We’re super excited to host you and your friends for Winter Beer Dabbler 2023! Whether it’s your first time at one of our festivals or you’re a seasoned Dabbler, we’ve got all the info you need to have the best Winter Beer Dabbler yet!
All Things Tickets: We’re still selling tickets online! So go ahead and do your friends a favor and purchase yours now, we’ll wait!
Word to the wise: Scammers have targeted Winter Beer Dabbler ticket buyers in the past. We cannot guarantee any tickets purchased via third party. The best and safest way to get your Winter Beer Dabbler tickets is to purchase them directly from us online or in person at Dabbler Depot!
Now that you’ve got your tickets, we highly recommend that you print them at home. While we can scan your tickets off of your phone, printed tickets are a lot easier for us to scan and help our lines move faster. If you are planning to use your phone, please have your tickets ready to be scanned and your screen’s brightness turned all the way up! Don’t be that person at the front of the line scrolling through your emails to find your tickets!
Beer Dabbler App
Speaking of your phone, now would be a good time to download the Beer Dabbler app! Just search Beer Dabbler in the Apple Store and Google Play store to find it. Our
app will help you find your favorite brewery on the festival grounds, search for beer styles that you’re into, and more!
If you’ve already downloaded our app on your phone for a previous festival, you may need to delete the app and download it again in order to receive the update.
Start planning your Dabbler experience now–the event map is LIVE in our app!
One great way to speed up your front gate experience and have a little pregaming fun is to hit up one of our pre-wristbanding parties before the festival starts! We have a bypass lane for those that already have their wristbands! We’ll have volunteers starting at 12 pm stationed at Dual Citizen Brewing, Gabe’s Neighborhood Bar & Kitchen, Stout’s Pub, and Tipsy Steer Roseville that will check your tickets and IDs and get you the right wristband before you even arrive to the State Fairgrounds! Plus, each pre-wristbanding party will feature shuttles to and from the event!
Transportation and Parking
If you plan on driving to Winter Beer Dabbler, check out the free state fair parking lots off of Como Ave. south of the Fairgrounds as well as directly north of the West End Market off Randall. Taking a taxi or a rideshare? Have them drop you off at our designated ride share location, 1312 Cosgrove Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota (the Admin Too building).
Once you arrive at the State Fairgrounds, you’re going to want to enter through the main gates on Snelling or the Como Avenue gates. Follow the signs inside to Winter Beer Dabbler festival gates and get in line that you purchased your tickets for, Early Access or General Admission, with your IDs (State Driver’s License, StateID, Valid Passport, Active Military ID, or Valid Tribal ID) and tickets out and ready to be scanned. You’re almost there! Remember: Bags are allowed, but subject to search. No outside food, unless it’s hanging around your neck on a snacklace. We do allow sealed or empty water bottles!
Activities and Food
Once inside the festival, make sure you checkout all the activities! You can get your dance party on at one of our 3 DJ stages, play giant beer pong, throw axes, see live snow sculpting, snowmobiles soaring through the sky, and much more! Getting hungry? Winter Beer Dabbler 2023 will have 13 food trucks slinging everything from pirogies to gyros!
Bring the Festival Home
This year we are offering our Dabbler attendees a chance to purchase some of their FAVORITE samples from participating breweries, cideries, wineries, and CBD/THC vendors. Be on the look for QR codes in your drinking glass as well as at some of your favorite breweries booths. Scan the QR code and shop from available product. We are offering a large quantity of what you will be sampling, but NOT ALL, to be purchased at the event and are planning to expand for the next event. Save your glass insert card and scan the code to order. All online orders must be placed by Sunday at 5pm and will be picked up at Dabbler Depot, 1545 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, Wednesday, March 1st, 5pm at our pick up party. If you can’t make the pick up party, you can still pick up your order through Saturday, March 4th. We have to order a lot of these items in for this opportunity and will not be providing refunds for orders not picked up by March 4th at 5 pm.
End of the Night
Finally, remember this: Last call for sample pours will be at 6:15pm and our festival ends at 6:30 sharp. Once the festival is over, please leave the fairgrounds promptly so we don’t have to give you the boot. Also, please, please don’t be one of those goons that smashes their sample glass on the way out. Not only are you wasting a great souvenir, you’re also endangering your fellow attendees. Not cool. Make sure you’ve got a safe ride home, drink a lot of water, and don’t dabble on an empty stomach. We’ll see ya there!
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