CT Craft Beer & Cider Tasting at the Durham Fair

Connecticut Wine Festival

This year, by popular demand, the Durham Fair will be celebrating a new agricultural achievement hosting a craft beer and cider tasting made from breweries and cideries across Connecticut. Explore different styles and flavors of beer and hard cider you might not have tried before, and enjoy a variety of new tastes farmed and brewed right here in our home state. Be sure to stop by and start another fun Fair tradition.


  • Cost for entry into the tasting area: $10 (must be 21 or older and present a valid photo ID for entry)
  • Tasting booklet: ten 2oz tastings: $20
  • Additional two 5oz super tastings: $10


  • Thursday: 4 – 9 PM (Last ticket sold at 8 PM)
  • Friday: 12 – 9 PM (Last ticket sold at 8 PM)
  • Saturday: 12 – 9 PM (Last ticket sold at 8 PM)
  • Sunday: 12 – 6 PM (Last ticket sold at 5 PM)

Participating Breweries

More Breweries and Cideries are being added so check back soon.

Alvarium Beer Company Connecticut Valley Brewing Company Stony Creek Brewery Thimble Island Brewery Veracious Brewing Company Witchdoctor Brewing Company Thomas Hooker Brewery Yankee Cider Co. Lyman Orchards Hard Cider Connecticut Hop Growers Association DeFrancesco Farm


  • Deep River Chip Company
  • Arizona Tea