Fall Back Brew Fest FAQs

Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

A: All festival attendees must be 21 or older to enter, even if they are designated drivers (DD) and are not drinking. A valid government ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) is required for festival entry, with NO exceptions.

Q: Is parking and transportation available at the event?

A: Yes, there will be free guest parking in the side lots adjacent to the event, as well as overflow parking at St. Paul Church. Street parking is also available.

Uber is also an option in Palatine.

Map of event site and parking:

Q: Can I take public transit to the event?

A: Yes, the downtown Palatine Metra rail station is less than a mile away. The Union Pacific Northwest (UP-NW) line serves the station.

Q: What is the refund policy?

A: Tickets are non-refundable. The festival will occur rain or shine.

Q: I can no longer attend the event. Can I sell my ticket to someone else, or give it to a friend?

A: Yes, tickets are transferable and you may sell your ticket to someone else for face value plus whatever service fee was charged by Beerfests.com, or less. You may also give your tickets away if you like. There is nothing special you need to do to transfer tickets to another person. Palatine Jaycees does not permit scalping of tickets, which is illegal. We reserve the right to invalidate any tickets known to have been scalped. Each bar code will only scan one time.

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A: You must bring a ticket with a valid QR or barcode with you to be scanned to allow you entry to the festival. This ticket can either be printed or can be the electronic version accessible on your smartphone or wireless device.

Q: If I enter on a DD ticket and change my mind, can I drink at the festival?

A: No, anyone entering the festival on a Designated Driver ticket will not be served beer or permitted to drink beer at the event. Any marked Designated Driver found to be drinking beer will be immediately ejected from the event. If you want to drink any beer at the festival, you should plan on buying a full-price drinking ticket.

Q: Can I bring my baby / young child with me into the event?

A: Children and infants are not permitted under any circumstances, for their own safety and the safety of our guests. Thank you for understanding that these festivals are adult-only events.

Q: Can I leave the festival and come back in later?

A: Yes – guests’ hands will be stamped for re-entry.

Q: Do you have any soft drinks or other non-alcoholic refreshments available for Designated Drivers?

A: There will be coolers of water placed throughout the festival for all guests to drink – however, there will not be non-alcoholic beverages specifically set aside for DDs. There will be soft drinks and other refreshments for sale from our food vendors, but guests are also welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages with them into the event. We encourage you take the comfort of your Designated Drivers into consideration when planning for the festival and bring them something extra to drink at the event.

Q: Is there food available at the festival?

A: Yes. We have food trucks with beer-friendly menu items for purchase. There will also be tables set up around the festival site for you to sit down to enjoy your meal.

Q: What are the restroom facilities like at the festival?

A: We will have plenty of outdoor port-o-johns set up at the festival, no inside bathrooms are available.