42 North HillTap Festival Returns to Holiday Valley

June 1, 2022

42 North Brewing Company is hosting the 2nd Annual HillTap Festival at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY on Saturday, July 23rd. HillTap

is a daylong festival that integrates craft beer, music, and adventure sports atop the mountain at Spruce Lake.

“HillTap is truly a one-of-a-kind event. The opportunity to, again, host an event at the top of the mountain is truly unique. There is no better spot to merge craft beer, roots music, and adventure,” said 42 North Brewery Founder, John Cimperman.

Niki Klein, Director of Resort Services at Holiday Valley adds, “It’s great to partner with 42 North on this event. Their adventurous spirit fits our DNA. We encourage attendees to spend the morning hiking and biking the trails and then spend the afternoon up at Spruce Lake”.

The music line-up for HillTap will feature two regional artists. Big J Blues will bring his blues to the cabin porch stage at 1 pm, followed by Meadville, PA based, Sunday at the Station. Sunday at the Station will be performing its high-energy americana, folk, and bluegrass in Ellicottville for the first time at the HillTap Festival.

The vendor line-up at HillTap includes SUP Erie Adventures, Mud, Sweat n' Gears, Tom’s Pro Bikes, Holiday Valley E-Bikes, and the Hatchet & Hops Axe Wagon.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their adventure gear to try stand up paddleboarding, mountain biking, and ax throwing. Additionally, Fat Bob’s BBQ and Nani’s Mountainside Food Truck will be on-site during the festival.

Advance tickets are $30 and include free parking, a lift ticket up to Spruce Lake, and a full-day of music and adventure sports demo’s and clinics. Additionally, a $40 ticket will be offered for those looking to transport their mountain bike up to Spruce Lake. Children, 10 and under, are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

The event runs from 12 noon until 6 pm. For tickets and more information on HillTap, log onto www.hilltapfestival.com.

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