New Hampshire's Annual Beer Festivals and Events

Don't miss the next great brewfest! Here's a list of annual craft beer festivals happening this summer, plus more happening in the fall




Beer festivals are a great way to get introduced to new breweries or to taste something different from an old favorite. Here's what's coming up this summer and fall, plus events to look out for this winter.

Summer Festivals

New England Brewfest

June 23-25, 2017
Lincoln

Brewers from across New England gather at Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln. In addition to tasting beer, you can also attend beer-pairing dinners, seminars and other events that take place throughout the weekend. Tickets always go fast so make sure to stay on top of this one!

Brew with a View

July 8, 2017
Sanbornton

This Lakes Region brewfest happens under a large tent at Steele Hill Resorts in Sanbornton. It features more than 30 New England breweries and other specialty beers. The VIP admission is from 4-5 p.m. with general admission from 5-7 p.m. The evening is closed out with a concert from 5:30-8 p.m. VIP tickets are $50 and general admission is $40.

Seacoast Microbrew Festival

July 15, 2017
Dover

Held at Henry Law Park in downtown Dover. Tickets are $35 or $50 for VIP access. There are also designated driver tickets for $10. Hosted by 7th Settlement Brewery, this festival features local breweries, good food, music and more.

Manchester Brewfest

July 19, 2017
Manchester

Held in Arms Park in Manchester from 12-4 p.m. with the VIP hour beginning at 11 a.m. The Manchester Brewfest benefits New Horizons of New Hampshire.

Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest

July 22, 2017
Concord

More than 35 New Hampshire breweries will be showcasing their beers at Concord's Kiwanis Waterfront Park. This event is billed as the largest festival featuring all New Hampshire breweries.

Wyman Tavern Brew Fest

August 5, 2017
Keene

Held from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Wyman Tavern Museum grounds in Keene. Proceeds from the Wyman Tavern Brew Fest will benefit the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Featuring breweries from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts.

Beveridge Summer Fest

August 12, 2017
Wolfeboro

Takes place at the Abenaki Ski Area in Wolfeboro from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by Beveridge Craft Beer and Soap Co.

Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition

August 19, 2017
Nashua

Wings and beer come together at Holman Stadium in Nashua from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of.


Fall Festivals

White Mountains Brewers Festival

2017 Details TBA
Plymouth

To benefit The Skatepark of Plymouth Ltd. Held at Doc Cote Field in Plymouth.

Claremont Brewfest: Battle of the Brews

September 16, 2017
Claremont

Held at the Visitor's Center Green in Claremont. This is a combo brewfest and 5K race held by the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. Sample beers from more than 30 New England Breweries and vote for your favorites. Tickets are $25 and $45 for the VIP hour. The VIP hour is from 12-1 p.m. with general admission from 1-4 p.m. Designated driver tickets are available for $10.

Passport

September 16, 2017
Portsmouth

A craft beer and culinary world tour that benefits the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth and New Hampshire Public Television. Held from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. with a VIP reception beginning at 4 p.m. A wonderful opportunity to stroll through the historic grounds of the museum while sampling delicious local food and drink.

Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival

October 7, 2017
Exeter

Held under tents from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Swasey Parkway in Exeter. Tickets are $30. This huge festival features breweries from New Hampshire, New England and beyond. In addition to the beer, taste your fill of chili and vote for your favorite. New Hampshire Magazine is a proud sponsor of this event.

Attitash Mountain Resort 20th Annual Oktoberfest

October 7-8, 2017
Bartlett

Held at Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett. The two-day event will feature traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig's Band, authentic German fare as well as a Biergarten featuring 19 different local and regional breweries serving a host of seasonal beers and ciders. 

White Mountain Oktoberfest

October 7-8, 2017
Lincoln

This celebration of German food, music and beer is held at Loon Mountain in Lincoln. Presented by Samuel Adams, this two-day festival perfectly coincides with fall foliage season, so you'll enjoy beer and brats alongside stunning views of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Events include stein-hoisting competitions, keg toss, family sack race, pumpkin painting and more. This is a family-friendly event.

New Hampshire Brew Fest

October 14, 2017
Portsmouth

Hosted by Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. (three sessions). Early Bird tickets are on sale for $50. Regular price is $60. This is a special fundraiser for the Prescott Park Arts Festival.


Winter Festivals

Portsmouth Beer Week

A 10-day series of events, tasting and a festival held each winter in Portsmouth. Stay tuned for 2018 details.

Beveridge Ice Fest

Held on the ice on 19 Mile Bay in February. Looking forward to 2018 details.

 

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