Get your tickets today for the 2023 Montesano Brew Fest, happening on September 30 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. The annual event will take place at Whitney’s Chevrolet Service, located at 123 Pioneer Avenue in Montesano. “This is a celebration of all things brewed,” says Montesano Chamber Event Coordinator Beca Wharton. “It’s an opportunity for people to get out, enjoy the last hurrah of the summer, and celebrate the beginning of fall.”
Montesano Brew Fest Highlights
Brew Fest pre-sale tickets are available starting September 1 for $25, with day-of tickets selling for $30. You’ll want to get your tickets early, as the first 350 tickets sold include 4 drink tickets and a much-coveted souvenir glass. For those wanting to indulge a bit more, extra drink tickets may be purchased at the rate of 4 for $20. Each ticket gives the purchaser one, 8-ounce beer, wine, or cider, or two tickets to fill up the 16-ounce souvenir glass.
“The Brew Fest gives people the opportunity to try all different types of beer, wine and cider that they may not have tasted before,” Wharton says. “Each vendor brings at least one variety, and most bring two or three of their best-sellers, so people are able to pick which ones they want to try.”
Local Washington State Breweries, Wineries and More
Brew Fest attendees must be 21-plus to gain admission to the event. A valid state or federal ID will be required at the entrance.
Vendors confirmed to be on-site include: Steam Donkey Brewing Co, Mount Olympus Brewing, Hoquiam Brewing Co, Wild Man Brewing Co, Willapa Brewing Co, Triceratops Brewing Co, Snowbird Farm and Cidery, and the Finch and Bull food truck.
“The vendors are great people, and they make it an amazing day for everyone,” Wharton says. “The whole vibe of the event is just pure fun.”
Beer Fest Cornhole Tournament in Montesano
Grab a friend today and start practicing for the Montesano Brew Fest Cornhole Tournament! For just $25, each two-person team can sign up to participate in this popular and extremely fun event. Sign-in and practice time will be from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. the day of the event, with the tournament start time set for 6 p.m.
Please note: ticket sales for the Cornhole Tournament end at 12 p.m. on September 27 and will not be available the day of the Brew Fest. Pick your partner today, think up a creative team name – PG-13 names only – and start fine tuning your cornhole skills.
“It’s such a fun tournament,” Wharton says. “Cornhole and beer trucks just seem to go great together, and there are cash prizes for the top three teams.”
Where to Stay Near Montesano
There are plenty of places to stay in Montesano for those wanting to explore the area before and after the Brew Fest. GuestHouse Inn & Suites is a newly renovated property located in the heart of town. In nearby Elma, Stay Beyond Inn & Suites is a great option, offering a variety of room sizes.
If camping and RVing is more your style, check out Lake Sylvia State Park or Friends Landing. Both are located just outside the Montesano city limit, and offer amazing outdoor sites with stunning views.
Hometown Vibe in Montesano
“The Brew Fest brings a lot of fun people to our city, and it is very much a downtown community event,” Wharton says. “It’s a very festive atmosphere, which is great for the feel of hometown Montesano.”
All tickets for the Montesano Brew Fest, including the Cornhole Tournament, are purchased online through the Montesano Brew Fest Facebook link and the Montesano Chamber of Commerce website via Eventbrite.
Come celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall with food, fun, and lots of brews at the Montesano Brew Fest. The event is primarily outside, so dress accordingly and be sure to bring your lawn chairs. See you there!
2023 Montesano Brew Fest
September 30, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Whitney’s Chevrolet Service
123 Pioneer Avenue, Montesano