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Rails, Tails & Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Antique Auto Days Logo NO BRVVisitors will enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor car show, plus a family-friendly setting (dogs & kids welcome!) including steam train rides.

Imagine a collection of historic Maine buildings surrounding a large, green lawn (the Village Green) filled with classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more. The Brewer’s tables, instead of being stuffed inside a tent, will be spread throughout Museum buildings surrounding the lawn like the livery stable and historic town hall.

There will be a people’s choice award for most creative Brewery display and additional merchandise like t-shirts, hats and glassware will be offered for sale by the breweries.

Enjoy live music by The Scott Davis Blues Band, a versatile, hard charging band of five seasoned, professional musicians playing a rompin’, stompin’  mix of blues, rock, and swing tunes from 12 – 4.

Also meet the fine folks from Alna Hopyard and Farm, Maine Malt House, LLC. and The Maine Brew Bus! The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is bringing back games and prizes for those that promise to drive sober or use a designated driver.

Food will be for sale including wood fired pizza by Crust, BBQ from Fahrenheit 225, the Burgers & Freys Truck and Victory Lane Ice Cream.

The Museum and Antique Auto Days will be open from 10:00 am – 5 pm. Tickets for a wristband to enjoy ten – 4 ounce beer tastings from Noon – 4 pm is just $35 (must be 21) and include Museum admission as well as a unique souvenir beer mug.  Museum member save $5 each! For those not participating in the tastings admission to the Museum including the car show and train rides can be purchased at the door for just $12 for adults, $6 for children.

Online Advance Ticket Sales Have Ended – Tickets available at the Door!

2017 Participating Brewers

The Fine Print: You must be 21 or older to participate in the tastings. You must show valid photo I.D in order to redeem your ticket for a tasting wristband. A driver’s license or passport are the only accept forms of ID. No Exceptions! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of redemption with no refund offered. Admission to the Museum and Antique Auto Days on July 15, 2017 is included in the tasting ticket.


July 15
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm