Got Questions? We have answers! We are busy planning a great event so we can’t get to emails and calls as quickly as we would like, so here is the fastest way to get your questions answered:

What is Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Festival?

Brews, BBQ & Bourbon is a weekend-long festival that is a celebration of BBQ, bourbon, LIVE local bands, games & contests and of course beer!!!  

What time is the Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Festival?

Brews, BBQ & Bourbon is returning to Grand Rapids in 2019.
Date & times to be announced.

Where is Brews, BBQ & Bourbon held?

Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Grand Rapids will be held in Grand Rapids in 2019.
Location To Be Announced.

Where Should I Park?

The city of Grand Rapids and private parking providers operate more than 18,000 off-street spots in Downtown garages and lots, in addition to 1,800 spaces on city streets.

For all information related to parking visit

What If It Rains?

Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Fest  is a rain or shine event, so please check the weather beforehand. Only in cases of extreme weather will we evacuate the event area…but only for the duration of severe weather (storm threatening lightning and/or winds).

What Do I Wear?

Anything is fair game, we just ask that you come dressed!

Will Credit Cards Be Accepted?

You bet!  We will accept all major credit cards. 
Note:  There will be a small convenience fee per credit card charge so we recommend bringing cash!

Will there be an ATM on-site?

Yes. There will be at least one ATM on-site. It is located in the area convenient to the food booths and beer tents.

Will there be food there?

Absolutely! Some of the area’s best BBQ will be available to purchase. Check out the list of food vendors on our food & drinks page.

Will there be places to sit? Covered areas for eating/drinking?

Yes, there will be some first-come-first-serve seating under a HUGE tent!

Do I need an ID?

Only if you want to drink alcohol.

How can I become a vendor?

Interested in becoming a vendor? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us by emailing 

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Sorry, no. There are state laws that regulate outside food and drinks from entering licensed festival areas. We will provide plenty of opportunities to try great food and drink while you’re here!

Can I bring my children?

Of course! Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Fest is a family-friendly event that features bounce houses for the kids.

What else do I need to know before attending?

  • No entrance for anyone showing signs of intoxication – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • All bags & backpacks are subject to search
  • No outside beverages or food permitted

Can I volunteer at Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Fest?

ABSOLUTELY! Interested volunteers (individuals or groups) can sign up on the volunteer page. Click here to sign up!

Is there a charity associated with the festival?

To Be Announced

Can I bring my pet?

No, only service dogs are allowed during festival hours.No,

Still Have Questions?

Still have questions? Email us!