Top Resources for Sponsors
- FreemanOnline is your go-to resource for show information, schedules, contacts, shipping information, online ordering, and everything you need to make this your best GABF ever!
- Booth Guidelines and Regulations
- Need to power on? Order electrical here.
- Connectivity needs? Order internet here.
- Sampling Policies and Demo Waiver and Sampling Form: If you plan on sharing samples of food and/or beverage? Please read the policies, sign the waiver, and complete the sampling form.
- A Sales Tax License is required if you are making retail sales.
- Proud Sponsor logos: As a sponsor, you’re allowed to use any of our wonderful sponsor logos, but first, be sure to read the proper usage guidelines and see them in action.
- On-site Recycling and Composting Guide: Find out what you can do to keep the festival green?
- If you plan to use outside contractors to provide services for your booth, please complete an Approved Contractor Request Form.
GABF Sponsor Schedule (subject to change)
|Wednesday, Oct 2||Badge Pickup (14th & Champa St. – 2nd floor)||10:00am – 7:00pm|
|Wednesday, Oct 2||Sponsor Set-up||8:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday, Oct 3||Badge Pickup||9:30am – 9:00pm|
|Thursday, Oct 3||Sponsor & Brewery Set-up||9:30am – 3:00pm|
|Thursday, Oct 3||Thursday Night Session||5:30pm – 10:00pm|
|Friday, Oct 4||Badge Pickup||2:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Friday, Oct 4||Friday Night Session||5:30pm – 10:00pm|
|Saturday, Oct 5||Badge Pickup||9:00am – 8:00pm|
|Saturday, Oct 5||Awards Ceremony||10:00am – ~1:00pm (doors @ 9:00am)|
|Saturday, Oct 5||Saturday Members Session||12:00pm – 4:00pm|
|Saturday, Oct 5||Saturday Night Session||5:30pm – 10:00pm|
|Saturday, Oct 5||Saturday Tear Down||10:00pm – 11:59pm|
|Sunday, Oct 5||Sunday Tear Down||8:00am – 12:00pm|
Exhibit space for GABF is quite limited, and demand is extremely high. If you are interested in exhibit space, you may complete this Wait List form. Exhibit space comes in the form of sponsorship. Learn more about packages and benefits included here.
We select exhibiting companies based on a multitude of factors—former exhibitors who confirmed space the previous year, your product/service and what it can add to the festival, time stamp as to when the Wait List application was filled out, competing sponsoring companies and space availability.
Sponsorships start at $5,500.
I filled out the Wait List application. What happens next?
We will reach out to you in July with more information, either to see if you’re still interested in exhibiting or to let you know that space has been filled.
There are various ways to gain visibility to the festival’s 60,000 attendees and 800 breweries.
Full-time employees of an exhibiting firm may install and dismantle their own respective company display, if such work can be completed in less than sixty minutes without the use of mechanized tools. Any outside or additional labor required for installation, dismantle or decorating of displays is to be performed by the Official Service Contractor or by any other party signatory to the IATSE, Local 7 under the guidelines established by the International Association for Exposition Management. Labor for booth installation/dismantling can be ordered here.
Companies that sell non-food or beverage products may display, demonstrate their wares and sell merchandise, subject to the festival’s terms and conditions.
Any food companies interested in sampling products at the Great American Beer Festival must first sign on an as Supporter, which is a $5,500 sponsorship. Upon a confirmation by the Brewers Association, any food exhibitor must coordinate their sampling with Centerplate Catering, the official caterer of the Colorado Convention Center. Samples must be 2 ounces or less. Unfortunately, selling food is not allowed.
No, the Great American Beer Festival logo and name are protected trademarks of the Brewers Association. Only sponsors with licensing rights as a benefit of their sponsorship may use the GABF Sponsor logo or name with approval from the Brewers Association.
No. Only breweries can serve beer from their booth spaces.
GABF does not accept exhibitors or sponsors that promote, mention or suggest the following: tobacco, marijuana, firearms/weapons, pornography, distilled spirits, wine, and/or flavored malt beverages. Other categories/products may be excluded based on the festival organizer’s discretion. Please read the GABF terms and conditions for further information.
No, exhibitors and exhibitor staff must keep promotion of their products or services within their booth.
Exhibit spaces are 10’ wide x 10’ deep. Standard exhibit space includes one skirted and covered 6’ x 2.5’ table, two chairs, and pipe and draping behind your booth. Location will be determined by the Brewers Association. You will receive an exhibitor kit from our festival contractor, Freeman Exhibit Services, about renting additional exhibit materials and services. Carpet, padding and internet are not included with your booth space.
The festival does have security within the venue; however, each exhibitor is responsible for watching their products, decorations and personal items during the festival.
Learn about event facts and figures, attendee demographic information and through our 2018 GABF Post Event Report.