Grape, Hops Festival Is Saturday At Arena

A table is pictured from last year’s Grape and Hops Festival at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. Submitted photo

The fourth annual Spring Grapes and Hops Festival presented by the Media 1 Group and the Northwest Arena will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature beer samplings and wine tasting from local breweries and wineries, as well as business vendors from around the area.

More than 30 breweries and wineries will participate, including 21st Amendment Brewery, Abita Brewing Company, Allagash Brewing Company, Bells Brewery, Bent Run Brewing Company, Big Ditch Brewing Company, Black Button Distillery, Brooklyn Brewery, Burch Farms Country Market and Winery, CiderBoys Hard Cider, Collective Arts Brewing, Courtyard Winery, Dogfish Head Brewery, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Empire Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Flying Bison Brewing Company, Four Mile Brewing, Genesee Brew House, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Hamburg Brewing Company, Ithaca Beer Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing, MackJac Hard Cider, Main Street Winery, Merritt Winery, New Belgium Brewing, Noble Winery, Ommegang, Samuel Adams, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Company, Thin Man Brewery, Troegs Independent Brewing, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Victory Beer, and Woodcock Brothers Brewery.

Evergreen Outfitters is giving away his and hers kayaks and a three-hour lesson as a door prize. There will also be local vendors, food, yard pong, cornhole and karaoke with DJ Felony.

Tickets are $25 pre-sale, $35 the day of the event and $10 for designated drivers with each participant getting a commemorative Jamestown Grapes & Hops Festival drinking glass with logo. For more information, visit www.northwestarena.com, call 484-2624 or visit the arena box office.

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