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High Country Beer Fest

High Country Beer Fest 2024

Updated by Chris Murphy / Image from High Country Beer Fest

Raise a Glass to the High Country Beer Fest held on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024!

The High Country region is known for a number of things, including the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, winter sports, spring flowers and more. Did you know that North Carolina is known as the “State of Southern Beer?” Discover these regional craft breweries and more at the High Country Beer Fest.

About the High Country Beer Fest

Situated in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the High Country Beer Fest is a boutique beer festival. The High Country Beer Fest is a chance to enjoy beer from 40-45 breweries, enjoy delicious food, live music and the crisp mountain air all while frolicking with 1700 like minded beer people.

High Country Beer Fest Breweries

Whether you’re a beer aficionado or a casual drinker, you’ll find something to love from the breweries that have been carefully selected to come to the High Country Beer Fest. These breweries reflect the values of the festival’s mission. They’ve been asked to bring specialty beers that are hard to find on shelves, creating a brew experience unique to the High Country Beer Fest.

High Country Beer Fest Food

Pair your beer samples with food offerings from the vendors that will be on-site. Enjoy barbecue, burgers, chicken, tacos, hotdogs, biscuits and more. These vendors will be creating menus to perfectly pair with the festival’s craft brews. Festival goers can also satisfy their sweet tooth with cookies and ice cream.

More to Do at the High Country Beer Fest

In between sipping and snacking, enjoy the live music, games and more at the High Country Beer Fest. The festival will feature free educational seminars focused on fermented foods. Learn about the fermentation process and sample food paired with Ivory Tower beer.

Head to the lawn for yard games, including cornhole, darts and more. Visit the tents for more games and browse the local vendors selling their goods. Don’t forget to snap a photo in the photobooth.

Tickets to the High Country Beer Fest

There are three ticket levels for festival goers to purchase.


Get in an hour early; Get a free High Country Beer fest T-Shirt; Priority entry to seminars ($100)

General Admission

4 hours of craft beer, great music, and good people ($50)

GA w/t-shirt

General Admission with a discounted High Country Beer Fest T-Shirt guaranteed in your size. Only a very limited number of extra shirts will be available at the festival. ($70)

Designated Driver

Come with your friends and enjoy the music and good times but no alcoholic beverages for a reduced rate. Comes with a refillable water bottle that can be filled in the event. Be the responsible one and get your group home safely. ($20)

More Information about the High Country Beer Fest

The High Country Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024 from 2–8 p.m. at the High Country Fair Grounds in Boone. This is a rain or shine event.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit HCBeerFest.com

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