What is the Umpqua Brew Fest?
It’s a community celebration of clean water, craft beer, and sustainable living in the hundred valleys of the Umpqua. In other words, It’s All About the Water!”

So, is the Umpqua Brew Fest Roseburg’s version of Octoberfest?
No, it’s a tasting event, not a drinking one. We promote quality, not quantity by encouraging craft beer appreciation, not alcohol consumption. ”Drink less, drink the best.”

When and where is it?
October 7, 2023 in Roseburg, OR
Place: Downtown Roseburg
Time: 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Will there be plenty of parking?
Parking in downtown Roseburg is widely available. Parking limits and meters will not be enforced for the day.

What kind of beer will be at the festival?
Craft beer from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Whether it’s the breweries’ flagship, seasonal, or specialty beers, we’ll have a variety of styles for every taste.

What about wine and cider?
It’s a brew fest, but yes, wine will be available for those who prefer fermented grapes rather than barley. Depending on the year, cider, kambucha, coffee, tea, water, and mead may also be offered.

Besides craft beer tasting, what else will be going on?
Festival-goers will also enjoy food and live music. Umpqua Watersheds and Blocktoberfest, the event hosts, and vendors and exhibitors will have information and sales booths. 

How much does it cost to get in?
Admission is $20, includes an Blocktober Fest/Umpqua Brew Fest glass featuring Addcox Heating and 6 tokens. You must be 21 or over to drink alcohol.

How much is the beer?
A taste of 3oz is one token and a full glass is 6 tokens.

How much are additional tokens and where can I purchase them?
$2 apiece. Tokens are non-refundable. They can be purchased on Jackson Street and Main Street.

Can glasses or beer tickets or tokens from previous years be used?
No, you must use this year’s Brew Fest / Blocktoberfest glass and tokens.

What happens when you blow a keg?
Sad to say, when it’s gone, it’s gone, but cheers of gratitude will acknowledge the popularity of the beer, recognize the brewery which donated the keg, and thank the participants for supporting the host organizations.

When do the taps shut down?
Tokens sales end at 5:00 p.m. and taps shut down at 530 p.m. 

What identification is required?
Everyone who purchases a glass must have one of the following forms of identification to prove that they are at least 21 years old:
  • A valid driver's license with a photo from any state
  • A current passport
  • A DMV identification card
  • A military card 
  • The state identification card and military card must bear a picture of the person, the person's name, address, date of birth, a physical description, and signature.
What identification is required to be served beer?
  • You must be wearing an age ID wristband and use the Umpqua Brew Fest glass and tokens to make beer purchases.
  • Have valid ID available, if requested by a server or event security.
Are credit cards or checks accepted?
Yes! We now have credit card readers so if you are patient, we will accept credit cards. 

Can I bring my child and dog?
Yes, well behaved children and dogs are welcome.

Who benefits from the festival?
Neighborworks Umpqua and Umpqua Watersheds receive proceeds to further their community action and educational programs.

How many vendors will be at the Blocktober fest?
We expect about 80 different vendors at the festival.

Will there be music?
Live music will be going on throughout the day. There are 4 stages around the downtown. Stop at the information booth to get a map of the event.

Do you need volunteers?
Yes! We can always use volunteers because “It takes a village to raise a brew!” Check out the "Volunteers" tab for more info.

What about sponsors?
We’re always looking for support, whether from businesses, organizations or breweries. Have your people contact our people. Kasey at umpquawatersheds dot org or you can email umpquabrewfest@gmail.com.

How do I contact someone about the Umpqua Brew Fest?
If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us: umpquabrewfest@gmail.com.

What's the best way to keep updated?
Like Umpqua Brew Fest on Facebook, and regularly check the UBF website. Information is also available on the Roseburg Blocktober Fest Facebook page.

Anything else I should know about the Umpqua Brew Fest?

* You must be 21 years or older and have valid identiļ¬cation to consume alcohol.

* Security searches may be conducted upon entry to ensure the safety of all festival goers.
* No shirts, no shoes, no beer.

* An age ID wristband must be shown to be served alcohol.

* Tickets, tokens, or glasses from previous Umpqua Brew Fests or other beer festivals are not valid. 
* Beer is only served in this year’s Umpqua Brew Fest/Blocktober Fest glasses using this year’s tokens. 
* No more than two glasses at a time are served per customer. 
* No token sales after 5:00 p.m.
* No beer sales after 530 p.m.
* All festival participants are expected to drink responsibly.  
*Any person who is believed to be intoxicated will be denied service. 
* Security will be notified to deal with persons who appear to be intoxicated during the event. 
* Anyone causing a disturbance or safety concern will be dealt with accordingly and will not be given a refund.
* By entering the event premises you consent to being photographed and or filmed. Your image, voice, and likeness may be used for promotional purposes. 
* Any photography or video taken at the festival, whether in digital or analog format, is subject to a mandatory, non-exclusive license for Umpqua Brew Fest promotional purposes.

* Umpqua Watersheds, Inc., the host organization of the Umpqua Brew Fest, cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal property or belongings lost, stolen, or damaged, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal injury, accident or illness.