#DarknessDay

Darkness Day Ticket FAQs

There are three ticket tiers for Darkness Day 2018. We’ve had some questions about what each one entails. We have answers, along with a hell-ton of other information.

TIER 3: General Admission (purchase here)

  • $35
  • Campground Access & Site from Friday 12 PM thru Sunday 12 PM
  • Darkness Day Eve Access–At 5 pm, the gates to the Darkness Day grounds will open. We’re doing a cask takeover of Maggie’s Saloon at the Amphitheater, along with vintage bottles for sale, vintage merch, food trucks, and a giant bonfire at sundown. In a Darkness Day Eve first, we’ll also have live music starting at 6 pm. Hive opens the proceedings, followed by Modern Life Is War, with NYC hardcore legends Sick Of It All headlining the evening. The grounds will close at 11 pm. Head on back to your site and keep the party going as you see fit.
  • Darkness Day Access–At 11 am, the gates reopen, and bottle pickup begins. When those gates are open, you’ll find that in addition to all the Surly pouring stations, over 60 guest breweries will be sharing the Darkness Day grounds with us, along with a Tattersall cocktail bar, even more food trucks, Darkness artists signing and creating art, and a crushing lineup of metal/doom/hardcore/punk headlined by metal legends Carcass. Joining them will be Murder City DevilsKhemmisOff With Their HeadsAngerot, and Darkness Day mainstays God Came From Space. Party goes until 8 pm.

TIER 2: Darkness 2018 Bottle Package (purchase here)

  • $120
  • Campground Access & Site from Friday 12 PM thru Sunday 12 PM
  • Darkness Day Eve and Darkness Day Access (see above)
  • Three bottles of 2018 Darkness (Bottle pickup Saturday 11 AM – 3 PM)
  • Four full-pour beer tokens for use Friday/Saturday Choose from a staggering array of Surly offerings (flagships, rarities, infusions, vintages) or 60+ guest breweries.

TIER 1: Darkness 2018 Variant Bottle Package (purchase here)

  • $200
  • Campground Access & Site from Friday 12 PM thru Sunday 12 PM
  • Darkness Day Eve and Darkness Day Access (see above)
  • Three bottles of 2018 Darkness (see above)
  • Four full-pour beer tokens for use Friday/Saturday (see above).
  • One bottle each of the three 2018 Darkness Variants—Bourbon-barrel aged Darkness w/Cherry & Vanilla, rum-barrel aged Darkness w/coconut, Tattersall Fernet barrel-aged. (Bottle pickup Saturday 11 AM – 3 PM)

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • If you need an RV hookup/electrical, the campground has limited sites available for $25. Snag one here.
  • All other campsites are first-come, first-serve. There are A LOT of them. Spread your wings, find your people.
  • Parking is free and ample.
  • No, you don’t have to camp. Yes, we’d rather you did. Don’t be an idiot.
  • We’ll have a shuttle bus running between the Brewery and Somerset during the day on Saturday. Schedule TBA.
  • We’ll have walk-up sales at the gates for general admission packages ONLY. If you want ensure you get Darkness/variant bottles on Saturday, buy the one of the bottle packages in advance.  As previously mentioned, the variants are exclusive to Darkness Day; the rest of our 2018 Darkness run goes to market on Halloween.
  • This is an all-ages event. Kids under the age of 14 are free. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. And you need to be 21 to drink, but you already knew that.
  • Friday night’s traditional, fan-run bottle share will continue unabated. Look for a Google doc shortly where you can share what you’re bringing with your fellow party goers.
  • If you can’t get to Somerset until Saturday, you can still hit up our traditional Darkness Day preview at Stub & Herb’s in Dinkytown on Friday.
  • Many of our guest breweries don’t distribute anywhere near here. If you want to check out some amazing Chicago, Virginia, or Colorado breweries without getting on a plane or the interstate, this is the time.
  • If you’re staying Saturday night, please pack it up by noon on Sunday.

If you have any other questions, hit us up on Facebook or Twitter. We’re beyond excited for this new chapter in our favorite Day of the year. See you there.

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