Lakeside Brewfest – Top USA Festivals


Wulfy Beach, Tenmile Lake County Park Father’s Day weekend in mid-June www.facemy

Location, location, location. And for a brew fest, it doesn’t get much better than a summer day at the beautiful new Wulfy Beach on Tenmile Lake. Hosted by the city of Lakeside, a friendly little waterside community that annually draws boaters and RVers by the throngs to play at Tenmile Lake and the nearby beaches, the Lakeside Brewfest features most of Oregon’s south coast breweries, as well as a few surprise vendors from afar. In recent years, even a few craft cider producers and wineries have joined the fray.

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Beginning on Friday afternoon and running through Saturday, the festival features live music, as well as a variety of ancillary activities for both adults and children. The festival vendors set up under canopy tents on the extensive lawn at Wulfy Park; the park features dozens of palm trees and an extensive sand beach, not to mention a commanding view of Tenmile Lake and the surrounding evergreen-cloaked coastal hills. Tenmile Lake County Park sits adjacent to Wulfy Park and features a large public boat ramp. Visitors can literally boat in to the brew fest, with larger boats using the county park’s mooring and small craft such as kayaks paddling right up to the beach.

The brew fest makes a great primary destination, as does Tenmile Lake— the lake itself, with Lakeside as the hub, offers superb water skiing and other water sports, and is one of Southern Oregon’s best fisheries for largemouth bass, panfish, and large yellow perch. Lakeside is just ten miles north of Coos Bay and offers all basic services and amenities—including a handful of fun restaurants, including Up the Creek Tavern on 8th Street, just a five-minute walk from the brew fest, as well as the restaurant at Lakeside Shore Lodge, which has window seats overlooking the Tenmile Lake. Entry fees for the brew fest are nominal and include the logo-inscribed tasting glass.

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