Thousands of craft beer lovers from Virginia and surrounding states will arrive at Devils Backbone Basecamp in Virginia to attend the 3rd annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest on Saturday, August 23rd.

If you love craft beer, this is an event you shouldn’t miss. Space is limited, so hurry, tickets sold out before the event last year!

All tasting packages come with admission, one 2oz. commemorative tasting glass, all tastings, live music and access to free water. Don’t; forget to bring cash for our line-up of fantastic food trucks!

VIP Tasting Packages

Want to make this amazing craft beer event even better? Pick up one of the limited number of VIP Tasting Packages! The VIP package comes with several additional perks over the standard Tasting Package:

  • Early entrance to the Fest. Start sampling beers at 1pm (Gates open to non-VIPs at 2PM)
  • Exclusive brewer led tastings in the VIP area by Champion Brewing Company (Charlottesville), Adroit Theory Brewing (Purcellville), Brass Cannon Brewing (Toano) and Devils Backbone Basecamp (Afton)
  • Covered VIP sitting area with a view of the stage
  • Air-conditioned restrooms

Designated Drivers

The Virginia Craft Brewers Fest wants everyone to get home safely, so we are offering Designated Driver packages that come with free soft drinks, Devils Backbone brewed root beer, and water.

The VIP Designated Driver package allows access to the VIP tent, covered air-conditioned restrooms and includes a 2oz. event tasting glass upon departure. In addition, the sponsors and brewers have donated items specifically for the designated drivers that may be picked up by showing your designated driver pass at the Merchandise Tent.

Purchase your Tickets!


  • The Virginia Craft Brewers Fest is rain or shine.
  • Yard games (corn hole, ladder ball, bag toss games) are welcomed and allowed.
  • We encourage families attending to arrive with whatever items will make your day as comfortable as possible.  Small UV shade tents for children are allowed.
  • Please drink responsibly. Designated Driver packages are available.
  • Lawn chairs will be permitted on the concert grounds, but we request that you do not bring Pop-ups, EZ-Ups or large umbrellas.
  • No outside food, beverages, coolers, cans or any container that has liquid in it will be permitted on the concert grounds. Exceptions include food & formula for infants/small children and anyone with a medical condition.  These are Nelson County Health Department and Virginia ABC provisions that we must follow.
  • All sales are final. No refunds.
  • Tickets will not be reissued for lost or stolen tickets purchased online in advance.
  • No loitering or consumption of alcohol in the parking areas will be tolerated.
  • NO UNDERAGE DRINKING WILL BE TOLERATED. Proper ID is required to consume alcohol. Any guest under 21 caught consuming alcohol or anyone over 21 caught providing alcohol to underage guests will be asked to leave.
  • No pets (with the exception of licensed ADA Service animals). For any questions regarding ADA accessibility or for specific accommodations please email