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!

The Largest Outdoor Crsft Beer Festival in Atlantic Canada...July 13, 2019 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 The East Coast's finest craft beer, cider, mead, wine and spirits. We will feature special guests breweries and cideries from Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario, Quebec 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, Saint John/Quispamsis and Moncton  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 2019 we will feature special vendors from Nova Scotia, PEI, Quebec, Ontario and Maine!  

2 Crows Brewing, NS

Anderson Craft Ales, Ontario

Urban Farm Fermentory, Maine

Lone Pine Brewing Company, Portland, Maine

Big Axe Brewery, NB

Big Tide Brewing, NB

Big Spruce Brewing, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Boxing Rock Brewing Co, Nova Scotia

Blueroof Distillery, NB

Brasserie Dunham, QC

Garrison Brewing Company, Nova Scotia

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!)

Valonray Farmhouse Brewery, NB

Picaroons, NB

Propeller Brewing, NS

Off Grid Ales, NB

Scow Cider, NB

Trider's Brewing, Nova Scotia

Trailway Brewing, NB

Think Brewing, NB

Tatamagouche Brewing Co, NS

Coastliner Cider, NB

York County Cider, NB

Yip Cider, NB

Upstreet Craft Brewing from PEI

Sawdust City Brewing, ON

3Flip Brewing, NB

and more to come!

Live music and gourmet food.

Ticket Sales

Over 50% of the tickets are sold, get yours at:  

The Hypochondriacs are coming in 2019!

Local and delish!

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

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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.

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