Prepare for the darkness as tickets to the 2019 Festival of Dark Arts (FODA) hosted by Fort George Brewery go on-sale on Black Friday. One must also prepare with a deeper pockets as tickets to the forthcoming FODA surge to the highest priced drink ticketed festival around.
Part of the brewery’s Stout Month, the 2019 Festival of Dark Arts will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in and around the Fort George Brewery in scenic downtown Astoria. The festival will open at Noon and will go until 10:00pm. Expect a day full of a wide array of entertainment, art and beer, lots of dark, bold beer, 65 choices to be exact!
We attended FODA for the first time last year and overall had a decent time. Yes, there were lines for some beers with a few that seemed to be never-ending. The beers that were poured were good; many were one ticket 3-ounce pours but other more coveted beers were two or three ticket pours.
Tickets to the 2019 FODA will go on sale on Friday, November 23rd at exactly 7:27AM PST via Eventbrite. For 2019 a full day ticket with entery at Noon will set you back a whopping $63.24 after fees. There will also be a twilight admission that allows for entry after 6:00pm for $42.14 after fees. Entry includes a 2019 FODA glass and twelve drink tickets. If its similar to this year’s event once again it will be 3 ounce pours with beers ranging from one to multiple tickets.
Its definitely a steep price for a ticketed beer event but if tradition holds true this festival will sell out once again within a matter of a couple of days. Add in inflated hotel rates in Astoria for the event and you’re dropping some serious cash that the Astoria should be very grateful for.
Entry into FODA is for those 21 year of age or older and you must have a ticket to enter the festival grounds. Tickets are transferable but not refundable. Expect a complete beer list closer to the event that takes place on February 16, 2019.
Here’s our photo recap from the 2018 Festival of Dark Arts…
Festival of Dark Arts Fort George Block 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.