Fourth Annual Craft Beer Brew Fest on Gettysburg’s Seminary Ridge 

United Lutheran Seminary To Hosts Popular Event


Fourth annual event will feature a greater variety of local, regional and national craft brews and hard ciders— plus a truly unique Gettysburg experience!

GETTYSBURG, PA (July 25, 2017) – Tickets are still on sale for the fourth annual Gettysburg Brew Fest on historic Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg Saturday August 19th.  The event takes place from 3:30pm to 7pm.

The United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg campus is preparing its historic grounds for the event that features an expanded array of 50 craft brewers and cideries, with multiple food vendors in a stunningly scenic and historical open field.

General Admission tickets are still available and on-sale now through the event’s website ( for $45 each and will be limited to 2,000 attendees to ensure a great experience will be had by all who attend. Another sell-out is anticipated. Designated drivers can share in the experience for just $20 each. All ticketed guests will receive a commemorative pint sampling glass. The Brew Fest, hosted by the historic seminary, is a key fundraiser for the historic preservation of the 185-year old campus. VIP tickets are sold out.


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Craft Brew Fest on Seminary Ridge

“The Brew Fest further features one of the finest views and historic landscapes of the Battlefield in Gettysburg,” said seminary staff member John Spangler, “and opens this place to visitors who may not otherwise travel to the area as a result of interest in our history alone. Moreover, it showcases the Seminary’s view rich campus and Seminary Ridge Museum experience to residents and visitors who otherwise may not have access to this area of the first day of the battle,” he added

In the midst of the First Day Battlefield, with spectacular views of the Gettysburg National Military Park, and scenic South Mountains and set against the backdrop of the iconic building housing the Seminary Ridge Museum— the event offers attendees a unique setting that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

“The sold out 2014 – 2016 Gettysburg Brew Fests proved its popularity, attracting more than 2000 ticketed guests from dozens of U.S. states and Canada,” stated Curt Foreman, president and CEO of Brewfest Partners, co-producer of the event. Foreman added, “As testament to our already loyal following, we nearly doubled the available VIP tickets to 225 and sold them out in less than three days. The successful Gettysburg Firkin Fests, next one in November, certainly helped reinforce the type of quality events the Seminary hosts.”

In 2014, Gettysburg Seminary partnered with Foreman’s BrewFest Partners, based in Racine, Wisconsin. BrewFest Partners brings over 25 years of festival management experience, including executing 13 successful brew festivals in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Florida—and more.

For more information about the Gettysburg Brew Fest, visit

ABOUT THE United Lutheran Seminary: Formerly known as the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, United Lutheran Seminary is a leading graduate and professional theological school of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on campuses in Gettysburg and Philadelphia, preparing outreach oriented pastors, mission leaders and public theologians for the 21st century church and world. Uniquely located at the historic crossroads of Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg, and Northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania its graduates go on to serve dynamic ministries in churches, social ministry and other public service settings around the world.