The seasonal changing of the leaves brings with it a number of traditions, such as drinking dark ales, watching football, and trick-or-treating for sausages. Honor some of the season's celebrations with today's deal: for $5, you get a ticket to the 4th Annual Brew Fest on September 25 at the Amesbury Sports Park (a $10 value).
The Amesbury Sports Park's Brew Fest brings together up to 100 flavorful microbrews, barbecue grub, and a myriad of outdoor activities. Sample annual favorites such as Belfast Bay's Lobster Ale, or take a whiff of the amber-licious notes in Napa Smith's Lost Dog Red Ale ($10 for 10 three-ounce samples). Six live bands will provide a groovy soundtrack to beer-tasting; the organic rock group Michael Bernier and the Uprising is headlining the festival. In addition to chowing down on smoky barbecue bites, festival-goers can attempt to tame the mechanical bull, superb practice for sleeping on a bucking waterbed.
If you're in the mood for motion, then take advantage of the OGO, or Outdoor Gravity Orb, a device used for zorbing. With the OGO, riders can live out their childhood dream of becoming a hotel magnate's personal billiard ball by being harnessed inside a plastic orb and pushed down the 800-foot hill.
Guests must be 21 or older to enter, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Amesbury Sports Park
At Amesbury Sports Park, windswept passengers sail tubes down the snow-less summer lanes or, during winter, the powdery pathways of packed snow that dot hillsides of varying steepness. A conveyor belt swiftly returns them to the top of the hill in, where they can repeat the ride. During the summer, visitors can hop inside of one of Amesbury Sports Park's plastic spheres, to take what they call a zorb ride. Their outdoor event venue can accommodate up to 30,000 people, and has previously hosted events such as the Warrior Dash, the Spartan Race, and their annual Brewfest. An onsite restaurant refuels recreationers with tasty American fare, and also hosts regular wine dinners that often sell out in advance. The park also has a function hall available for private parties, and a full-service catering business with cuisine prepared by executive chef Kevin Jacques. New Hampshire beaches are located near the park so guests can soak up more sun and relaxation after their zorb ride or tubing.
12 S Hunt Rd.
Amesbury, Massachusetts 01913Get Directions