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Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival October 7

The 11th Annual Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival, scheduled on Saturday, October 7th from 12:00AM-4:00PM along Swasey Parkway in Exeter, is your chance to get outside and enjoy the largest beer festival in New England.

The event, underwritten by Northeast Credit Union and presented by the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce and Exeter Parks and Recreation is a great opportunity to sample beer and chili from local breweries and restaurants. 

The event will feature over 200 different beers, ciders and hard seltzers from several breweries including Czar’s Brewery, Deciduous Brewery, Concord Craft Brewing Company, Chapel + Main, Lone Pine Brewery, and many more. Chili samples will also be available from area restaurants and breweries who will be competing for the “People’s Choice Award” for best chili.  

Exeter’s Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival is family friendly and includes unlimited beer and chili samples (while supplies last), entertainment by Matty & The Penders, artisan tents to visit, local food venders, a kid's zone and more.

“We are excited to return to one session this year with a V.I.P. option to get in one hour early.” stated Greg Bisson, Director of Exeter Parks & Recreation.  “The event has sold out in the past, so buy your tickets now and don’t miss out.”

“The Powder Keg Beer Festival is a great opportunity to highlight and support our community.   We look forward to welcoming new and returning attendees to this year’s festival. When people come to Exeter for the festival, they stay and enjoy the shopping, restaurants, and all that we have to offer here.” remarked Jennifer Wheeler, President of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are on sale now with V.I.P admission starting at 12:00pm for $60 and General admission starting at 1:00pm for $45 and includes unlimited beer and chili samples (while supplies last), entertainment, and more.  Designated driver and youth tickets are $10 and all tickets can be purchased by visiting