2022 - TBD
Downtown Topeka, 800-900 blocks of SW Jackson Street on the West side of the Capitol building.
Free parking in downtown parking stalls on Saturdays, plus free parking in Crosby Place Garage at 108 SW 8th and Center City Garage at 825 SW Kansas (entry on 9th Street).
There is one entrance on SW Jackson, near the corner of 8th. Only VIP ticket holders can enter starting at 3:00 p.m. An ID check and security screening is required of anyone who wants to enter the festival. Having your ID and tickets ready in advance will make the process go quicker and smoother.
Tap That is presented by The Greater Topeka Partnership & Visit Topeka. The Greater Topeka Partnership (GTP) serves as the umbrella agency of eight distinct efforts that support the enhancement of economic development and quality of life in Topeka and Shawnee County. Visit Topeka serves as the destination marketing organization for the city of Topeka and Shawnee County.
VIP Tickets - $65 + tax
VIP DD Tickets - $20 + tax
General Admission - $35 + tax
DD Admission - $10 + tax
NOTE: Tickets sell quickly and may not be available the day of the event. Online ticket sales end on Friday before the event at Midnight.
VIP ticket holders get entry into the event an hour early along with access to special reserved beers, a special swag item, VIP sampling glass, food in VIP tent (until gone) private restrooms and a VIP only covered seating area.
All ticket holders receive an event sample glass for one-ounce samples hundreds of beers, access to food trucks, games, and entertainment.
Yes. There are designated driver tickets for both the VIP level and for the General Admission level. VIP DD ticket holders will also have access to the event 1 hour early, as well as access to the private restrooms, free food in VIP tent, and covered seating area.
You can pay by credit card in advance online. If tickets are still available the day of you can pay with a credit card or with cash. We do not accept checks.
You can buy your ticket on our website at Visit Topeka.
No. All attendees must be 21+ or over.
No. You must be 21+ years old with a valid photo ID to attend the festival.
Yes, there will be non-alcoholic beverages for purchase from the food trucks. Designated drivers receive free non-alcoholic drinks provided by our friends at Pepsi Co.
VIP ticket holders will also have access to free food (while supplies last) from our sponsors!
Yes, there will be festival t-shirts and Topeka Flag merchandise available.
Yes. Select breweries will have some gluten-free or gluten-reduced options at the festival. You can find a list of beers on our website as breweries are confirmed
When a beer is popular with the Tap That crowd it can occasionally run out. With hundreds of beers to sample you're sure to find another favorite.
Unfortunately no, but possibly next year.
Empty, CLEAR, reusable, plastic water bottles are permitted e.g., Nalgene bottles (32 oz. or less). Glass and aluminum bottles are prohibited.
Tap That has a no re-entry policy.
If you have a service dog they're more than welcome. In general, we want the best for all of our four-legged friends out there and unfortunately, this event isn't in a pet-friendly environment. The festival grounds are cement without grassy areas for pets to relieve themselves.
There ARE great events for you and your pets in Topeka. You can enjoy events like the Capital City Pet Festival, Pucks & Paws hockey game at the Stormont Vail Events Center, and Tails on the Trail.
Yes, in designated areas only. No smoking is allowed in or around the festival tents.
All Tap That Beer Fest participants will need to have safe and responsible transportation before leaving the festival grounds. Attendees who cause a disturbance, as determined by festival staff, will be asked to leave the festival without a refund and may be subject to further consequences.
Tap That prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
- Outside alcohol
- Outside food and beverages
- Weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, concealed weapons, firearms, etc.)
- Illegal drugs
- Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
- Other items as determined by festival staff