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GREAT FALLS BREWFEST

Sat 6.22, 2019

REAL MAINE. REAL BEER

 

Now in our 6th year, the Great Falls Brewfest annually brings over 50 breweries to the fine folk of Lewiston/Auburn

 

The Great Falls Brewfest has been a staple of Lewiston/Auburn since 2014. What began as a rag tag group of 25 breweries and about 700 attendees, has now ballooned into one of Maine’s biggest and most reputable beer events with over 50 brewers and 150 beers. Featuring food trucks, cornhole, disc golf, live music, puppies, and more, the Great Falls Brewfest has something for everyone. Please join us this year on Saturday, Jun 22 for another Great Falls Brewfest!

EVENT DETAILS

Schedule


Noon - 2pm - VIP Session - Enjoy rare and special brews by all your favorite breweries, open only to our VIP Ticket holder 


2pm - 5:30pm - General Admission. Be greeted at the brewfest with a sampling glass and wrist-band and make your way through the food vendors, beer tents, and craft vendors. Enter to play in the cornhole tournament while listening to our killer live bands. Try your hand at disc golf with a putting competition and win great prizes!

 

Location

Simard Payne Park
Lewiston, Maine 04240
 

Hours

VIP Session: 12pm - 5:30pm

Regular Session: 2pm - 5:30pm

Prices

$55/60 > VIP Session Ticket (early bird/regular) **Not available day-of

  • Exclusive access to the VIP hour from 12-2pm, as well as the main festival from 2-5:30pm

  • Includes a 4oz tasting glass for sampling from a selection of over 50 breweries

  • From 12-2pm you will be able to try pours of special, limited small-batch brews, available from each of the breweries, which will not be served to general admission festival-goers

$35/40/ $45 > General Admission Ticket (early bird/regular/day-of)

  • Access to the festival from 2-5:30pm

  • Includes a 4oz tasting glass for sampling from a selection of more than 50 breweries

  • Will be allowed into the festival beginning at 1:30pm. Allowed to consume beer beginning at 2pm.

$15 > Designated Driver Ticket

  • Access to the festival from 12-5:30pm

  • Enjoy the non-beer aspects of the festival, all while basking in that responsible feeling of keeping your friends safe!

*Food and products from a selection of purveyors are available to purchase on site, but are not included in any ticket price.

Lodging

The Great Falls Brewfest is proud to again partner with Hampton Inn L/A for discounted lodging rates during the Brewfest. Stay tuned for lodging details.

 

Directions

Simard-Payne Memorial Park, 46 Beech St, Lewiston, ME.

 

About Baxter

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Launched in January, 2011, Baxter Brewing Co. is the first craft brewery in New England to can its entire line of beers. Located in the historic Bates Mill in Lewiston, Maine, Baxter currently distributes its flavorful and unique craft beers statewide in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey & New York. One of Baxter's founding principles is to be a sustainably-driven, environmentally-friendly company promoting an outdoors-oriented lifestyle, and championing green practices.

About Lewiston/Auburn

The Lewiston-Auburn community is a central hub between Portland & Augusta, in addition to being a link to many outdoor recreation areas. The historic mill town has recently seen a spring of growth and revitalization. While L-A has hosted other successful events such as the Great Falls Balloon Festival, and the Dempsey Challenge, it has not yet seen a brewfest of this kind!

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PAST Breweries

 

Activities

 

Disc Golf

This year's festival will again feature disc golf games courtesy of Sabattus Disc Golf

Cornhole Tournament

The Annual Brewfest Cornhole Tournament will again take place at the festival this year. 16 teams, single elimination, one team prevails. Signups will be available in-person beginning at 1pm on festival day. 

 

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society Puppy Pen

You probably don't like puppies...but in case you do, we'll have a whole pen of them available for your playing and petting pleasure. These little fur balls come courtesy of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society and their fantastic staff. 

