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

Join us for the 11th annual High Country Beer Fest at the High Country Fairgrounds. Sample craft beers, craft food, music, and seminars in the high country of North Carolina. Our seminars will cover aspects of beer tasting, brewing, and food pairing.

This is a 100% non-profit event. Our primary beneficiary of the event is ASU Fermentation Sciences, but we also support other local non-profit organizations, including The Children's Council of Watauga Country, High Country Local First, High Country Mommies, Blue Ridge Conservancy-Middle Fork Greenway Association, The Mountain Alliance, and Ivory Tower, Inc.

The High Country Beer Fest will be held at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone, North Carolina.

The High Country Beer Fest wants to make sure that you have a great time at the Beer Fest, but we also want to make sure you get home safely.

  • Mountain Alliance and River and Earth Adventures will be provided a bus service from Raley Lot on the Appalachian State University's campus to and from the event. Buses will run from 2pm until 9pm and only stop at those two locations.
  • We will be running a bus from the Country Inn and Quality Inn to the Fairgrounds. There will also be a VIP bus leaving the Raley lot on the day of the festival.
  • Bill's Garage will tow your vehicle and up to 4 passengers within the Boone City Limits for free until 9pm the night of the event.

You are only allowed to park at the hotels if you are a guest of the hotel.

We've got you covered! Patrons of the High Country Beer Fest are encouraged to stay at Country Inn or the Quality Inn in Boone. Let them know you're attending the festival!

This is our 10th year putting the High Country Beer Festival on, so yeah, we've got a bit of history going on. Checkout what some folks have said about the High Country Beer Fest of the past.