Experience The Beer
View the full festival lineup here.
Locals Exclusive - $40
For residents of Chaffee County only! From Friday, March 22nd through Friday, April 5th, Chaffee County residents can purchase discounted General Admission tickets to the 3rd Annual Rapids & Grass Beer Festival. All purchases must be made at The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar at 412 E. Main St. in Buena Vista. Bring a valid ID showing you live in Chaffee County.
General Admission Beer Festival - $50
Includes unlimited tastings from 50+ breweries and access to all live music at The Beach.
VIP Beer Festival - $75
Enter the beer festival an hour early and get first access to unlimited tastings plus special VIP only beers from our 50+ breweries. VIP ticket holders receive a stainless cup upon entrance. This ticket also gets you access to all live music at The Beach stage.
Music Only/DD - $25
Enjoy a day filled with bluegrass music along the Arkansas River. Purchase of a Music Only ticket grants access to all live music at The Beach stage. Music Only ticket holders will not be permitted to sample beers in the tasting area.
Freedom Float - $68
Ride the rapids of the Arkansas with the River Runners crew on Sunday, June 30th. The 7-mile float will start from the Venue at South Main Square and takes you down a section of Class 3 whitewater to the Riverside Grill. Hang out on a beautiful sandy beach, enjoy riverside live music and food and drinks for purchase. A shuttle will bring you back to the Venue at South Main - shuttles leave at various times from the parking lot of Riverside Grill. Freedom float tickets are separate from the main beer festival. You can purchase freedom float tickets through our ticketing site or directly from River Runners.
Tent Camping - $60
Sleep under the stars on a grassy field after a great day of craft beer and live music. Our new camping area is located a quick walk down the river path from the festival venue. Campsites are walk-in tent sites with camping adjacent to the field. ONE car per ticket. Enjoy access to plumbed bathrooms as well as porta potties, a potable water source, and easy access to the Arkansas River. Learn more about festival camping here.
VIP Riversite Tent Camping - $150
For the first time, we are offering riverside tent camping! These spaces are extremely limited. Set up camp along the Arkansas River with gorgeous views to Midland Hill and the Collegiate Peaks to the West. Just a quick walk down the river trail gets you to the Rapids & Grass Beer Festival venue. Enjoy quick access to potable water at the River Park as well as plumbed bathrooms. VIP Riverside Tent Camping will have private porta potties as well as trash removal service. Picnic tables are available below the VIP Riverside campsites. VIP Riverside Tent Camping includes space for ONE car. Additional parking is available in the dirt lot adjacent to the camping area. Learn more about festival camping here.
RV Camping - $60
Bring the comfort of home to Rapids & Grass Beer Festival! Just a short walk away from the festival venue in a large open lot, enjoy a spacious campsite with views to the Collegiate Peaks and the Arkansas River Valley. Spaces are large enough to fit a 20'x50' RV or camper. There are no hookups on site. Learn more about festival camping here.
VIP Riverside RV Camping - $150
Spend your weekend nestled amongst pinyon pines along the Arkansas River with gorgeous views to the Collegiate Peaks, all in the comfort of your RV. Just a quick walk down the river trail gets you to the Rapids & Grass Beer Festival venue. Spaces are large enough to fit a 20'x50' RV or camper, no hookups on site. VIP Riverside spaces are limited. Learn more about festival camping here.
Ivy Ballroom Night Shows - Varies
All night shows will be ticketed through the Ivy Ballroom website here.