Maine Brew Fest
September 21-22, 2024

Maine Brew Fest

September 21-22, 2024
  • calendar
    September 21-22, 2024
  • Location
    Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge
  • beer

Mark your calendars for Brew Fest! On Saturday, enjoy a performance by SKOSH, and on Sunday, experience the Maine Beer Box with over 75 taps and live music from The Northside Ramblers. With more details coming soon, we can't wait to share the new additions to this year's event. Stay tuned!

Rain or shine, our events are happening, and we're still celebrating Maine Brew Fest! Join us in the lodge or under our large slopeside tent. We've got you covered!


    • 2024


      Get an hour of early access before general admission.


      • VIP Tasting from 1-2PM on Saturday
      • Access 1 hour before General Admission for tasting and live music
      • Sampling glass
      • River Fest Limited Edition Mug
        Good for larger pours at the Maine Beer Box on the Sunday of Brew Fest weekend, and throughout Flannel Fest, Ruff Mountain, and Fall Fest!
    • 2024

      General Taster

      Taste samples of Maine's favorite craft ciders and beers.


      • Access from 2-5PM on Saturday
      • Sampling glass
    • 2024

      Designated Driver

      Be the hero of your group with this ticket.


      • Access during the General Taster hours for live music, but no tasting.

Event Schedule

Maine Brew Fest
September 21
  • VIP Tasting
  • General Tasting
  • Live Music 
Maine Beer Box
September 22
  • Maine Beer Box
    Slopeside at South Ridge 
    Sample Maine craft beer from the 78 taps on the Maine Beer Box
  • Live Music
    The Northside Ramblers

Participating Breweries - Saturday Session

More details coming soon!

Banded Brewing Co.
SoMe Brewing Company 
Orono Brewing
Definitive Brewing Company 
Batson River Brewing and Distilling
Nonesuch River Brewing 
Geary Brewing Company 
1820 Brewing Co.
Outland Farm Brewery 
Norway Brewing Company
Woodland Farms Brewery 

2024 River Fest Mug

Each VIP ticket includes a limited edition River Fest mug, perfect for enjoying larger pours at the Maine Beer Box on the Sunday of Brew Fest weekend, as well as at Flannel Fest, Ruff Mountain, and Fall Fest!

The River Fest mug included with the VIP Brew Fest ticket must be picked up at the Welcome Center in South Ridge between September 21 and 22. Additional River Fest mugs will be available for purchase throughout River Fest weekends. 

Maine Beer Box

 Sample Maine craft beer from the Maine Beer Box every weekend during River Fest!

The Maine Beer Box is a custom-built, 40ft., refrigerated shipping container with 78 beer taps and a self-contained draft system!

Part Of

River Fest at Sunday River logo

River Fest

Join the excitement at Sunday River's River Fest, a series of fun-filled weekends celebrating the wonder and beauty of Western Maine.

Weekend Activities & Deals

  • Scenic Lift Rides

    Opens June 27, 2024 | Ride the Chondola up to North Peak for a hike or just to take in the amazing views at Sunday River.

  • Sunday River Golf Club

    Open for the Season | One of the most spectacular mountain golf courses in the country, with stunning views and dramatic elevation changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Maine Brew Fest tickets get you unlimited samples from the available beers on tap in the tasting tent. However, just because you can drink as much as you want, doesn't mean you should. Drink responsibly so we can all have a safe and fun event!

  • Yes, you can get food from the takeout windows by ordering online or walk-up, and there will be food trucks as well. Food is not included in your ticket. 

  • Maine Brew Fest is a 21+ event, so kids are not allowed inside of the tasting tent unless they are in a baby carrier. We do not recommend bringing strollers into the tasting tent. Kids should not be left unsupervised outside of the tasting tent. 

    Dogs on leash are allowed in the tent. Please bring bags to pick up after them. 

  • Yes, but you will need to purchase a Designated Driver ticket. 

  • General Taster and Designated Driver tickets are available the day of the event until sold out. VIP only offers a limited quantity of tickets, which usually sells out prior to the event, so we recommend buying early to ensure your access!

  • Yes, Sunday River offers scenic chairlift rides and golf in the summer, plus live music during the event. 

  • When you arrive at South Ridge Lodge, head inside the main entrance next to the wooden bear. Our team will have a check-in area at the desk to check your ID and give you your wristband to enter the beer tent. Registrations are non-transferable.