Beer—much like a three legged-race—is celebrated for bringing people together and then making them stumble over each other. Share sips and conversation without tethering yourself to another human with today's Groupon to Brew Fest and tubing at Amesbury Sports Park on September 24 from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get admission for two to Brew Fest and two three-hour tubing passes (a $56 value).
- For $36, you get admission for four to Brew Fest and four three-hour tubing passes (a $112 value).
Amesbury Sports Park hosts the fifth annual Brew Fest, an end-of-summer celebration rife with craft beers, barbecue, and live music. Sample more than 100 microbrews, such as Ithaca Cascazilla, Newcastle Werewolf, and Wolaver's Pumpkin, and chat with the brewers about their beer-making process or guess their favorite foreign national anthem. Live bands, including Michael Bernier and The Uprising, Nerve 8, and The Brew, accompany the merry sounds of brat munching and ale sipping.
In between sips and tunes, festival-goers can take an expeditious slide down Amesbury Sports Park’s steep slopes, pushing obstinate bags of bones onto an exhilarating motion ride. Ride the conveyor belt up to the zenith of Amesbury's grassy hilltop, then use physics' Law of Tube Slides to reach speeds of up to 40 mph to breeze toward the bottom. Adventurers can also tuck and roll down the 800-foot mountainous decline in the Outdoor Gravity Orb ($20 for one ride). With Amesbury's standing-lift service, visitors can avoid steep trudges up the hill and get straight to the tumbly-down action.
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