$60 – $100

Battle of the Botanicals 2019

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Powerhouse

East Drive

Amherst, MA 01002

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Bigger! Better! Battle!

Our fourth annual Battle of the Botanicals boasts an outstanding line-up of teams - here's who's confirmed so far (more will be added!):
NEW THIS YEAR
Kaiju | Amherst
2018 WINNER
Bistro 63 | Amherst
RETURNING
30Boltwood | Amherst
Homestead. | Northampton
Johnny’s Tavern | Amherst
MOCKTAILS, ICED COFFEE, AND OTHER TREATS FROM:
Esselon Cafe & Coffee Roasting | Hadley
Minim Juicery / Iconica Social Club | Northampton


Join us to see who makes it to the competition stage and takes home the crown in the toughest year of competition yet!
Don't wait, get your tickets today -- these talented chefs & mixologists serve up amazing botanically inspired appetizers and cocktails you won't want to miss.
Indulge in the offerings at all stations, vote for your favorite to help determine who goes head-to-head in the mystery box cocktail mix-off challenge (hosted by 93.9 The River’s spectacular Joan Holliday), enjoy the summer evening on the outdoor patio, recline in the mezzanine lounge with DJ Just Joan – you won't want to miss this evening of great food, fun, and entertainment, all for the benefit of the Hitchcock Center's innovative year-round environmental education!



VIP package: Beat the line and get early access to the event! Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with this year's teams starting at 5:15; hear about their techniques and approach to the competition, learn about the botanical features they selected, sample their creations early, and receive a complimentary beer or wine. Plus, view the competition during the event from the VIP viewing section, above the bustle of the crowd, on the entry-level mezzanine directly facing the stage. VIP package limited to 50 people.



Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors - your support helps us to bring our environmental education programming to over 13,000 people each year!

PeoplesBankRiver Valley



FAQs

  • Does my ticket allow me to sample all stations?

Yes! All appetizer and cocktail stations are included with the purchase of your ticket. Sample them all, and vote for your favorite to help determine which 3 teams will advance to the cocktail competition round. Additonal beer, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase at our cash bar. And, you can take home the recipes for recreating these delights with our keepsake recipe book event program.


  • What are the different ticket levels?

Battle of the Botanicals is a fundraiser for the Hitchcock Center's education for a healthy planet. By choosing to purchase a higher-priced ticket, you are directly supporting the Hitchcock Center's work in providing science and nature programming to thousands of people each year. With all ticket levels, you receive access to all appetizer and cocktail stations, free event parking, and a voting ticket to help choose the evening's competitors (you will receive your voting ticket during check-in at the door). Join us in inspiring the next generation of environmental problem-solvers!

Our special VIP package provides you with early access to the event -- beat the crowd! -- where you receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with this year's teams starting at 5:15. Hear about their techniques and approach to the competition, learn about the botanical features they selected, and enjoy a complimentary beer or wine from the cash bar. Our VIP ticket-holders also receive reserved space during the event to view the competition above the bustle of the crowd, from the entry-level mezzanine directly facing the stage.


  • Do I need to bring my ticket with me to enter?

Yes, please either save your ticket(s) to your Eventbrite app to show at the door, or print and bring them with you from your purchase confirmation email.


  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Battle of the Botanicals is a strictly ages 21 and up event. Attendees will be asked to show ID at the door.


  • How does the voting and competition work?

At check-in, you will receive 1 entry to vote for your favorite cocktail station. There are two voting stations (one indoor, one outdoor), where you can place your entry into the bowl for your favorite team. Voting closes at 7:30pm. We'll tally the votes at 7:30, and the top 3 voted teams will send their mixologists to the competition stage for a fast-paced cocktail mix-off, hosted by 93.9 The River's Joan Holliday and judged by a panel of local notables: Monte Belmonte, Michael Kusek, and Jordana Starr. Only one mixologist will be crowned the winner!


  • Where do I park for this event?

The Powerhouse is located on East Drive -- but there is NO public parking on East Dr. There is FREE parking available to you in either of the two nearby Amherst College lots: The O'Connell Lot on Dickinson Street (directly opposite East Drive) and the Hills Lot (just beyond East Drive, right after the purple and white rail bridge).



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