Tickets are now available for the 19th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF) presented by The Vera Project. This pumpkin-packed event will take place at the Seattle Center on Friday, September 29th, and Saturday, September 30th, featuring an impressive selection of 80+ pumpkin and seasonal beers from local breweries, including 20+ offerings from Seattle’s own Elysian Brewing. Please note that this event is 21+.
During each session of GPBF, attendees will have the unique opportunity to witness a spectacle where a gigantic several-hundred-pound pumpkin is carefully prepared. It will be scooped, scorched, filled with pumpkin beer, sealed, conditioned, and finally tapped at the festival, allowing everyone to relish in this delightful creation.
In addition to indulging in the best pumpkin brews, guests can also savor the delectable offerings from local food trucks, enjoy festive music, and participate in the ever-thrilling costume contest. The Seattle Center will undoubtedly be awash with a sea of orange, as all are encouraged to embrace the enchanting pumpkin theme.
A week before the main event, on September 23rd, the Pumpkin Weigh-Off, which has become synonymous with GPBF, will return to Elysian Brewing’s taproom in Georgetown from 12-4 pm PST. This weigh-off is free and open to all ages, featuring some of the finest and most colossal pumpkins grown by local farmers. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness the thriving agriculture community of the great state of Washington in action. The pumpkin that takes the top spot will be granted the honor of being filled with pumpkin beer and served at the festival for all to enjoy.
100% of the proceeds from this festival will directly benefit The Vera Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an all-ages space that fosters personal and community transformation through collaborative engagement in music and art. By attending GPBF, you’ll enjoy a fantastic celebration and contribute to a meaningful cause.