What:  Snowden Beer Festival is a beer tasting festival featuring over 70 beers from the U.S. and around the world.

When:  Snowden Beer Festival will be held Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Snowden Beer Festival will be held in the plaza at the Snowden Grove Amphitheater located at 6275 Snowden Lane in Southaven, Mississippi.

Q: How much are tickets and where can I buy them?  
A: Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event.  Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Snowden Grove Amphitheater Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-982-2787 or at Ticketmaster outlets.

Q: What’s included with my ticket?  
A: When you arrive at the event, please have your photo ID ready. Once your ID has been checked you will receive a wristband and a souvenir Snowden Beer Festival sampling glass.  Generally speaking, the glass will allow you unlimited beer samples during the event.  However, we expect patrons to act responsibly and monitor their intake of alcohol. Likewise, our servers are trained and instructed to refuse service to patrons they believe to be intoxicated, and patrons whose behavior is deemed to be a danger to themselves and others will be escorted from the event.  No refunds will be given to patrons ejected from the event, and no re-entry will be permitted.

Q: Is there parking available? 
A: Yes.  Parking at Snowden Grove is $5.

Q: Will there be food and/or non-alcoholic beverages available? 
A: Yes.  Food from participating area restaurants and vendors will be available for purchase, as well as water and soft drinks.

Q: Am I allowed to bring a cooler or backpack into the Festival?  
A: No. For safety reasons, the Snowden Beer Festival cannot allow backpacks or coolers into the Festival. Likewise, no outside food or beverages will be allowed into the event, and no alcohol is permitted to leave the event.

Q: Can I bring my children?  
A: No.  All patrons must be 21 years of age or older to enter and sample beers.  A government issued ID will be required for entry and no refunds will be given to underage purchasers of tickets. Infants and children are not allowed.

Q: Can I bring my pet?  
A: No, pets are not allowed.

Q: What if the weather is rainy on the day of the Festival?  
A: The event will be held rain or shine.  Although the event will be held outdoors, the sampling stations will all be located under tents in the plaza, so you'll be protected from the sun or the rain.

Q: What kind of restroom facilities will be available? 
A: Snowden Grove Amphitheater has plenty of permanent restrooms that are clean and handicapped accessible.

Q: Is there a designated driver ticket?  
A: No, because of the difficulties involved in controlling and monitoring designated drivers, we cannot offer a designated driver ticket. We encourage patrons to act responsibly, particularly with regard to making arrangements for safe transportation after the event.

Q: Will there be tickets for sale at the gate?  
A: There is a limit of 2,500 tickets available for the event, and tickets are expected to be sold out in advance. However, if tickets are still available they may be purchased at the Snowden Grove Amphitheater Box Office the day of the event.

Q: Do any of the proceeds of this event go to a charitable organization?  
A: Yes, Snowden Beer Festival will benefit the Taste of DeSoto and its associated charities with a substantial portion of proceeds from ticket sales from the event.




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