September 9th, 2017
3 pm – 6 pm

Butler Building Parking Lot | Aitkin, Minnesota

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Aitkin’s Glacial Lakes Brewers and Minnesota Craft Breweries band together to share their distinctive craft brews and ciders at the HARVEST MOON BREW FEST 2017.

TICKETS – Rain or Shine!
VIP Session 2-3pm
$40 Advance | $50 Gate | Limited to 50 tickets
General Session 3-6pm
$20 Advance | $30 Gate

Designated drivers this year are $7.50 and they receive a designated driver mug sponsored by Brandl Motors.


Online Tickets: PURCHASE HERE!
Or at the Aitkin Independent Age, Security State Bank and Beanery Cafe – Downtown Aitkin, MN

Breweries include Surly Brewing Company, Castle Danger Brewery, Gull Dam Brewing, Jack Pine Brewery, Sociable Cider Works and Cuyuna Brewing, many returning for the fourth year in a row!

Ross Otto will be there with Hammerschlagen, a German game reportedly dating from 1940, in which several contestants try to hammer a nail into a stump.

Acoustic artist Larry Fontaine will again be making an appearance at this year’s festival with his spin on songs from the 60s and 70s, as well as performing original songs.  Fontaine, on guitar and harmonica, will be performing songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young and other various artists, including The Band and Van Morrison.

New this year will be the French Hillbillies who have performed at many Aitkin events, including the Farmers’ Market and in the Opera House. The pop, rock, folk, country and occasional French musical duo is made up of Sandy Lehman and her musical partner Alexandrine Harris.   One half from France, and the other from Minnesota, the French Hillbillies enjoy poking fun at the clash of the two cultures of two vastly different worlds, leading to great music and fun.

There will also be an array of tasty food selections available for purchase, live entertainment and games.  Paulbeck’s County Market will feature their various homemade bratwursts as well as having coffee for the Designated Drivers.  (This year Designated Drivers get a coffee mug from Brandl Motors as well as free coffee and bratwurst.)  The Beanery will also be participating again this year with their annual specials.

Sponsors for the festival include Security State Bank, the Aitkin Independent Age, Culligan Water, Brandl Motors, Allen Consulting and Paulbeck’s County Market.

All net proceeds from the event will go to the official beneficiary of the event, Sylvia’s Children, a 501(c)3 non-profit working to improve the lives of more than 1,000 children living in Uganda, Africa.

Sylvia Allen || 218-678-2441 or

Ross Otto | | 218-343-4410