East Texas' best craft beer sampling

See You Saturday October 6


a sampling of great craft beers.

Texas is home to some of the best craft beer in the country. Craftoberfest was created to bring those unique tastes to historic downtown Longview at Heritage Plaza.

  1. Details
  2. FAQs
  3. Get VIP Tickets
  4. Get General Admission Tickets

Everything You Need to Know About Craftoberfest

Updated 09/03/2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018  
12pm - VIP Entry
1pm-5pm - Public Access

   VIP Package
    Individual- $100
    Pair- $175
    Gets you:
       Punchcard with 8-each 3oz samples (24oz) of craft beer 
       Craftoberfest T-shirt
       Commemorative Craftoberfest cup
        VIP early entry @ noon
        VIP lounge with free appetizers, water, and shade
        VIP parking
        Video trailer featuring college football exclusively for VIPs
        Specialty (limited
and exclusive) beers served from 12p-1p
                   *Note that the Club reserves the right to add or subtract from this list.

Buy VIP Tickets    

        General Entry @ 1pm
        $0 if you want to just come out and not sample
        $25 entry + sampling 12ea punch card + sample cup
        $20 additional punch card 
Buy GA Tickets

Please note that anyone that wants to sample the craft beers must have a drivers license and get one of the Craftoberfest wrist bands.
Even if you are clearly over 21 years old, no sampling will be allowed without the police confirming your license and you receive a band.
Tickets are non-refundable.

    Noon - 1pm VIP Entry
         Noon Band: Leap of Faith
    1pm - 5pm General Entry

Need a hotel room for the weekend? The brand new Courtyard by Marriott is our official hotel and is just 5 miles away from Heritage Plaza. Call them directly (903) 230- 2700 and use the code "Craftoberfest" to get a discounted room rate.


What about.....?

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything that you need to know in one easy place. 

General questions
Craftoberfest is a craft beer tasting to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines.
Saturday October 6 from 12p-5p for VIP tickets and 1p-5p for general admission.
This event will take place in Heritage Plaza and the confides around Heritage Plaza in downtown Longview (Methvyn and Green Streets).
There will be two entries, one on the east side of Methvyn and one on the west side of Methvyn. Everyone will go through one of the security checkpoints, which will be manned by LISD police officers. No person may drink without our officers checking IDs and you having a special Club wristband.
Pets must be on a leash and in some cases, so do the kids. No, we're just kidding (maybe).
But really, both pets and strollers are acceptable, but you will be asked to start at the end of the pack. And as if we have to say it, please clean up after your pets, well, or kids.
We will have a slew of food trucks, live music, all sorts of games. Just a really great atmosphere. We will have a few fun contests mixed in there. Mi Casita, Divine Catering, and StreetLiscious have confirmed for food trucks.
First and foremost, this event raises money for the good work performed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines. Philanthropy aside, the VIPs get some really cool perks - early entry, special tastings with beers no one else will get, special parking, and special bathrooms that are not port-a-potties. Say that last one again...
You can get tickets by [clicking here].
The gates to the public open at 1pm - 5pm. Tickets are available at the gate. Tickets for entry without a 8-sample punch card are $25. The punch card, if you want to sample craft beers, is $25
It depends on what you are trying to do. We have two forms for you to check out. [This link] is for our sponsorship packages and [That link] is for the craft beer vendors.
FAQ 10
CONFIRMED: Celis, Great Raft, Legal Draft, Lakewood, True Vine
CAN'T MAKE IT BUT SENDING THIER CRAFT BEERS: Karbach, Rogue, Saint Arnold, Southern Star
More to come...
FAQ 11
This is will fill in as we get our craft beer vendors. Expect this to be filled shortly after we get our craft beer breweries confirmed..


thank you to our sponsors and our craft beer vendors

Keep watching this as we will constantly add to it.