Shelton Brothers Importers have announced that The Festival 2019 will take place at the historic Central Terminal in Buffalo this fall. Festival organizers were in town recently to scout locations and decided that the former railroad station was exactly what they were looking for. The Festival 2019 will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5. The Buffalo Central Terminal is located at 495 Paderewski Drive.

While both Friday and Saturday VIP sessions sold out online in just a few minutes, Early Bird General Admission tickets still remain for both days. GA Friday 5-9pm ($60), GA Saturday 3-7pm ($70), DD Friday & Saturday ($10) and All-Weekend Passes ($110) remain for sale. You can purchase tickets here.

The annual festival, which features the world’s best beer and best breweries, has anchored in such major markets as Denver, Atlanta and Louisville in recent years. The Festival 2019 is expected to attract beer lovers from all corners of the globe.

The list of participating breweries is pending, but keep checking back for more information as it becomes available, but expect the very best local, domestic, and international producers of the craft. The Festival regularly features the best of the best in craft beer, including world famous breweries like Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, Cantillon, Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke, Freigeist/Monarchy, Haandbryggeriet and Brasserie Dieu du Ciel, as well as notable stateside purveyors such as The Veil, DeGarde, Hill Farmstead, J. Wakefield, Jester King, Monkish and Other Half.

The Buffalo Central Terminal was an active railroad station from 1929 to 1979, designed by architects Fellheimer & Wagner for the New York Central Railroad. It’s now owned by preservation group Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, which is working to restore and re-purpose the complex to its former glory.

For more information on The Festival, visit The Festival 2019 is presented by Shelton Brothers and Rhizome Productions Inc.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and