the chance to participate in in-market collaborations on Saturday night. The anticipated attendance of 40,000 (same as 2023) will be redistributed across three sessions.

Next Steps

Make sure your Brewers Association membership is current to take advantage of our early festival booth registration offer. Join/renew here if necessary. And here’s a refresher on why pouring at GABF is a smart move.