Big Tap ChautauquaFest

Live Music -  Microbrew Tasting -  and the Fatty 5k, a one of a kind local food sampling adventure

Saturday, September 14 from 1-5PM; Fatty 5k 1-3PM
Tickets: $45 | $20 Designated Drivers/Foodies | Everyone must be 21

 For the Beer Lover

Sample Brews From:

  • Shock Top
  • Capital
  • Northwoods Brewing
  • Walters
  • Sprechers
  • Doane
  • Leinenkugels
  • Point
  • Summit
  • Sam Adams
  • Finnegan’s
  • Mad River
  • Steel Head
  • Minocqua
  • South Shore
  • Stella Artois
  • Horny Goat
  • Gray’s
  • Schell’s
  • Central Waters
  • Blue Moon
  • Lake Louie
  • Bell’s Brewing - Two Hearted Ale and Oberon & more
  • New Glarus
  • Keweenaw - Pick Axe Blond Ale, Widow Maker Black Ale and Red Jacket Amber Ale
  • White Winter Winery
  • South Shore Brewery


For the Food Lover

The Fatty 5K :

We call it the Fatty 5K, although technically it doesn’t measure five Ks. Take off on the trails of Mt. Ashwabay, and stop at the tasting stations of favorite local restaurants along the way until you reach the glorious views at the top of the hill. Not an athlete? No worries, this is the hike for you. Take your time and take breaks along the way. Or hop on the trailer and ride to the top.


Homebrew Competition
Do you make your own? Let’s see how it stands up to the test. Enter our homebrew competition for your chance to hear from the experts and to win the Big TAP Trophy!

Home Brew Information
Home Brew Application


  • Hoff Stevens  - You know, the Doane Brothers
  • Lords of Baltimore
  • Crescent Moon

Food to browse

Sample tasty tidbits from local restaurant and specialty shops:

  • Trinkos
  • Benoit Cheese
  • 2nd St Bistro
  • 6th Street Market
  • Happy Hollow Creamery
  • The Rittenhouse
  • Many more TBA!!


Purchase Tickets




Thanks to our sponsor Star Liquor of Ashland
Homebrew Competition Sponsored by Super H Foods in Ashland

BeerFest Sponsors

All proceeds benefit Big Top Chautauqua and Ashwabay Outdoor Educational Foundation/Mt. Ashwabay Ski and Recreational Area