About the St Paul Summer Beer Fest

St. Paul's favorite beer festival dedicated to craft beers! The 10th annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will take place Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 2-5pm (early admission tickets at 1pm) at the MN State Fairgrounds - International Bazaar in beautiful St. Paul.

This outdoor craft beer festival will feature sampling from 100 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food, educational seminars, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.

Download the 2017 St. Paul Summer Beer Fest program


Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 2-5pm
2-5 PM (early admission tickets 1-5pm)


MN State Fairgrounds - International Bazaar
Underwood St & Judson Ave
St. Paul, MN

The International Bazaar is located in the southeast corner of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds near the intersection of Como Ave and Snelling Ave. From I-94 take the Snelling Avenue exit north for 1.5 miles and exit onto Como Ave. Go west (left) on Como Ave and take the first right on Underwood St.

Tickets - ON SALE spring 2018

Day-of ticket sales $10 more

Early Admission ($60 / 1-5pm) permits an attendee access to the fest 1 hour before normal General Admission hours, commemorative tasting glass, unlimited beer samples from craft breweries, live music, and beer education opportunities.

General Admission ($45 / 2-5pm) permits an attendee access to the fest, commemorative tasting glass, unlimited beer samples from craft breweries, live music, and beer education opportunities.

Designated driver options available.

Visit our tickets page for more information and to purchase!


The best way to get to enjoy the fest is safely. Be responsible and take advantage of some of some of the FREE ways to get to and from the beer fest.


Get a free ride on Metro Transit, link will be published the week of the fest! Metro Transit Local Bus Route 3 runs between downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, exit at Como Ave and Winston St. Use their Trip Planner for preferred routes and schedules.

Free ride on MTC!


Parking lots are located South of the International Bazaar adjacent to Como Avenue. Cars can be left overnight and will NOT be towed. Street parking is also free. Racks for bike parking will be located on Judson Avenue in front of the International Bazaar by the Agriculture and Horticulture building.

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We are happy to announce the Radisson Hotel Roseville is our official attendee hotel. Includes free shuttle service to and from the Fest.

For a special hotel rate just for St Paul Summer Beer Fest attendees. click here to book! Updated for 2017!

Radisson Hotel Roseville
2540 North Cleveland Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
P: (651) 636-4567


Enjoy food from NatedogsTOT BOSSWest Indie Soul Food and more! ATM's on site!


Proudly sponsored by RMS Roller-Grinder and MN Beer Cast

2017 Scheduled Seminars

2:30 - 3:00 PM - Women in Beer

  • Gabby Rudisill - Ballast Point Brewing Company - San Diego, CA
  • Sarah Meyer - Bent Paddle Brewing Company - Duluth, MN
  • Tara Alcure - Surly Brewing Company - Minneapolis, MN
  • Tina Joy - Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis, MN

3:15 - 3:45 PM - History of Brewing with author Doug Hoverson

Doug studies the history of the brewing industry, with an emphasis on the Upper Midwest. His first book, Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota, was published in 2007 and won a Minnesota Book Award. His forthcoming book on the breweries of Wisconsin will be published in 2018. In addition to his books, he has written on beer, brewing and history for numerous other publications. He is also a National-rank beer judge and an award-winning homebrewer. He is a frequent presenter on beer and history topics.

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Brewers Panel

  • Mike Lundell of Summit Brewing Company - St Paul, MN
  • Ty McBee - Big Wood Brewing Company - White Bear Lake, MN
  • Trevor Wirtanen - Oliphant Brewing Company - Somerset, WI

Silent Auction for YMCA of St. Paul

Come bid on wonderful items where all proceeds benefit the YMCA of St. Paul - Midway Family.


1:00 - 2:00 PM - Chap Wilton
2:00 - 3:30 PM - Black River Revue
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Mark Joseph and the American Soul

Event Sponsors

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