Wicomico Co. Good Beer Festival to take place as scheduled this weekend

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Matthew is projected to stay to the south of Delmarva, so the Good Beer Festival will go on as scheduled this weekend.

The festival is set to have more than 80 craft beers, live music on two stages, new Carni Beer Games, and a Sports Zone.

This event is put on by Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, and will be at Pemberton Historical Park for the seventh year from Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9. The festival runs from 12:30-6:30PM each day.

Organizers say that the Local Beer Garden, featuring select Eastern Shore breweries, will be back this year, along with the Home Brew Competition. People can also learn more about making beer in both Pro Brewer Beer Talks and home brew demos. The Pro Brewer Beer Talks also include beer samples paired with food.

The first 100 fans through the gate on Sunday sporting a Redskins or Ravens jersey will even get a free Good Beer Festival souvenir.

Tasting tickets include a 3 oz. glass and as many samples as one can responsibly consume. Regular tickets are $35 and non-tasting tickets are $10. Additional fees may apply to ticket prices.

Tickets can be purchased on-site at the festival, online, or at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office.

Remember to bring a photo ID, vertical IDs will not be accepted, and lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced.

Please drink responsibly and bring a designated driver. No pets, outside food or drink or pop-up tents are allowed.

Organizers note that proceeds from the Good Beer Festival benefit the Friends of Recreation & Parks Tomorrow Fund. This fund provides scholarships to youth participating in County child care programs and youth sports programs.

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