This could be your last chance for a taste of summer in the mountains this season. Schweitzer’s 22nd annual Fall Fest on Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 1) celebrates the end of summer with music, local brews, tasty food and fun for the whole family. Ride the chairlift, take in the spectacular views, catch the zip line, put the kids on the monkey motion jumper, and bike or hike the trails before everything closes. On Monday, lift tickets are discounted for the final runs.
Music kicks off at 11 a.m. each day and runs until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 4 p.m. on Monday. Headliners include The Alliance, a medieval themed rock band, on Sunday and Hell’s Belles, an all-female AD/DC tribute band, on Monday. Other bands include Mama Doll, Dimestore Prophets, Hot Lettuce, and others still in the works. Bring your camp chairs and hats – the benches and shady spots fill up fast! The beer tent will be pouring more than 65 local and regional craft brews and ciders. The recently updated Gourmandie will host wine tastings. There’s also a soda tent for kids. New this year, a merchandise tent will be selling growlers, beer koozies, t-shirts, beanies and sweatshirts. Tasting packages are priced from $10-45 and come with a logoed taster glass, pint glass, or a stainless steel pint or souvenir mug, depending on your selection.Entry to Fall Fest is free, with activities, food and drink priced individually. Make a weekend of it with Schweitzer’s “Third Night Free” package. Rooms are still available but fill up fast. Details here.