Winterfest Pre-Banding

Get your wristband before Winterfest to breeze in more quickly by using the special Pre-Banded entry lanes at any of the three festival entrances (north, south west, and south) at the West Pavilion!

Simply bring your 21+ valid government-issued ID and your Winterfest ticket to get your wristband for either the Friday Exclusive Specialties session or the Saturday session.

Everyone in your party who would like to get their wristband must be present with their ID and ticket. Keep your wristband on, or else you won’t be able to use the Pre-Banded lanes.

NEW! A limited number of tickets will be available for sale without processing fees at pre-banding events, though we recommend going to to get yours before they’re gone. Ticket prices increase by $10 the day of the festival.

Like last year, a lot of people may show up for pre-banding, so grab a local beer, chat with your fellow fest-goers while you wait, and grab a bite to eat.


Dates and Locations

HopCat – Broad Ripple
6280 N College Ave #700
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Thursday, January 31, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, February 1, 5 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tomlinson Tap Room
222 E Market St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Thursday, January 31, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, February 1, 3 – 6 p.m.


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