Note: The Leavenworth Ale Fest is currently on hiatus, and the 2024 announcement has not been made for the event. If you would like to attend, we encourage you to review their website and stay up-to-date on the event status.
If you’ve never attended the Leavenworth Ale Fest, you are missing out on one “ale of a party!” This annual spring event in Leavenworth is a celebration of all things craft beer. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample some of the region’s best brews while enjoying live music, delicious food, and much more. Mark your calendar now and come join in the beer festivities!
Read on to learn all the details about this year’s Leavenworth Ale Fest, and don’t forget to request your FREE copy of our Vacation Guide to discover even more local events, activities, and attractions to add to your itinerary.
Everything You Need to Know About Leavenworth Ale Fest 2020
Featuring 40 different breweries, this year’s Leavenworth Ale Fest is expected to be bigger and better than ever before. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18th, 2020, and features an afternoon or evening session. Enjoy a craft beer tasting experience unlike any other as you sip your way through some of the region’s best breweries and cideries. Of course, you can also look forward to fantastic live music performances that perfectly compliment your favorite beers and the magnificent alpine setting of Leavenworth.
Proceeds collected at the event will benefit the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, a Leavenworth non-profit that offers year-round arts education for thousands of students. A portion of the proceeds also go towards funding the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum.
The Leavenworth Ale Fest showcases several fantastic breweries and cideries each year, giving you the opportunity to try a wide variety of unique craft beers and ask your most pressing questions to the brewers themselves.
Although the full Ale Fest lineup won’t be announced until late-February, here is a quick look at one local brewery that you can certainly expect to see:
Icicle Brewing Company
Icicle Brewing Company in Leavenworth, WA, distributes award-winning craft beers throughout Washington State and Northern Idaho. The brewmasters believe that making great beer means using only high-quality ingredients. That’s why each of their beers is crafted with fine malt, yeast, and hops from local companies.
Plus, the water used to make the beer comes straight from Icicle Creek, located less than a half mile from the brewery itself! The fresh, local ingredients used to make these brews result in a quality you can taste!
Leavenworth Ale Fest Tickets
Tickets to the Leavenworth Ale Fest are available now! Choose from the tickets and packages below and be sure to get yours soon before the event is sold out.
Early Bird Special: $30 (Available until March 1st).
General Admission: $40 (Includes entry, a tasting glass, and eight taster tokens).
VIP Ticket: $60 or $50 with Early Bird Special (Includes extra hour of tasting, a tasting glass, and eight taster tokens).
Designated Driver Admission: $5 (Includes a special wristband and access to free water, soda and coffee during the event).
Additional tokens can be purchased for $2 per piece or $5 for three.
More Leavenworth Festivals to Attend This Spring
The Leavenworth Ale Fest is just one of many exciting festivals happening in our Bavarian village this year. Mark your calendar for these Leavenworth events in 2020 and come celebrate each season with us!
Spring Sensations: April 1 - 30
Did you know that Leavenworth exports the largest organic pear harvests in the country? We celebrate the bounty of our pear harvest during Spring Sensations in April. During the month-long celebration, the restaurants, shops, and wineries offer a variety of pear-inspired food and gifts.
Rockfest: May 2 - 3
Head to the Snowy Owl Theatre for Washington’s largest rock climbing festival. Rockfest is a full weekend of rock climbing, food, music, speakers, and more: perfect for the outdoor enthusiast!
Leavenworth Maifest: May 8 - 10
Leavenworth Spring BirdFest: May 14 - 18
Would you like to learn more about the native bird species found in Leavenworth? Don’t miss the Leavenworth Spring BirdFest! This birdwatching festival features guided nature walks, wildflower walks, art events, and family-friendly activities.
Book Your Stay at Pine River Ranch!
Your beer-tasting experience doesn’t have to end at the Leavenworth Ale Fest! After the festival, come home to Pine River Ranch and unwind. Located just minutes from the festival, our Leavenworth inn offers the ideal accommodations for your stay! Plus, you’ll love being near all of the best local bars, breweries, wineries, and restaurants.
Come relax in rustic-style guest suites, enjoy thoughtful amenities, and expect a piping-hot breakfast delivered to your door each morning. And when you indulge in one of our delectable add-on’s, you can enjoy a growler of beer from Big E Ales or sparkling cider right in your room! It’s a great way to wind down from a full day of Leavenworth adventures and add just the right touch to your getaway.
So, what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your favorite suite today! We can’t wait to welcome you!