090513HomebrewersJamboree (264)

TAMWORTH — The 17th annual New England Homebrewer's Jamboree will once again be held the weekend after Labor Day on September 6-7. The event will be held at the Tamworth Family Camping Area and the gates will open at 3 p.m. on Friday. All Proceeds from the event go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NH.

Day tickets to the event are $10. Overnight tickets which include camping are also available for $25-$35 and can be purchased at the gate or by visiting www.homebrewersjamboree.com. The Jamboree is put on by the Winnipesaukee Area Brew Crew, the Concord Area Homebrewers & the Southern Maine Homebrewers.

With attendance of over 600 people last year and 250 competition entries the New England Homebrewers Jamboree is quickly becoming New England's premier gathering of homebrewers. A veritable beervana for homebrewers and enthusiasts, the two day event includes a Friday night Brewers BBQ and Club Reception. Saturday's events include an onsite homebrew competition, a "Homebrewers Alley" featuring homebrew clubs from throughout New England, raffles, brewing demonstrations, a tie dye tent, live music and awards.

Homebrewers may enter the competition for a fee of $3 per entry (2 12oz. or 1 22 oz. bottles). Judging is held on Saturday from 12-5, categories will include several categories of beer, wine, meads and ciders. Those lucky enough to be of legal age may sign up to judge the morning of the Jamboree. ID's will be checked.

Entertainment will include children's games and activities. Live music throughout the day is provided by Go-Local Music and will feature many great New England artists. There will be a food vendor on site for Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.