Welcome to the 2018 Canadian American Beer Festival, Niagara Falls, NY  — Thanks for your participation!!

Load-in, Check-in, Parking, Load-out

  • Please arrive for load-in and begin setup between 9:00AM and 12:00PM on Saturday morning. Access to the Event Hall is located off of Second Street (see map).
  • Check-in with Load-in Coordinator at the overhead doors and proceed as directed to your designated space.
  • Please have your space in order and ready to pour by 1:00pm on Saturday April 07, 2018.
  • You should be open from event opening to closing. Any deviation from posted hours should be approved by BNBA management.
  • Please do not begin to break down your exhibit until 7PM. Security and administration will determine when vehicles may be brought to the rear of the building for load-out.

Special Features of the CAN AM

  • We will be holding an Industry Gathering from 12:00PM to 1:00PM for the brewers and staff. Please make sure you are set up and prepared to pour before attending the Gathering.
  • We will be holding the lottery for the 2019 CAN AM Beer Festival from 1:00PM to 1:45PM.


  • Please bring only the staff you specified on the application. You should have no less than two staff and no more than four staff.
  • You will be issued non-transferable wristbands on entry at check-in.
  • Parking is open, but paid. We suggest using the Parking Lot on Third Street. Please see the Parking Map for details.

Booth Space and Clean-up

  • In fairness to others, please stay within your allotted booth space.
  • You will be responsible for furnishing all decorations, materials, and attractive signs for exhibition of products.
  • Please do not bring or use any type of sound system unless otherwise approved.
  • Please do not sell or exhibit any product not specifically agreed upon.
  • Trash must be bagged or bundled and placed in receptacles.
  • Please return your space to the condition in which it was found prior to the event.


  • Tables are provided for brewers and vendors. Each table will come with a black skirt.
  • General admission ticket holders will be issued a sampling glass and 20 drink token tickets, each ticket redeemable for one sample. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.
  • Wristbands (need color) will be issued to Designated Driver ticket holders — please do not serve!
  • Please do not serve anyone you believe to be intoxicated — let the volunteer captain, BNBA management and/or festival security know so we can deal with the person appropriately.
  • Pouring will cease at 7:00pm — we will uncouple all kegs quickly.

General Policies

  • Pets are not permitted on the grounds.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside of the Convention Center. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
  • There is no electricity or running water available.
  • Please report any disputes or problems to BNBA management and/or festival security.
  • There will be a PA system inside of the Event Center Hall if needed.
  • Please contact 911 and administration for emergencies.

Contact List