Frequently Asked Questions

Will you have designated driver tickets?

This year Hoptober Freshtival has decided to forgo designated driver tickets. We found too many people trying to cheat the DD ticket system which creates the wrong type of environment for our event… plus it’s totally lame! To remedy this we have FREE admission to make the event available to everyone. We will be selling tokens for beer samples both online and once inside the event.

Can I bring my child?

While minors are allowed into the event, the environment of the event itself caters to people who are 21+.

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately no, dogs are not allowed at Hoptober Freshtival. The event environment can be loud with a lot going on. The noise, crowds, and excitement in the air can be scary for your dog. Add hot pavement and little shade to the equation, and you’ve got a recipe for a canine bummer.

How many drink tickets come with my admission?

This year we are offering free admission and drink tickets for purchase! 10 – 4oz drink tickets is the standard drink package that comes with the early-bird purchase. Looking to have more than 10? Cool! Just want to try a few beers? Awesome! We will have more ticket packages available for purchase at our ticket tent once you enter the event. These tickets will be $3.00 each.

Stay tuned as we will be releasing special package options and giving away FREE TICKETS!

Do you take cards?

We will be able to take cards at the ticket tent, however cash is king and always quicker. So if you don’t wanna wait in line we recommend grabbing some cash before coming to the event. The nearest ATM is located in the parking structure across from the movie theatre at BODO.

Can I bike?

HECK YEAH! We encourage it!  If you check in your bike with one of our volunteers at our premium bike parking we will give you an extra drink ticket as a thank you for using green transportation.

What has changed from last year?

Construction is over and we will be celebrating by taking over the block in front of Boise Brewing. This year we will be having live entertainment on the big stage and the Mayor of Boise will be crowning the Hop Queen and Hop King! Stay tuned for for details.

Be on the look out for brewery announcements and some new breweries and brews you’ve never had before!

This year we are working with the brewers guild, Idaho Brewers United! A portion of the proceeds from Hoptober Freshtival will be donated to Faces of Hope. Idaho Brewers United is comprised of local brewers and associated businesses and is dedicated to promoting and protecting craft breweries across the state. For more information, check out: IdahoBrewersUnited

Still got questions? Feel free to email