Frequently asked questions
Can I bring my dog/cat/baby/alien/anything else other than a 21+ human-person?
Is GPBF 21+ or all ages?
What happens if it rains?
This event is on rain, shine, fog, haze, you name it.
What if I lose my ticket?
What is Steampunkin?
Do I have to dress up?
No dress code applies – dress in costume, dress like yourself; dress in orange, dress in black; dress steampunk, dress just punk… BUT, since it is Halloween weekend and we know San Diego takes a party seriously, dress your Pumpkin Beer Festival best and enter the Costume Contest with amazing swag prizes as we crown Pumpkin Royalty for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
How do I win the Costume Contest? And what do I win?
What beers will be there?
Where should I stay?
Enjoy 15% off our best available rates and receive complimentary guest room wi-fi and 50% off of parking at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter.
What about water?
Water will be available for purchase on-site. When it comes to bringing water, only 1 sealed water bottle per person will be allowed in.
Will there be music?
This isn’t GPBF if there weren’t wicked tracks to go alongside the festivities. We have high energy cover bands playing your favorite jams from across genres with local djs playing 90s/00s throwback and playful ska and funk tracks throughout the day.
Is there an event hashtag?
What's the plan for Event Safety?
Glad you asked! GPBF will be monitoring and following all CDPH guidelines based on the current status at the time of the event. Based on these guidelines, you can view our current Event Safety Plan HERE.
Can I get a refund?
Tickets are non-refundable. If the event cannot happen due to a change in the COVID-19 Pandemic, all tickets will be transferred to the 2022 GPBF.
Are there in & out privileges?
Trust us...you won't want to go anywhere! This is a one-day only experience with drinks, food and gourd times. Once you arrive, plan to stay until the lights go out and the final surprise is announced. Re-entry is not permitted.
Can I pay with cash?
This is a cashless event. Please bring your credit/debit card for on-site purchases.