Craft Beer, Sheep, Kittens and More in Boston

 

Whether you want to enjoy craft beer from one of the many breweries in Massachusetts, you want to learn more about sheepshearing or you want to spend the day with felines, there are plenty of opportunities for fun in the Boston area. Here are a few you might want to consider this month.

Power Beer Fest

The first ever Power Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, April 29th at the SoWa Power Station. Bringing more than 50 Massachusetts Brewers under one roof, the event will provide participants with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of beers while also raising funds to create educational and marketing programs for local breweries while also supporting government affairs work at the legislative level.

The Power Beer Fest will be held in two sessions on April 29th, with the first being from 1:00 until 4:30 pm and the second being from 6:00 until 9:30 pm. The SoWa Open Market is located at 540 Harrison Avenue in Boston. Tickets are $55 with all proceeds going to benefit the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, which is a nonprofit organization that protects and promotes craft brewers across the Commonwealth. With more than 122 breweries located across the state, Massachusetts breweries are ranked among the best in the world.

The Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival

Hosting 100 crafters and fiber artists, the Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival offers fun for people of all ages. In addition to demonstrations of sheepshearing and herding dogs, the festival also offers music, historic re-enactors, wagon rides and activities for kids of all ages across a 50-acre historic site. The event takes place on April 29th from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at Gore Place, http://goreplace.org/ which is located at 52 Gore in Waltham. Admission is $20 for adults and free for kids 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult. Parking is free.

Boston International Cat Show

The International Cat show gives participants the opportunity to see a wide variety of cats while also being able to cast their votes in judging and choosing the “Spectators Choice Award.” Some of the individual exhibitors may also be selling their cats and kittens, while participants will have the opportunity to network with the many breeders present at the event. The event also features a Pet Supermarket offering cat toys, cat beds, cat trees, grooming supplies and other items, many of which are not typically found at local pet stores. Artists will also be available to create portraits of your favorite feline from a photograph.

The Boston International Cat Show takes place on April 28, 29 and 30 at Carson Place – Boston Teachers Union Hall, which is located at 180 Mount Vernon Street in Boston. The event takes place from 3:00 until 9:00 on April 28th and from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on April 29th and 30th. Adult admission is $10, while seniors, students and military are admitted for $7. Children 12 and under are admitted for free and anyone who brings a cat food donation receives $1 off of the price of admission. All pet food donations go to the no-kill Gifford Cat Shelter & Stray Pets In Need.

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