Dallas, TX
November 12, 2016



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What? Untapped Dallas.

Untapped Festival is a craft beer & music festival series that takes place in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and now Austin and San Antonio, Texas. It began four years ago as friends sharing a passion for craft beer and live music. The idea resonated with so many people that we’ve been able to spread to new cities and tremendously expand on the concept

When? Saturday, November 12th.

VIP pass holders are able to enter the venue as early as 2:30pm (first crack at the beers y’all!). All other pass holders can enter starting at 3:30pm.

Where? Fair Park, Dallas, TX

Fair Park is one of Dallas’ most recognizable landmarks, full of history and memories of the State Fair for most Texans. Many of Dallas’ largest events are hosted at Fair Park and it is well suited to accommodate the throngs of thousands of craft beer lovers that will attend Untapped Dallas 2016.

*** Entrance is at COTTON BOWL PLAZA ***

Why? Because. Craft Beer.

We’re passionate about craft brewing and the community of people that produce craft beer. We created Untapped Festival to share hundreds of amazing craft beers with others and to celebrate the people that brew them.  Beers brewed in the US and especially in Texas.

How’s It Work? Sample Beer. See Live Music.

GA tickets get you into the event and live music.  GA Pass Holders can purchase draft beer from the Untapped Pub or Karbach Love Street Lounge or at the can stands (assuming you’re of age).  Beer Package Passes include the music, a sampling cup and a beer sampling card (good for 12 samples).  VIP and STOUT Passes include all of the above, plus early access to the event and other amenities.  The STOUT / VVIP Pass includes all the benefits of VIP + access to the Untapped Clubhouse featuring beer and wine, side stage access and catered dinner that is an assortment of samples from area restaurants.  Over 400 beers will be served in 2 oz samples throughout the day, while bands play live on two stages inside beautiful Fair Park.
General Admission
  • Event entry
  • Beers available for purchase
Beer Package
  • Event entry (3:30pm)
  • Commemorative tasting cup
  • Untapped sampling card (12) 2 oz. samples
  • Additional cards and full beers available for purchase
  • One Hour Early Entrance (2:30 PM)
  • Commemorative tasting cup
  • Untapped sampling card (12) 2 oz. samples
  • Additional cards and full beers available for purchase
  • Access to the Lakewood VIP Lounge & Viewing Platform
  • One Hour Early Entrance (3:30 PM)
  • Commemorative tasting cup
  • Untapped sampling card (12) 2 oz. samples
  • Access to the Lakewood VIP Lounge & Viewing Platform
  • Access to Untapped Clubhouse:
  • Limited edition Untapped Houston T-shirt

Where Can I Find the Artist Lineup & Set Times?

Click for Artist Lineup & Set Times

Where Can I Find the Festival Map?

Untapped Site Map

Where Can I Find The Full Festival Program with Brewery Tent Numbers?

Untapped Program

What do I need to bring to enter the festival? Tickets, ID… the usual.

For the smoothest experience, we recommend you have your tickets readily available for scan via your phone.  If not, a printed version is also welcome.  You will also need your ID to prove you are of legal drinking age, unless you’re not…and then please just enjoy the music and leave the drinking for another year!

What beers will be sampled? 400+ beers from 100+ breweries!

Over 400 craft beers are on the beer lineup this year…Browse the lineup and refer to the official Untapped Festival Map to plan your sampling strategy.  These links will be updated as soon as the 2016 information is available.

Will You Be Able To Purchase Full Beers? Absolutely!

Delicious craft beer will be available from can stands, the Untapped Pub, Love Street Lounge, Alamo Beer Backstage and inside the VIP lounge.

Will There Be Food? Yes!

We believe that the passion for craft beer is closely tied to an appreciation for great food. Untapped Houston will showcase a selection of local restaurant partners to complement your palate as you enjoy the many dozens of fine brews brought together at the festival.  Click here for the full list of food vendors!  These links will be updated as soon as the 2016 information is available.

Will There Be Discounts? Not so much…

We may issue certain private invitations through our valued partners which include discounted rates; but other than that, no…we have no discounts planned.  The Dallas event always sells out and therefore, it is our recommendation to secure your place ASAP!

Is the event 21+? No! This event is ALL AGES!

We welcome minors to appreciate the fantastic live music at Untapped Fest. Children under 10 get in free; 10 and up must purchase a General Admission ticket.

