Toast the Season
Canceled for 2020
*Tickets in advance (purchased on or before October 7): $30 members/$35 nonmembers
*Day-of tickets (purchased on October 8): $33 members/$38 nonmembers
Welcome the fall season with a beer tasting! Oktoberfest celebrations happen throughout Europe; the Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate locally.
Guests check in at the McGinley Pavilion and receive a wristband, tasting glass, and tasting sheet. Breweries will pour different seasonally selected beers in 2-ounce tastings. Light fare, wine, hard cider, and featured beer by the bottle will be available for purchase. Come to “drink in” the best of the season!
Tickets to this event are nonrefundable. Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to buy tickets in advance. A confirmation will arrive via email once your order is received. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Advance tickets may also be purchased at the Garden's Information Desk in the Visitor Center. Event will occur rain or shine. If you have questions, please call (847) 835-5440.
*Must be 21 or older to attend event; valid ID card must be shown.
Parking fees apply; parking is free for Garden members. For faster entry, click here to buy your parking in advance.
Must be 21 years of age or older with valid identification to attend and participate. By purchasing admission to Autumn Brews at the Chicago Botanic Garden you assume all risk of violating the state law if you operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and further waive and forever release and indemnify the Chicago Botanic Garden, Cook County Forest Preserves, Cook County, Sodexo, and all participating breweries and vendors and their respective members, shareholders, officers and directors, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all liability arising from the use of alcoholic beverages or acts of nature. As a ticket holder to Autumn Brews at the Chicago Botanic Garden you assume all risks and dangers of personal injury and all other hazards arising from or related to Autumn Brews at the Chicago Botanic Garden whether occurring prior to, during, or after said event. For security purposes, you hereby consent to the reasonable inspection of your person and property before entering the event. Chicago Botanic Garden and Sodexo have the authority to refuse service to intoxicated persons. Drink responsibly and use a designated driver. The event is held rain or shine. No pets, no outside food or beverages. All sales are final, no cash value.