What is the West Virginia Craft Brew Festival?
Started by the State Fair of West Virginia and the Lewisburg Rotary Club, the WV Craft Brew Festival will featuring West Virginia Beers, a food truck rodeo and all day music. Brews at this event will be judged by certified BJCP judges. Not only will the winner take home the title of “Best Brew at the West Virginia Craft Brew Festival,” the winner will also take home the first-ever traveling mug.
Where is the Festival?
The First Annual WV Craft Brew Festival will be held at the State Fair of West Virginia Fairgrounds in Lewisburg, WV. The event is tentatively scheduled outdoors and will take place in the carnival midway. On grounds parking will be available for breweries, sponsors and staff. All other vehicles will park in the Free Parking lot.
What if the weather is bad?
This is a rain or shine event and all events and services will go forward as it is safe to do so. In case of extreme precipitation, an alternate location of the AG Pavilion will be used. As with most outdoor festivals, no refunds will be issued in the event of inclement weather.
Is lodging available?
The State Fair offers full hook up camping with 50/30 amp service, as well as dry camping. Please call 304-645-1090 for reservations. Greenbrier County has a wide range of hotels, please call 304-645-1000 for a list of hotels in the area. If you are staying at the Quality Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, or Hampton Inn they will be offering 15% off if you mention the Brewfest and a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Brewfest with your stay.
Will there be an ATM on site?
Yes. There is an ATM Located at the entrance to the Festival.
Can I purchase additional samples at the festival?
General admission tickets include 8 – 4oz beer samples, more will be available for purchase.
Who will be allowed into festival?
Anyone 18 and older, with a valid I.D. Everyone’s I.D. will be checked. Anyone under 18, still must purchase a under 21 ticket and be accompanied by an over 21 years old adult.
Can I bring a folding chair/lawn chair with me?
Yes, you can bring chairs, however some seating will be available for you to eat, drink and relax if you wish.
What if it rains?
The Craft Brew Festival is rain or shine, but takes place both indoors and outdoors, if its too bad, we will move to our alternate location.
Can I leave the festival and return later?
There is no re-entry once you have entered the festival.
What if I bought tickets, but will not be able to attend the festival?
Sorry, as stated when purchased, tickets are non-refundable.
Do you accept credit cards or checks at the door?
We do accept debit and credit cards at the gate, however cash is preferred for food trucks. But fret not, there’s an ATM in front of the venue.
How can I find a brewery or beer?
You will be given a Beer Fest guide upon entering. It will provide you with a map and descriptions of each brewery and beer.
Will any of the beer run out?
Possibly. All beers are subject to availability and popularity, so we cannot guarantee that a beer will be available the entire session.