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Kennywood Brews In the Park Beer Festival

Oktoberfest season is here! Kennywood is celebrating its inaugural beer festival - Brews in the Park! Brews in the Park is a craft beer festival presented by Stratwood Catering. There's a thrilling twist – you can ride some of your favorite rides and attractions before sampling the brews! Come experience the newest and most unique beer festival in PA.

Kennywood will host its first-ever beer festival, Brews in the Park, on Saturday, September 24th. The craft beer festival will feature over 100 brews, tasty treats from Kennywood’s signature stands, delicious local food trucks, live music performances, and more fun activities!

While there are many craft beer events in the area, Kennywood's Brews in the Park will definitely provide you with the most extraordinary beer experience yet! Attendees can plan to arrive at the park around 2:00 PM for “Before the Brews”. This pre beer festival event is open exclusively for Brews in the Park ticket holders. For two hours, some of Kennywood’s most thrilling rides will be open - including Jack Rabbit, Racer, Thunderbolt, Sky Rocket, Aero 360 and the Merry Go Round!

At 4:00 PM, the real magic begins - the rides are turned off and the taps are turned on for the ultimate beer festival! Enjoy complimentary tastings of over 100 craft beers, including: locals, domestics, imports, IPAs, stouts, ales and more! Pair any brew with Potato Patch fries for an entirely new one-of-a-kind Kennywood treat! Or grab and go from one of the local food truck vendors!

This craft beer festival wouldn’t be complete without live entertainment. DJs will fill the midway throughout the evening and the popular 80s cover band Velveeta will make an appearance!

Don’t miss Brews in the Park, the newest and best beer festival in PA! Enjoy over 100 craft beers at America’s finest traditional amusement park from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 24. Don’t forget to arrive early for the pre beer festival event, “Before the Brews”, for a thrilling start to your evening. Purchase your tickets now!

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