Globe Life Park, the home turf — for now — for the Texas Rangers in Arlington, is hosting a beer, wine and cocktail festival on Aug. 10.
Attendees are invited to "experience the ballpark like never before," says a press release. While that's likely true, it's reminiscent of the CFW Festival from April 2018, a two-day craft beer, food and wine festival that was canceled due to low ticket sales.
The 2019 event organizer Ray Sheehan says the two events are not affiliated. His All Star Craft Beer Wine & Cocktail Festival in August is an event that travels to other ballparks like the Philadelphia Phillies' Citizens Bank Park and the Pittsburgh Pirates' PNC Park.
Sheehan's festival will be one day, not two, and invites attendees out to one "session" that day — either noon to 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 11 p.m. — where attendees will be offered samples of beer, wine and cocktails.
The event will take place on the concourses inside Globe Life Park. Attendees will also be welcome to walk down to the field to run the bases or take a selfie in the dugout, Sheehan says, but the focus will be on the beer, wine and cocktail vendors throughout the concourse.
"You're used to going to the ballpark and all the attention's on the field. Now it's going to be the complete opposite," Sheehan says.
The ballpark has also hosted a beer event called the North Texas Firkin Fest, which took place outside the ballpark in 2015 and 2016. (And what's a firkin, you're wondering? It's a small beer cask.) That event was not affiliated with the 2019 event, either.
The August festival will include live music, outdoor games and food, Sheehan says. The beer vendors have not been named yet. Parking will be free.
Tickets cost $39.95 to $69.95 per person and include two tickets to a Rangers game, according to the website. Designated drivers pay $19.95 and also get Rangers tickets. If the event does not sell out quickly, ticket prices may go up on June 17.
"We are thrilled to bring this festival to one of the best ballparks in the majors — the home of the Texas Rangers," Sheehan says in a statement. "With this being the final year of Globe Life Park, we needed to have a final toast to all the amazing memories."
The Aug. 10 festival takes place while the Texas Rangers play three games out of state against the Milwaukee Brewers.