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Raise a Glass to the High Country Beer Fest
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 over 60 regional and national craft breweries, delicious food, live music and the crisp mountain air.
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 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.
Shay Martin Lovette, Naked Gods and Crenshaw Pentecostal will be performing during the High Country Beer Fest. These groups/artists range from local Americana, rock and roll and alternative country.
Tickets to the High Country Beer Fest
There are three ticket levels for festival goers to purchase.
VIP Tickets are $80 in advance and $100 at the gate. These tickets include early admission to the festival, a VIP tasting glass, exclusive access to the brewers, first tastes of limited-edition beers, shorter lines, a free T-shirt, food voucher and everything included with the general admission ticket.
General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $60 at the gate. These tickets include a tasting glass, beer samples and access to the seminars.
Designated driver tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Designated drivers must be 21 and older to enter and will not be allowed to drink.
More Information about the High Country Beer Fest
The High Country Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 3–8 p.m. at the High Country Fair Grounds in Boone.
For more information about the High Country Beer Fest, visit HCBeerFest.com