Delaware Beer Fest- Love at First Sip: Wilmington, DE- July 13th, 2019


Join us on July 13, 2019 for the inaugural Delaware Beer Fest held at the beautiful Figure-8 Barn at Bellevue State Park. Guests are invited to sample beer from local breweries and national brands. We are proud to feature Big Oyster Brewery as our main Beer Sponsor. The Delaware Beer Fest is from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM with VIP Admission starting at 12 PM and General Admission at 1:00 PM.

In addition to the great tasting beer selection, guests will enjoy live music and browse among local artisans. Scrumptious food will be available from local restaurants and food trucks.

Challenge your friends to a game of Giant Jenga, Beer Fest Trivia, Photobooth Fun or play a round of corn hole. This event will be held no matter rain, shine, heat, or, you know Delaware weather, snow!


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Several Ticket options are available for the Delaware Beer Fest including our Designated Driver Ticket option. Tickets are very affordable for this much fun in one place! An early bird discount will be in effect for those that buy well in advance. Ticket prices WILL INCREASE as we get close to the date of the Beer Fest or selling out. Ticket sales are limited to ensure a fun experience for all.

Early Bird Tickets go on sale April 10th at 10:00 AM!

Young blond woman at summer music festival, drinking beer, sitting on the grass, crowded place


Oh! You Fancy! VIP ticket holders will have early access to the Delaware Beer Fest for one hour (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) before general admission ticket holders.

VIP Tickets include:

  • Commemorative Beer Tasting Mug
  • Unlimited Beer Sampling Privileges
  • Delaware Beer Fest T-Shirt
  • VIP Beer and early access to limited quantity beer
  • Live Music, Games, and Fun
  • Entry for a chance to win a Caribbean Vacation worth $3600


General admission ticket holders will have access to the Delaware Beer Festival from 1 PM – 6 PM.

General Admission Tickets include:

  • Commemorative Beer Tasting Mug
  • Unlimited Beer Sampling Privileges
  • Live Music, Games, and Fun


We love you and your friends love you too!!! Thank you for being someone’s ride home. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry and special wristband.

Designated Driver Tickets include:

  • One Bottle of Water Voucher
  • One Soft Drink Voucher
  • Live Music, Games, and Fun


Situated on the grounds of Delaware’s magnificent Bellevue State Park, the Figure 8 Barn is part of what was once a duPont family estate. The Figure 8 Barn is easily accessible from I-95 and is within 30 minutes driving distance from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and two hours from New York City and Washington, D.C

800 Carr Road
Wilmington, DE 19808


The Delaware Beer Fest is committed to improving relationships in the Delaware Valley as well as supporting local charities. A portion of your ticket cost is tax-deductible. We are supporting four incredible Non-Profit Charitable Organizations for our inaugural year: The Trauma Survivors Foundation, The Wilmington West Rotary Club, the Ministry of Caring Millennials Committee, and the 302 Phalanx Foundation


You remember all that stuff you learned in High School about how alcohol affects you more on an empty stomach? Still applies! Stop by one of our delicious food vendors for a pub grub delicacy, scrumptious BBQ, Asian-fusion creation, hot dogs, pretzels, or event a tasty dessert!

  • Cajun-Sno
  • Uncle John’s BBQ
  • The Little Guy That Cooked
  • Ole Tapas
  • Koi on the Go

TRIUMPH OVER TRAUMA 5K (Held before the Delaware Beer Fest)


The Triumph Over Trauma 5K at Bellevue State Park encourages runners and walkers to participate with a purpose! Register to run or walk or race the 3.1 mile course with the option to join a charity fundraising team to help support the Trauma Survivors Foundation’s mission to provide hope to Survivors of Traumatic Events and help First Responders through crisis intervention and training.

Come for the RUN! Stay for the FUN! Every runner over the age of 21 will be given a discounted price to attend the Delaware Beer Fest. Commemorative pint glasses and the first beer is on us! 5K Registration Starts April 10th!


What time is the festival?

The Festival will be open to VIP entry at 12 pm and to general admission at 1 pm. The festival will end at 6pm and the last pour will be at 5:45pm.

How late can I arrive to enter the event?

We will stop admitting entry into the festival at 3:30pm.

What do I get with my ticket?

GA ticket holders will receive a commemorative tasting glass to sample beer from local and regional breweries and great live music. VIP ticket holders will receive a Delaware Beer Fest t-shirt and a commemorative tasting glass as well as early entry into the Fest.

Can I leave the festival and come back?

There will be no re entry allowed into the festival. Once you leave the event you will not be permitted back in. Please plan accordingly.

Where is the festival?

Figure 8 Barn – Bellevue State Park – 800 Carr Road,Wilmington, DE 19809

Can I bring my pet?

Pets will not be permitted entry into the festival.

What is the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds.

What size pours are being offered for sampling?

2 ounce samples will be offered of each beer available.

What if I lose or break my glass?

You will need to contact a staff member and purchase a replacement glass.

What if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event. Check the weather!

Will there be food available?

There will be food vendors on site selling food and non alcoholic beverages.

Will I be able to park at the event?

Yes! Parking will be at Bellevue State Park near the Figure 8 Barn

Organizer: The Trauma Survivors Foundation

The Trauma Survivors Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Delaware.  The Trauma Survivors Foundation goal is to improve the lives of children and families who have experienced a traumatic event and help them learn to live life again.

Those impacted: We provide mental health services through a network of trained trauma therapists.

Those who want to help: We grant scholarships to high school and college seniors who are seeking careers in the mental health field in order to promote further research into trauma psychology.

First Responders : We help firefighters, police and EMS with scholarships to attend approved training classes. We train emergency service personnel to provide crisis intervention when a traumatic event occurs.

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