Westoberfest - A New England Craft Beer Tasting Event in Downtown Westport, Saturday October 19th, 2019.   

Includes live music, family attractions, food vending, pop up farmers market and a live rally of air cooled classic cars!!    

This exciting new event is produced and sponsored by Westport Downtown Merchants Association,  partnering with The Grapevine, Westport’s newest wine, beer and liquor store, and Sono Beer Festival Director, Jill Dunn (brewpartners@westportdma.com).

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPATING BREWERIES

  • Friendly town with great exposure opportunities to social spenders and top class chef community.

  • Located in a new landscaped parking lot on Elm Street, steps away from Westport's renowned Main Street and Church Lane retail areas, beer tasting is rain or shine with large scale tented tasting area.

  • Plenty of close by public parking on-street and in 4 additional downtown lots.

  • WDMA markets to beer fest followers as well as local Westporters and residents of Fairfield County's gold coast towns.

  • Brew origins and descriptions will be curated at website for ticket patrons to follow up before and after event.

  • Tickets sold through Beerfests.com.

  • WDMA checks patron ID’s and requires individuals to wear wrist bands so you know who to pour to.

WestoberFest Provides:

  • Ice

  • Tented Tasting area

  • Tasting glasses

  • Table with cover, signage for your brewery & pours

  • We purchase your beers

Brewers Must bring:

  • Serving equipment including jockey box, CO2, keg buckets, drip bucket

  • Promotional materials such as banners, stickers, posters, coasters, etc.

Basic on the day logistics: The tasting experience runs 2.00-5.00pm, a horn will sound to start the pouring. You are invited to begin your set up from noon, we encourage everyone to be there by 1.00pm, as the area will already be busy with patrons looking at kids stuff, farmers market, food, vendors. Our event is on Elm street within a no traffic barricaded section and actually set up in a beautiful new parking lot. There is no room for brewers cars at the event site, you can drop off your items and put your vehicle in the Town Hall Parking lot close by on Myrtle Ave, where you can stay for hours with no restrictions! We go all out until 5.00pm when you are free to break down and leave.

These load in instructions will be emailed to you directly a couple of days before the event and we will also give you pouring instructions for the table regarding tasting glasses or tickets!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not come with the serving equipment items you will not be permitted to pour at the festival. If you do not have access to any of the above mentioned PLEASE LET JILL DUNN KNOW ASAP

For brew partner questions, please contact Jill Dunn

For event questions outside pouring (such as sponsorship or broader engagement), please contact Jacqui Bidgood at events1@westportdma.com

LOAD-IN INSTRUCTIONS AND MAP WILL BE SENT OUT around 10/12 to the email address listed on the application below.

If you would like to become a brew partner and pour your craft beer, please fill out the application below

Brewery Contact *
Brewery Contact
Brewery Contact: Phone Number *
Brewery Contact: Phone Number
Brewery Contact: Address *
Brewery Contact: Address
I agree to bring all pouring equipment needed including jockey box, CO2, keg buckets, drip bucket *
Please email a vector file of your brewery logo or brand logos directly to Jacqui Bidgood (events1). We may use this for event exposure purposes, including social media, event webpage presence and/or print media. *
I agree to provide the following Insurance Requirements: Each vendor at the event needs to provide a certificate of insurance showing $1,000,000 in General Liability insurance with this document. The certificate also needs to name the event organizer (Westport Downtown Merchants Association) as an “additional insured” and waive their right to subrogate against the event organizer. PLEASE EMAIL COI TO JILL DUNN (brewpartners@westportdma.com) *
AGREED AND ACCEPTED: Please complete this form before September 30th, 2018. The sooner you send this list, the sooner we can advertise your product and brand through social media channels! "SIGN" by typing FIRST and LAST NAME here: *
AGREED AND ACCEPTED: Please complete this form before September 30th, 2018. The sooner you send this list, the sooner we can advertise your product and brand through social media channels! "SIGN" by typing FIRST and LAST NAME here:
Date signed *
Date signed