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ShakesBeer in the Park


ShakesBeer Festival

Saturday, August 19th 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 50 Breweries!

All Funds Donated to Stratford Youth Programs

The ShakesBeer Festival is back! Join us as we celebrate our 7th year with an array of amazingly crafted beers and the fantastic individuals who create them. The festival will take place on the grounds of the historic American Shakespeare Theater, offering breathtaking views of the beautiful Long Island Sound. With over 50 craft breweries, live music, local food trucks and vendors, as well as games and activities, it’s the perfect recipe for good times and unforgettable memories!

We take pride in supporting the attending brewers by purchasing all of their beer for the festival. Unlike many beer festivals, the Stratford Oldtimers Athletic Association goes above and beyond by not only paying the brewers for their products but also donating proceeds from every ticket sold towards Stratford youth athletic programs and scholarships for graduating seniors.

WHAT DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE? General Admission tickets are $49+ fee in advance ($59+fee day of the event, subject to availability) and include entry to the beer festival, beer samples, live music and a commemorative tasting glass. Shakesbeer Festival a private, ticketed, 21+ event. No one without a ticket or under the legal age will be admitted, including minors, children, infants and babies. No dogs allowed in the festival.

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.


The Shakesbeer Fest accepts donations and also purchases some 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
  • Bravus Brewing Company
  • Brewport
  • Brew Barn
  • Broadbrook Brewing Company
  • Brooklyn Brewing Company
  • Caius Farm Brewery
  • Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
  • Charter Oak Brewing
  • Clocktown Brewing Company
  • Collective Arts
  • Counterweight Brewing
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Drink Mechanics
  • East Rock Brewing Company
  • Equilibrium Brewery
  • Fat Orange Cat Brewing Company
  • 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
  • NewSylum
  • Next Century
  • No Worries Brewing Company
  • Nod Hill Brewery
  • OEC Brewing
  • Ommegang Brewery
  • Other Half Brewing Company
  • Powder Hollow Brewing
  • Quirk Works Brewing & Blendery
  • Rogue Ales
  • Sam Adams
  • Shebeen Brewing Company
  • Skygazer Brewing Company
  • Spacecat Brewing Company
  • Stone Brewing
  • Taylor Brooke Brewing Company
  • Thimble Island Brewing Company
  • Tox Brewing Company
  • Tribus Beer Co
  • Troegs Brewing Company
  • Two Roads Brewing Company
  • Victory Brewing Company
  • Whalers Brewing Company
  • Wild T
  • Witchdoctor Brewing Company


  • Calandrelli Kettlecorn
  • Dumpling Underground
  • Jonz N BBQ
  • Liberty Rock
  • Magical Fantasia Donuts
  • Micalizzi’s Italian Ice
  • Snappy Dog
  • The Melting Truck
  • Zack’s Frozen Yogurt


  • Jon Hollywood: Jon Hollywood is a musician from Bridgeport who has a love for a wide range of music.  He found his love for music through being raised on a diverse knowledge of music such as contemporary jazz, classical compositions and rock and roll favorites. While his biggest inspirations are Michael Jackson, Queen, and Prince, he is a 90’s kid at heart, enjoying hits from pop culture and the driving hard rock that followed.
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