Boonville, California is know by outsiders for two things:
2. They host the biggest beer festival in Northern California
On Saturday, April 29, the Mendocino County Fairgrounds will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s paradise as the Anderson Valley Brewing Company (AVBC) hosts the 25th annual Boonville Beer Festival. This renowned Northern California event has a long history of giving back to the community, having donated over $1.7 million to local charities throughout the years.
This year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable experience, featuring over 80 participating breweries, two stages showcasing live music, and a variety of local food vendors offering delicious fare. The gates and taps will open at 1:00 pm and close at 5:00 pm, allowing festival-goers ample time to sample some of the best craft beers from across the state.
Tickets for the Boonville Beer Festival are priced at $55 per person if purchased before April 29, and $65 per person on the day of the event. Designated driver tickets can be bought for $5 per person. All tickets must be purchased online, and attendees must be 21 or over, including designated drivers.
In a nostalgic nod to the past, this year’s festival theme is “Saved by the Beer!” and celebrates the 1990s – a decade of grunge music and microwavable snacks. Guests are encouraged to don their favorite ’90s attire and immerse themselves in a day filled with live music, mouthwatering local eats, and top-notch craft beers, all set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Mendocino Redwoods.