Over 30 New England craft breweries will serve up their favorite seasonal beer tastings at Westoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. in the heart of downtown Westport.
— an announcement from the Westport Downtown Merchants Association
The Westport Downtown Merchants, in partnership with The Grapevine, downtown’s newest wine and spirits merchant, have built on last year’s successful inaugural event and added more breweries with more than 50 unique pours of the best local and regional craft beer for three hours of unlimited sampling.
The perfect complement to flavorful craft brews is delicious food, and Westoberfest will feature two local favorites, Kawa Ni and Rothbard Ale + Larder with options to satisfy any appetite. Line up early to experience traditional brats and pretzels from Rothbard’s, or satisfy your culinary craving with spicy miso ramen, tofu pockets and sesame noodles from Kawa Ni.
Westoberfest has everything you need to enjoy a perfect October afternoon with friends. The best craft beer experience happens around live music, and this festival delivers with the soulful sounds of Massachusetts based StompBoxTrio playing all afternoon presented by The Princeton Review.
If you are looking for family fun, Westoberfest has a designated kids and family area that will feature fun fall crafts. The Goddard School pumpkin giveaway sets up the little ones to head over to the Artist Collective of Westport for some seasonal decorating fun.
Play historical games with the Westport Museum of History and Culture, and stop by the One River tent for monster making crafts. Meet live animals at the Earthplace exhibit, and finish the experience with complimentary face painting presented by Gault Family Companies.
Spend time walking around the expanded pop-up artisan market organized once again by The Westport Farmers Market, and stick around for a classic car rally and exhibition by The Small Car Company of Westport.
Westoberfest food and family activities open at 1 p.m. and are free to the public. The tasting area opens at 2:00 PM. and requires a ticket for entry. The festival closes at 5 p.m. Tickets at the gate will be $45, so purchase early for the best savings!
This year Westoberfest is proud to partner with The Grapevine, downtown’s newest wine and spirits merchant.
With over 50 tastings from a variety of award-winning and innovative breweries, an assortment of fun fall activities, and a location steps away from the best shops and restaurants Westport has to offer, Westoberfest is the perfect way to spend an October afternoon with friends and family.
Westoberfest will take place in the Sigrid Schultz parking lot on Elm Street, and in the turning circle outside of Bedford Square. It is a rain or shine event and will have a tent in place in case of inclement weather.
Tasting Ticket Info:
Tasting tickets are available now at westportdma.com for 21+
Early Bird: $40 single ticket price; $70 for a pair; $320 for a party pack of 10; $45 day of event.
Tasting participants receive an age verified wristband, unlimited tastings, and a take-home commemorative Westoberfest tasting glass.
Participating breweries (new breweries updated daily on our website):
Aspetuck Brew, Lab Back East Brewing Company, Black Hog Brewing Company, Castle Island Brewing Company, Champlain Orchards Cidery, Collective Arts, Counterweight Brewing Company, Craft Beer Guild of CT, Devil’s Purse Brewing Company, Fairfield Craft Ales, Fishers Island Lemonade, Gun Hill Brewing Company, Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, LIC Beer Project, New England Brewing Company, Night Shift Brewing, No Worries Brewing Company, Nod Hill Brewery, Springdale Beer, Stony Creek Brewery, Two Roads Brewing Company, Veracious Brewing Company, Lawson’s Finest Liquids
About the WDMA
The Westport Downtown Merchants Association is a non-profit organization of merchants and landlords working together to improve the commerce and culture of downtown Westport, CT for the benefit of the community and commercial interests in the downtown area.