Don’t miss out on this year’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in Seattle!
This annual event is a beloved fall tradition for Seattleites, and many others travel from afar to attend. The 2022 Great Pumpkin Beer Festival takes place September 30 to October 1 at Seattle Center, and tickets are on sale now. Whether you love beer or you just want to get in the fall frame of mind with some festive fun, you’ll want to read all about what this year’s festival has on tap!
Read on for all the details!
Since this is a beer festival, you can expect to find over 80 different kinds of beers and ciders from Elysian Brewing as well as national and local breweries. And yes: there will be lots of pumpkin beer. The most iconic part of the event is the giant pumpkin that weighs several hundred pounds and is filled with pumpkin beer and then tapped for the festival.
In addition to beer, there will be DJs providing music all weekend and delicious food trucks so you’re not partying on an empty stomach. Not into beer? There will be non-alcoholic beverages at the festival as well as $5 designated driver tickets available to purchase for non-drinkers.
There will also be a costume contest! Come dressed in your best interpretation of the “orange” theme and you may win a prize. Know that people tend to go all out with their costumes at this festival so if you want to win, be sure to go all out.
The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is for humans age 21 and up only, so leave the kids and pets at home. In true Seattle tradition, it will take place rain or shine.
Looking for a family-friendly event? You can take the kiddos to the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off this Saturday, September 24 at the Elysian Airport Way Brewery in Georgetown. This all-ages event runs from noon to 4:00 p.m. and involves a competition to see which regional growers have the biggest pumpkins. This is where the Great Pumpkin for the beer festival is found!
Back to the beer fest: If you’re interested in going to the GPBF, get your tickets now! This event sells out quickly. You must purchase your ticket online ahead of time; tickets will not be sold at the door.
Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
When: Friday, September 30 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 1 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center (305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109)
Cost: $30 for one day, $50 for two days, $5 for designated drivers
If you have any other questions you can check out FAQs for the event here.