BrewFest returns to Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — People are invited to enjoy a beer and even learn to make one themselves at the second annual Snohomish BrewFest.

The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St.

Daily tickets and five tasting tokens are $25. For both days and 10 tokens, tickets cost $35. Designated drivers can purchase tickets for $15. Ticket entrance includes dinner.

All proceeds will benefit senior center programs.

To buy tickets, go to www.SnohoBrewFest.com. People can also go to the event’s Facebook page for more information.

The BrewFest also helps showcase the city as a venue for breweries to set up shop. A brewery that participated last year is set to open a venue in downtown Snohomish in December, economic development manager Debbie Emge said.

About 1,000 people are expected to attend. Last year, 400 people attended, but the event was only one day, Emge said.

Members of the Washington State Home Brew Clubs are also attending the festival to give demonstrations on how to make beer.

The festival is trying to link local farms and breweries so farmers can sell their crops as ingredients, said Jason Alinen, a member of home brewers clubs in Everett and Snohomish.

“The concept is to get farmers to work with brewers and do amazing beer using local ingredients,” Alinen said.

There are also other activities related to the BrewFest for those who do not wish to drink alcohol.

Artist Russ Leno is scheduled to carve a 905-pound pumpkin starting at 5:30 p.m. today at the senior center. The carved pumpkin will be on display at the festival. Entrance is free.

People are also invited to participate in a bicycle ride Saturday morning at the Centennial Trail, just outside the senior center.

People can choose to ride 10 or 20 miles. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the rides starting at 9. Tickets for the ride are $25 per person or $50 that includes a one-day entrance to the BrewFest one hour before doors officially open. People need to bring their own bicycle.

The bicycle tour is organized by the Snohomish Bicycle Advisory Committee. Proceeds are to help the city become more bicycle friendly by purchasing bike racks and signs, Emge said.

Alejandro Dominguez: 425-339-3422; adominguez@heraldnet.com.

Snohomish Brewfest

The second annual Snohomish BrewFest is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center, 506 Fourth St.

Tickets are $25 for one day or $35 for both days.

Tickets include dinner and live entertainment.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.SnohoBrewFest.com.

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