After 25 years as one of the region’s biggest end-of-summer celebrations, Fall Fest at Sandpoint’s Schweitzer Mountain Resort has outgrown its digs in the resort’s village. This year’s four-day party offering beer, bands and much more is now spreading its reach, with the beer garden (pouring more than 100 varieties of craft beer and cider) to be located on the resort’s tennis courts. The Fall Fest stage, host to four days of live, local music, now overlooks breathtaking views of Lake Pend Orielle. To make the weekend fun for the whole family, kids can mix their own wild flavors in a DIY soda tent. Between music sets or rounds of drinks, don’t forget that this will be the final weekend (until ski season, of course) for chairlift operations to hike, bike and sightsee from the peak. Head online to preorder tasting packages, book lodging and see the full event schedule, including this year’s beer list.
Fri, Sept. 1 through Mon, Sept. 4: daily from 11 am-6 pm • Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint • schweitzer.com • 208-263-9555