Press Room

Beer and Wine Festival 2017

July 25, 2017

Ellicottville, New York, July 25, 2017 . . . This year marks the 14th annual Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival, taking place November 10th and 11th.  The event will feature more than 100 different beers and wines from over 30 different brewers across New York State and the surrounding region.  For a full list of the 2016 brewers and to purchase festival tickets, visit www.holidayvalley.com/brewfest.  Festival tickets are now on sale for $50 through September 17th, $55 from September 18th through October 18th and $60 from October 19th through the day of the event.  Tickets will also be for sale at Wegmans stores beginning October 19th.  Each ticket includes a $5 food voucher to the Brew Festival food court.  Designated drivers may purchase a ticket for $10 which also includes a $5 food voucher.  All must be 21 years of age to purchase a ticket and attend the event.
With a theme, “The French Quarter”, the weekend-long event kicks off on Friday November 10th at 6 p.m. with a Beer and Wine dinner.  A variety of exquisite dishes will be served, each prepared to complement a variety of the unique brews featured at the event.  Guests staying at the Inn at Holiday Valley or a rental property will be provided with transportation to the dinner and downtown following the event.
The main event will take place on Saturday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the three-story Holiday Valley lodge with live music featured throughout.  Michael Nugent will be setting the mood in The Wine Cellar on the ground floor, the Tim Britt band will be featured on the main floor and Hit N Run, “Buffalo’s Greatest Party Band” will be keeping things live on the second floor.  The food court will be serving German favorites including sausage with pretzels, hot dogs, burgers, fries and poutine.  Other edibles will be available from local establishments and Gary Liota from Santiago Cigars will be hand-rolling cigars on the second floor deck.
A Kegs and Eggs breakfast will be held on Sunday morning at John Harvard’s Brew House at the Tamarack Club from 8 to 11a.m. for $12.95 with ultimate Bloody Mary drink specials to be featured for just $6.
Visitors can make it a weekend with close, convenient lodging at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club or a Holiday Valley Rental Property.  The Inn is a cozy hotel layout with an indoor/outdoor heated pool, hot tub and is just a short walk (one fairway length) to/from the Beer and Wine Festival venue.  Continental breakfast is included with a stay at the Inn.  The Tamarack Club is located even closer to the venue with heated indoor/outdoor pool, two hot tubs and the Ellicottville Oasis Spa located on site.  Packages for Tamarack Club are based on double occupancy with larger sized units available as well.  Holiday Valley Rental Properties include condos, townhouses and homes at Holiday Valley and around Ellicottville.  Visitors can book a stay at the Inn or Tamarack Club at www.holidayvalley.com.  Holiday Valley Rental Property reservations can be made at 716.699.2912.
About Holiday Valley Resort
Holiday Valley is Western New York’s largest year ‘round resort featuring 58 slopes and trails, 13 lifts, 3 base lodges, slope side lodging and dining, conference facilities, an 18 hole golf course, a tree top aerial adventure park, a mountain coaster and a summer pool complex.  Holiday Valley is New York State’s most visited ski resort.

Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville is on the web at www.holidayvalley.com. 
Ellicottville is located on Route 219, just 50 miles (90 kms) south of Buffalo and less than three hours from Toronto. 

Detailed media information is available at www.holidayvalley.com/media.

For further information, please contact:

Jane Eshbaugh
Marketing Director
Tel: 716.699.3904
E-mail: jeshbaugh@holidayvalley.com

Karl Eichner
Canadian Communications Consultant
Tel: 705.778.2212
E-mail: keichner@nexicom.net