That familiar nip in the air can mean only one thing: winter is on its way. Before you go searching for your skis, get out into that gorgeous fall weather and enjoy the liquid harvest of the season. Mark Saturday, November 12th on your calendar—or set aside the whole weekend—for the 18th annual Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival!
Get out, enjoy the fall colors, the great people, and the fun atmosphere as you raise your glass in Ellicottville. This can’t-miss event will be filled with beverage offerings as well as live entertainment. Live music will feature Western New York local favorites Sticktights playing their blend of rock, folk, punk, and everything in between on the main floor of the chalet. On the top floor, the Tim Britt Band will be entertaining the crowd with a mix of modern, alternative, folk tunes.
Whether you’re a tastings novice or you consider yourself a true connoisseur, you’re sure to appreciate sampling selections from many of the region’s best craft brewers, wineries, and cideries! Savor some of your favorites and sip several new and unique flavors, as well.
This list is bound to grow but as of 9/9/22, committed attendees are: Big Ditch Brewing, Bold Rock Cidery, Britesmith Brewing, Buffalo Brew Pub, Community Beer Works, East Aurora Brewery, Eli Fish Brewing, Ellicottville Brewing Co., Empire Brewing, Hamburg Brewing, Resurgence Brewing, Saranac, Sixpoint Brewery, Southern Tier Brewing, Steelbound Brewery & Distillery, Victory Brewing, Windy Brew, 12 Gates Brewing, and 42 North Brewing.
Make sure to check out the Beer and Wine Festival event page for an up-to-date list of breweries and wineries.
Get your tickets early for the best pricing! Tasting events will be held in two sessions, session one is from 1-4pm and session two at 5-8pm.
Come for the afternoon, spend the night, or make the most of the festival experience when you stay all weekend with the exclusive Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival packages available at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club, and Holiday Valley Rental Properties. If you’ve never done a short vacation weekend in Ellicottville, this event is the perfect excuse to do so!