The Summer HomeBrew Festival is on Saturday, August 6 from Noon to 4pm at the Bennington Sports Center located at 230 School St. Bennington, VT. It is a very large lot that will enable us to really spread out and distance appropriately.
The festival will be set up like the Winter HomeBrew Festival 2022 with the Home Brewers located around the outer edge of the lot, all in their own ez-up 10x10 tent, and spaced about 5 feet apart. There will be 1 large or 2 mid sized tents in the middle for the attendees. This will allow for maximum spacing and avoid clusters.
We will follow any state safety requirements at the time of the festival. We will continue to provide recyclable 4oz one use cups to avoid any glass passing.
We will allow up to 4 servers at each home brewer booth. We will not be charging a Registration fee and we have 30 spots available. Registration will be on a first come first approved basis. We would love to have everyone but this year we have some limitations.
NEW THIS YEAR! We are changing up the awards just a bit. We will have a TOP 3 in each Category and online voting will go until 3:45pm. PLUS, we will also have the Professional Beer Industry Judging like the Winter HomeBrew Festival 2022! AND, we have created a truly unique Mug with a local potter that will be awarded to the winners in each category!
Best VIP Hour Beverage Best Home Brewery Best Non-Beer (Cider, Wine, or Mead) Best Beer Best Beer Industry Judged Beverage
The Winner of the Best Beer will be able to have their winning beer brewed at Farm Road Brewing here in Bennington, VT. Obviously, some restrictions apply but it will be a great opportunity for one of you to brew your beer professionally and have it on tap!
All homebrewers are required to bring a minimum of 10 gallons of home-brewed beverages (although 15 is recommended)***IF BRINGING WINE OR MEAD, 5-7 Gallons is recommended. The higher the ABV, the less that is required. It can be a combination of beer, wine, cider, and mead You will pour anywhere from 2-4oz samples for attendees You can have up to (4) people, including yourself, at your booth Everyone must fill out a VT Department of Liquor control form in order to be at the booth and pour beverages (we provide and explain) All people at your booth must arrive in the morning for set-up
A common timeline for the day of the festival is: arrive at 8am, set-up from 8-11am, DLC Training and sampling other home brewers beverages from 11am to 11:45am, festival opens and begin pouring for the VIP hour 12pm-1pm, General Admission opens at 1pm and goes to 4pm, breakdown 4pm -5pm
The Festival provides: (1) 6' Table (1) 10x10 ez up if you cannot bring one All the cups you'll need Ice Pre-Event Lunch Discount Codes for additional tickets for friends and family A fun and relaxed day!