Beer and Wine Festival

Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival

November 10-11, 2017Beer and Wine Festival poster

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 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 30, $55 from October 1 through November 10 and $60 at the door (if available). Festival tickets are on sale here and at Wegmans stores starting October 1. 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.

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

In 2016 all 3 floors of the Holiday Valley Lodge were hopping with great music. The second floor featured "Buffalo's Greatest Party Band", Hit N Run. The fun upbeat swing sound of the Tim Britt Band filled the air on the first floor. Michael Nugent's dreamy voice set the mood in the Wine Cellar on the ground floor. A FREE photo booth was located just inside the festival on the first floor.

Each ticket included a $5 voucher redeemable for food in the cafeteria. The menu included German favorites like sausage and pretzles, 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  . What's Poppin' Gourmet Popcorn was set up on the first floor deck and 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.

New in 2016...a Kegs and Eggs breakfast was held on Sunday at John Harvard's Brew House at the Tamarack Club from 8AM to 11AM. Cost was $12.95. Drink special... Ultimate Bloody Marys for just $5.00! Nothing like the "hair of the dog" to get you up and moving again!

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Friday night's Beer and Wine Dinner, "The Bootleggers Ball" starts at 6PM on November 11. 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! This year we're featuring the Roaring '20's-  Prohibition, so start planning your costumes now. Tickets are $69 for drinks, beer sampling and dinner. Shhhh! A secret sampling of what's on the table...Moonshine Mussels, Martini Salmon and Stout Infused Osso Bucco.  Dinner tickets are on sale here.

If you're lodging at a Holiday Valley property, transportation to the dinner and downtown after the dinner will be provided!

Flapper costume

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.