How do I get into Bratfest?

Follow your nose! Just kidding- The main entrance to Bratfest is off of John Nolen drive. There will be plenty of signs and volunteers helping direct traffic to get you there.  Check out the Brat Fest Map for entrance locations.

Where can I park?

Parking is available next to Bayfront Festival Park. Additional parking is available across the street at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Daily parking rates are $5 the day of the event.  Pay as you enter. RV Parking is available at the DECC at any time.

What are the hours of Bratfest?

Saturday, June 26th, with two available sessions: 11am-2pm and 4pm-8pm. 

Are there any admission costs?

As follows, based on the session you choose:

  • 11am-2pm -  $40 (plus fees & tax)
  • 4pm-8pm - $50 (plus fees & tax) with music by THE MALLRATS from 7pm-9:30pm.  (The $10 more includes an extra hour of food & drink and live music)

New for 2021: An ULTIMATE VIP which includes the VIP Experience for both (select a time for Bratfest) - for $99

Are credit cards accepted?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and cash (no checks please).  However, it is up to the individual vendors throughout the Bratfest as to whether or not they accept cards or cash only. If you forgot to get cash out prior to making it to Bratfest- have no fear- there will be ATM’s located throughout the festival grounds. 

Is public transportation available?

There most certainly is, and kudos to you for being responsible and taking care of the environment! Check out the Duluth Transit Authority’s schedule here: http://www.duluthtransit.com/timetable  

Can I ride my bike to Bratfest?

You betcha! It is a fun, easy, and healthy way to travel to Bratfest. There are two major bike path systems that provide connections to Bayfront Festival Park.  Check them out here: https://canalpark.com/guide-duluth-lakewalk-boardwalk/  Bikes are NOT allowed in Bayfront Park, but you can park them right outside of the park at select racks.

What items am I able to bring into Bratfest and what items need to be left at home?

Your one-of-a-kind ancient Roman Pugio dagger may be the perfect accessory for your gladiator sandals – but don’t show up with it at Bratfest. It really doesn’t match your outfit and we won’t let you bring it in.  Please have a look over Bayfront's park rules for a detailed list of allowed and prohibited items. If you have questions, please contact us.

How do I find an item I may have lost at the Bratfest?

We’re sorry, losing stuff is never fun! Please contact our Lost & Found

Are there any lockers available to store items?

Unfortunately, there are not. Everything you bring with you needs to be able to stay with you.

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