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 $60 now through the day of the event. Festival tickets are on sale here and at Wegmans stores. 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.
2017 Breweries include 4 Mile brewery, Big Ditch Brewing Company, BLACK BIRD HARD CIDER, Boston Beer Company, Bronx Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Buffalo Distilling, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., CB Craft Brewers, Cider Creek Hard Cider , Community Beer Works, DG Yuengling, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Empire Brewing Co, Erie Brewing Co, Flying Bison Brewing Co., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Hamburg Brewing Co, Hazlitt's Orchard and Cider, Innis & Gunn - Aaron Wurl from Certo, Ithaca Beer, Long Trail, McKenzie's Hard Cider, Muskoka Brewery , NAKED DOVE BREWING CO., North American Breweries, North Country Brewing Co, Ommegang, Original Sin Cider, Pizza Plant Italian Pub, Resurgence Brewing, Rohrbachs Brewing, Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., Saranac Brewery (The Matt Brewing Co), Shiner Beer-Spoetzl Brewry, Shock Top / Goose Island , Sierra Nevada, Sly Fox, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Three Heads Brewing, Vermont Hard Cider Co (Woodchuck), Victory Brewing, Voodoo Brewery, Willoughby Brewing Co., Wolavers/Otter Creek/Long Trail. Wineries included Victoriabourg Wine Estate, Casa Larga Vineyards & Winery, Main Street Winery, Merritt Estate Winery, Midgard Winery, Savage Winery, Winery of Ellicottville and Venditti Vineyards. Distilleries include Black Button Distilling, Honeyoye Falls Distillery, Southern Tier Distilling Co and Saint Lawrence Spirits Distillery.
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 will be 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 "Beer on the Bayou" and it starts at 6PM on November 10. This event will feature several dishes prepared with and pairing with unique and special brews and whiskey. The Beer Dinner's special theme and entertainment has been the talk of the town every year, don't miss out!
Welcome to the steamy, mysterious bayous of Louisiana. You'll start your evening with the Ragin' Cajun cocktail hour...a Sazerac, compliments of Southern Tier Distilling. Music and song, provided by Michael Nugent will be a mixture of jazz, Cajun and Southern rhythms. Mama Juju will entrance you with her dark magic and shadowy powers, then she'll whisk you upstairs to enjoy Beer on the Bayou and Cajun cooking featuring Voodoo Brewery. Be sure to dress the part, prizes will be awarded!
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. If you're lodging at a Holiday Valley property, transportation to the Beer Dinner and downtown after the dinner will be provided! Shuttle service is provided to Saturday's 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.
- One night Inn Package with Beer Festival Tickets
- Two night Inn Package with Beer Festival Tickets
- Two night Inn Package with Beer Dinner and Beer Festival Tickets
- One night Inn Package with Beer Dinner Tickets
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.