Handmade in Colorado Expo will host approximately 70 artisans, consumer food & goods vendors. Vendor booths will be lined along the sidewalk perimeter of the festival. Goods and gifts may be purchased on-site and transactions are done directly between you and the vendor.
Handmade in Colorado Expo in downtown Boulder, 2015
Green Beer Fest organizers/Pouring Man Productions assumes no liability for any transactions made via the Handmade in Colorado Expo or any festival vendor or musician.
Rules & Safety
The Green Beer Fest is a volunteer run event. After months of planning, meetings, making cold calls and working nights and weekends our team is looking forward to having fun at the event as much as you are!
Activists, divers, makers and hula hoop shakers make up our eclectic, dance happy, free-spirited audience.
To have a great time at the festival we have the following rules in place for your safety and the safety of others:
- Be cool. Per city permitting, Boulder Marshals will be on-site to help manage security and crowd flow. But after working a CU home game, let’s try not to work them too hard!
- Beer must stay inside the fenced area. Our fenced area will wrap around the borders of the Bandshell bleachers. If you have a beer (or alcohol) you must consume it inside the fenced area per City of Boulder requirements.
- Servers have the right to refuse alcohol. If you have gone past the point of cray-cray, our servers have the right to refuse serving you beer. You will not be refunded your money and asked to leave the event. So please consume alcohol responsibly and try to stay cool.
- Wrist bands are required for all people inside the fenced area who are 21+.
- No parking or vehicles are permitted on the Bandshell lawn/grass.
Food & Beverages
Food and non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from select Boulder County licensed food trucks and food vendors. A list of specific vendors and their offerings will be named prior to the date of the festival.
The GreenBeerFest is an ocean themed creative-casual costume festival.
While costumes are not mandatory we encourage all participants to wear an upcycled or recycled mermaid, Neptune or sea creature themed costume to show their support for our non profit beneficiary, Colorado Ocean Coalition.
The Boulder Bandshell is located in downtown Boulder at the intersection of Broadway and Canyon. Extremely limited meter parking is available on the street. When possible we encourage attendees to ride a bike, take public transportation or commute to the event with friends.
Vendors and musicians please coordinate with your designated crew leader for load-in and load-out instructions.
The GreenBeerFest is a 2 day festival, however, it is not an overnight festival.
Attendees and vendors looking to attend (or work) the festival both days should seek overnight accommodations at a hotel in the surrounding downtown Boulder neighborhood.
Kids & Family
The GreenBeerFest is a family friendly event. Our dedicated children’s play area is created and managed by Rainbow Lightning. Their adult-monitored tented area will provide crafts, face painting, costumes for dress up and activities for kids (of all ages ;-)).
The GreenBeerFest is a volunteer run event. There are real costs associated to renting the venue (use of the amphitheater) and securing the required permits and insurance as required by the city. However, being that the event is hosted in a public park, we are not permitted to charge admission fees. Additionally, 100% of our participating bands donate a generous portion of their time and performance rate.
We are able to raise money for our non-profit beneficiary through one of three ways.
- The sell of beer cups
- Vendor & food booths
And the bands are able to raise additional funds through direct merchandise sales. NOTE: We do not collect a percentage of sales from the vendor sales or the band’s merchandise sales.
We encourage all event attendees and fans to support our festival by promoting it among your friends and if you are able to, please purchase a beer cup or merchandise.
The historic Boulder Bandshell is a public amphitheater and park conveniently located in downtown Boulder, Colorado. It is bordered by Broadway to the east, Canyon Blvd to the north, 13th street to the east and Arapahoe Ave to the south. It is very close by the CU college campus and is accessible for all mobilities. Follow the bordering sidewalk paths to reach the venue.