Festival FAQS


Event date & hours:

Saturday, August 24, 2019

General Admission 6pm - 10pm

VIP Admission with early entry 5pm - 10pm

• Enter through the dome lobby of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Entertainment Complex. The event is located outdoors in the Glenn Miller Gardens. This is a rain or shine event. 

• All beer tastings and a Rail & Hops Brewers Festival tasting cup are included in the cost of admission. No tokens necessary. 

• This is a 21+ event including designated drivers. A valid government photo ID is required for attendance. 

• Rail & Hops Brewers Festival is a fundraiser for SoundCorps 501c(3) a nonprofit dedicated to growing the music economy in the Chattanooga region. Any money obtained for the event will be considered a donation to SoundCorps. This is a rain or shine event. All sales are final. 

please do not bring the following to the event: 

• No children or pets. Service dogs will be allowed based on gate managers discretion. 

• No weapons, pocket knives, or illegal substances allowed.

• No food or beverages from outside of the event. Drinking water and non-alcoholic drinks will be made available. 

• No backpacks or large bags.

• No Chairs, Hammocks, Canopies, Tents, or Coolers.

• No Scooters, Skateboards, Hover boards, Segways, or Rollerblades inside of the festival. 

• Lost and Found will be turned in to the front dome lobby for pickup by the end of the event. Email info@railandhops.com post event to inquire about your lost item. 

will food be available to purchase? 

• Yes! We are working with local chefs and restaurants on the food options available for purchase. Watch our social media accounts for announcements!

Will there be ACCEss to atms on site? 

• Yes! There are ATMs on property and we will accept credit cards for tickets purchased at the gate. 

where do i park? 

• Several parking options on site. There is the CARTA garage on the North side of the property, Republic parking lot across the street from the Chattanooga Choo Choo and on the Southside of the property Station Street. 
VIP parking will be complimentary for those that purchase their VIP pass in advance on the North side of the Chattanooga Choo Choo property in the CARTA garage. 

is smoking or vaping allowed? 

• Yes!  If you smoke or vape,  please do so in the designated areas. 

what kind of beer will you have for the tastings? 

• We are planning to showcase approximately 40 breweries handcrafted beers. We are working diligently to confirm the breweries and chefs and will update you! 

will there be entertainment at the festival? 

• Yes! We will announce the various entertainment we have planned closer to date! Follow our socials for announcements!

what is soundcorps?  

SoundCorps is a 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to growing the music economy in the Chattanooga region. Established in early 2015, they devote their energies to building local music industry infrastructure and professional expertise through ongoing programs, events and initiatives. These efforts will translate into increased opportunities to experience Chattanooga music.

The Soundcorps vision is to re-establish Chattanooga as a music mecca with a healthy growing cultural economy. Success for us means Chattanooga has more venues, sound recording studios, record labels, record stores, retail outlets, music industry professional services firms and more. 

Learn more at www.soundcorps.org

let's chat!

• All professional or press photo requests must be approved in advance. Please email your request, with your intent, and publication to info@railandhops.com

• Volunteer or Vendor the festival : info@railandhops.com

• Sponsor the event: info@railandhops.com 

please drink responsibly.do not drink and drive. allow us to help you get home safely. we want to be able to drink beer with you for many years to come.