RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- People can sample beer, bourbon and bacon at the annual festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck on Saturday.
The Beer, Bourbon and Bacon festival runs 2-6 p.m. rain or shine. Attendees will have a chance to taste bourbon and craft beers from all around the country, as well as a number of Hudson Valley vendors.
There will be live music and entertainment all day. Tickets are $45 and $100 for VIP. VIP must be purchased in advance. The event is 21 and over.
VIP attendees get,
- Admission to the festival at 1 p.m. instead of 2 p.m.
- Special VIP section (special seating for food and sampling)
- Tasting glass
- Beer samples
- Bourbon samples
- VIP bacon samples and food options
- VIP swag bag
- Rare exclusive VIP only beer selection
- Access to bacon and other vendors (Bacon items for purchase)
Food vendors featuring bacon include,
- Kath's Catering
- Vinnie's Bacon Pizza
Bourbon tastes include four from New York State: 1911 Spirits, Hudson Valley Distillers, Black Dirt Distillery and Tuthilltown Spirits/Hudson Whiskey, and three additional artisan distillers.
There also will be 90 breweries on Saturday.
The festival is co-hosted by the Hudson Valley Brew Festival.
The Dutchess County Fairgrounds is located at 6550 Spring Brook Ave. (Route 9).