How many beers can I sample? Lots…

Per TABC guidelines we can only sell 24 ounces of beer at a time, but you can really sample as much as you like. The purchase of a Concert + Beer Package or VIP Package ticket provides you a tasting cup and “Beer Sampling Card” and which is good for twelve 2 oz samples.  Additional beer sampling cards can be purchased for $7 and will provide you with another six samples.

How long will the beer be sampled during the festival? There is always beer available!

Specific beers may run out during the course of the day, that’s just part of the show, but generally-speaking the beer tents will stay open till 8:30pm and the premium beer tents (marked on the site map), can beer stands, Karbach Love Street Lounge and the Untapped Pub will serve till the end of the festival.

What do I get with VIP tickets? It’s a sweet deal…

Early access at 3:30pm, to give you a head start on all the rare and special release beers on your tasting list PLUS access into the Lakewood VIP Lounge + Alamo Beer Backstage.

What do I get with my Stout passes? All the things…

Stout is our new “Super VIP” package and provides enhanced levels of comfort, convenience and access.
Stout pass holders receive:
  • Early entry / Express entry
  • Premium stage viewing areas
  • VIP Lounge
  • Complimentary food from local vendors
  • Complimentary bar with beer/wine
  • Festival T-Shirt
  • Private restrooms and other benefits…

Can I upgrade my ticket? Yes, if tickets are available

So long as we still have the tickets you want available we’re happy to upgrade you at the Prekindle box office for the difference in price.  Or, to ensure availability, email support@prekindle.com now.

Can I transfer my tickets to someone else? Yes you can!

Prekindle sells all Untapped Festival tickets and you can easily transfer your tickets to another person by logging into Prekindle.com and updating the name on your order; or by contacting support@prekindle.com.       `.

What am I not allowed to bring? No surprises here…

Chairs, glassware, flashlights, any food or drink, weapons (duh), laser pointers, graffiti pens & paint, illegal stuff, racist tattoos or apparel and bad attitudes are strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to deny any items we deem dangerous or inconvenient to other guests.

What kinds of things AM I allowed to bring? The usual stuff…

Good vibes, a serious thirst, handbags, do-rags, sunglasses, hats, sandals, cameras, cigarettes, lighters, sunscreen, bug spray, umbrellas (just in case), hackey-sacks, your parents, your kids, an open mind and your encyclopedic knowledge of craft beer!

Are dogs allowed? YES! We love dogs and this venue DOES allow them!

We LOVE dogs, and it turns out that Fair Park DOES allow dogs. Bring your furry pal along for the fun!

Will there be a drop-off area for people taking cabs, Uber, etc? Most definitely!

We STRONGLY encourage you to use a service like Uber (check out the free ride promotion) or get dropped off/picked up by friends. You may have heard…there’s going to be a lot of beer to drink…responsibly. Refer to the Parking Map for details (enter Gate 11 and follow the signs). PLUS: Don’t forget that DART has a station at the entrance to Fair Park.
Are ins-and-outs allowed? Not unless you have Stout passes.
All the good stuff is inside the festival anyway…Why would you want to leave?  But seriously, Stout pass holders are allowed in-and-out privileges.

What times are the bands playing? Got you covered…

What is the restroom situation? All good.

We’ll have an ample supply of courtesy stations for all guests and especially convenient stations for Preferred Tasting and Stout pass holders.

Are credit/debit cards accepted? Bring cash…

Some of the vendors will accept cards and for the rest, we will have several ATMs on site.

Where do I park? Follow the signs!

Our best recommendation, in all seriousness, is not to drive. Please consider DART, Uber, another car service, cabs, or really anything other than driving home from a beer festival. Having said that, for anyone who needs to park at the festival, please refer to our Parking Map and driving directions for more information (enter Gate 11 and follow the signs).

What is I want to take the DART Rail?

Fair Park visitors can ride the new DART Rail Green Line to two stations - Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and the Cotton Bowl Stadium.

How much will parking cost? $10 CASH ONLY

Parking on festival grounds is $10 (cash only) and, if you’re not going to Uber or take DART, we recommend you park on-site.

Will there be any seating? A few seats at the pub, basically.

There will be limited seating in various areas, like the Karbach Love Street Lounge, Untapped Pub and food court, but these areas are not designed for ideal concert viewing. You may want to bring a blanket to sit on while watching the bands play.

Who should I contact with questions about tickets? Our friends at Prekindle!

Prekindle sells all Untapped Festival tickets and will be happy to address any ticket-related questions you may have. Please contact Prekindle at support@prekindle.com and they’ll take care of you right away.