Fall Fest serves up plenty of fun, brews

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(Photo courtesy SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT) Schweitzer Mountainís annual Fall Fest is serving up plenty of great music and the offerings of several regional wines and over 75 regional micro-brews and ciders.

SANDPOINT ó Great brews (for both young and those of legal age)? Check.

Great music? Most definitely.

Great scenery? Yes ó in all directions of several different states.

The fun kicked off Friday and continues the entire holiday weekend.

Schweitzer Mountainís annual Fall Fest will be serving up several regional wines and over 75 regional micro-brews and ciders. For the kids (of all ages), there will be a soda tent where you can mix your own flavors and create wild concoctions. The ever-popular souvenir mugs, glasses and steins will be on sale all weekend as well as several other Fall Fest souvenirs.

Fall Fest continues today and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, from noon to 7 p.m., and on Monday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The ever-popular souvenir mugs and glasses are available onsite during the weekend as supplies last.

The chairlift will be in operation all weekend, running from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday. Labor Day weekend is the last full weekend of summer operations on the mountain with the chairlift and other activities closed after Sept. 3.

Music-wise, there is also plenty on tap.

Today, The Zach Cooper Band plays from 12-2 p.m., followed by Letter B from 2:30-4:30 p.m., and then Shakewell from 5-7 p.m. On Sunday, Trego (formerly Folkinception) plays from 12-2 p.m., Dodgy Mountain Men from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Shred Kelly from 5-7 p.m. On Monday, The Powers play from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Devon Wade Music plays from 2-4 p.m.

The Red Barn shuttle buses will be running every 30 minutes from the barn to the village on Saturday and Sunday only. The first bus will depart the Red Barn at 11 a.m. with the last downhill bus leaving the village at 7:30 p.m. SPOT will extend their route to the Red Barn on both Saturday and Sunday.

Itís the final weekend of summer operations and the chairlift will be open for sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking. Or just ride up the Great Escape Quad and visit Sky House at the top of the mountain.

For more information about Fall Fest, the full music line up and all the activities at Schweitzer, visit schweitzer.com.

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