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Thirsty Cat Festival

22 July 2023
Saturday: 11am-8pm | Sunday: 11am-5pm

Sample a wide variety of craft beers, ciders, and wines from the local area and beyond while enjoying our five-band lineup of live music, delicious foods, local craft vendors and kids activities. 

Thirsty Cat Festival at Catamount Mountain Resort!

Join us for Catamount’s biggest event of the summer season! The inaugural “Thirsty Cat” Beer, Wine and Music Festival brings together the best of the Berkshires! With over 50 draft beers and ciders, a variety of wines, 5 great bands over two days, craft vendors and tasty food options - there’s plenty to keep you busy for a few hours or for the whole event! The event is family-friendly, with a kid’s craft lemonade tasting, scenic chairlift rides, zip tours and the aerial adventure park all open during the event. While there’s no admission to attend the festival – those wishing to try beverages can buy tasting packages in advance (for a reduced price) or day-of. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, but please keep pets and any outside alcohol at home! In addition to the main festival days of Saturday and Sunday, the event begins with a limited “preview” night on Friday, July 21st with some drafts available early during the weekly Friday Night Summer Music Series from 4:30 to 8:00pm.

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 Craft Beer, Cider, and Wine Sampling

Come sample 50+ varieties of craft beer and ciders from the best local and regional breweries — PLUS over a dozen varieties of wine! We will also have a kids craft lemonade tasting tent - the perfect option for kids and those designated drivers looking to enjoy the festival and take home a souvenir from the event! There will be multiple tasting packages available including commemorative Thirsty Cat-branded glassware. Purchase your tasting packages online today.


Beer & Cider Tent Sponsor:


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Kids Craft Lemonade Tent Sponsor:

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Live Music 

We have an impressive lineup of 5 bands to keep the fun going throughout the weekend:

July 22nd
11am-1:30pm: Rebel Alliance
2pm-4:30pm: Radio Riot
5pm-8pm: Rev Tor Band

July 23rd
11:30am-2pm: Dave Keller Band
2:30pm-5pm: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix

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Craft Vendors

Browse the various local craft vendors we will have onsite during the festival. Vendors inlcude Rolling Rock Farm, Cats' View Farm, Bakin Bakery, Myztik Treasure, VineGate Lavender Farm, Entwines Stone & Clay, Pampered Chef and more! Our Craft Vendor Village is sponsored by Columbia County Tourism.

Craft Vendor Village Sponsor:

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Delicious Food Vendors

Indulge in delicious foods! We will have multiple food vendors on-site, along with crispy chicken wings and gourmet wood-fired pizzas being served up by our Catamount food and beverage staff. 

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Our Scenic Chairlift will be running throughout both days of the event. Ride the Glade Triple up to the summit to take in the beautiful views of the surrounding areas, including the Berkshires and Hudson Valley. Purchase your scenic chairlift ride online in advance. Tickets will be available on-site, subject to availability.

Zip Tour and Aerial Adventure Park

Our Zip Tour and Aerial Park will operate throughout the festival. Take a break from the festival activities and try your hand at one of our 9 aerial adventure courses or ride the longest zipline in the country! These activities have strict capacity limitations so advance reservations are highly suggested, as we anticipate these activities to sell out in advance for the festival dates.


Festival Hours:

Friday, July 21st: 4:30pm-8:00pm (Preview night with limited taps as part of our regular Summer Music Series. No vendors or food trucks.)
Saturday, July 22nd: 11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, July 23rd: 11:00am-5:00pm


  • May I bring my kids/What is there to do for children?
    The Thirsty Cat festival is designed with the whole family in mind – bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music while your kids can get into the spirit with patio games, vendors, food options and a special kids lemonade tasting option.  
  • Are pets allowed?
    No – due to the nature of the event with ample food and beverage options, we kindly ask you to leave all non-service animals at home.
  • Are lawn chairs and shade tents allowed?
    Lawn chairs and shade tents may be set up in designated areas only. Please be respectful of your neighbors when placing shade tents that may impede the view of others.  
  • Are there additional-fee activities available?
    Beer, wine and cider tasting, kids drink tasting, scenic chairlift rides, other food and beverage options, zip tours and the aerial adventure park will all be available as additional-fee attractions. In some cases, available inventory may sell out in advance. Reservations for the aerial adventure park and zip tours are highly recommended, in advance.  

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