As always, there will be tons of great food options on the festival grounds with a huge barbecue on Cuzzins deck, along with vendors whipping up kettle korn, crepes, waffles, and a few other surprises to satiate the appetite. There will be quality live music on stage throughout the event starting on Saturday with a performance by Brewers Festival favorite Jeff Tuohy Band rocking out upbeat covers and groovy originals that keep everyone dancing. Sunday offers more live music from Tim Palmieri, The Elliot St. Alibi, and Molly Steinmark & Friends.
Back again this year is the always popular annual team T-shirt contest where the team with the most creative T-shirts gets free admission to the ninth annual Winter Brewers Festival in April. Start the Brewers Festival weekend off by burning a few calories in support of a great cause. For the fourth year, Mount Snow and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to bring the Hops For Hope 5K, a fun run. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The top fundraiser will receive a 2017/18 Mount Snow season pass.
Bring some lawn chairs and lawn games. Please leave dogs at home. This is a beer-focused event and there is not any kids’ entertainment during this festival. Oktoberfest is the kid-friendly event. No coolers are allowed. Additional tokens will be available for purchase at $3 each.
Buy tickets early online at https://shopms.peakresorts.com. Pricing is varied but starts at $15 for minors and designated drivers. New this year is the VIP Package option, which includes the two-day admission for one adult, a souvenir glass and two drink tokens each day, a $20 food voucher, a two-day scenic chairlift ride ticket, a VIP T-shirt, and one-hour early admission to the festival each day. This is only available online so make sure to buy early at $99. There are other packages available to adults. Check out the pricing and offers at the site above. Children 6 and under are free. Sunday, September 3, is Vermont Day. Vermont residents with a valid ID can visit the ticket window and pay just $25 for a one-day drinker admission; this is not available in advance online.