Upcoming Events

Great American Beer Festival

Great American Beer Festival

Thu, Oct 5 2017 - Sat, Oct 7 2017

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

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The 36th annual Great American Beer Festival will return to Denver this October 5-7.

The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.


2017 Will Call Hours
Tickets held at Will Call must be picked up by the person whose name is on the order. Ticket holder must present a photo ID.
Thursday, October 5 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, October 6 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 7 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Will Call

Will Call opens the day of the first session and is located in the lower lobby of the Colorado Convention Center. Find it by entering through the doors to the right of the Blue Bear, head down the steps and you will see Will Call in the lower lobby hallway to your right. Tickets held at Will Call must be picked up by the person whose name is on the order–so you must know the full name of any person for whom you are leaving tickets. Ticket holder must present a photo ID.

Note: There are two Will Call booths side by side in this location: Ticketmaster Will Call and GABF Volunteer Will Call. Please know in advance where tickets have been left for you!


There is an ATM located next to the Will Call booth in the lower lobby.

Lockers & Bags

There are NO lockers at the Colorado Convention Center, nor is there a coat check. Prohibited items include backpacks, suitcases, large beach bags, etc. so please plan accordingly. See additional FAQs.

Wheelchair Access

If you need special assistance or wheelchair access from the ticket line or Will Call, proceed to the elevator in the lower lobby. Please ask our volunteers to direct you.

Ticket Line

Save yourself some walking! Note how GABF stages ticketholders as they line up for the event.

Metal Detectors

Please note: All attendee entrances will be equipped with metal detectors.

For more festival infomation, please visit the Great American Beer Festival Website.


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