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Mother Truckin' Beer Fest

Sears Centre Arena

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Special Performance by 7th Heaven

Concert starts at 2 PM

Tickets on sale now


Platinum VIP Still Available


More beer than you can drink

More food than you can eat

and live music

Hoppy Holidays, Chicago! Mother Truckin' Fest returns with the gift of Craft Beers and Food Trucks this holiday season as Mother Truckin' Fest rattles the walls of the 100,000 sq. ft. Sears Centre Arena on Saturday, December 1st, 2018.

With each ticket you will receive a commemorative tasting glass, 25 tasting tickets and full access to the festivities, featuring 7th Heaven, craft beer, the cascading Beering-ham fountain, Santas Little Hoppers Workshop and specialty food trucks.

Double Deuce Designated Drivers Lounge

Designated drivers will enjoy free access to the Double Deuce lounge featuring complimentary beverages and the movie Road House screening on a continuous loop for the duration of the event.

Santa’s Little Hoppers Workshop

Still looking for the “Ultimate” holiday card? Create your very own Beatdown themed holiday card here! Complete with an on-site photographer, backdrop, professional face painter, free neon arm tassels and a printing studio, it is sure to make for a card worth bragging about.

Beering – ham Fountain


Filled with hundreds of gallons of cascading golden beer (expired beer, of course) this fountain is not for drinking, just wishes.

Ticket Packages

Platinum VIP.


Tickets Available:
5 of 200

10 Limited Infusions

35 Tasting Tickets

Food Truck Access

7th Heaven Concert

Souvenir Sampling Glass

11:00 AM – 5:15 PM




Tickets Available:
0 of 400

25 Tasting Tickets

Food Truck Access

7th Heaven Concert

Souvenir Sampling Glass

12:00 PM – 5:15 PM




Tickets Available:
830 of 2500

25 Tasting Tickets

Food Truck Access

7th Heaven Concert

Souvenir Sampling Glass

1:15 PM – 5:15 PM


Desig. Driver.



Food Truck Access

7th Heaven Concert

Braveheart Lounge Access

1:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Available at Door

Ticket Package Details

Platinum Session – $100

Starting at 11AM and limited to only 200 guests, Platinum Guests will have one hour to explore the festival including beers, food trucks, entertainment, etc. with minimal lines or wait time. This is a great opportunity to speak with brewmasters, sample limited-edition beers and enjoy the festival at your own pace.

Platinum Guests will also receive 10 additional tasting tickets (35 tickets total), and access to 10 limited-edition infusions.

Hardcore Craft will be supplying 10 unique and limited infusions that will only be offered to Platinum Guests. These infusions are a way to showcase the beers’ ability to transform under the introduction of a new flavor including spices, fruits, vegetables and teas, and will be exclusive to the Platinum Session.

After the first hour, 400 VIP Guests will gain access to the festival at noon and the GA session will start at 1:15PM.

The Platinum Session provides the best opportunity to experience the festival with the smallest crowd possible for two full hours (first hour is 200 guests only, second hour is capped at 600 total guests).

VIP Session – $65

Starts after Platinum Session at 12PM and limited to 400 guests, VIP Guests will have full access to the festival prior to the GA Session at 1:15pm.

GA Tickets – $45

GA Session at 1:15pm-5pm.

Designated Driver Tickets – $20

Only available at the door on day of event.


Our Vendors


Mother Truckin’ Fest offers craft beer from 50+ breweries serving over 100 craft beers, ciders and limited edition seasonal pours.  Some of the most notable craft breweries in the business, including Revolution, Lagunitas and Half Acre will be serving their best seasonal pours alongside local favorites like Emmetts and Two Brothers.

Rookies Presents


Bonfire Brew Tent

10,000 sq.ft. of Space Added for December 1st...

One of the biggest requests from last year was to add more space and we have done just that. We are NOT adding more people (3000 Max) but have added an outdoor tent to allow for More Food Trucks, More Beer, and More Bands. 🔥 🍻

Braveheart designated Drivers Lounge

Designated drivers will enjoy free access to the Braveheart lounge featuring complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and the movie Braveheart will be screening on a continuous loop for the duration of the event.

7th Heaven Live Concert

Why are we having a music concert at a Beer Fest...We say, Why not! If you haven't seen these guys live then you are missing out. They have opened for Bon Jovi and Cheap Trick and play hits from the 80's to today.



Do I have to be at least 21 years of age to attend?

Yes, no one under the age of 21 will be allowed admission.

How many beer samples do I get?

Each VIP or general ticket holder will receive 25 tickets, each good for one 3oz pour.

Do I need to buy tickets for food trucks?

No, food can be purchased at each individual food truck.

Are children allowed?

No, children are not allowed at this event.

Are pets allowed?

No, pets are not allowed except for service animals.

Is parking free?

No, there is a mandatory $10 per vehicle parking cost at the Sears Centre.

Can I buy designated driver tickets online?

No, DD tickets are only sold at the door but will be available even if the event is sold out.

Contact Us

Need Directions & More Information?

Sears Centre Arena
5333 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Phone: 847-649-2270
Fax: 847-649-2322
E-mail: michael@mothertruckinfest.com



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