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Closing to the Public Effective 25 March 2020

13 June 2020 | Friendships and Explorations Festival

June 13 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At this time, our Friendships and Explorations Festival on 13 June will still take place, and tickets purchased at our brewery remain valid. However, it’s impossible to know if we will need to make a change to the event. As a precautionary measure, we will pause the additional online ticket registrations currently underway. If possible, we will resume the process at a later date, and there would be no need to re-register.

Throughout 2020, we will present a few special events to mark the occasion, including a celebration on Saturday, 13 June that we’ve named the Friendships and Explorations Festival.

The festival will be held here at the brewery from 12 – 4 p.m. Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. and taps open at noon.

Onsite event tickets have sold out at the brewery retail shop. However, tickets will also be on sale online, via Universe, using a lottery-style system like previous events. Registration for online tickets will take place from Sunday, 8 March, through Sunday, 15 March.

Registration will be live at 9 a.m. EST, Sunday, 8 March:

Universe: Friendships and Explorations Festival Registration

Once again, we will offer a package that includes a tasting glass, beer samples, designated driver entry (see note below) and music. Food is not included. There will be no camping and, while we certainly love all animals, unfortunately dogs are not allowed. Also, please note that this is a 21 and above only event.


For this event, we will be joined by incredibly special people who influenced, shaped, and traveled with us on our journey during the years preceding the existence of Hill Farmstead Brewery. Stay tuned on our website and social media for guest announcements and more!

For the first three years, we hosted an annual event on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to celebrate our anniversary. As some of you may remember, Vermont weather that weekend can be—and was—fickle and unpredictable, from hurricane rains to snow! As a result, we hosted various incarnations during the week and weekend to celebrate, including a stint taking over downtown Waterbury! 

So, for this auspicious milestone, we return to our roots… moving it a few weeks further into warmer weather, but informed heavily by those first few anniversary events! We will continue our week-long celebrations in the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend, as well.


  • Tickets on sale at brewery Wednesday, 4 March, through Saturday, 7 March 
  • Online ticket registration begins Sunday, 8 March.
  • Festival on 13 June 2020, 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Hill Farmstead Brewery, 403 Hill Road, Greensboro Bend, VT
  • Event tickets $100 each (plus 10% Vermont State Rooms & Meals Tax)
  • Limit 2 tickets per person
  • Gates open at 10:30 a.m.; taps open at 12 p.m.
  • Complete beer list will be announced at a later date.
  • No refunds or exchanges.

Designated Drivers

We will again require designated drivers for all attendees.Designated drivers will not receive an individual physical ticket. Each ticket purchase allows entry of one DD per pair or single ticket purchased. Each DD will have access to free non-alcoholic beverages (kombucha, seltzer, etc.), one voucher good to redeem with our food vendors (up to $8 value) and event entry to enjoy the music and (we hope!) wonderful weather.

Carpooling and DD-sharing is encouraged, especially for those of you coming from great distances. Attendees MUST either enter with their designated driver or be validated by one of our volunteers at the entry if being dropped off by a commercial transport service (taxi, bus, etc.); attendees without a designated driver or failing to be properly validated at the entrance will not be admitted (no exceptions). Each DD will be provided ONE voucher good for food redemption from the onsite vendors up to $8 in value.

General event questions should be directed to [email protected].