Little Festival on the Prairie 2020
October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25 – $125
After much discussion of the coronavirus threat and planning for possible contingencies we have decided to postpone Little Festival on the Prairie. Assuming the threat passed we are rescheduling the event to October 17, 2020. We made this decision out of an abundance of caution in order to protect our guests, volunteers, employees, and visiting brewers. While the threat is low today this is a reasonable step that will help ensure the health of our community. We hope you will join us October 17, 2020 for a great time!
If you already purchased a ticket and would like a refund or have additional questions please email us at email@example.com If not, your ticket will automatically convert to the new date.
We are in the process of contacting all the brewers now to reconfirm for the new date. We will update the list as soon as possible.
Little Festival on the Prairie is a beer festival curated and organized by Prairie Artisan Ales and McAlester Makers, Inc. It features 40 international breweries pouring their most exclusive beers. All proceeds will benefit McAlester Makers, Inc.
When: October 17th, 2020. Gates open at noon, session is from 1-5pm
Where: Historic Downtown McAlester, Oklahoma.
345 E. Choctaw Ave, McAlester, OK 74501
18th Street Brewery, American Solera, Angry Chair Brewing, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co, Aslin Beer Company, Bluejacket, Bottle Logic Brewing, BRLO, Burial Brewing Co., Casa Agria Specialty Ales, Celestial Beerworks, Central Standard Brewing, Cigar City Brewing, Civil Society Brewing, Collective Arts Brewing, Commonwealth Brewing Co, Drekker Brewery, Evil Twin Brewing New York City, Fremont Brewery, Great Notion Brewing, Half Acre Beer Company, Hourglass Brewing, Jackie O’s Brewery, Jester King Brewery, Magnanimous Brewing, More Brewing, Other Half Brewing Co, Ozark Beer Co., Perennial Artisan Ales, Phase 3 Brewing, Põhjala Brewery, Primitive Beer, Resident Culture Brewing, Speciation Artisan Ales, Southern Grist Brewing, Thin Man Brewing, Trillium Brewing Company, Turning Point Brewing, Weathered Souls Brewing Company.
18th Street Brewery
- Crown of Deceit – Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout with Marshmallow – 12%
- Decameron – BA Barleywine – 11%
- Back Porch Pilz – Hoppy Pilsner – 5%
- Einhornblut – Think unicorns exist only in fairytales? You’ve obviously never been to Berlin. Not only are they existent, they’re also the inspiration for this explosive rainbow of French wine yeast, hibiscus, elderberry juice and orange peel all in a blanket of whirlpooled Cascade hops. Doing as much for your nose as it will for your throat, and all at a 10.5% ABV, prepare to be transported to the land of MADE-believe. – 10.5%
- Rosinenbomber (Collab with Lervig) – Rum Raisin Imperial Stout inspired by the valiant efforts of the allied pilots who supplied 2.3 million tonnes of essential goods to the citizens of Berlin during the Berlin Blockade and Mr. Gail Halverson, affectionately known as ˜The Chocolate Bomber”, whose actions led to Operation Little Vittles. Rosinenbomber delivers an impressive payload of rich dark chocolate, dried fruit, vanilla, and cocoa nibs, and is guaranteed to evoke a child like excitement in those lucky enough to cross its path. – 12%
- Helles – The first beer which we launched in 2014. A showcase of contemporary brewing meets classic. Golden, unfiltered, and ever so slightly more hopped than a typical Helles. Our thirst quencher is designed to be well balanced, without being devoid of personality. – 5%
Casa Agria Specialty Ales
- BDX – Saison aged in Wine Barrels – 7.5%
- Unseen Dreams – Wild Ale with Apricots – 4.6%
- Guayaba de Oro – Berliner Weiss-Style Ale with Guava – 4.5%
- TIPA – 10%
- Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout – 15%
- Rocket Berliner Weisse – Heavily fruited Berliner Weisse style beer – 5%
Collective Arts Brewing
- Origin of Darkness: Collab with Prairie Artisan Ales – Imperial Stout w/Coffee, Wafer, Vanilla, & Cocoa Nibs. – 11.9%
- Blueberry Chocolate Sour – 5.6%
- Collective Arts Fest IPA – Pineapple Vanilla IPA – 5.5%
- Golden Pilsner – Bohemian Pilsner malt and Czech Saaz hops dance together on a pillow of lemon, honey, and floral aromas with a crisp, light body. – 4.5%
- Lush – We bring this tropical treat to you as a gift from the Pacific Northwest. Lush is brewed with a hand-selected blend of malts and lush, tropical hops reminiscent of lime, mango, and guava. Because Beer Matters! – 7%
- The Rusty Nail – The Rusty Nail begins life as The First Nail, an oatmeal stout of epic proportions with brewers licorice, smoked barley, and pale malt and is then aged on cinnamon bark. She becomes The Rusty Nail after spending 15 months in 12-year old bourbon barrels. The Rusty Nail pounds your palate, challenges your perception of all that you’ve known of beer, and leaves you wanting another sip. – 14.5%
- Laser Kitten Apocalypse – NEIPA w/ Terpenes – 6%