 

ALT Canoe & Kayak River Race

Prior to the Brewfest, the Androscoggin Land Trust will be holding its 3rd annual ALT River Race taking place on the Androscoggin River between Auburn and the Durham boat launch. In the past, this exciting race has attracted over 100 participants.

All race participants will receive 15% of their Great Falls Brewfest Entry.

Click Here For Info & to Register

 

Blue Ox Malt House Androscoggin Brewers Challenge

Support local! Blue Ox Malthouse of Lisbon will be at the brewfest again advertising a dozen or so beers made with their locally milled, high quality malts. Stop by the Blue Ox booth for a scorecard. Bring it back filled out for a chance to win a prize. 

 

The 2019 CanAm Summer Slam: Beard & Mustache Comp

For the second year in a row, the Great Falls Brewfest plays host to the Maine Facial Hair Club's CanAm Summer Slam. The CanAm is a traditional facial hair competition, , sanctioned by the Maine Facial Hair Club. which is an officially sanctioned club of the World Beard and Moustache Association. There are seven facial hair categories. Visit the official website for more info

 

2018 Music 

(2019 Bands coming soon!)

Brad Hutchinson Project

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A long time favorite of Baxter,  the Brad Hutchinson Project joins us for the opening set at the 2018 Great Falls Brewfest. This crew hails from Houlton and gravitates towards warm heady beats from the likes of Phish, The Dead, Allman Bros, with a bunch of their own stuff sprinkled in. Smooth vocals and tight riffs make for a great jam band atmosphere, a perfect fit for the 2018 Great Falls Brewfest. 

See More - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qChJ13StpC8

 

Bellas Bartok

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All little children grow up, one day --- all except the bedazzled and glittered boys of Bella’s Bartok. Inspired by elements of Vaudeville, centuries of street performance, and an unyielding drive to promote camaraderie, Northampton, MA-based Bella’s Bartok delivers a passionate kaleidoscope of sound. The songs are born of Americana and folk music of their immigrant grandparents, blended with the joy of a particular brand of pop sensibility. Their performances are at once a primal stand against oppression and a declaration of joy in the face of adversity. From quiet reflections on loss, to the howl of justice in four-part harmony, Bella’s Bartok sonically and lyrically delivers a sweaty, soulful dance-party that is sure to leave the audience happily breathless. 

See More - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qg72yydAR0

 

 

We are proud to announce that Maine's Big Z 92.7 & 105.5 is the exclusive radio partner of the 2018 Great Falls Brewfest.

 

 

2018 Food

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Fahrenheit 225 BBQ (Lewiston, ME)

Authentic low and slow BBQ

Pinky D’s (Lisbon Falls, ME)

Classic poutine, with unique toppings

Locally Sauced (Portland, ME)

Delicious food with delicious sauce

Urban Sugar (Portland, ME)

Donuts to die for

Mr. and Mrs. Sausage (Lewiston, ME)

Sausage, onions, steak, cheese peppers...the works

Fishin' Ships (Portland, ME)

Fish and chip combos, with fish from local waters and batters made with Maine made beer

Rocket Ron's (Oxford, ME)

Burgers, dogs, and all the fixin's

Falafel Mafia (Portland, ME)

Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine

Fish Bones (Lewiston, ME)

Local fare, local flare. Offering Tuna Poke and other fish inspired concoctions

 

2018 Sponsors

GOLD


SILVER

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BRONZE

Northeast Charter & Tour

The Computer Place

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

Matheson Gas

Amnet Realty

Acadia Insurance

Zajac Processing


CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT SPONSOR

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Non - Alcoholic Tent Sponsor

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Recycling Sponsor

Still Available

Disc Golf SPONSOR

Glassware Sponsor

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MUSIC Sponsor

Ice Sponsor

Still Available

Lodging Partner

Exclusive Radio Partner


SPONSOR THE GREAT FALLS BREWFEST

To receive more information about supporting our celebration of the outdoors, brewing, summer, and the Great Falls community, please email us at brewfest@baxterbrewing.com to request a media kit. Cheers!

Purchase Tickets Here