Max Chef to Farm Festival: 6th Annual Hoptoberfest 2019

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Rosedale Farms & Vineyards

25 East Weatogue Street

Simsbury, CT 06070

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Event description


Celebrating 12 years of MAX CHEF TO FARM!


We start with the Farmers. They tell us what is at peak perfection each day and we build our menus around that day’s harvest. Our Chef to Farm Festivals are an opportunity for our guests to enjoy the freshest foods and produce in the sublime beauty of our farms, the true treasures of our state.

Celebrate Max’s 6th Annual Hoptoberfest on Sunday, October 13th! Local beer is the best beer! Enjoy live music by Blue Eyed Blackbird, and a German inspired spread by Max Catering & Events. We've been pickling all summer in anticipation of this Festival!

Ticket price is $59 + Eventbrite fee and you must be over 21 to attend. Ticket price includes 1 tasting glass, 2 oz. pours of some of the best beers in the world, a tasting guide and all the bites you can eat.

Designated Driver Ticket price is $30 and all-inclusive except for Eventbrite's processing fee.

A portion of each ticket sold goes to the Max Cares Foundation, whose mission is to provide financial assistance to non-profit educational and charitable organizations in the Greater Hartford community.

This list will be updated as we get commitments.

So far we have:

Alvarium Beer Co. (New Britain, CT)

Back East Brewing Co. (Bloomfield, CT)

Banded Brewing Co (Biddeford, ME)

Beer'd Brewing Company (Stonington, CT)

Black Hog Brewing Co (Oxford, CT)

Blue Point Brewing (Patchogue, NY)

Breckenridge Brewery (Littleton, Co)

Carton Brewing Co (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (Elmsford, NY)

CT Valley Brewing (South Windsor, CT)

Counter Weight Brewing Co (Hamden, CT)

Dogfish Head Brewing (Milton, DE)

Down to Earth Brewing (Home Brewer) (Suffield, CT)

Downeast Cider Co (East Boston, Ma)

Fling Craft Cocktails by Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO)

Founders Brewing Co (Grand Rapids, MI)

Hanging Hills Brewery (Hartford, CT)

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont, CO)

Lone Pine Brewing Company (Portland, ME)

Long Trail Brewing Co (Bridgewater Corners, VT)

New England Cider Company (Wallingford, CT)

New Park Brewing (West Hartford, CT)

Newburgh Brewing Co. (Newburgh, NY)

Ommegang Brewery (Cooperstown, NY)

Sixpoint Brewing (Brooklyn, NY)

Still Hill Brewery (Rocky Hill, CT)

Stony Creek Brewing Co (Branford, CT)

Stormalong Cider (Sherborn, Ma)

Thomas Hooker Brewery (Bloomfield, CT)

Two Roads Brewing Co (Stratford, CT)

Willimantic Brewing Company (Willimantic, CT)

Victory Brewery (Downington, PA)

Wild Tonics (Cottonwood, AZ)

Zero Gravity Brewing Co (Burlington, VT)

All beers and breweries subject to change.

Event is from 1PM - 5PM. We provide a time frame for our festivals - come when you wish. Limited seating and tables are available under our tent; lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. A valid driver’s license or government issued I.D. is required for entry and no outside beverages may be brought to the farm. Max's Catering and/or Rosedale Farms reserves the right to restrict or deny service of alcoholic beverage at their discretion.

This event is rain or shine - bring your Wellies.

One of our best compliments is on the festival food being offered (we are in the restaurant business afterall), but just in case - here is a sampling of the menu that will be included in your ticket...

Stout Chili
shredded cheese | scallions | sour cream | tortilla chips
pulled pork | ham | swiss | mustard | baguette

Grilled Bratwurst
sauerkraut (fondue pot)
Brown Butter Pierogis

Big Pretzels & Pretzel Sticks
Mustards - yellow | chipotle | whole grain

Chicken Wings
bbq sauce | blue cheese
BLT Sliders
Creamy Cabbage Cole Slaw & Potato Chips

Savoy Roadshow
Cheese | Pepperoni | Margherita


If you would like to purchase using Max Vantage points, please contact Max Customer Service at 860.566.8360.

If you have questions about this event, please call Max Catering & Events at 860.566.8366.

This is a ticketless event - all ticket sales are through Eventbrite.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

For Max Chef to Farm Festivals - Eventbrite fees are included in the total upon check-out. Tickets are refundable up to one day prior to the event, and this can be done via Eventbrite. Within 1 day of the event, refunds will be issued in the form of a Max Restaurant Group Gift Card for future use at any MRG location. Please contact Max Customer Service.

For Max Chef to Farm Dinners - all taxes and fees are included in the ticket price. Ticket purchases can be refunded up to 48 hours prior to the event (6:30pm May 6th). Within 48 hours of the event, refunds will be issued in the form of a Max Restaurant Group Gift Card for future use at any MRG location.

In the event of inclement weather and the event has to be post-poned, the event will be rescheduled and all ticket purchases will be honored for the new date. MRG reserves the right to cancel or host the event, and final decisions on all refunds. We apologize, but Eventbrite fees cannot be refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of festival events, or 48 hours of dinner events.

Date and Time


Rosedale Farms & Vineyards

25 East Weatogue Street

Simsbury, CT 06070

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved