2022 Chicken & Beer Festival – Indianapolis

/ Aug

2022 Chicken & Beer Festival – Indianapolis

1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, 46204
Monument Circle
02:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Indy’s Annual Chicken & Beer Festival powered by EatHere

About this event

Indy Chicken & Beer Festival is back for 2022!

After a sold out 2021 year, we’re dedicated to making each year an even better experience for our attendees. We’re back outside and it’s time to find out who has Indy’s Best Chicken!

Our blueprint is simple:

We team up with our favorite local restaurants, chefs, and brewers for a one-day festival that is sure to be remembered! Chicken and Beer are among the most beloved items in the world and deserve the highest celebration! Expect great music, good food, a hot wing eating contest, and fun activities for you and your crew.

Samples from vendors are included in each ticket. Extra sample tickets will be available for purchase. This is an outdoor event and you MUST BE 21+ to ATTEND! Please expect lines! Please anticipate restaurants selling out of food!

Date: August 6, 2022

Location: Monument Circle

Time: 2pm – 7pm

Ticket Pricing:

  • $30 for early bird
  • $35 for general admission
  • $45 for VIP entry

Participating Restaurants:

  • Ale Emporium
  • The Grub House
  • Open Kitchen
  • BAE Latin Food
  • STIX
  • Big Mouth Biscuits
  • Clustertruck
  • Passione Pane
  • Goodwood Brewing
  • Huge Impact Restaurant
  • Taste of Innova Wings + Greens
  • Treats by Fee
  • Upland Brewery
  • Guys Cooking Creation
  • Black Lemon by Bullseye Event Center
  • Meats & Sweets
  • King Dough
  • That Vegan Joint
  • The Block Bistro & Grill
  • EveryThang & Potatoes
  • Shani’s Secret Chicken
  • Naptown Hot Chicken
  • Joella’s Hot Chicken

with more TBA!

Participating Breweries & Beverages:

  • Daredevil Brewing Co
  • Indiana City Brewing
  • 450 North Brewing
  • Ash & Elm Cider
  • Goodwood Brewing
  • Sip N Share Wines

Grab your tickets fast, this is event is limited capacity!

Please expect lines as some items will be made-to-order! In order to provide a safe and legal event, IDs have to be checked, bags have to be searched and tickets have to be scanned.

We’re extremely excited about the opportunity to bring support and awareness to the amazingness of Indianapolis’ Chicken and Beer through this food festival!

Some questions you might be asking:

Are masks required at this event?

Masks are not required for entry into Indy Chicken & Beer Fest but may be worn and removed when eating and/or seated in at a particular area at your own discretion.

Is this an outdoor event?


When should I arrive?

Event time – 2pm – 7pm

VIP ticket holders will be granted admission starting at 2 pm.

General Admission ticket holders will be granted admission starting at 3 pm.

Please expect lines! In order to provide a safe and legal event, IDs have to be checked, bags have to be searched and tickets have to be scanned. All this takes time!

Where is the Festival?

Monument Circle, Downtown Indianapolis

When do I get my food and drink tickets?

Guests will receive their chicken and beer tickets at check-in.

Can I upgrade my ticket?

We are unable to do upgrades for this event, but additional chicken and beer sample tickets will be available for purchase.

What comes with my ticket?

General admission tickets include 4 chicken tickets and 5 beer sample tickets.

VIP tickets include 1 hour early access, 6 chicken tickets and 5 beer sample tickets.

How much is additional chicken and beer?

Additional chicken and beer sample tickets will be available for purchase for $2 per ticket.

Beer sampling is limited to vendor’s discretion. There will be bar stations featuring great local and along with other alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Can I bring in a backpack?

Indy Chicken & Beer security staff will be checking bags at the gates, and there are restrictions to which type of bag you can bring on-site. No backpacks, camelbacks, or other large bags are allowed.

Can I leave the festival and come back?

Once you enter Indy Chicken & Beer Festival, you are not allowed to leave and re-enter. Make sure you have everything you need before going in because you don’t want to get inside and realize you forgot something important.

Can I bring a to-go container?

No, all food must be eaten on site.

Will there be any vegetarian/vegan options?

Possibly! Indy Chicken & Beer festival has given its vendors free-reign on their menu choices and the menu choices are turned in the day of the event, so we cannot guarantee those options.

Are pets allowed?

No, health codes prohibit any pets at the event.

Are children allowed at this event?

All attendees of must be at least 21 years old. IDs will be checked upon entrance at the gate where tickets are scanned.

Do you just take cash only?

No, credit cards will be accepted at both the ticket booth and bars. There will be an ATM on site for those that want to use cash.

Is the festival handicap accessible?

The festival is handicap accessible. There are numerous parking lots and ramps surrounding the festival, that have the typical handicap spots.

What is the refund policy?

In the event that the event is postponed due to any unforeseen circumstances your tickets will be transferable to the new date.

In the event of a cancellation, we will issue ticket holders full refunds.

In the event that you can’t attend the event, tickets are transferable and can be passed down to friends or family.

What can I bring in to Indy Chicken & Beer Festival?


  • Outside food or drink (exception for documented medical needs – must have a doctor’s note with matching ID)
  • Cans, coolers, bottles, glass containers, backpacks
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Audio recording devices
  • Skateboards, motorized vehicles, bicycles
  • Large chains, spiked jewelry, chain wallets
  • Drones
  • CamelBaks
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Weapons or firearms
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Pocket knives
  • Laser pointers
  • Chalk, markers, sharpies
  • Stickers, flyers, solicitations
  • Pets (guide/service dogs OK)
  • Cleated shoes

Indy Chicken & Beer Festival reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

Event Terms:

By entering the event grounds, you expressly assume all risk and danger of personal injury and all other hazards, which include, but are not limited to, property damage arising from or related in any way to the Indy Chicken & Beer Festival, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event.

Attendees and belongings are subject to search.

By entering the event grounds, you willingly give your permission for Indy Chicken & Beer Festival to capture your image via video and photography for its unrestricted use in all forms of media / marketing.

Moshing, crowd surfing and stage diving are prohibited.

Nudity and or exposed body parts is prohibited.