February 1, 2025
For craft beer lovers 'round the world, there’s nothing that warms the heart and soul more on a chilly winter’s day than a gathering of 50 or so breweries from multiple states — all pouring samples of their very best brews! If this sounds like a personal paradise, allow us to make your dreams come true. Make plans to attend Frost Fest 2025 in Fayetteville, AR on Saturday, February 1st!
The Yeti lives on! Frost Fest is returning to the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Organized by popular Fayetteville brewery Fossil Cove Brewing Co., Frost Fest is an annual winter beer festival that celebrates all things microbrew and craft beer alongside live music, an array of food trucks, live art and local vendors! The first edition of the beer fest, which has since changed locations three times and nearly doubled in size, took place in 2016.
The beer tasting portion of the event is worth visiting for on its own, and the Frost Fest experience is further enhanced by the brewery representatives on hand, all ready and waiting to discuss their products and inspiration. For beer lovers, it's one of most intimate and up-close opportunities to interact with a large swath of breweries all in one place. In addition to celebrating the winter season in the Ozarks with homegrown craft brews, the folks at Fossil Cove will use proceeds from the fest to support non-profit organizations in Northwest Arkansas. Toss out any hesitations you had about grabbing a ticket - it's for a good cause!
Frost Fest attendees will have the opportunity to sample from and interact with 55+ breweries, vendors, food trucks while enjoying live art, musical performances, and beyond. The brewery lineup includes several regional breweries that don't currently distribute to Arkansas, making Frost Fest the exclusive opportunity to sample these beers in Fayetteville!
While you’re living the good life at Frost Fest, scope out Vanny the Fayettevan and drop by to meet the folks behind the Fayetteville Ale Trail, Arkansas' original craft beer tour! They’ll be on site to share the regional tasting passport that takes thirsty brew-lovers on a self-guided tour of 24 unique stops, hand out some cool Fayetteville Ale Trail swag, stock your snacks, and help get you signed up for a special giveaway.
If you’re coming to Fayetteville from out of town, we suggest you check out Experience Fayetteville’s hotel recommendations for great places to lay your head, as well as tasty restaurant options, shopping and the many other unique things the city has to offer while you're here!