As the summer wanes, the Westford Rotary Club is looking to finish off the season in style at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area with their annual Blues n’ Brews Festival on Saturday, August 20 followed a day later by the return of the Pig n’ Pepper Fest.
The weekend will have a wide array of things to eat and drink, with a Homebrew Contest sponsored by the Fitchburg Order of Ale Makers on Saturday and the Tailgate BBQ Challenge hosted by the New England Barbeque Society on Sunday.
But for those on a diet, the two festivals will also combine to host nearly a dozen musical acts, highlighted by two time Grammy nominee John Lee Hooker Jr.
In addition to the food and music, local vendors will also be on hand throughout the weekend, including non-profit groups such as the Westford Education Foundation, which will be selling flowers at the Pig n’ Pepper to help enable fund grants for the Westford Public School system.
“Our flowers are sure to brighten any garden and they’ll help a worthy cause at the same time,” says WEF Mary Anne Seraphin. “We’re just grateful for the opportunity to work with the Westford Rotary Club in what is sure to be a fun-filled day.”
Tickets for the Pig n’ Pepper are $10 in advance ($7 for children and seniors) and $12 at the gate ($8 for children and seniors), with kids 5 and under free with an adult.
For Blues n’ Brews, kids under 12 get in free with an adult, and tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, with each ticket including ten free beer tastings.