The 9th Annual Powder Keg Beer Festival, scheduled on Saturday, October 2nd from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM at Swasey Parkway, is your chance to get outside and enjoy the largest beer festival in New England after a year away.
The event, presented by the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce and Exeter Parks and Recreation will feature over 200 different beers, ciders and hard seltzers will be served from several breweries including 603 Brewery, Chapel + Main, Concord Craft Brewing Company, Czar’s Brewery, Exeter Brewing Co., Greater Good Brewing Company, Henniker Brewing, Long Blue Cat Brewing Co., NOCA Beverages, Samuel Adams, Stripe Nine Brewing Co., Throwback Brewery, Truly Hard Seltzer, Two Road Brewing, Woodstock Inn Brewery, and many more.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and to keep people as safe as possible, chili will not be served at this year’s festival. However, the festival will welcome food trucks offering different varieties of food for all to enjoy, and attendees are encouraged to visit local restaurants before or after the event.
Tickets are $35 for beer tickets or $10 for designated driver tickets and can be purchased starting August 1st by visiting powderkegbeerfest.com. There will be two sessions that people will have the option of attending: the first being from 11:00 am-1:00 pm or 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Attendance is limited to 1,500 people per session, and tickets will need to be purchased ahead of time as organizers expect the event to sell out.
“Even though it will be modified, We are excited to offer the Powder Keg after taking a year off,” stated Greg Bisson, Executive Director of Exeter Parks & Recreation.
“The Powder Keg Beer Festival is a great opportunity to highlight and support our community. We look forward to welcoming new and returning attendees to this year’s festival, and are excited to bring the event back to Swasey Parkway,” remarked Jennifer Wheeler, President of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce.