Costume Themes

Over the years, you’ve shown us how much you love costumes, so we’re turning this year’s celebration up to 11 with costume themes and contests EVERY session! Check back soon for 2024 theme announcements.

Win tickets to the 2024 Great American Beer Festival by being the best of the sesh!* Prizes will be awarded each session at the Karaoke stage.

  • Thursday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m.

*Note: Inflatable/blow-up costumes, full facemasks, and any prop that resembles a weapon or is suspect are prohibited. Please view the list of prohibited items and plan your awesome costume accordingly! Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case-by-case basis.

Thursday: Titletown

Beer festival attendees dressed in basketball costumes dunking ball

AKA team night! Whether your favorite sports team is a little league, dream team, national or world championship team, don your favorite fan threads and sport your fandom!

Friday: Festival Flair

Large group of festival attendees in costume

The original costume night! Flaunt your flair, grab your friends and don your favorite theme.

Saturday Afternoon: Iconic Musicians & Bands

Saturday Afternoon: Iconic Musicians & Bands

Pick your favorite iconic musician or band and let’s rock and roll! Did you know: 1982 was the year Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a live bat on stage, the year Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was released?

Saturday Night: Movie & TV Characters

Beer festival attendees in wizard of oz costumes

While you can choose any year to influence your costume choice for your favorite movie or TV character, 1982 was a pretty awesome year for movies, music, and television. Cheers, E.T., Thriller, Blade Runner, Tron, Tootsie, Knight Rider, Captain Kirk yelling “KHAAAAN!” The sayings “I pity the fool” and “Just say no” both entered the vernacular.