Frequently Asked Questions About the Feast of Saint Arnold
What Time is the Event?
The general admission time is 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM, VIP ticket holders can enjoy early admission from 11:00 AM and a whole lot more! For the full VIP experience see the VIP section below.
Is there a local place to buy tickets vs. on-line?
Online is the easiest and safest way to buy tickets, but you can purchase tickets at Chapel of Our Saviour after any of the morning services on Sundays, ask for Brian B.
What does the general admission ticket include?
The general admission ticket includes; a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beverage tastings in the general admission area, continuous live music, parking, property tours, and Kid’s Zone. For the $25 advance ticket price get all that and more right at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain.
Will there be food to purchase?
Yes! Please bring cash! We do not have an ATM on-site and some vendors do not have credit card swipes.
What do I get in the VIP package?
In addition to all of the above, the VIP ticket includes 11 AM early access; catered food, private patio and indoor dining area, access to indoor restrooms, special parking inside the walls.
How do I volunteer?
Either click on the link in the left hand menu (or click here) and “buy” a volunteer ticket.
What if I don’t want to taste the Colorado alcoholic beverages?
A non-drinkers and designated drivers get special wrist bands for Free, as do kids. No ticket is needed. Depending on availability, some of the breweries may have non-alcoholic root beer to sample!
Where do I park?
General Admission parking is along the brick wall surrounding the perimeter of the of the property and along the streets. There are limited parking spots inside the walls for a free-will donation.
VIP Parking is within the walls of the property in a designated VIP area.
Is there handicap parking and access?
Yes, there will be handicap parking near the event’s main entrance.
What does the event benefit?
Westside CARES (www.westsidecares.org) is our charity partner. They provide basic human services to individuals and families in crises living West of I-25. They focus on stability, survival and sustainability while offering care and compassion to neighbors in need. Last year WSC helped 28,000 individuals. We hope this partnership between Chapel Of Our Saviour and Westside CARES continues for a long time.
What is there for kids to do?
The Feast of St. Arnold is Colorado’s only family friendly beer festival. Kids, and designated drivers, get in free. We offer a “Kid Zone Experience” in a designated area near the playground on the festival grounds. There are numerous attractions and activities for kids including face painting, hair braiding, games and contests, giant bubble making, balloon art, gymnastics activities and much more.
Can I drop off my child at the Kid’s Zone while I do the tasting?
A parent must be with their child at all times, and in all areas of the property and event
Should we bring strollers?
Yes you may, but the area is not paved and some strollers that have small wheels will probably not work.
What is there for my designated driver to do?
Designated drivers, as well as kids, get in free. Continuous live music from 3 different groups, great food, shop the vendors and other booths, live demonstrations from a variety of local organizations, tour the property, sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain views. There will be non-alcoholic beverages to sample, so bring your best palate.
Will there be wines to sample included in the ticket price?
Can I purchase a glass of wine?
Can I purchase a bottle of wine to take home?
Can I purchase beer?
Beer is available for tasting only
What other vendors will be there?
There will be a variety of local food, non-profits and commercial vendors. Check the partner section for constant updates.
Can I bring my dog or other pet?
Please leave your pets at home, they will not be admitted to the grounds
Can I bring outside food or beverage in?
Outside food and beverage is not permitted. There will be a great variety of food for sale available from the food vendors. Free water will be available
Can I bring my folding chair?
Yes feel free to bring your chair to relax and listen to the great music offered.
What about backpacks?
Backpacks will be allowed, but will be subject to search.
How do I sign up for the 5K and 10K walk? (Volksmarch)
The Volksmarch is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Walking Club and is an internationally sanctioned event. You may sign up the day of the event at 9 AM. Walkers will gather at the event venue on Fourth Street and pay the $3 fee, which covers insurance and registration.
If the walk starts at 9AM won’t I be finished and waiting around to get into the Feast of Saint Arnold which starts at noon?
If you registered for the walk you will be allowed to enter the event at 11 AM with the VIP guests.
What about the live music?
Our first performer will begin at 11 AM and music will continue in 2 hour sets until 5PM.
What are the property tours?
The church property was originally an historic estate which dates back to 1909. This century old property has a storied history prior to becoming a church.
Are there ghosts in the house?
Some say so, but you will need to sign up for the tour and find out for yourself!
Is there a local taxi company you recommend?
Yellow Cab 777-7777
Will this event happen if it rains?
The event is outdoors, and is rain or shine! As they say, “If you don’t like Colorado’s weather…just wait an hour!”
Do you need volunteers?
Yes! Please click on the Volunteer item in the main menu.