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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the show will go on. Beer and Cheese Fest is excited to welcome all of our fully vaccinated guests.  See Vaccination Requirement FAQs below.

Respectfully, this event is for those 21 and over.

Yes, you can buy merch online here.

Yes!  Join us, buy your ticket and get a complimentary beer:

10/21 at Great Dane Downtown
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

10/28 at Hop Haus Fitchburg
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Due to a myriad of reasons, we will be unable to offer shuttle service this year. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

We still highly encourage our guests to attend responsibly by:

  • Purchasing a designated driver ticket for your driver. We’ll have plenty of NA options to keep them satisfied!
  • Taking a shared ride or taxi service
  • Using Madison Metro bus service which has regular stops along John Nolen Drive, Olin Avenue, and Rimrock Road. Visit to plan your trip.

If tickets remain, they will be available for purchase at the door.

We encourage all attendees to purchase tickets online, prior to the event, to make your check-in process as smooth and quick as possible.

Click here for more information on visiting Alliant Energy Center.

Vaccination Requirement FAQs

We believe it’s much better to take these actions so we can enjoy beer and cheese together. While being vaccinated does not guarantee you will not become sick, the chances and severity are drastically reduced.

Proof of full vaccination requires the last vaccination dose to be administered prior to January 8, 2022. If your vaccination is from a vaccine series that requires two doses, full vaccination status requirement would be met only if your second dose is administered on or prior to January 8, 2022. For those who have only received the first of two doses prior to the fest, you will not be allowed to enter.

Yes! A booster shot is not currently necessary to be considered fully vaccinated. 

At entry, your vaccine card will be checked for proof of vaccination dates, as well as your ID for age verification. We will not scan or retain any health information. It is important that you bring a clean, clear version of your vaccination proof before arriving for quickest entry. Photocopies and pictures on your phone will be accepted.   

You can find information about where to get vaccinated in Dane County by visiting:

Remember, a negative COVID-19 test is not an acceptable form of entry for this festival.

You can find more information about where to get tested in Dane County and surrounding areas by visiting:

Refunds will be available for those who have already purchased a ticket and will not be fully vaccinated before January 8th.  You must email prior to January 8th to request a refund.

Refund requests after January 8th will not be honored.


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