Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival
November 10-11, 2017
Beer and Wine Festival
The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is legendary for great beers, wines and good times. This year's 14th annual event on November 11, 2017 from 3:30 to 7:30PM features over 30 craft brewers with over 100 beers and wines from New York State and the region, plus entertainment on 3 floors of the beautiful Holiday Valley Lodge. Tickets are $50 per person through September 17, $55 from September 18 through October 18 and $60 from October 19 through the day of the event. Festival tickets are on sale here and at Wegmans stores starting October 19. You must be 21 to purchase a ticket and also to attend the festival. Each ticket includes a $5 food voucher for the Brew Festival food court. Designated drivers pay just $10 which includes a $5 food voucher.
Check out our Beer and Wine Video from last year with Gwen!
2016 brewers included Ellicottville Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewery, Ommegang Brewerey, Community Beer Works, Big Ditch Brewing Company, CB Craft Brewers, Cider Creek Hard Cider, Erie Brewing Company, Hamburg Brewing, Lavery Brewing,Leinenkugel, Long Trail, Otter Creek, McKenzie’s Hard Cider, Niagara Distilling, Genesee Brew House, Magic Hat, Resurgence, Thin Man, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 42 North Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing, Four Mile Brewing, Flying Bison, Great Lakes Brewing and Spirits, North American Breweries, Rohrbachs Brewing and Rusty Nickle Brewing and many more. Wineries included Victoriabourg Wine Estate, Dr. Konstantin Frank, Lakewood Abby, McIntosh, Montezuma and Thirsty Owl.
Festival Entertainment and Food
All 3 floors of the Holiday Valley Lodge will be hopping with great music. The second floor features "Buffalo's Greatest Party Band", Hit N Run. The Tim Britt Band will keep things lively on the main floor and Michael Nugent's dreamy voice sets the mood in the Wine Cellar on the ground floor.
Each ticket includes a $5 voucher redeemable for food in the cafeteria. The menu included German favorites like sausage and pretzels, plus dogs, burgers, fries and poutine. EVL Cheese store supplied cheese in the wine cellar, along with smoked meats from Dom's Butcher Block of Ellicottville. It was tough to resist the wonderful aroma of the Bavarian Nut Company! Gary Liota from Santiago Cigars was hand rolling cigars on the second floor deck.
A Kegs and Eggs breakfast will be held on Sunday at John Harvard's Brew House at the Tamarack Club from 8AM to 11AM. Cost is $12.95. Drink special... Ultimate Bloody Marys starting at 10 AM for just $6.00! Nothing like the "hair of the dog" to get you up and moving again!
Beer Dinner 2017
Friday night's Beer and Wine Dinner is themed "The French Quarter" and it starts at 6PM on November 10. This event will feature several dishes prepared with and pairing with unique and special brews. The Beer Dinner's special theme and entertainment has been the talk of the town, don't miss out!
If you're lodging at a Holiday Valley property, transportation to the dinner and downtown after the dinner will be provided!
Beer and Wine Festival Lodging Packages
Make it a weekend with close, convenient lodging at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club or a Holiday Valley Rental Property. Shuttle service is provided to the festival and to Ellicottville post-festival for Holiday Valley lodging guests. For reservations call 716-699-2345.
The Inn at Holiday Valley is a cozy hotel layout with an indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub. The Inn is a short walk (one fairway length) to/from the Beer and Wine Festival venue. Continental breakfast is included in your stay.
The Tamarack Club is adjacent to the Beer Festival venue. Indoor/outdoor heated pool and two hot tubs, Ellicottville Oasis Spa on site. Packages are based on double occupancy, but larger sized units are available and additional tickets may be purchased.
Holiday Valley Rental Properties include condos, townhouses and homes at Holiday Valley and nearby. Shuttle service is available to SnowPine Village, Alpine Meadows and Wildflower to and from the Festival. For reservations in a HV Rental Property call 716-699-2912.