Largest Outdoor Craft Beer Festival in Atlantic Canada!

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Big Axe Brewery is a proud organizer and sponsor of the event!

About the Festival...

Come by houseboat, kayak, canoe or other watercraft, or even hop on one of our busses!

It's happening again...July 14, 2018 on the beautiful Nackawic riverfront, adjacent to the World's Largest Axe

At the Big Axe Craft Beer Festival we will be pouring some of New Brunswick's finest craft beer, cider, mead, wine and spirits. We will feature special guests breweries and cideries from Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario and Maine as well as  vendors featuring New Brunswick grown and sourced food!

Bus transportation to and from the festival will be available from Fredericton, Woodstock and Saint John  for those visiting us by land!

So...pack your tent, bring your travel trailer...get out for your summer camping adventure in one of many surrounding campgrounds and come visit us at the outdoor Big Axe Craft Beer Festival in Nackawic!


Special Brewery & Music Guests

In 2018 we will feature special guests breweries and cideries from Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario and Maine!  


  • Anderson Craft Ales, Ontario
  • Urban Farm Fermentory, Maine 
  • Monhegan Brewing Company, Maine
  • Lone Pine Brewery, Portland, Maine
  • Big Axe Brewery, NB 
  • Big Tide Brewing,  NB 
  • Big Spruce Brewing, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
  • Boxing Rock Brewing Co, Nova Scotia 
  • Garrison Brewing Company, Nova Scotia 
  • Graystone Brewing, NB 
  • Sober Island Brewing Company, Nova Scotia
  • Grimross Brewing Co. , NB
  • Foghorn Brewing Company, NB 
  • Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, NB 
  • Long Bay Brewery, NB 
  • Maybee Brewing Company, NB
  • Niche Brewing, NB
  • Hammond River Brewing Company, NB 
  • Sunset Heights Meadery, NB 
  • Red Rover Craft Cider, NB 
  • PEI Brewing Company (you guessed it, PEI!)
  • Pumphouse Brewery, NB 
  • Off Grid Ales, NB 
  • Trider's Brewing, Nova Scotia 
  • Trailway Brewing, NB
  • Think Brewing, NB 
  • Tatamagouche Brewing Co
  • Coastliner Cider, NB 
  • York County Cider, NB 
  • Upstreet Craft Brewing from PEI 
  • 2 Crows Brewing, NS
  • Sawdust City Beer, ON
  • Picaroons Traditional Ales, NB
  • and more to come!

Live music and gourmet food, in 2018 it will be bigger and better!

Ticket Sales

All general admission tickets are sold out, a few of the bus + general admission packages are left:


www.bigaxefestival.eventbrite.ca

Local and delish!

Check out the list of the gourmet food vendors that will be serving  at the Big Axe Craft Beer Festival 2018.

More of the awesome sponsors...

Our awesome Town of Nackawic!

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Contact Us

Big Axe Craft Beer Festival

151 Otis Dr, Nackawic, New Brunswick E6G, Canada

(506) 575-1093

A few more words...

The festival is a 19+ event. We promote safe and responsible drinking.

Take advantage of the bus transportation from Fredericton and Woodstock.

We can get you safely to the festival and back...

Where do the proceeds go?

Big Axe Craft Beer Festival is a charitable event with proceeds from our fun outdoor event going to support many great things in the community and beyond.


Learn more about Nackawic Area Community Fund - a division of United Way Central New Brunswick.