Who can I contact if I have a question about the NYC Craft Beer Festival - Autumn Harvest at Lexington Armory?
if you have any questions about the NYC Craft Beer Festival - Autumn Harvest, email us at info@nyccraftbeerfest.com for assistance.  We will do our best to return all messages in a timely manner.

What is the NYC Craft Beer Festival - Autumn Harvest?
The NYC Craft Beer Festival - Autumn Harvest - is an American craft beer tasting focusing on Fall Craft Beer Releases from approximately 75 breweries and 150 craft beers.

When and where is the event being held?
The Autumn Harvest tasting is being held at Lexington Armory on Friday, October 31st & Saturday, Nov. 1st, 2014 at Lexington Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, in Manhattan).

On Friday, there is only an evening Tasting.
Session 1: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday, there will be two sessions to choose from. 
Session 1: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Session 2: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

How do I get to the event?
Lexington Armory (@ 68 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY, 10010) is accessible by public transportation. Please check out our DIRECTIONS page.

What does the ticket include?
All tickets will gain entry into the venue for at least 2 1/2 hours of unlimited beer tasting. All attendees will receive a complimentary souvenir tasting glass and have access to seminars. VIP and Connoisseur ticket holders will be given an extra hour and first access to the event. Connoisseurs will have access to the exclusive Connoisseur's lounge with additional rare American craft beers, and light fare. Please take good care of your tasting glass as we will not be issuing extras to those who break them!

How much do tickets cost?
GENERAL ADMISSION
Early Bird Special $49
Regular Advance Tickets $55
Tickets at the door $65 (at the box office only)

VIP ADMISSION
Early Bird Speical $65
Regular Advance Tickets $75
Tickets at the door $85 (at the box office only)

CONNOISSEUR ADMISSION
Early Bird Special $115 (extended 2/1/13)
Regular Advance Tickets $125 (ends 3/30/13)
Tickets at the door $135 (at the box office only)

How can I purchase tickets?
Please visit our TICKETING PAGE to purchase tickets.

How many people will be in attendance?
Each session will hold approximately 1,200 people.

If I go to one session, can I stay for the 2nd session?
You must have separate tickets to go to both sessions. Each session is separately ticketed and at the end of the first session all attendees clear out in preparation for the next session.

Will there be a coat/bag check?
Yes, we will have a coat check option for a small fee.

Are backpacks allowed?
Yes, although any backpacks, bags, packages, purses, gym bags, etc. brought into the armory will be subject to search by security personnel. We strongly suggest that you only bring what you need, keeping the number of bags to a minimum.

Is there parking?
There are several parking garages near Lexington Armory. If you're lucky (and read signs carefully!), you might even snag a great parking space on a nearby street.  For information on local area parking garages, please see our DIRECTIONS page.

Are children allowed?
No. The event is 21+ only.

Can I buy beer at the event or bring empty or full bottles home with me?
Absolutely NO beer can be removed from the festival site nor is it offered to be purchased. By law, all alcohol must be consumed in the festival site only. Taking empty bottles out of the festival is illegal. This is considered an open container. Open containers are not allowed on the streets of New York or in an automobile.

Is there a DDP (Designated Driver Program)?
Sorry, this is NYC! Public transportation is highly recommended!

Is food included in the ticket?
Food is NOT included in the GA/VIP ticket, however there will be great food for sale that pairs amazing with beer. Connoisseurs will receive some light fare. 

Can I bring my own food or beverages into the festival?
No, and your personage will be checked for weapons upon entering. If food or beverages happen to be discovered, you will need to dispose of it prior to making entrance.

What forms of payment will be accepted at the event?
Most items for sale at the event will be cash only. There will be ATMs onsite.

Are there ATM's available at the event?
Yes! Please remember any items for sale at the event will be cash only.

Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, no pets allowed.  Service animals will be allowed as permitted by NYS and Federal law.

How can my company become a sponsor?
Please contact sponsorship@nyccraftbeerfest.com to show your brand at this event!

How can I apply for a press credential?
Please contact info@nyccraftbeerfest.com with your full information and qualifications and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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