One day just isn’t enough for the Bend Brewfest, as the 9th annual event is scheduled to roll out the kegs and cups between August 16 and 18. Everything takes place at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, as organizers are hoping to have at least 125 different options from around 50 or more breweries.
Admission to this year’s festival is free, but to start sampling you’ll have to pay $10 in for a festival wristband, beer tokens, and mug. Extra beer tickets are available are sold in packages of 5 for $5, and if you have leftovers you can always use them the next day. Just be sure to pace yourself, as you’ll want to sample and sip plenty from Bend Brewing Company, Double Mountain Brewery, and Phat Matt’s Brewing Company.
Ballpark Festival of Beers
We think that beer tastes a little bit better at the ballpark than it does anywhere else, so it only makes sense to attend this year’s Ballpark Festival of Beers in Charleston, South Carolina. Organizers have lined up more than 100 different varieties of breweries from around the country, so you’ll have plenty of ales, lagers, pilsners, and more from which to choose. All the sampling takes place at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, as the fun runs between 6-10pm on Saturday, August 25.
Admission will set you back $25 if you pick up your tickets at local Piggly Wiggly locations—they’re one of the sponsors. Otherwise it’s going to set you back $30 if you get them through the box office. Of course we’re eager to try a few different beers from different breweries, but we’re also interested in checking out the food options. The local food trucks are rolling in, and The Magic Cheese Truck, Pot Kettle Black, Tokyo Crepes, and Geechee Island will all be setting up shop—so bring some extra cash.
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