Bringing the beach to the slopes.April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Spring Festival is our way of celebrating spring's warmer weather with absolutely phenomenal skiing and riding. With beautiful spring weather, tons of open terrain, and fun events like the annual Slip 'n' Flip and amazing live bands, this is a weekend you do not want to miss. Plus, new this year, we're adding the Maine Brew Fest, a craft beer tasting event on Friday night, April 6, 2018.
Friday, April 6, 2018
Maine Brew Festival
South Ridge Lodge, 7-11 PM
So nice, we're doing it twice! Missed the September Maine Brew Festival? Well make sure you're at Sunday River in April for the Spring Session. The Maine Brew Fest will take place Friday night from 7PM to 11PM in South Ridge Lodge, complete with live music from Skosh, food in the Foggy Goggle and brewers from across the state will be set up throughout the lodge for sampling. Over 30 breweries will be in attendance, offering more than 100+ beers and ciders to sample. Tickets are on sale now; $39 through Feb. 28, $49 from March 1 to April 5, $55 at the event, and $15 designated driver tickets are available if you want to join the party but not sample beer.
Saturday April 7, 2018
5th Annual Slip 'n' Flip, 1PM
There has never been a more epic competition than Sunday River's Slip 'n' Flip, where 16 teams consisting of five members each slide their way to victory on Sunday River's slopes. In relay fashion, one competitor from each team races down the slip and slide course until they reach a table at the bottom. At the table, they'll down a cup of alcohol-free Spring Fest punch and then flip the empty cup until it stands upright. Once a cup has been successfully flipped, the next competitor can leave the start at the top of the course. This happens again and again until all five teammates from one team finish! Teams will compete against one another until there is one last team standing!
Outdoor Concert featuring:
Rustic Overtones - Rustic Overtones are a seven piece rock band from Portland, Maine, with a discography that spans 20 years. The bands unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60s and 70s. They have collaborated and recorded with David Bowie, Imogen Heap, Ray Lamontagne, and Eric Krasno, and have toured nationally as direct support for De La Soul, Steel Pulse, Run DMC, and more. Rolling Stone describes them as, "A unique sound steeped in both Earth, Wind and Fire-style funk and late-era Beatles psychedelia."
Aldous Collins - Best live act of the year according to the New England Music Awards. With a funk inferno, flavored with ample helpings of rock 'n' roll, reggae and ska rhythms, The Aldous Collins Band is based in the progressive South Shore music scene and plays all over New England and the east coast. The band is an explosive live act filled with fun and high energy music. The strength of the band lies in its uncanny ability to connect with the audience through its infectious songs and the Pied Piper abilities of front man Aldous Collins.
Skosh - Skosh is a four piece funk/classic rock/blues band from Buckfield, Maine. They are comprised of Jedidiah Allen on drums and vocals, Elijah Allen on bass and percussion, Jay Larkin on guitar and vocals, and Peter Richard on tenor and alto saxophone. The Portland Press Herald described Skosh as playing, ''Phish-inspired tunes laced with the eclecticism that made rockers Ween famous in the 1990s'.' Skosh has a reputation for tight, well rehearsed covers and originals and energetic live jams and occasionally humorous performances.