Truly, our Downton Abbey Super Fan Party on February 25 will be the ultimate fête for Downton die-hards. By now you know that tickets can’t be bought, only won in one of five ticket drawings (NOW CLOSED.) But what awaits those 100 lucky people (and their plus-ones) who manage to score a ticket?

Lucky enough to snag a ticket in our draws? This will be you, getting glam for the Party.
Lucky enough to snag a ticket in our draws? This will be you, getting glam for the Party.

Here’s what we’re allowed to reveal at this point:

  • The super-secret location will have a definite “speakeasy” vibe, boasting an intriguing history and a Prohibition-era bar
  • There will be Downton-inspired creative cocktails
  • Costumes will most definitely be encouraged

There are also covetable Downton-themed prizes on offer at the Super Fan Party, including:

So… how do you get a ticket to the Super Fan Party? NOTE: The contests have now all closed

Simple: from January 10, we’re holding a draw for 20 tickets each week. You can enter your name each Saturday at a particular location around the Bay Area. The four remaining weekly locations are Oakland (Jan 17), San Jose (Jan 24), San Mateo (Jan 31) and Sausalito (Feb 7), and each will be inspired by a different Downton Abbey character.

Earlier every week, we’ll be revealing the exact location and the time that you can come to enter your name in the drawing for one of 20 tickets — and each ticket allows two entrants into the party. Make sure to Like KQED on Facebook and follow us on Twitter right now to get the details as soon as they’re made public.

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Lucky enough to win a Downton Abbey Super Fan Party ticket? Here’s what’s in store… 19 March,2015Carly Severn


Carly Severn

Carly writes and makes radio/podcasts about odd places, unexpected histories and not-so-popular culture for The California Report Magazine, Bay Curious and KQED Arts. She’s also the host of The Cooler podcast, and is KQED's Senior Social Media Strategist. Carly previously worked in digital content and engagement at San Francisco Ballet and before that, the museum world  back in the UK where she grew up. She received her master’s degree in English from Cambridge University, UK.