West Virginia Craft Brew Festival set for next weekend

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The third annual WV Craft Brew Festival will run from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 27.

Over 20 breweries will be represented at the Third Annual WV Craft Brew Festival from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 27, at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg. The event is a fundraiser for the State Fair of West Virginia and Lewisburg Rotary Club scholarship funds.

“We are looking forward to another great WV Craft Brew Festival,” State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. “Between the two organizations, we have awarded well over $400,000 in scholarships to kids from the Greenbrier Valley and across the state. We hope to continue to grow that number.”

Tickets for the WV Craft Brew Festival are now on sale at the State Fair Box Office, by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849), or by visiting www.wvcraftbrewfest.com. Tickets are also being sold at the Greenbrier Valley Visitor’s Center and City National Banks in Lewisburg. Only 200 VIP tickets will be sold for this event.

On top of local brews and ciders from the region, the WV Craft Brew Festival will feature unique foods and a day full of music. Musical performers include, Folk Soul Revival, Empire Strikes Brass, The Tillers, and Short & Company.

The Quality Inn, Fairfield Inn and Suites, and the Hampton Inn will offer guests a 20% discount at all three hotels if they mention the Brew Fest. They will provide complimentary shuttle service from the hotels to hotel guests and allow locals to ride for $5.

The mission of this event is to support and expand the ever-growing craft beer movement in West Virginia, while also supporting the local community. Proceeds from this event will go toward the scholarship and endowment funds for the State Fair of West Virginia and Lewisburg Rotary Club.

For more information including tickets prices, please visit www.wvcraftbrewfest.com.

The State Fair Event Center is a 200-acre multi-purpose meeting and exposition facility providing a wide variety of event rental opportunities and hosting over 300 events annually. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.