holiday-valley.JPGNovember 9-10, 2012 Ellicottville, N.Y. - The cold weather is setting in, and there's no snow for skiing or snowboarding, yet Holiday Valley is anticipating a big crowd on November 9 and 10. The 9th Annual Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival will take place November 10 from 3:30 to 7:30 PM in the Yodeler Lodge. A sell-out crowd of over 2,000 people are expected to attend Saturday's Beer Fest event. Presale tickets are $45 per person. Holiday Valley, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewing Company will host this event where over 30 local, US and international craft brewers plus 6 wineries from New York State will pour samples of their products for beer and wine enthusiasts. The band Big Leg Emma will entertain attendees during Saturday's event and a Torcedores will demonstrate hand rolled cigars. A variety of Brewfest foods will be served throughout the event and each ticket includes a $5 food credit. A very special Brewers Dinner will be held on Friday, November 9 at 6PM.The evening will feature flavor combinations of nationally recognized craft beers and seasonally focused cuisine, all served in a casual station format. This unique opportunity will allow guests to meet brewers from popular Micro Breweries to discuss the nuances of their beer and how it compliments the food it is paired with. One hundred people are expected to attend the Brewers Dinner. The Brewers Dinner is $65 per person and reservations can be made by calling 716-699-2010.  Lodging packages including Brewers Dinner and Festival tickets are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club and Holiday Valley Rental Properties. Shuttles are available to transport Holiday Valley Lodging guests to the Festival then to the Village of Ellicottville and back to the Holiday Valley lodging properties. Presale tickets for the Beer and Wine Festival are $45 and are available online at www.holidayvalley.com/brewfest and also at Wegmans. Contact: Jane Eshbaugh Director of Marketing Holiday Valley Resort 6557 Holiday Valley Road PO Box 370 Ellicottville, NY 14731 716-699-3904