Summer is usually considered “festival season” for music & food-based events. At Aerie’s Resort, we’ve decided to keep the party rolling ALL year long with locally-focused celebrations of entertainment & libations! Keep reading to discover our 2019 lineup of premiere Aerie’s Resort Festivals that are sure to bring the community together for good times, great food & drinks, & even better company.


1. Aerie’s Summer Festival: June 21st-23rd

Ring in sweet summertime from the bluffs at Aerie’s Summer Fest! We never need an excuse to enjoy award-winning food & drinks… but this event is a great opportunity to do just that. The festival will kick off on Friday, July 19 with live music and entertainment on the winery deck & will keep rocking into the night. Of course, exclusive food & drink specials will be running all weekend as well! Summer Fest is a great opportunity to ride the Grafton SkyTour, indulge in award-winning cuisine, & take in the panoramic sights of “The Best View In The Midwest” while enjoying the company of amazing friends & family.


2. Schlafly Beer Festival: Date Not Set

What better way to celebrate the return of sunshine and good times than with great beer and food? Join us (Date Not Set) to kick off the festivities with our Craft Beer Dinner. This ticketed event will be a unique dining experience led by Schlafly Brew Master, Stephen Hale, and Aerie’s own Chef Jerrick King. While enjoying the culinary excellence of two masters in their craft, guests will discuss the intricacies how beer and food come together to make an amazing meal. Alongside dinner, the festival weekend will also feature live music and food & beer specials on Saturday & Sunday.


3. Aerie’s Craft Beer Festival: August 23rd-25th

Nothing pairs with warm August nights like ice cold brews & great company. Spend the weekend of August 23rd at Aerie’s Craft Beer Festival. The festivities will kick off on Friday night with our Craft Beer Dinner, hosted by Aerie’s Advanced Cicerone for Koerner Distributing, Jim Newton, and Aerie’s own Chef Jerrick King. Guests will enjoy an extensive line of craft beers paired with exquisite dishes that complement the drink selection. The rest of the weekend will be filled with even more craft brews, live entertainment, & exclusive food & drink specials. Representatives from various featured breweries will also be available to speak with guests about their beers & how they’re made. This festival is a great opportunity to mingle with members of the local craft beer community, from the makers to the drinkers of the brews!


4. Aerie’s Wine Festival: November 8th-10th

Though the weather will be cooling down in November, you can stay warm by filling up at Aerie’s Wine Festival! Friday night we’ll host an exclusive Wine Dinner starting at 7pm. The culinary experience will be a collaborative effort among Dude Jones, our on-site Manager & Certified Specialist of Wine for Koerner Distributing, Alex Fisher, Aerie’s Resort Sommelier, & Chef Jerrick King of Aerie’s Resort. The dinner is a one of a kind evening that incorporates the unique connection between the science of the wine making process and the art of creating amazing dishes for pairing. The rest of the weekend will be filled with live entertainment & special pricing on food & wine. Representatives from various vineyards and wine makers will also be in attendance to give our guests an inside look into the world of wine making.


5. Aerie’s Whiskey Festival: November 16th

Who says a festival can’t be one all-day party? Not us, that’s for sure. Our single-day Aerie’s Whiskey Festival will feature live entertainment and unbeatable food & drink specials. Of course, guests will also have the opportunity to sample premiums whiskeys & bourbons, all while learning about the booming industry from the spirit makers who know it best!


6. Aerie’s Holiday Festival: December 6th-8th

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Aerie’s Holiday Festival! Our terrace and winery will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland both inside and out to kick off the holiday season. This whimsical weekend will be jam-packed with live entertainment & goodies for all ages. Enjoy daily visits from Santa Claus & shop unique gifts from over 30 vendors, all among The Best View in the Midwest.

We’re so excited for what this year has in store for all our guests, new & old. To stay updated on the 2019 lineup of Aerie’s Festivals, visit We hope to see you at one, or all, of the upcoming events!

Discover the 2019 lineup of Aerie’s Resort Festivals featuring exclusive food, drink, & entertainment.