VIP Tickets

One Hour Early Entry, Free Swag & Food, and all $40 ticket goodies.

General Admission

Enjoy unlimited access to over 50 craft breweries, pairing seminars and live music (food costs extra).

Designated Driver

Access to local food vendors, live music and the privilege to get your friends home safe.

Buy tickets in person

General Admission tickets are still available at Peabody's Beer and Wine and Benchmark Provisions.


Join us at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone, North Carolina on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm to sample a variety of craft beer, craft food, educational seminars, and live music.


Exclusive VIP Experience

In honor of the festival’s 10th year anniversary, High Country Beer Fest is now offering Premium VIP tickets for up to 36 guests. Premium VIP ticket holders will receive a private tour of the Fermentation Science Program facilities at Appalachian State University, including a tour of the labs, brewing equipment, and tasting rooms. The tour will be followed by an 8-course food and beer pairing luncheon at Basil’s. Four local brewers, Blowing Rock Brewing Co., Booneshine, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, and Lost Province, will all present special brews to pair with the 8-course lunch that are not easily accessible to the general public. Additionally, Premium VIP ticket holders will receive a free tasting glass, designer Beer Fest t-shirt, as well as one free meal voucher to use at their choice of food vendors at the festival. The festival will provide transportation from the Fermentation Sciences tour to the luncheon at Basil’s and on to the festival for the VIP early-hour. Tickets for the Premium VIP experience are $160.


The High Country Beer Fest is a celebration of craft beer from around the region and the world.

Come sample outstanding beers and delicious food in the beautiful high country of North Carolina. Educational seminars will cover aspects of beer tasting, brewing, and food pairing.

Want to serve your beer?

We'd love to have your beer! We're looking for craft breweries who want to participate in this year's High Country Beer Fest.

I'd like to register my brewery

Do you want to be a vendor?

We have plenty of vendor opportunities, contact us and we'll let you know how you can help out.

I'd like to be a vendor at the festival


Get Involved!

We'd love to have your help putting on this festival!

I'd like to volunteer my time