In person ticket sales for the August 10th, 2013, festival will be held at noon on Sunday, May 5th, 2013. Mail orders must be postmarked on Monday, May 6th, 2013.
There are two ways to obtain tickets for the Great Taste of the Midwest: mail order or advance in person sales. Tickets are not sold at the gate. There are no phone orders, no credit card orders, and no internet sales.
Ticket price for the August 10th, 2013, Great Taste of the Midwest is $50.
In Person Ticket Sales
In person ticket sales for the August 10th, 2013, festival will be held at noon on Sunday, May 5th, 2013. A total of 3000 tickets will be sold at the following locations:
The Cork and Bottle
The Wine and Hop Shop
Steve's Liquor University Ave- 3618 University Ave, Madison.
Steve's Liquor Junction Road- 122 Junction Road, Madison. (Please note that Steve's Mineral Point has moved one block north). Steve's no longer owns the green space people have previously camped on in years past. The Government now owns this land. We would encourage you NOT to camp here. Camping where you have camped at Steve's in previous years is at your own risk. Tyranena has plenty of camping space available, if you want to camp overnight.
Tyranena Brewing Company
In person ticket sales sell out very quickly. If you aren't in line early, chances are good that you will not get a ticket. There is a limit of two tickets per person. Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted. Designated driver tickets will be available for $5 each and do not count towards the 2 ticket limit. You must be 21 to purchase tickets.
Please note that we do not accept credit cards.
Mail Order Sales
Three thousand tickets are sold via mail order using a lottery. The mail order lottery is open to everyone. If you would like to participate in the lottery, please send a business-sized SASE and a check or money order for the correct amount (payable to MHTG) to:
Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild
P.O. Box 1365
Madison, WI 53701-1365
Ticket orders must:
Be postmarked on Monday, May 6th, 2013. Orders sent with postmarks before or after May 6th will be returned to you unfulfilled.
Include a business-sized, self addressed stamped envelope (SASE).
Include a check or money order for the correct amount, payable to MHTG.
There is a limit of one mail order request and two tickets per household.
If your order is not selected in the lottery, your uncashed check or money order will be returned to you in the SASE that you sent with your order.
Any order that does not meet the requirements will be automatically removed from the lottery in favor of those orders that did. We will also return any mail orders that we feel are attempting to unfairly influence the outcome of the lottery.
Due to the enormous number of mail orders we receive, we are only able to fulfill about 25% of all mail orders, so not receiving a ticket is the norm, not the exception. Please allow 6-8 weeks for ticket processing, since we are a homebrewing club and not a professional order fulfillment company. We know you want your tickets, but please respect that we have our own family and work responsibilities too.
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