Wicomico County’s Good Beer Festival is this weekend

With more than 80 craft beers, live music on two stages, new Beer Games and a Sports Zone, beer lovers won’t want to miss this year’s Good Beer Festival.

The festival, hosted by Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, is returning to Pemberton Historical Park for the seventh year on Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9, and tickets are now on sale. The festival runs from 12:30-6:30 p.m. each day.

The Local Beer Garden, featuring select Eastern Shore breweries, will be back this year, along with the Home Brew Competition. Learn more about making beer in both Pro Brewer Beer Talks and home brew demos.

Attendees may choose to play new carnival-inspired Beer Games to try to win prizes, and there will also be cornhole, wall hooky and oversized games to partake in. The Sports Zone will feature the Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens football game on the Sunday of the festival. The first 100 fans through the gate on Sunday sporting a Redskins or Ravens jersey will receive a free Good Beer Festival souvenir.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Tasting tickets include a 3 oz. glass and as many samples as one can responsibly consume.

Regular tickets are $35. Non-tasting tickets are also available; early bird non-tasting tickets are $5, regular non-tasting tickets are $10. Early bird and two-day ticket sales end online, in person and by phone on Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. Additional fees may apply to ticket prices.

Tickets can be purchased online at GoodBeerFestival.org or at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office The Box Office can also be reached at 410-548-4911.

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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