Win Tickets ($60): Vancouver Spring Brewfest @ Esther Short Park | Portland St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Beers, Ciders, Wine Mead, March Madness

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.


From our sponsors:
Vancouver Spring Brewfest
March 17-18, 2017
Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: Noon-10pm
$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.”

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31 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Vancouver Spring Brewfest @ Esther Short Park | Portland St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Beers, Ciders, Wine Mead, March Madness

  1. Rachael March 16, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    I would LOVE to take my new manfriend to this event!!

  2. Marissa March 16, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    I’d love to go, this is right in my neighborhood!

  3. Julie March 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    My first weekend off in months- Boy of Boy I would most definitely love to go.

  4. Sasha March 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    I would love to win and be able to attend my first brewfest in Vancouver.

  5. Tim D March 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    Let the brew fest season begin! Psyched

  6. Danielle March 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    this would be great to take a friend to.

  7. JB March 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    i’m excited

  8. Katie March 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    ohmygosh this would be fun and I live in Vancouver too!

  9. Cara March 16, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

    Beer fest in Vancouver? Count me in!

  10. John March 16, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    Count me in for a beer fest close to home!

  11. Tonya March 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    Still celebrating my birthday month so I’m ready to go!!

  12. Dave G. March 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

    I can’t beer the thought, and won’t wine, and I’d be… cide(r) myself if I won!

  13. Marco March 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

    Tasting local beer, cider and mead..with a little March Madness tossed in.
    A winning combination.

  14. Victoria Gantz March 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

    I heard it’s not going to rain on Saturday. I want to win!

  15. dkim March 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm #


  16. Laura March 16, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    Sounds fun – I was looking for something to do on St. Patrick’s Day and this would be perfect!

  17. Wayne Lee March 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!

  18. Katie T March 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    Pick me! I’d love to go!

  19. Jenny March 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

    Yes please!

  20. Dylan M March 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

    Vancouver Brewfest is donating to some great organizations! Even if you don’t go to the Brewfest, check them out (they’re listed in the article).

    That said, I’d love to go since I’m only a few minute walk away!

  21. Lisa March 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    This would be awesome to go to! We could use a fun day out.

  22. Duyen March 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

    This is a haiku
    Beer Drinking, Irish Living
    Pick me for this please

  23. Sarah Coshow March 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

    This would be so fun! I’ve never been!

  24. Shell March 16, 2017 at 11:20 pm #

    I’d love to go to this! Please pick me!!

  25. Brittanie McGurk March 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

    Going to be a great weekend for this!

  26. Heather March 17, 2017 at 1:11 am #

    Never been to the brewfest in the couve before :]

  27. Wendell Olson March 17, 2017 at 4:01 am #

    I have a disease and the only cure is more beer festivals!

  28. Kimberly March 17, 2017 at 6:22 am #

    I love brew Fest’s and sampling all the great varieties of libations. Only been to two and they were great! Have the perfect lush +1 for this date. Need to make up for missing my birthday. Perfect end to a busy couple weeks.

  29. Josh March 17, 2017 at 7:31 am #

    I’m visiting town, would love to go!

  30. Chris Webb March 17, 2017 at 7:36 am #

    Great way to start St Patricks Day Weekend!

  31. Katelyn March 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    I would take my Mom, This would be a great birthday surprise for her :-)

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