The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival is back again for the 7th year. This year’s festival will be held at the Mighty Midway and Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on February 6, 2016 from 3:30–7:30pm.

Unlimited samples from 140+ local, regional, and national craft breweries, live music, and fun winter activities await you at the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival.

Live Music on the Launch Bar & Grill Stage presented by Eddy’s Resort

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3:30–4:15pm – Brass Messengers

4:20–4:45pm – Beer Dabbler Winter Mardi Gras Parade

Join the Brass Messengers in the role of the “second line” and giant puppets from In the Heart of the Beast Theater for an early Mardi Gras celebration in the Mighty Midway. We’re bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the North!

5:00–6:00pm – BdotCroc

6:45–7:30pm – Viva Knievel with Special Guests

Music in the Warner Coliseum:

Dan IsraelGin Strings


Silent Disco presented by The Growler Magazine

Beer Dabbler Silent Disco // Photo by Aaron Davidson

Beer Dabbler Silent Disco // Photo by Aaron Davidson

All Day

Get your silent groove on at the Silent Disco! Don a pair of wireless headphones and our DJs will pump music directly to you for your own personal dance party. Free with a valid driver’s license.


Stop by The Growler booth next to the Silent Disco and pick up your #GrowlerInstaBingo card. As you enjoy the festival, take Instagram photos to complete your card and return your completed card to The Growler booth for your chance to win a Growler Prize Pack and more.

Brazilian Beer Pong presented by Minnesota United FC


You may be a beer pong champion, but Minnesota United FC is upping the ante with Brazilian Beer Pong. This fun, giant-sized game will test your abilities and keep you warm.




Vote in the Lord Dabbler’s Cup

Vote for your favorite brewery at the festival and they could win the coveted Lord Dabbler’s Cup. The winner of the Lord Dabbler’s Cup creates a special barrel-aged brew to be tapped at the next Beer Dabbler festival.


The current Lord Dabbler’s Cup champion is Dangerous Man Brewing. Stop by the Dangerous Man Brewing booth for the ceremonial barrel tapping at 3:30pm to kick off the festival.