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ShakesBeer Festival

Saturday, August 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
American Shakespeare Theatre
Patron Saint of Festival the Stratford Oldtimers Athletic Association

The ShakesBeer Festival is back! Celebrating our 5th year and triumphant return with amazingly crafted beers and the fantastic humans that create them. Located on the grounds of the historic American Shakespeare Theater overlooking beautiful Long Island Sound. Featuring 50+ craft breweries, live music, local food trucks & vendors and games & activities with a fun vibe.

We proudly support the attending brewers by purchasing all of their beer for the festival. Unlike many beer festivals, there are no booth fees for brewers. The Stratford Oldtimers Athletic Association actually pays the brewers for their product on top of donating a portion of every ticket sold towards athletic scholarships for Stratford students.
You must be 21+ years of age or older to attend. Sorry, no babies or children are permitted. No dogs allowed.

This event is rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the event may be delayed as event officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, we reserve the right to alter or cancel the event. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry free when purchasing tickets. Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the festival for any changes or cancellations.

What Does My Ticket Include? There are only 1000 tickets available and are $49 online or $59 at the door. Get your ticket today!!! General Admission tickets include entry to the beer festival, beer samples, live music and a commemorative tasting glass.
Tickets are available now at:
Parking: Limited parking is available directly on-site and the surrounding lots on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transportation: We ask that you please prepare accordingly and enjoy the beer fest safely by designating a driver, using ride-shares, or calling a taxi in advance.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Protocols:
This event is held outdoors. We will adhere to the current State of CT’s COVID safety guidelines and protocols. For more information, please see the latest guidance at on vaccinations, mask-wearing, and social distancing.

Thank You!!
Our policies are in place for the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and vendors and will continue to be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis. Thank you for being so cooperative as we look to get back our beer fest safely.
Attending Breweries
The ShakesBeer Fest is proud purchase all beer directly from the breweries in order to support the craft brew industry. Cheers!
• 3 Floyds
• Abomination Brewing Company
• Athletic Brewing Company
• Back East Brewing Company
• Bad Sons Brewery
• Barley Head Brewing
• Berlinetta Brewing
• Brewport
• Brooklyn Brewing Company
• Captain Lawerence Brewing Company
• Clocktown Brewing Company
• Collective Arts
• Cottrell Brewing
• Counterweight Brewing
• Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
• Equilibrium Brewery
• Fat Orange Cat Brewing Company
• Fiddlehead Brewing Company
• Firefly Hollow Brewing
• Frost Beer Works
Hog River Brewing
• Hops on the Hill
• Jacks Abby Craft Lagers
• Lasting Brass Brewing Company
• Lawsons Finest Liquids
• Magic Hat Brewing Company
• Marlowe Artisinal Ales
• Merican Mule
• Mycrene Ale Company
• Narragansett Brewing
• New England Brewing Company
• No Worries Brewing Company
• Nod Hill Brewery
• OEC Brewing
• Ommegang Brewery
• Other Half Brewing Company
• Powder Hollow Brewing
• Rogue Ales
• Sam Adams
• Shebeen Brewing Company
• Skygazer Brewing Company
• Spacecat Brewing Company
• Stone Brewing
• Thimble Island Brewing Company
• Tox Brewing Company
• Troegs Brewing Company
• Two Roads Brewing Company
• Velvet Libitations
• Victory Brewing Company
• Whalers Brewing Company
• Witchdoctor Brewing Company

Attending Food Trucks & Vendors

• Jonz N BBQ
• JTM Cupcakes
• Liberty Rock
• Micalizzi’s Italian Ice
• Snappy Dog
• Zack’s Frozen Yogurt

Live Music

• Jon Hollywood
• Symphonic


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