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Tap that is the biggest beer fest in the midwest with over 300 beers, 70+ breweries, and entertainment options. Tat That was founded in 2012 and has been hosted in Downtown Topeka since it's creation.  Please visit Hotels to find accommodations and Getting Around for information on public transportation, driving, and parking in Topeka. 

The fun starts at 3:30 p.m. with music, food trucks, and vendors. VIP ticket holders getting access to the event, special beers and more an hour earlier than general admission. General admission holders can start entering at 5 p.m. Open sampling is from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Ticket prices go up by $5 on the day of the event, so buy early! This event sells out every year. 

What are the future dates for Tap That?
Where is the festival?
Where can I park?
Where is the line to get in?
Who puts on Tap That?
How much are tickets?
What's the difference between VIP and General Admission?
Do you sell Designated Driver tickets?
Do you accept Credit cards or checks?
Where can I buy my ticket?
Can I bring my child?
Can Designated Drivers be under 21?
WIll there be any food and non-alcoholic beverages available?
Will there be festival and brewery merchandise for sale?
Will there be any gluten-free options available?
What happens if the breweries run out of beer?
Is there an app?
Can I bring my own water bottle?
Is there re-entry into the festival if I leave?
Are pets allowed?
Smoking policy
Intoxicated guests
Prohibited options


What are the future dates for Tap That?

2020 - September 26
2021 - September 25
2022 - September 24

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Where is the festival?

Downtown Topeka, 800-900 blocks of SW Jackson Street on the West side of the Capitol building.

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Where can I park?

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).

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Where is the line to get in?

There is one entrance on SW Jackson, near the corner of 8th. Only VIP ticket holders can enter starting at 4:00 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. 

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Who puts on Tap That?

Tap That is presented by Visit Topeka, the destination marketing organization for Topeka, Kansas. Visit Topeka is a 501 c (6) Not For Profit Incorporation responsible for promoting Topeka as a destination for conventions, sports, groups and leisure travelers.

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How much are tickets?

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, September 27 at Midnight.

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What's the difference between VIP and General Admission?

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, chicken wings (until they're gone), private restrooms and a VIP only covered seating area.

All ticket holders receive an event sample glass for one-ounce samples of more than 300 beers, access to food trucks, games, and entertainment.

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Do you sell Designated Driver tickets?

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 wings, and covered seating area.

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Do you accept Credit cards or checks?

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.

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Where can I buy my ticket?

You can buy your ticket on our website at Visit Topeka

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Can I bring my child?

No. All attendees must be 21+ or over. 

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Can Designated Drivers be under 21?

No. You must be 21+ years old with a valid photo ID to attend the festival.

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WIll there be any food and non-alcoholic beverages available?

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 wings (while supplies last) from Hyvee and Blind Tiger Restaurant and Brewery, winner of the 2018 Wing Fling at the Stormont Vail Event Center.

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Will there be festival and brewery merchandise for sale?

Yes, there will be festival t-shirts and Topeka Flag merchandise available.

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Will there be any gluten-free options 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 or through the Untappd app by searching for  Tap That Topeka.

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What happens if the breweries run out of beer?

When a beer is popular with the Tap That crowd it can occasionally run out. With over 300 beers to sample you're sure to find another favorite. 

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Is there an app?

You can find Tap That Topeka on the Untappd app.

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Can I bring my own water bottle?

Empty, CLEAR, reusable, plastic water bottles are permitted e.g., Nalgene bottles (32 oz. or less). Glass and aluminum bottles are prohibited.

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Is there re-entry into the festival if I leave?

Tap That has a no re-entry policy.

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Are pets allowed?

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.

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Smoking policy

Yes, in designated areas only. No smoking is allowed in or around the festival tents.

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Intoxicated guests

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.

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Prohibited Items

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

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