Featured Festival: San Juan Brewfest 2015

To say that I like Durango would be an understatement. The town has tons of culture, but also has small town appeal and I simply love it.

When San Juan Brewfest asked me to write about and attend their festival this year I was super excited. Not only does this festival feature a handful of new-to-me breweries, it’s held in Durango. That’s a WIN-WIN in my book.

tasting mug at San Juan Brewfest
Photos courtesy of San Juan Brewfest

The location of San Juan Brewfest means that they get breweries from Utah and New Mexico. I attend a number of beer festivals a year and it’s rare for me to see a new brewery represented at a fest, so I’m stoked.

There are more than 50 breweries coming to San Juan Brewfest and you can drool over the list here.

crowd shot at san juan brewfest

The festival is held in downtown Durango at Buckley Park and features bands all day including the Dreamers, Farmington Hill and Papa Otis & the Hillbilly Foxtrot. I have a feeling more than a few happy festival goers will be hoofing it in the grass during this musical lineup.

one roof blues at San Juan Brewfest

I would encourage you to go VIP, except the VIP tickets are already sold out. You can try next year, but in the meantime you need to get your general admission tickets soon. Last year they sold out of general admission tickets at the gate and had to turn away thirsty people, something no beer festival likes to do. This year the fest has already sold a record number of general admission tickets online and believe me, you don’t want to be left out of the fun.


All proceeds benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado

I hope to see you there! If you need any advice on Durango, search “Durango” here on the blog or leave me questions in the comment section. I’ll be happy to help you plan your trip.

San Juan Brewfest

August 29, 2015

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Buckley Park at 12th & Main


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