NOLA on Tap is coming back to New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds for its 10th year. The largest beer fest in the region has past attendance records of more than 25,000 people, and is the kick-off event to Oktoberfest in New Orleans. The dog-friendly festival features 400 local, national and homebrewed beers, delicious food vendors, games, prizes, Beer Judge Certification Program awards, Barktoberfest and so much more. All proceeds form NOLA on Tap benefit the homeless animals at the Louisiana SPCA.
General admission for the festival is $10, while VIP admission is $30 and includes early entrance into the festival, a NOLA on Tap koozie, VIP-only restrooms and handwash stations, Mist Works Cool Misters, special seating courtesy of Bratz Y'all, access to the cell phone charging station powered by Solar Alternatives, an opportunity to meet brewers, and access to the VIP tent for those who are 21 and up. Drink tickets are sold for $30 and include 35 drink tickets. Single tickets are $1 each but the purchase minimum $10. Drink tickets must be purchased for sample and full sized beers, wine, soft drinks and water. 3 oz sample pours will range from 1-3 tickets, 9 oz full pours from commercial beers will range from 3-7 drink tickets, and 3 oz Homebrew, Brewpub, and Meadery pours are 2 tickets each. Food sales are cash and credit only. Kids under 12 are free.
Food vendors include a ton of local favorites spanning all types of food such as The Big Cheezy, Dat Dog, Reginelli's Pizza, and more.
This year's drink vendors have not yet been announced, but last years vendors included Abita, Blue Moon, Shiner, Dos Equis, Boston Beer, and so much more. For those interested is trying a beer that's homebrewed, you may find Crescent City Home Brewers, Kingfish Cider, and so many others available to taste. Not a beer person? No big deal. There will also be wine, cider, and margaritas available for purchase.
Merchandise vendors have also not yet been released, but last year's included 3G Artist, Urban Henna, New Orleans CBD, and many more.
It wouldn't be a festival without music, and NOLA on Tap is no different. This year's performers are Robin Barnes, Roadside Glorious, and Category 6.
Because the festival is dog-friendly, they include something extra special just for them: Barktoberfest. Barktoberfest is a special vendor area designed with your pooch in mind. Meet Louisiana SPCA adoptable dogs, pick up some freebies, and shop for special treats for your pet from vendors like Canal Street Veterinary Hospital, Jefferson Feed Pet & Garden Center, and more. All dogs must be leashed.
Because parking at City Park is so limited, NOLA on Tap suggests public transportation such as buses, trolleys, Uber, Lyft, and bikes. There will be a bicycle parking lot provided by Bike Easy, with bike valet sponsored by Hancock Whitney Bank.
Folding chairs and blankets are encouraged.
For more information and to stay up to date about NOLA on Tap visit the official
website, nolaontap.org, Facebook, or instagram.