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The 5th Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest



If You Love Craft Beer ...

Join us Saturday, August 20th for the 5th Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest! Set among the mountains in majestic Nelson County, Virginia at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows, this is the only sanctioned event of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. Thousands of craft beer lovers from Virginia and surrounding states enjoy chatting with the brewers responsible for the tasty libations.

With more than 70 breweries from across Virginia ready to serve tastings from 1:00pm - 7:30pm, you should plan to stay for the day so you get to taste them all. We have designated driver ticket options, as well as on-site camping, to make sure all guests are able to enjoy their time at the Fest.

We will have an eclectic mix of food trucks on site serving food to fit every palate. Bring a lawn chair and grab a front-row seat for the fantastic line up of bands.The evening will close with Three Sheets to the Wind, America's #1 Tribute Yacht Rock, providing a sampling of 70's and 80's yacht rock favorites.

Located 35 minutes southwest from Charlottesville, in Virginia’s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, the Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows in Nelson County is easily accessible from I-64 and Rt. 29.

The Virginia Craft Brewers Fest has sold out the last three years prior to the event, so don't wait too long to buy your tickets.

Three Great Bands

Our 6:15 pm headliner is Three Sheets to the Wind, America's #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock! What is "yacht rock," you ask? We're talking AM Gold classics from the ‘70s & '80s, undoubtedly the smoothest music ever created by mankind. And it's music played by the most interesting band in the world. 

Roosterfoot brings a mix of blues, country, folk, old gospel and rock to the stage at 4 pm. What started out as a father/son duo with Keith and Seth Stainback has turned into a soulful powerhouse. In their short time together, they have already shared the stage with the likes of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr, ZZ Top, B.B. King and Robert Earl Keen. Armed with a tough work ethic, these boys are on a big road with a long haul.

It all starts at 3 pm with the Gold Top County Ramblers, and they're sure to "bluegrass it up a little." They've been known to jam out for hours after last call and still find time to play some soft ones at local pig roasts and weddings.

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is a coalition of independent, small, commercial breweries dedicated to growing the craft beer industry in the Commonwealth. Membership is extended to craft brewers, and associate memberships will be extended to businesses and organizations that provide support services or products to the industry (e.g., equipment manufacturers, agricultural interests, economic development, etc.).

Want to join the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild but aren't a commercial brewer? Well, now you can! You can become and Enthusiast member and in addition to deals/specials at participating Guild member breweries, you can also get $5 off your Fest ticket by joining. Click here to become an Enthusiast today.

 

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10:00 AM
Campground Gates Open

Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. Come early to claim your spot, get hydrated and apply your sunscreen before walking over to the Fest.

VIP guests and Virginia Craft Brewers Fest sponsors get a little extra time to talk with the brewers and get the tastings started.

As you enter the gates you will be given your tasting glass and the opportunity to have a great time! You can bring in a lawn chair or blanket to grab a seat on the spacious lawn.

Gold Top County Ramblers rock an acoustic, bluegrass form of music but plugged in so the crowd can enjoy. They mix all kinds of music together from all musical era's and genres, and then bluegrass it up a little.

With a strong blend of blues, country, folk, old gospel and rock-n-roll, Roosterfoot delivers "Blue Collar Music for the Hard Working Human."

The day will draw to a close with the smoothest songs from the 70's and 80's. You are going to have to try really hard not to have a great time.

Get Your Tickets Today!

General Admission Tasting Package is $35 in advance /$45 day of event (if available). Ticket includes admission to the Fest, a 4 ounce tasting glass and unlimited Virginia craft beer tastings! Please drink responsibly.

 

VIP Tasting Package is $65 in advance only. Ticket includes early admission to the Fest, a 4 ounce tasting glass, a 16 ounce commemorative pint glass, VIP seating area, plumbed air-conditioned restrooms, exclusive VIP area brewer led tastings and unlimited Virginia craft beer tastings! Please drink responsibly.

 

VIP Kids (13-20 years old) is $30 in advance only. Ticket includes early admission to the Fest, VIP seating area and plumbed air-conditioned restrooms.

 

VIP Designated Driver is $40 in advance only. Ticket includes early admission to the Fest, VIP seating area, plumbed air-conditioned restrooms as well as a 4 ounce tasting glass and 16 ounce commemorative pint glass upon departure.

 

On-site Camping, Glamping & RV Passes are also available for sale. Check out the Stay section of the website and stay onsite at the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest with either a one-day or two-day package.



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