Bears and Brews

Bears and Brews

July 7, 2021| Category: Programs and Events

Saturday, October 2, 3:00 – 7:00 PM: taste the best small-batch brewing!

Tickets are SOLD OUT! We have a limited number of non-alcohol tickets available to enjoy the great food, music, and company.

This outdoor event features great beer, food, and music. PLUS, you’ll be able to explore the Museum’s galleries and take in a planetarium show. Bears and brews … what could be better?

Sample beers from the finest nano- and micro-breweries in northern Vermont and New Hampshire for a taste of autumn in “the Kingdom.” Surrounded by the natural and cultural history of the Fairbanks Museum, this festival is intimate by design. You’ll have a chance to wander the galleries, find hidden treasures, and experience the takeover of the planetarium by dinosaurs! Enjoy brews from multiple breweries, and talk with brewers and knowledgeable staff, get the low-down about foraging, fermenting, and tasting from the folks who know it best. Enjoy local food and live music as you explore the museum grounds.

You must be 21 years old or older to purchase a tasting ticket. Your health is our priority. All participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or show a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) performed within 72 hours of this event for the safety of our guests, staff, and servers. Please bring a hard-copy of your vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test.

Purchase your tickets now for $5 off the price at the door!

Babysitting available

The museum is offering babysitting during the Brewfest for a limited number of children, ages 4 to 10. FREE for Fairbanks Museum members, or $20 per child for non-members. Reservations are required. Please contact Allison at to reserve your spot. Children will be supervised by museum educators in the Balch Nature School play yard adjacent to the courtyard, and provided snacks, activities, and crafts.

Brewfest attendees will enjoy beer from:

Delicious food will be available from the following vendors:

Vulgar Display of Poutine – Littleton, NH

Crumb Bum Bakery – Littleton, NH

Music by Trittium Well, Chickweed, and the Bald Mountain Boys keeps the afternoon hopping!

Tickets available now — save $5 off the door price.

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