Short’s Anni Party 18 FAQ

Where can I buy tickets?

Short’s Anni Party 18 tickets are available now for purchase online through Eventbrite.

Anniversary Party has sold out every year, and we’ve got a very limited number of tickets this year so get your tickets early!

Do I have to bring a printed copy of my ticket?

Printed tickets are great, but you can also download the tickets on your phone and not worry about forgetting your tickets on the counter.

Can I bring my kids?

Sorry, Short’s Anni Party 18 is strictly a 21 and up event. A valid, government-issued photo ID is required at entry. No babies, no toddlers. No exceptions.

Will the Pub be open?

The Pub and Kitchen will be open with a limited menu, and Short’s Mart will be open for all of your merchandise needs. There will be food, restrooms, and beverages available both indoors and out. The Pub will be closed to non-party attendees and will not be open before the party begins.

Food available outside?

Yes! We’re finalizing the line up now.

Where is Short’s Anni Party 18 happening?

Short’s Anni Party 18 takes place on the street in front of our Pub in downtown Bellaire, with most of the festival grounds being on North Bridge Street. The festival entrance is located at the intersection of North Bridge Street and Broad Street at the north end of the Pub. This year the perimeter of the party will include the street outside the Pub and open space across from the Pub.

How much does it cost to get in?

Tickets are available on our website, through Eventbrite.

General Admission tickets are $45 for entrance with (6) tokens.

Pre-Party tickets are $70 and include early entrance at 3:00 pm, (6) drink tokens, a custom reusable camp mug, a 16 oz Local’s Light, exclusive swag, a poster signed by Joe himself, and Short’s Brew swag bag to carry it all in!

Can I just join in for the Pre-Party if I don’t want to attend the rest of the party?

If you want to pay for a Pre-Party ticket, grab your goodies, do a quick visit, and then leave, sure! Whatever floats your boat!

Does my ticket include anything?

$45 tickets include entrance to the party and (6) drink tokens.

$70 Pre-Party tickets include early entrance at 3:00 pm, (6) drink tokens, a custom reusable camp mug, a 16 oz Local’s Light, exclusive swag, a poster signed by Joe himself, and Short’s Brew swag bag to carry it all in!

Tokens are good for beer, cider, seltzer, and non-alcoholic beverages outside only, (1) token = 8oz. regular (double your pour for 2 tokens!) Tokens are not accepted at Short’s Pub or other neighborhood businesses.

Additional tokens are available for $2.50.

Tickets also include access to all food and drink trailers, as well as the Pub and Short’s Mart.

Music: Who is playing? When is each band playing?

The schedule is as follows:

  • 4:30 – 5:30 TBD
  • 5:30 – 5:45 State of the Brewery Address by Joe Short
  • 6:00 – 7:00 TBD
  • 7:30 – 9:00 TBD

All performances will be held on the stage located underneath our new Party Pavilion.

How do I get a beverage?

(6) drink tokens will be included with the “Pre-Party” ticket and “General Admission” ($45) ticket and provided as you enter the party. Additional tokens will be available at Short’s Mart, Short’s Annex tent, and from roaming token salespersons. There will be two beverage trailers outside, and two bars inside at the Pub. There will be two tiers of beverages available, regular and gourmet. Each token will be good for (1) 8oz regular pour (double your pour for 2 tokens!). Step up and order from one of our friendly staffers, and provide us with a beer token in exchange. Tokens will not be taken inside the Pub, and Pub glasses will not be allowed outside of the Pub.

Will there be packaged beer for sale?

Yes! We will have our non-glass (canned) packaged beer available for purchase in Short’s Mart or the Pub. And we’ll have a bottle check for any bottles or glassware you pick up, free of charge.

Do you allow samples?

Unfortunately, because of the nature of the event, we will not be pouring samples. If you have questions about a particular beer, our friendly staff will be happy to help!

Can I return my unused beverage tokens?

Unfortunately no. Beverage tokens are non-refundable and have no cash value. However, any tokens that are not used by the end of the party can be donated to our community partners on your way out!

Can I bring my own water?

We will permit non-glass empty or sealed water bottles and will have several complimentary water-filling stations throughout the festival.

Will you be doing brewery tours during the festival?

We will not. Due to the sheer size of the party, we are not able to provide tours. Come back on a Saturday and check in at the host stand any other day of the year, and we’ll be happy to show you around.

Can I get my growler filled?

No. Growlers and any glass items (including beers you buy at the Mart) are not allowed at the event.

Will the festival sell-out?

Definitely—we’re releasing a super limited number of tickets to honor ticket holders from 2020! Get your tickets fast.

I’m a Mug Club Member. Can I use my mug? Do I get an additional discount on beverage tickets?

Unfortunately, there will be no special discounts for our mug club members. All beverages at Short’s Anni Party 18 will be served out of provided reusable or compostable cups.

Is there re-entry?

Yes, however, re-entry will be permitted at the discretion of our staff & festival security.

What if it rains?

Short’s Anni Party 18 is a rain-or-shine event. Being outdoors, rain is always a possibility. We hope for the best but we suggest that you check the weather and come prepared!

Is the event handicap accessible?

Yes! All areas of the festival grounds are handicap accessible.

Where do I park?

You can find directions and parking information here.

Are there any deals for lodging?

You can find information about local lodging options and rates here.