Bears & Brews

Experience the best flavors in a Northeast Kingdom treasure! Bears & Brews is a celebration of what makes this region extraordinary.


Sat, October 01, 2022

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT


Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

1302 Main Street

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819



Purchase your ticket now to save $5 off the door price. Tickets are limited in order to keep this brewfest intimate -- offering you a chance to get to know what makes a great beer so great as you talk with experienced and expert brewers. Sample beers from the finest nano- and micro-breweries in northern Vermont and New Hampshire for a taste of autumn in "the Kingdom." This outdoor event features great beer and fresh food. You'll get to talk with the creative minds behind the breweries and kitchens that combine local flavors to make innovative combinations. PLUS, you'll be able to explore the Museum's grounds, galleries and take in a planetarium show. While you enjoy brews from 10 of the finest breweries, you'll get the low-down about foraging, fermenting, and tasting from the folks who know it best. You must be 21 years old or older to purchase a tasting ticket. A valid photo ID is required. Your health is our priority. In response to current CDC and Vermont Department of Health guidelines Museum guests are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or negative test results. Masks are not required. COVID-19 is likely to be a part of our lives for years to come. As such, we will continue to monitor public health guidelines, and all guests must adhere to safety protocols in place on the day of the event and not on the day of the ticket purchase. Babysitting available! The museum is offering babysitting during the Brewfest for a limited number of children, ages 4 to 10. Reservations are required -- $10/child for Museum members; $20/child non-members. Please contact Karina ( to reserve your spot. Children will be supervised by museum educators in the Balch Nature School play yard adjacent to the courtyard.

TICKETS Selected during registration

Kodiak: 8 drink tickets


Polar Bear: non-alcoholic drinks