UPDATE: April 4th, 2024

Due to unforeseen events, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone Festchester. We understand this is disappointing news, and we sincerely apologize. We’re currently working on securing a new date in September-October (Oktober?) and we’ll update this site as that evolves.

If you purchased tickets, you will be contacted about a refund (and a discount code for the rescheduled event) via email.

We’re looking forward to celebrating with you all at the rescheduled Festchester!

Mount Vernon, NY
Westchester's Craft Beer Festival
April 20th & 21st
Portugal Place
Two Sessions

Festchester is a first-of-its-kind beer festival celebrating the craft breweries in Westchester County, NY! All of the Westchester breweries will be pouring beer and you’ll have a chance to vote for the best beer in Westchester!

Each session opens for VIP ticket holders at noon and General Admission at 1pm


Festchester’s “Jewel of Westchester”: Be the Judge!

Calling all beer lovers and Westchester County champions! Festchester, the ultimate celebration of local brews, is putting the power in your hands with the “Jewel of Westchester” award.

Here’s the deal:

  • Every Festchester ticket holder gets to be a beer judge! You’ll receive five wooden nickels (and more if you attend multiple sessions) to cast your vote for the best beer in the festival.
  • Westchester County breweries are putting their finest forward, entering two to four beers for your consideration. But remember, only general admission beers are in the running, so everyone gets a taste of the competition.
  • Cast your vote by slipping a wooden nickel into the designated vessel for your favorite brew. The more nickels a beer collects, the closer it gets to the coveted “Jewel of Westchester” title.

The verdict is in on Sunday evening! After the final session, we’ll tally the votes at the Brewers’ Wrap Party, and the brewery with the most wooden nickels wins bragging rights and the “Jewel of Westchester” award.

So, mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and prepare to be the judge! Festchester is where you get to choose the best beer in Westchester County. Let your taste buds decide and celebrate the vibrant local brewing scene!

We’re adding guest breweries, food vendors, and musical acts every week, so check back here often for updates.

net proceeds from this event will go to
the boys and girls club of mount vernon, ny

Local Craft Beer

Westchester Breweries

Guests & friends

Gentle Giant Brewing Gun Hill Brewing Co.
Dogs of Wort Homebrew Club Westchester Homebrewers Organization
Live Music


Destroy Me Kid Kind Cameron Castan DJ MadEm DJ Casey Case'Em


Honey Daze State Liquor Authority Higher Realm Muzik DJ MadEm DJ Casey Case'Em


Food Trucks
The Fried Kitchen - Gourmet Chicken & Waffle Sandwiches



Presented by

Empire Harley-Davidson


Alternative Medicine Brewing Co.

Supported by

Double Door Event Space




How much are tickets?

General admission tickets are $55 per session or $100 for two sessions. GA Tickets come with a tasting glass and unlimited samples.

VIP tickets are $110 per session. VIP Tickets get you a fancier tasting glass, an hour’s early admission, access a vip-only area inside alternative medicine brewing co., access to vip-only beers, and unlimited samples.

Ultra VIP tickets are available for $250 and will give you access to all the vip perks, a laser-engraved tasting glass, a snazzy tee shirt, all the sessions, and the brewers’ after party on sunday. and unlimited samples, of course.

Designated Driver tickets are available for $15 and give access to the event and come with exactly zero beer samples. Designated drivers need to be 21+ with valid ID to be admitted to the festival.

Are children and minors allowed?

This is a 21+ event. There are no exceptions and ID is required upon entry.

Can I cancel my ticket?

All sales are final.

What is the weather policy?

Festchester will be held rain or shine.

Can I bring my own food and beverages?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

Will there be water?

There will be free water stations throughout the festival.

What should I bring with me?

  • 21+ valid photo ID
  • Money/credit card for food, merch, and vendors
  • A sweater for cooler weather

Will there be food available?

Guests can purchase food from various vendors and food trucks throughout the event.

Will there be alcohol for sale?

There will not be any alcohol for sale at the event.

I didn’t finish all of my beer – can I take it home?

Sorry, no beverages or food can be brought outside the festival.

Can I bring my own cooler or chair?

No outside food, beverages, or chairs will be permitted.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets will become available when a new date is selected.

Is there parking?

Parking is available at the Mount Vernon East Metro North Lot and the Mount Vernon Municipal Lot a block from the festival (Portugal Place). There is also some parking available on the streets of Mount Vernon. Please keep in mind that much of that parking is metered! We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE using mass transit (or a ride share)!

How can I get there via Public Transportation?

The festival is located right in front on the Mount Vernon East Metro North Station and within  block of many of the buses on the Westchester Bee Line.

Can I bring my dog?

No pets will be permitted unless they are service animals.

I need to leave early – Can I?

Yes, you can leave whenever you’d like. If you plan to drink please arrange a safe ride home. We strongly encourage taking mass transit.

I need to arrive late – Can I?

You can arrive at any time. Proceed directly to the entry gate at elm Ave and portugal pl.

Is re-entry allowed?

There will be no re-entry into the gates for this event.

Will non-alcoholic beverages be available?

Yes. liquid death will be available for purchase, as well as beverages from participating food trucks.

Will there be wine or cider?

This is a beer event, although some participating breweries may opt to provide alternative options and we are considering inviting a cidery.

What do I do if I see something that makes me feel unsafe?

Please alert a member of the event staff if there is any situation that you feel is unsafe. All staff will be wearing clearly marked shirts.

can i sponsor the event?

absolutely! Well, probably. drop us a line via the contact form!

Getting Here

Mass Transit

Train: You can take the New Haven Metro North line (Red) to Mount Vernon East, and you’re right here!

Bus: There are many Bee Line Busses that stop within blocks of the fest (7, 40, 41, 42, 43, 52, 53, 54, 55, 91).



Set your GPS to 29 Elm Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550 and you’ll end up right at the entrance to the fest. If you’re looking to park, head to the municipal lot at 35-27 E Prospect Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550 or the MTA lot (free parking on Saturdays and Sundays).