- Petal Blizzard – Traditional style Gose w/ Rose, Jasmine, and Lotus Petals. – 6.5%
- Rock Me Diabeetus – Imperial Stout aged in Ex-Bourbon Vanilla Cinnamon Maple Syrup Barrels – 11.5%
Jackie O’s Brewery
- Cinnamon Coconut Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition – Imperial Russian Stout aged in bourbon barrels for a year and conditioned on cinnamon and coconut. – 12.8%
- Wood Ya Honey with Nuts – Bourbon barrel aged Honey Wheat Wine conditioned on pecans, walnuts & almonds. – 12%
- Cherry Vanilla Perpetum – Stainless steel fermented American Sour Ale conditioned on cherries & vanilla beans. – 6.4%
Phase Three Brewing Company
- Curvature – Imperial Stout – 12.7%
- BA Curvature – Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout – 14%
- Neapolitan Quills – Imperial Stout with Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Coconut – 12.5%
Speciation Artisan Ales
- Native Species Marsanne/Traminette – A funky, skin contact white (orange) wine, lightly carbonated. – 11%
- Fruit Draft – Rum BA Sour w/ Blackberry, Guava, Pear, Ginger & Lime – 8%
- Peach Genetic Drift – Open Fermented Sour Farmhouse Ale w/ Peaches – 7%
- Diplomatic Immunity – Simcoe as hell hazy IPA – 7%
- Minkey Boodle – Raspberry Sour – 7%
- Coconut Jenkins – Imperial Stout w. Coconut – 11.7%
Turning Point Beer
- Captain Delicious Pants – Blend of Barrel Aged Stouts Aged for 14-17 Months and Conditioned on Peanut Butter Cups and Vanilla – 16.3%
- Queen To Be – Milkshake Double IPA with Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado, Lactose and Strawberries – 9.2%
- Partyboys – Imperial Berliner Weisse Conditioned on Blue Raspberry Sour Straws – 8%
How much are tickets?
$125 + Tax.
What’s included with my ticket?
Your ticket includes access to the festival, unlimited tastings, a commemorative tasting glass, and commemorative festival beer. The festival beer will be two 12oz bottles of commemorative barrel aged beer to take home. Details coming on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Can you tell me more about the commemorative beer?
The beer is Prairie imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels. Only ticket-holders, volunteers, brewers, and sponsors will receive bottles.
What’s included in the Designated Driver ticket?
The Designated Driver ticket includes entry to the festival and two bottles of commemorative festival beers to take home.
Where do I park?
There are many free on street parking spaces in downtown McAlester. There is also a public parking lot at the corner of 3rd and Carl Albert Parkway.
Can I bring my dog?
While we love the pups, they must stay home this time. NO pets outside of service animals will be permitted into the festival.
Can I bring my child?
Yes but they will not be able to enter the beer garden area. That space will be restricted to guests 21 and over. The rest of the festival grounds will be open to guests of all ages.
Can I bring in outside beers?
No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.
What size are the pours, and is there a limit to how many I can get?
All pours are 2 ounces and there is no limit. However, you must consume responsibly. We reserve the right to remove anyone from the festival who has over indulged.
How many total beers are at the festival?
There will be at least 100 different beers available.
Where can I stay in McAlester?
The AmericInn is our featured hotel.
Is there transportation provided?
Transportation will not be provided.
Sam Wampler’s Freedom Ford and the Pittsburg County Sherriff’s Foundation have partnered to offer Designated Deputies. The service will begin running at 3:30. Donations for the rides are not required but are highly encouraged. All proceeds will benefit the foundation’s work to support the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office
There are also a handful of cab companies in McAlester and plenty of parking downtown. Please plan wisely and responsibly.
Is there food available for purchase?
There is no food included in your ticket price. However, there will be food vendors on site with food available for purchase. We are happy to welcome Mama Tigs Pizza, Pete’s Place, and The Blue Greek Food Truck.
What happens if there is bad weather?
The festival will happen rain or shine. The majority of the festival is under tents and protected from rain. Only dangerous weather will cause a cancellation.
How can I volunteer?
If you would like to be festival volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I get a refund for my ticket?
No, all tickets are non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation, your ticket price will be refunded.
What items are NOT permitted into Little Festival On The Prairie?
- Weapons and firearms.
- Outside beverages.
- Backpacks and large purses. *All bags are subject to security search.
Suggested items to bring to Little Festival On The Prairie:
- Empty water bottle/container.
- A good attitude.
You MUST bring your ticket (digital or printed) and a valid ID to be receive your wristband and commemorative tasting glass.