Check out our activities from 2017. Stay tuned as we populate the page for 2018!
This year's festival will feature disc golf tournaments and games, including putting and driving challenges, open play, and instructional time for newcomers to the sport.
The 5th 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.
Blue Ox Malt House Androscoggin Brewers Challenge
Join Baxter Brewing Co and Blue Ox Malt House in the 3rd annual Androscoggin Brewer's Challenge. Prepare your tasting pallet for 5-10 local breweries who will use locally milled Blue Ox malt to create a one-off brew, specially crafted for the Brewfest. All VIP tickets holders will be able to taste and vote in this winner-take-all battle of the brews.
The 2018 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
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
Donuts to die for
Sausage, onions, steak, cheese peppers...the works
Inspired 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