“FernsonFest is a celebration of South Dakota,” said Fernson Brewing Co. marketing specialist Drew Helland.

After a two-year hiatus, FernsonFest will take over the outside of the brewery on the north side of Sioux Falls. 

“We want to provide Fernson fans a fun event where they can celebrate South Dakotan beer, culture and entertainment,” said Helland. 

Any guests can stop by to grab a drink from Fernson’s wide selection of craft beers and Skip Day Hard Seltzers. Local food trucks will also be available including Old Skool Jersey Rippers & Balls, and Fat Kid Filly’s

“We’ve created an immersive experience inspired by our adventures from places like the Turner County Fair, your local farmers’ market and festivals of yesteryear,” said Helland. “We’ve got a lot of tricks up our sleeves, and there will be plenty of county fair-like fun.” 

This being the fifth ever FernsonFest, Helland says that anticipation is rising as every year brings a better, more exciting event to the brewery. 

“Spirits are always high at FernsonFest,” added Helland. “Our fans know how to relax and have a good time.” 

Various musicians will play the event including local indie rock band We All Have Hooks for Hands, Sioux Falls supergroup Clover Fold, and live radio show covering gardening and rock ‘n’ roll Rock Garden Tour

Though he says there are many reasons to be excited about the festival, Helland can’t wait to relax. 

“I’m excited for the opportunity to unplug, hang outside and meet new people. Tasty beer, delicious food, rock ‘n’ roll and dancing is the perfect way to spend a day.”



FernsonFest will bring various musicians, beers, and people to the brewery in north Sioux Falls to just enjoy the music and sip with friends. 

605 Brewers

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+Beer | +Event | +Food

Miner Brewing Co. | Sioux Falls, Hill City

+Campfire Cocoa

Milk Stout
Sweet notes of milk chocolate and vanilla mesh with bitter notes of cocoa and hints of coffee. A creamy body and smooth lingering finish makes this one a sipper for the campfire.

Covert Artisan Ales & Cellars | Sioux Falls


Marzen and Kvass inspired infusion
Tōst is a collaboration with Breadico Sourdough Bread Company. It combines the traditional Oktoberfest style with the rich flavors of toasted bread.

A Homestead Brew | Valley Springs

+Centennial IPL

India Pale Lager
This is a bicentennial seasonal beer with fresh dry hops harvested August 6 out of A Homestead Brew’s own field. It is moderately hoppy with a smooth caramel color.

Ben’s Brewing Co. | Yankton


Oktoberfest is smooth with a touch of toastiness and caramel.

Remedy Brewing Company | Sioux Falls

+Remedy Oktoberfest

September 25 | 1 p.m. 
Remedy is throwing it’s 5th annual Oktoberfest. Come enjoy Bierfest featuring unlimited samplings from 15+ local breweries, the Steinholding Competition, live music, food from the Saucy Boyz, and free games.

Look’s Beer Co | Sioux Falls

+Doktor Barktober

Oktoberfest Ale
This malty and bready ale is amber in color with an elegant richness that pairs with flannel shirts and open fires.

Sawyer Brewing Co. | Spearfish

+Pick Your Path

This pilsner is brewed with Pacifica hops and takes you on a path with hints of herbal and sweet floral notes.

Crow Peak Brewing Co. | Sioux Falls

+Blueberry Haze

Citiva-Dominant Hybrid White IPA 
Crow Peak Brewing Company presents a white IPA brewed with barley, wheat, and oats. This beer is light in body and has a slightly tart flavor with notes of blueberry, basil, and tropical fruit.

One Legged Pheasant Brewery | Aberdeen

+Loco Moto

English Common Smash
This common smash is brewed with all-South Dakota malts giving this a great copper and gold color, a light body, and an easy finish for the dog days of summer.

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