Oregon Garden Brewfest
The Oregon Garden Brewfest will take place April 26 through 28 at The Oregon Garden’s Grand Hall, 879 W Main St. The 9th annual festival will feature 125 beers, ciders & mead from 62 different breweries. There are also games and activities, food, live music, a Connoisseur Tasting and a homebrew competition. Event hours are Noon to 11 pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 6 pm Sunday. The event is located in the historic town of Silverton, 45 miles south – just over an hour’s drive – from the Portland metropolitan area.
Advance admission includes a one-day pass for $15 that features a tasting glass, seven tasting tickets, and express entry; a three-day pass for $30 that includes a tasting glass, 15 tasting tickets, and express entry; and a VIP pass for $50 that includes a tasting glass, 45 tasting tickets, a T shirt and a food voucher. Advance sales are available at http://ogbf2013.blogspot.com.
Tickets at the door are $15 for one-day entry and increase to $20 after 5pm, and include five tasting tickets. Three-day entry at the door is $30 and includes 10 tasting tickets and no express entry, and VIP entry is $50 and includes 35 tickets and no express entry. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottled water. Once inside, a full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. The event is cash only, with an ATM on-site. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles will be available to various locations in town. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday.
For those from out of the area who wish to make a night of it, The Oregon Garden Resort is offering room packages: reservations are available at http://oregongardenresort.com/Packages.htm or call 503-874-2500.
For a complete list of participating breweries and beers, a detailed entertainment schedule, or more information about the event, visit http://ogbf2013.blogspot.com.