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 unique 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!
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 live bands. Try your hand at disc golf with a putting competition and win great prizes!
Simard Payne Park
Lewiston, Maine 04240
VIP Session: 12pm - 2:00pm
Regular Session: 2pm - 5:30pm
*VIPs also get to stay for GA!
$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.
The Great Falls Brewfest is proud to again partner with Hampton Inn L/A for discounted lodging rates during the Brewfest.
Simard-Payne Memorial Park, 46 Beech St, Lewiston, ME.
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. In 2018, we opened our 5000 sq ft taproom (“The Pub”) featuring 20 taps, to-go beer, and a good menu.
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!
This year's festival will again feature disc golf games courtesy of Sabattus Disc Golf
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
Check out the Androscoggin Land Trust Canoe & Kayak River Race held in conjunction with the Great Falls Brewfest earlier the same day at 9AM. The race starting line is a stones-throw across the river from the Brewfest venue. Offering three different course options of varying length and challenge, this exciting race attracts over 60 participants annually. All pre-registered racers will receive a 15% discount on Brewfest entry.
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
(2019 Bands coming soon!)
Brad Hutchinson Project
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
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.
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
Donuts to die for
Sausage, onions, steak, cheese peppers...the works
Fish and chip combos, with fish from local waters and batters made with Maine made beer
Burgers, dogs, and all the fixin's
Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine
Local fare, local flare. Offering Tuna Poke and other fish inspired concoctions
Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT SPONSOR
Non - Alcoholic Tent Sponsor
Disc Golf SPONSOR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a media kit. Cheers!