Due to current events, we have made the tough decision to cancel Botanical Brewfest for 2020. We look forward to bringing this event back, better than ever, in 2021.
Botanical Brewfest includes:
- Dozens of local and regional beers
- Featured restaurants
- Botanical Brewfest Souvenir tasting glass
- Games and activities
- Enjoyment of the gardens and nature trails the entire day of the event
- All funds raised benefit the Arboretum!
Botanical Brewfest is a GREEN EVENT! We're committed to having an environmentally responsible event and are working closely with our partners to plan and implement an event which will reflect green event best practices. Our goal is a zero waste event. The key actions being undertaken are:
Reduction: We encourage all vendors to use reusable containers and supplies such as kegs, jockey boxes and reusable cooking utensils. We want our vendors to reduce single use items.
Reuse: We make every attempt to reuse items year after year.
Recycle: All single use food items are compostable. All single use beverage containers are recyclable. Food vendors are not permitted to bring in their own single use serving containers. All are provided and are compostable. We recycle all water bottles, beer bottles, cans and other items as much as possible. All food that isn't enjoyed will be composted into garden soil.
How you can help? Carpool and reduce the number of cars travelling to the Arboretum and participate fully in our efforts by recycling and composting when requested.
2019 Featured Breweries
Abita Beer – Culture on Tap
Ace Premium Craft Ciders
Alaskan Brewing Co.
BD's Mongolian Grill Presenting Flying Monkey
Bell’s Inspired Brewing
Black Labs Craft Meadery
Bon & Viv Hard Seltzer
Ciderboys Hard Cider
Cigar City Brewing
Cinder Block Brewery
City Barrel Brewing Company
Crane Brewing Company
Dave & Dani Ciders
Golden Road Brewing
Goose Island Beer Co.
Granite City Food & Brewery
Kansas City Bier Company
Kona Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing
O’Dell Brewing Co.
Omission Lager & Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery
Red Crow Brewing Company
Stockyards Brewing Co.
Strange Days Brewing Co.
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
23rd Street Brewery
Walnut River Brewing Company
2019 Featured Restaurants
Big Whiskey's American Restaurant and Bar
Firebirds Wood Fire Grill
Granite City Food & Brewery
KC Pretzel Boy's
Nick and Jake’s
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pegah's Family Restaurants
Pig & Finch
Velouté French Market & Catering
Weather Permitting. This is a fundraiser Friends of the Arboretum. No Refunds.
General policy is that all events are held rain or shine, with the exception of severe/dangerous conditions.
Guest safety is our primary concern.
When severe weather conditions exist, we may choose to delay or cancel the event. If a weather-related delay is needed during an event, we will communicate decisions to guests via public address system, event staff & volunteers, and social media.
Guests may be asked to evacuate the event. When and if the event reopens will be determined on a case by case scenario depending on time of day, weather forecast, and whether the venue is deemed safe.
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66013