Join us June 1st through 3rd, nestled in the alpine beauty of Montana's Flathead National Forest for the first American absinthe festival!
America needs its own absinthe festival, and what better way than to have it to evolve naturally from the hard work and success of Joe and Julie Legate's semi-private event, The Rocky Mountain Green Hour?
Wormwood Society board members and professional absinthe distillers, Joe and Julie have been hosting RMGH for three years now, so we already know that northern Montana boasts a glorious alpine ambiance and is home to some of the most flavorful and fragrant wild wormwood around. It's the perfect place to start!
What To Expect
This is our first year, so we're starting small. Although this is a consumer's festival and will never become a corporate trade-show style event, it will inevitably grow, so you'll want to be able to say "I was there when it all began!"
We've planned a casual event that will be enjoyable for extreme absinthistes and newcomers alike: a couple of social get-togethers on Friday and Saturday evenings, a day of seminars, tastings and panel discussions on Saturday (with room in between for relaxing), and a Farewell Brunch on Sunday.
We'll be headquartered at Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort from Friday through Sunday.
Kandahar has offered Wormwood Society members and their guests an additional 15% off their already-lowered summer rates in order to host our festival. There are only 50 rooms available on-site, so you should probably make your reservations soon.
Mention The Great American Absinthe Festival when you make your reservations, or you won't get the discount. Once Kandahar fills up, there are other lodges nearby.
None of the events overlap like they do at larger events, so everyone can attend everything.
• Absinthe 101
• Friday Evening Mixer
• How to Taste Absinthe
• How to Evaluate and Judge an Absinthe
• Absinthe, Sex, and Psychology
• On Absinthe In Cocktails
• Green Hour Soirée
• Farewell Brunch
One Registration Fee
Since this is our first festival, we're keeping it simple: One low registration fee cover covers the entire festival, and we're offering deep discounts for WS members:
General Public: $75
Member and Subscriber fees extend to families and friends of members but must be paid in one transaction.
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!