Summer brewin’: BrewCamp offers fun for grown-ups, families

May 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Garden, Music & Band

28795279_975891685907161_3947193408066379337_nCraft brew fans familiar with the Oregon Garden Brewfest will discover a lot that’s new at the Oregon Garden BrewCamp June 15-17. BrewCamp is a new take on the Father’s Day weekend experience at the garden.There’s more activities – from yoga on the Garden Green to late-night campfire jams; more entertainment – with stages both in the Forest and the Meadow; and more for families – like kids activities.

Here are the highlights:

Times

Beer tasting 2-6 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Evening concerts on the Meadow Stage run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 4:30 p.m. to
9 p.m. on Sunday. Additional late-night campfire jams in the Oak Grove are available Friday and Saturday for those camping at the festival.

Cost
Festival/concert tickets cost $45 on Friday, $55 on Saturday and $50 on Sunday. Concert-only packages are $35 on Friday and Sunday and $40 on Saturday. See www.brewcampfest.com/tickets for information on advance sales and three-day and VIP packages.

Age restrictions

All ages are admitted. Those 12 and under are free with a paid adult and youth tickets are available for those 13-20.

Beer/wine tasting

46 brewers, cidermakers and meaderies will be on hand pouring 80-plus offerings. Depending on your ticket, a certain number of tasting credits and a shatterproof tasting glass are included. During tasting hours, craft beer and wine tastings are $1 for craft beers or $2 for wine or specialty craft beers. A full glass of craft beer is $5; wine is $6. Additional tasting credits are available for purchase each day during tasting hours. Attendees are encouraged to bring a credit card (cash works but credit cards are easier). Outside alcohol cannot be brought into the festival grounds and bags will be checked.

Music

Bands performing on the Meadow Stage include Diego’s Umbrella, Ozomatli, The Delta Saints, Blitzen Trapper, Dirty Revival and others. Food vendors and a full bar will be open during evening concerts serving beer, wine and well drinks. See the website for the concert schedule. Bands also will be playing on the Forest Stage during tasting hours.

Camping

Sites are available for tents, RVs and trailers. There is a two-day (Friday and Saturday) camping minimum and a three-day festival pass must be purchased when you book a campsite. For more information on camping and rates go to brewcampfest.com/tickets.

Parking

There is limited on-site parking
($25 daily and $45 for a three-day pass) and passes must be purchased in advance.
The festival also provides free shuttles from parking lots in Silverton. For parking lot locations and shuttle info, see brewcampfest.com/directions/parking.

Other activities

Outdoor yoga sessions run at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday at the Garden Green, with kids activities starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Children’s Garden Pavilion.

For information see brewcampfest.com.

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