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Downtown Fond du Lac Fest-of-Ale

April 13, 2018 - 4-8 PM 

The Fest-of-Ale is a night of sampling beers and other malt-beverages while enjoying the company of friends in Downtown Fond du Lac. 

Choose your ticket type based on your tasting preferences:

Team Brewski

If you're looking to taste beer, ale, porter, stout, and other hoppy-brews, this is the ticket for you. 



Team Malternative

All those hops got you down? This is the ticket you've been waiting for: sample hard ciders, hard sodas, and hard seltzers all night long!


DD Referee

Help your friends keep their team rivalries friendly all night long and then get them safely home after the event. 



Purchasing Tickets

VIP tickets include a souvenir "team" t-shirt and tasting glass, plus 10 samples throughout the night. ($30 and must be purchased prior to April 1, 2018. Shirts will be available for pickup at Hopper's beginning Saturday, April 7.)




Standard tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 10 samples throughout the night. ($20 in advance; $30 day-of)




Designated driver tickets include a souvenir t-shirt and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks at select locations. ($10 and must be purchased prior to April 1, 2018. Shirts will be available for pickup at Hopper's beginning Saturday, April 7.)


Ticket Sales Are Open Now. Gather your friends and stake your claim before they're gone!


Ticket Redemption

You must be present with your ID to redeem your ticket. We'll check your ID and then attach your wristband and give you your souvenir tasting glass. Don't plan to head out for yoga or lawn mowing afterward! Your wristband tabs are your drink tickets, good for one 3 oz. sample each.; they don't fall off easily, but once they are off your wristband you can no longer use them for drinks.

Tickets may be redeemed beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the event at 131 S. Main Street., Suite 101. Ticket redemption closes at 6 p.m. that night, which is two hours after the event begins. 

No alcohol will be served before 4 p.m.


Attendees must be 21. Please bring ID with you.
Glasses must be empty before leaving each stop.
Wristband tear-off tabs must be removed by servers. Tabs that have been removed are void.


Avoid waiting in line by picking up your glass and wristband anytime after 8 a.m. on the day of the event.
Keep your glass in hand throughout the event or label it with a Sharpie to avoid confusion during the walk.
Choose your route in advance to avoid getting separated from your group.
Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, since you'll be walking outdoors between locations.
If you make purchases during some of the great sales on the route, ask the business about picking up your purchase when you complete the walk or the next day.
Be sure to eat lunch during the day to avoid drinking on an empty stomach. Many locations on the route will also have food available to sample or purchase.
Post photos to Instagram and Facebook using hashtag #downtownfdl
Cross the streets at crosswalks.
Bring your ID.
Manage your alcohol intake; we reserve the right to refuse serving anyone who appears to be intoxicated.

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