A benefit for Hitchcock Academy, your community center!

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

6-10 PM

(Overcast date: Thursday, August 9th)

Set your eyes to the sky to view the spectacular summer stars, planets, and Perseid meteor shower while enjoying three tastings and one glass of either Rapscallion Brewery or Brimfield Winery's craft beverages.

Sip & Stars, formerly known as Beer Tasting & Star Gazing, is now in it's fourth year! Due to it's growing popularity, the event has moved to Brimfield Winery, located at 35 Main Street, Brimfield, MA. In the new grounds, there will be plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the evening sky with family and friends. Be sure to enter the 50/50 raffle to raise funds for Hitchcock Academy and a chance to win!

Astronomers from the Thames Amateur Astronomical Society will bring telescopes to help you view a myriad of deep space objects, planets and guide the crowd in viewing constellations from their vantage points.

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Thames Amateur Astronomical Society

Line up for a viewing through telescopes to see wonders of the sky with guidance from astronomers.


Additional Information:

  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Rapscallion's homemade root beer and bottled water will be available for teetotalers and those under 21.
  • Arrive early to get the best spots and avoid long lines at the pouring stations!


  • Red flashlights to protect your night vision for best star gazing from the field. Red cellophane will be available.
  • A picnic dinner or buy dinner from on-site food trucks!
  • Bug Spray
  • A blanket or chair

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