Your ID

Remember to bring your ID, we check everyone's at the gate. We won't let you in if you don't have it or if you're under 21.


Most of our vendors won't have access to the internet during the festival, so cash is the way to go. It makes it easier for everyone.

A good attitude

We're all here to have fun and enjoy ourselves, the music, the food and the beer.

So be cool.

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 25th, 2018 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm to sample a variety of craft beer, craft food, educational seminars, and live music.


Need a place to stay?

We've partnered with Country Inn and Suites to provide a special discount rate of 10% for guests of the festival.

We've also teamed up with the Panoramic Hospitality group to offer special rates at the La Quinta, Sleep Inn and Super 8 hotels in Boone. Check with them to book a room!

Take the shuttle from campus

We will be provided a bus service from Raley Lot on the Appalachian State University's campus and from the Country Inn and Quality Inn to and from the event. Buses will run from 1:30pm until 8pm.

We have a limited amount of seating on the buses. You are only allowed to park at the hotels if you are a guest of the hotel.

Get a designated driver

This is your best bet, designated driver tickets are only $10 and can make getting to and from the festival a lot safer.

Get a tow

Live in Boone? Bill's will tow your car and up to 4 people anywhere within the town limits for free.

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're not accepting brewery registrations at the moment, check back soon!

Do you want to be a vendor?

We're not accepting vendor registrations at the moment, check back soon!

Get Involved!

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

I'd like to volunteer my time