Score! We’re bringing back the 90s when Belgium comes to Cooperstown this summer. This August, you can break out your long-forgotten mixed tapes, windbreakers, and “Pulp Fiction” references for your pilgrimage to Central New York for “Belgium Comes to Cooperstown.” Our beer, music, food, and all-things-fun fest is returning August 7 and 8.
Come try hard-to-find Belgian ales from across the pond and Belgian-style ales from all over North America. This year you can imbibe dressed in Umbros and a No Fear tee-shirt while singing along to Vanilla Ice and the Spice Girls. Tickets go on sale to the public April 1.
This year’s 90s theme will pervade the festival while more than 100 breweries will be on hand pouring more than 300 unique beers for the 3,000 attendees. In addition to great beer, BCTC promises gourmet food vendors, live music, on-site camping, fireworks, and much more.
Festivities begin on Friday at 6 pm with a multi-course beer-pairing dinner for VIP ticket holders. The festival grounds open at noon on Saturday for patrons holding camping tickets. Tasting begins at 2:30 pm for VIP ticket holders and 3 pm for general admission. Tasting ends at 7 pm. There will be live music from 3 pm until midnight. On Sunday morning, breakfast will be served from 8 am until noon. The brewery will be closed to the public on Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, but will reopen for regular service on Sunday, August 9.
VIP tickets cost $275 and include the five-course beer pairing dinner, two nights of camping on the brewery grounds, and additional access to the beer tasting on Saturday afternoon. General admission tickets for Saturday’s tasting event cost $110 and general admission with camping on Saturday night costs $125.
Tickets go on sale April 1 at noon at Ommegang.com and Etix.com and are available until they sell out. Please note that VIP tickets have sold out in under a minute for the last four years and historically, all tickets sell out within a day of the event going on sale.
Have questions or need more information? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 544-1800 ext. 813.