We are giving away a pair of tickets to Vancouver Spring Brewfest @ Esther Short Park on March 17-18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 17.
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Vancouver Spring Brewfest
March 17-18, 2017
$7-$30 | 21+
Esther Short Park
605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660
The “Vancouver Brewfest – Spring Edition,” presented by Great Western Malting, returns to Esther Short Park this year just in time for some March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day fun.
The non-profit May 17-18 festival, in its third year, features dozens of breweries, cideries and distilleries, mostly from Washington and Oregon. Visitors can enjoy samples of beer, ciders, & mead – along with a host of entertainment options.
“It’s going to be packed,” Gray said. “We’ll have the local pipe and drum folks come through for St. Patrick’s Day, but this isn’t just a St. Patrick’s Day celebration – it’s also the first weekend of March Madness, and we have a lot of hoops fun planned.”
The two-day Spring festival will feature two big-screen TVs showcasing March Madness games and a series of free-throw shooting contests with prizes from local breweries. The TVs will be part of a free raffle at the end of the festivities.
“The Blazer Dancers will also be on hand each day to cheer on participants in the free-throw shooting contest,” Gray said.
Last year, the festival was held at Vancouver Landing and had about 3,650 people attend over two days. Organizer Cody Gray said he expects similar turnout this year at Esther Short Park, and advises event goers to buy their tickets in advance.
“We want to encourage people to buy their tickets online,” Gray said. “Otherwise there will probably be a wait to get in if people show up on Saturday. We do think Friday will be a little less packed.”
The Vancouver Brewfest has donated over $40,000 to charities since 2012. And part of the proceeds from this year’s Spring Edition festival will be split between Northwest Battle Buddies, Second Chance Companions, Disabled American Veterans and the Mount St. Helens Institute.
“We were voted the favorite event in 2016 by the Vancouver Downtown Association, and we think visitors will continue to have a fantastic time at this year’s event,” Gray said. “It’s a great way to sample new local beers, support some great charities, enjoy some basketball and just have fun right here in Clark County, Washington.”
For more information or to buy tickets, please visit vancouverbrewfest.com .