24th Annual Brewers Fest: FAQ

Friday, August 17, 2018

Our favorite party of the summer is right around the corner, so we wanted to take a moment to answer any questions you might have.
 
 
When is it? 
Our 24th Annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival runs from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. 
 
How much are admission tickets and where can I purchase them?
Discounted admission tickets for Brewers Festival will be available online at mountsnow.com/brewers until 11:59 p.m. on Friday night, August 31. Please head to mountsnow.com/brewers for a complete pricing list. Tickets will also be sold the day of the event at the admission tents located in the Drop Zone beginning at 10 a.m. 
 
What are the festival hours I should be aware of?
Brewers Festival:  Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Token Sales: 12 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Each admission ticket comes with 2 free tokens. Additional tokens: $3 ea.
  • Last call: 5:15 p.m. 
  • Last pour: 5:30 p.m.
  • Music inside the  Brewers Festival venue:   
    • Sat. – Jeff Tuohy Band and DJ Randy Boyer 
    • Sun. –  Acoustica, Elliot St Alibi, and Kwame Binea Shakedown
  • The Bluebird Express: Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Purchase lift tickets before 4:30 p.m.  Lift tickets can be purchased at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand, Drop Zone Admission Tents, or at the Bluebird Barn.
  • The Bullwheel:  Our restaurant on the summit will be open for sit down service only from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. serving up good food, great brews, and amazing views. Brewers Festival tokens will not be accepted at the Bullwheel. 
  • Summit – Will feature live music both days, a BBQ, and a beer garden where you can use 2 of your festival tokens for a full-sized brew.
 
Does my admission ticket include scenic chairlift rides?
Nope! Scenic chairlift ride tickets may be purchased in addition to your admission ticket at the Drop Zone Admission Tents, the Bluebird Barn, or at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand Summit Hotel.
 
Can I use my Peak Pass to take a scenic chairlift ride?
Yes, as long as it is a valid 2018/19 Peak Pass.
 
Can I purchase my 2018-19 Peak Pass at the Mount Snow Brewers Festival?
Yes!  You may purchase your season pass from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2 in the Clocktower Building or simply purchase one at mountsnow.com/passes 
 
Can I bring my kids to Brewers Festival?

While you can bring kids to the festival we really don’t recommend it, please note that this is a beer drinking festival and there are no kids activities planned. Our family-friendly festival, Oktoberfest, takes place October 6 & 7. 
 
What breweries are participating this year?

This year’s participating breweries are listed on the Brewers Festival event page at mountsnow.com/brewers.  We plan to have more than 50 breweries pouring 100+ beers/ciders!
 
Will there be anything besides beer? 
While this is a brewers festival, we’ll have several wine options and some great cider producers on hand as well.  Cider is a great choice for those looking for some gluten-free refreshment!
 
Why did they only fill my glass 2/3 that time? 

All beers and ciders that are 8.0% ABV and above will be a 7 oz. pour. 
 
Is there food available during Brewers Festival?
Absolutely.  We will have a variety of food options in the Brewers Festival venue for you to enjoy.
 
Will Jeff Tuohy be there again? 
Of course he will be! He’ll be playing on Saturday with DJ Boyer filling in during set breaks along with more live music from Acoustica, Elliot St Alibi, and Kwame Binea Shakedown on Sunday.
 
Can I bring my dog? 
Nope, unfortunately a few bad dog owners spoiled it for the rest of us a few years back and now Mount Snow is a dog-free resort. 
 
Can I bring a chair? 
Sure thing.
 
Can I bring some yard games? 
Absolutely, but just know that space can be a bit limited, so might be best to head over to the side of Canyon Express Lift to set up. Also, please leave the lawn darts at home! 
 
I brought a pop-up tent.  Can I set it up in the festival area?

You sure can. Just make sure to secure your tent to the ground using sandbags.  PLEASE DO NOT stake your tent into the ground; there are many wires buried in the base area that you do not want to disturb.  Sandbags will be made available to guests with pop-up tents.  Check out a map of the area to find out where you can pick some up! (maps available upon entry).
 
When is the T-shirt contest? 
The t-shirt contest will take place on the big chair next to the Bluebird Barn at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday only.
 
Is there a shuttle service at Mount Snow?
Yes!  The MOOver is a FREE shuttle service that provides rides around the Mount Snow Valley.  Visit moover.com or pick up a schedule in the Main Base Lodge to view routes.  
 
Is Mount Snow Bike Park open?
Yup. The bike park and Canyon Express lift are open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Stop by Mount Snow Sports at the Grand for more information, rental bikes, maps, etc…  
 
What is the Hops for Hope 5k and how do I sign up?
The Hops for Hope 5k is a fundraiser walk/run for a cure, hosted by The American Cancer Society.  The event will be held Saturday, September 1 at 9 a.m.   You may register online via mountsnow.com/hops as well as the morning of the event from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the Drop Zone.
 
What if I want to spend the night?
Call Central Reservations at 800-245-SNOW to inquire about lodging availability.  We have a wide range of options at the Grand Summit Hotel & Snow Lake Lodge including 1-bedroom studios, suites and condos.  Based on availability.  
 
This is fun!  Do you guys put on any other events like this?  
Yup!  Like most German-themed Oktoberfest events, the 21st Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest will have plenty of beer, schnitzel and Oom-pah music; but throw in kids games, pumpkin painting and the famous “schnitzel toss” and you’ve got two days of fun for the whole family! Mark your calendars for Columbus Weekend, October 6 & 7 and buy online before September 12 for the best deals.

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