Manchester Brewfest

Saturday, July 28, 2018

1-5pm (VIP at Noon) • Arms Park in Manchester, NH


You must be 21+ to enter and drink. No Exceptions

Manchester Brewfest to Benefit New Horizons for New Hampshire

New Horizons for New Hampshire Logo

The Manchester Brewfest team is proud to support New Horizons of New Hampshire. Their mission is to provide hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect.

Venue & Event Details

Save the date for the Fifth Annual Manchester Brewfest on July 28, 2018

We’ll be pouring over 100 unique, local, and regional craft beers for you to try as well as delicious, local foods and non-alcoholic beverages.

This is a one day Saturday festival in beautiful Arms Park along the Merrimack River in Manchester, NH. Convenient parking is located adjacent to the Manchester Brewfest. Event will be held rain or shine.

VIP hour, general admission and designated driver tickets are all available. Tickets will also be available on-site the day of the event, cash or credit. Tickets are non-refundable.

Thank you in advance for your participation and support!

Volunteer for the 2018 Manchester Brewfest

The Manchester Brewfest is seeking volunteers and you can sign up today to help! Volunteers will receive a t-shirt when they check in. They will also receive 2 free friends admission tickets that they can pick up at the will call line when they arrive for their shift. Please consider signing up and helping out today. There are multiple time slots and types of volunteer work. A bagged lunch will also be provided or you can purchase food from any of the vendor carts that will be at the festival.

Live Music

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The Slakas

The Slakas are a 5 piece Nashua-based classic/modern rock, high energy cover band that has been playing local venues & events in the southern NH area for about 6 years. With Dave Thorp’s endless energy on the drums, Deb Lussier’s vocals, Rick Letourneau’s bass keeping the low end rhythm, Dave Mitchell smoking guitar leads & vocals and Chris Lussier multi tasking on rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocals & keyboard, the Slakas will get your feet moving and up on the dance floor!

Slakas Group Pics Headliner Band

Dan Cloutier

Worcester Magazine published a rave review of the album Blind Willie’s Lighthouse, saying, “Dan Cloutier’s latest CD is a beacon in the storm. It is an inspiring collection of original songs by Cloutier, chronicling his love of New England, depicted by stormy seas, crashing waves and seagoing captains, along with tales of love and faith. Cloutier’s gift for storytelling is apparent in the richness of his tales.”

Dan Cloutier Manchester Brewfest musician

Top Place Prize: $500
Second Place Prize: $250

Fundraising Challenge

Summer’s a time for family, friends and enjoying the great weather unless you need help with food security or a safe place to sleep. Summer is one of the hardest times for those in need. There are no year-end holiday campaigns, no national holidays to help us remember to give back. As part of this year’s Manchester Brewfest we’re introducing a new idea for 2018: Cornhole Fundraising Challenge! Run by the 603 Cornhole league.

603 Cornhole Logo for Fundraising Challenge

July 28, 2018

VIP Pass

$50 – 12PM Entry

  • Limited availability!
  • Exclusive early access to beer tent
  • Access to over 100 craft beers to taste
  • Manchester Brewfest tasting glass
  • Access to foods available for purchase
  • Schmooze with brewers before the crowds

General Admission

$40 – 1PM Entry

  • Access to over 100 craft beers to taste
  • Access to foods available for purchase

Designated Drivers

$15 – 1PM Entry

  • There is a discounted charge for individuals attending the Brewfest as designated drivers for attendees.
  • Access to foods & non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase

Tickets available on-site day of event.  Cash or credit.

All attendees of the Manchester Brewfest must have a valid I.D. to enter. Please be sure to have it out and ready when entering the Brewfest.

2018 Festival Sponsors

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Whole Foods Market
Spectrum Marketing Companies
Stark Brewing Company
Litherman's Limited Beer Brewer and Sponsor Logo
The Outlaw Brewing Company
Coca-Cola Logo
Print New Hampshire Signs and Graphics
Special Events of New England logo
Wireless Zone Logo
Owl Pro Drones Sponsor logo
Bert's Better Beers
New England's Tap House Grille logo
Spectrum Monthly Publications
Samuel Adams
The Smoothie Bus manchester nh logo
Atlantic ATM sponsor logo
My Social Sports NH
candia road brewing logo
the mill 96 5 sponsor logo
members first credit union
Orangetheory Fitness logo sponsor
Revision Energy Logo
Newburyport Brewing Company Logo
603 Cornhole Logo for Fundraising Challenge

Thank you for your generous support in making this event happen!

Frequently Asked Questions

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What’s included in the ticket price?

Entry to the festival at the designated time.
The opportunity to try a wide range of great beers made in New Hampshire and beyond.

What costs are extra?

Food. There will be some great food options available but they are not included in your ticket price.

Are there drink tickets?

No. There are no drink tickets. You are welcome to responsibly try any beers you would like. If you are visibly intoxicated you will be asked to leave the festival.

What transportation options do I have?

Manchester does have a cab system and a bus line which you are welcome to use. You may also use Uber or Lyft. Use of these services are at your own cost. It is recommended that you look into alternative transportation options prior to arriving at the festival if you do not plan to bring a designated driver.  Please do not drink and drive.

Can I bring a pet to the event?

Unfortunately, we can only allow pets that are service animals. This includes guide or Seeing Eye® Dogs, hearing or signal dogs, emotional support animals or any other health or disability related service animal. All other pets will not be allowed inside the fenced brewfest area.

What can I bring into the Brewfest?

Bring your lawn chairs.  Hang out on the lawn by the river under the trees.  Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Can I bring my child(ren)?

No. This event is 21 plus which means everyone must be 21 or older. Kids in strollers or baby carriers are also excluded.

Can my designated driver be under 21?

No. All festival entrants must be 21 or over. We apologize if this creates an inconvenience.