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 lowered the price of admission to make the event more approachable and affordable for everyone. Still wanna bring a DD… fantastic! We recommend having your car load each chip in some cash to get you into the event and split your tokens amongst the group, that way everyone wins!

Can I bring my child?

According to our permit obtained by the city, we cannot allow any children (infants included) into the event. The environment of the event itself is quite loud which can be very upsetting to infants. These are mandates from the city so we are unable to make exceptions.

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?

Your admission includes 10 – 4oz drink tickets. Looking to have more than 10? Cool! We will have more tickets avaliable for purchase at our ticket tent once you enter the event. These tickets will be $2 each or 6 for $10.

Do you take cards?

We will be able to take cards at the front gate and 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 YEA! 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?

We’ve added 10 more breweries to our line up, bringing our grand total to 35! That’s a lot of beer! 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 IBU. 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