Strap in for the ride because Kennywood is officially in the beerfest game. And they aren’t messing around! Kennywood’s first beerfest, Brews in the Park, will be held on September 21st. And yes, you can ride some thrilling rides before it begins! Get there early because specific rides will be open from 1pm-3pm. After the ride session, you can enjoy all the brews you want. The beer flows from 3pm-7pm, because riding coasters and drinking might not be the best mix for some people. You get it! Your ticket also includes a mini mug and free hot dogs. Who doesn’t love free hot dogs?! 

Brews in the Park Kennywood
Photo Credit: Coaster Nation

The beers will go down smooth as you reach new heights, with a wide variety of brews to choose from. There will be over 68 breweries and 100 different beers, including locals, domestics, imports, IPA’s, stouts, and ales. Some breweries participating include Austin EastCiders, Erie Brewing Company, Lancaster Brewing Company, North Country Brewing Co., Svedka Spiked Premium Seltzer, Truly, White Claw, and more! Yes, you don’t have to worry about the White Claw shortage at Kennywood!

Enjoy entertainment at every winding turn! Kennywood has packed the park with all kinds of music and entertainment throughout the day while you enjoy the drinks. Check out Walkin’ Rosie (Kennyville Stage), Totally 80’s (Garden Stage), DJ Larry and Karaoke (Kenny Fountain/Aero 360), Joe & Jackie the Polka Duo (Steelers Country), WSHH 99.7 (KiddieLand Entrance). There’s also Steelers Country games and a nostalgia throwbacks special as well.

And what’s a thrilling day without some of Kennywood’s icon food?! Enjoy the Potato Patch fries, corn dogs, funnel cakes, cheese steaks and so much more! You can also try some great local food truck vendors, featuring Rogue BBQ, Horstman’s Fine Food, Max’s Concessions, Oktoberfest by Stratwood Catering, First Sip Brew Box, Grace Rae, and Top Golf.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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