Festival Info

The Big Texas Beer Fest is one of the Southwest’s largest beer festivals, and we’re taking the party on the road for our first event in Houston! After 4 successful years in North Texas, Houston resonated with us as our next event city. We love Houston beer, the culture, what’s happening in food and its people.

The inaugural event will feature at least 80 breweries and over 300 beers to sample on May 21 at NRG Center at NRG Park. Mostly beer festival, part food truck rally, part concert makes for an awesome day.

BTBF is well-known as the festival to go to for exclusive and rare beers, one-offs and special firkins. Since brewers never know when beers will be ready, we always release the beer list about 1 week before the event. Grab your tickets now, as our other events have always sold out in advance.

As you might expect, much of the festival focuses on the emerging Houston craft beer scene, and Texas craft beer as a whole.

Plenty of food will be available from one of our many food trucks, or local artisanal food vendors. While you eat, you can listen to local/regional music acts in our outdoor Food and Music Pavilion!


Saturday Schedule

  • VIP Entry 1:00pm
  • First Band: The Roomsounds 1:45pm
  • General Admission 2:00pm
  • Second Band: Shotgun Friday 3:15pm
  • Chad & Nellie’s Toast (outdoor stage) 5:00pm
  • Third Band: Matt Tedder (from The Voice) 5:05pm
  • Last Call 6:15pm
  • Event Concludes 6:30pm

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