Inaugural “Hilltap Festival” happening at Holiday Valley, Saturday

Cattaraugus County

ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — 42 North Brewing Company and Holiday Valley are teaming up for the first, Hilltap Festival. It’s happening this Saturday from 12-6 p.m.

“It’s not often that you can go to a concert or have a beer at the top of a mountain. and that’s what we’re doing this weekend,” said 42 North Founder, John Cimperman.

Come Saturday, attendees can take the lift up from Tannenbaum Lodge and find an incredible view atop the Spruce Lake Lift.

42 North’s Tap Truck will be on-site, along with a food truck and live entertainment, the FolkFaces. “Music, craft beer and adventure, all along Spruce Lake,” said Cimperman.

Those involved say what sets Hilltap Festival apart, is the outdoor activities. You can fly fish, kayak and paddleboard on Spruce Lake. There is also an option to mountain bike on the trails.

Tickets are $25 dollars and can be purchased here. Kids under ten get in free to the family-friendly and dog-friendly event. You can buy tickets the day of for $30 at Holiday Valley.

For more information head here.

Gabrielle Mediak is a reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.

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