Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2015

Score! We’re bringing back the 90s when Belgium comes to Cooperstown this summer. This August, you can break out your long-forgotten mixed tapes, windbreakers, and “Pulp Fiction” references for your pilgrimage to Central New York for “Belgium Comes to Cooperstown.” Our beer, music, food, and all-things-fun fest is returning August 7 and 8.

Come try hard-to-find Belgian ales from across the pond and Belgian-style ales from all over North America. This year you can imbibe dressed in Umbros and a No Fear tee-shirt while singing along to Vanilla Ice and the Spice Girls. Tickets go on sale to the public April 1.

This year’s 90s theme will pervade the festival while more than 100 breweries will be on hand pouring more than 300 unique beers for the 3,000 attendees. In addition to great beer, BCTC promises gourmet food vendors, live music, on-site camping, fireworks, and much more.

Festivities begin on Friday at 6 pm with a multi-course beer-pairing dinner for VIP ticket holders.  The festival grounds open at noon on Saturday for patrons holding camping tickets. Tasting begins at 2:30 pm for VIP ticket holders and 3 pm for general admission. Tasting ends at 7 pm. There will be live music from 3 pm until midnight. On Sunday morning, breakfast will be served from 8 am until noon. The brewery will be closed to the public on Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, but will reopen for regular service on Sunday, August 9.

VIP tickets cost $275 and include the five-course beer pairing dinner, two nights of camping on the brewery grounds, and additional access to the beer tasting on Saturday afternoon. General admission tickets for Saturday’s tasting event cost $110 and general admission with camping on Saturday night costs $125.

Tickets go on sale April 1 at noon at Ommegang.com and Etix.com and are available until they sell out. Please note that VIP tickets have sold out in under a minute for the last four years and historically, all tickets sell out within a day of the event going on sale.

Have questions or need more information? Email events@ommegang.com or call (607) 544-1800 ext. 813.

Party on!
Allison

40 responses on “Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2015

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Breakfast is not included with a camping ticket. Price ranges from $5-$8 depending on what you order.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Ooh, I don’t know! I don’t think the events team has decided on movies yet. When we post the event schedule this summer, they’ll be on there.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Yes, the limit is four per transaction. This is to prevent lots of tickets from ending up on secondary ticket sites at inflated prices.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      We don’t have an official music line up yet but the event’s team is looking at some great bands. We’ll have more information later this summer.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      There are no special offers on tickets and the limit is four tickets per transaction. This is to prevent lots of tickets from ending up on secondary ticket sites at inflated prices.

  1. Chris Stone

    I was just on Etix and I did not see a listing for the VIP tickets. It just listed designated driver, general and tasting & camping… is there another site/link for the VIP tickets?

  2. Kevin S Kyle

    What site will the VIP tickets be sold as the eTix site doesn’t seem to have the VIP tickets for sale but only: Designated Driver, General Admission and Tasting and Camping?

  3. Scott

    When or where will VIP tickets appear on the ticket site? Currently, only General Admission, DD and Tasting and camping appearing.

  4. Doug Duschl

    Last year I got tickets from my distributor rep to camp fri night but no VIP tasting. Is it possible to camp fri night without the VIP portion?

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Hi, Doug. Sounds like this was something set up by the distributor/sales rep and coordinated with the events team. Friday night camping is only allowed for attendees with a VIP ticket.

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Hi, Adam. Glad you’ll be joining us this year! I enjoyed reading your review of BCTC 2012. Cheers! Allison

  5. Ryan

    Are there any guidelines to follow regarding camping spaces? Are we allowed to bring sleeping AND eating/shade tents? What are the general rules on space per campsite? Also, we got VIP but our friends did not. Can we set up their tents for them on Friday so that they’ll be in the same area as us for Saturday?

    Looking forward to our first BCTC experience!

    1. Ommegang Post author

      Maybe people do bring a shade tent to share with friends and neighbors in addition to sleeping tents. No real “rules” on the space you occupy but be kind to fellow campers and only use the space you need to be comfortable.

  6. Sarah

    Hi! What are the rules this year concerning grills/fire? Are we still not allowed to have charcoal grills but propane is ok? Thanks!