Kings Island beer festival expands in 2nd year

Posted at 6:31 AM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 07:10:03-04

MASON, Ohio – Kings Island's Banshee Brew Festival is coming back for a second year at double the size of last year's inaugural craft beer bash.

More than 50 breweries with 200 types of beer, food and live music are on tap for 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with the last pour at 9 p.m. each day.

Each ticket includes 15 (5 oz.) beer samples, two food tickets -- each good for an entree -- and a souvenir mug.

Online pre-sale tickets to the festival cost $29.99 for season pass holders and $59.99 for non-season pass holders. A $15.99 "designated driver" ticket is also available. Festival tickets will jump in price to $40 at the door.

The special menu includes:

  • Italian sausage topped with onions and peppers served with tortellini salad
  • Pulled pork served with gluten-free coleslaw
  • Mesquite-grilled jumbo chicken wings served with broccoli salad
  • Roasted corn station with chicken quarters

The Naked Karate Girls will provide entertainment Friday and What She Said will perform on Saturday.

Watch footage from 2015's festival in the video player below.