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The third annual Spring Beer Fest by Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury Downtown will take place May 21, 2021. The event will feature two ballrooms of beer from craft breweries and spirits from distilleries in Connecticut and beyond. General Admission tickets cost $25 in advance for the main event from 6 to 9 p.m and $35 in advance for VIP Hour Access Tickets.
Designated Driver tickets are available. This is a 21+ event. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Looking Glass Animal Rescue, a Ridgefield, CT-based nonprofit volunteer-based animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters, hoarding.
See 2019’s highlights here.
Please check the event website due to COVID-19-related updates or changing guidelines regarding public gatherings.
Join the Connecticut Package Store Association (CPSA) for its annual Golf Tournament at the Whitney Farms Golf Club in Monroe. Enjoy a day of golf, raffles and prizes with industry peers. Call the CPSA office at 860-346-7978 for team sign-up, tournament information and sponsorship opportunities, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View 2020 highlights here.
Registration: 7 AM – 8 AM
Shotgun Start (Scramble Format): 8 AM
Open Bar & Hors d’oeuvres: 1 – 3 PM
Lunch, Raffle, Awards: 2 – 4 PM
The Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) will host its annual Golf Classic at Lyman Orchards Golf Club on June 28, 2021. The day offers 18 holes of golf, a chance to gather with industry friends all in support supports the Connecticut Hospitality Educational Foundation and the CRA. More details will be announced. Visit ctrestaurant.org for more information and sponsorship opportunities.
The Festival of Wine & Spirits will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2021 at the Double Tree By Hilton in Bristol. Hosted by the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation, more than 225 fine wines, beer and spirits will be available for tasting, along with food from gourmet food stations and a dessert spectacular. All proceeds from this event will benefit renovations to the Emergency Center at Bristol Hospital. For more information on becoming a business partner or sponsoring this event contact Emily Viccaro at the Development Foundation.
The second annual Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival is scheduled to take place on October 16 and October 17, 2021. Presented by Food Truck Festivals of America, the festival will feature food from New England’s most popular food trucks along with more than 50 craft beers from local, regional and national craft breweries. General admission tickets will be available for purchase in advance online for $5, or at the gate for $10. Children 12 and under are free. First responders will receive free admission with a valid ID. For more information or to purchase VIP or General Admission tickets, visit www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com.
TIME: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, VIP Hour 11:00 AM
Date is subject to change pending state and local health guidelines.
The second annual Wishes Brew Fest will take place at the Elks Lodge in Smithfield on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Presented by East Commerce Solutions, the Halloween-themed event will feature local craft beer vendors and catered food with music spun by a live DJ. Outdoor seating will be set up in socially-distanced pods. Guests are invited to wear their best Halloween costumes for a chance to win best mask and best costume in the festival’s costume competition. Guests are encouraged to bring new or gently used princess or superhero costumes to donate to Brynn’s Closet, a nonprofit organization providing Halloween costumes to children undergoing serious medical treatments. The event is adults only, ages 18+.
See more information and purchase tickets here.