State Fair of Virginia Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest 2019
August 02, 2019
State Fair of Viginia Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest
Saturday, October 5, 2019
2pm - 7pm
13191 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA 23047
The Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of Virginia craft beer and the ingredients that make it distinctive. This is a great opportunity for the Guild to expand Virginia Craft Beer and craft beer tourism in the Commonwealth. The 3rd annual Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest is an event-within-an event. Enthusiasts will receive a souvenir 4 ounce tasting glass and enjoy unlimited tasting from independent Virginia craft breweries. Ticket holders will get to meet the owners and brewers as well as enjoy the fantastic music, food and all events on tap that day at the State Fair of Virginia.
There is a
registration fee. Breweries with multiple locations may register each location as a participant. Registration is only open to Virginia Craft Brewers Guild members.
Beer, Delivery & Equipment:
Beer Amount: Each registered Brewery will provide one (1) sixtel for two (2) types of beers. We encourage you to bring beers that include Virginia grown products. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild will be purchasing the 2 sixtels up to a
maximum capped amount of $125.00 for BOTH beers.
Beer Purchase Process:
(PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CORRECTION FOR WHERE TO E-MAIL INVOICE & W9)
In order to receive payment you will need to e-mail an invoice for the 2 sixtels along with a copy of your current W9 to our Accounting Team at
on or before Monday, September 15, 2019.
Payment checks will be will be processed using the information on your invoice and so as not to delay payment, please make sure to include on the invoice your brewery name, contact person, contact's phone number and full mailing address. Please remember the invoice cannot exceed a total of $125.00.
The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild will be applying for an ABC Banquet License for this event. A volunteer will deliver your 2 sixtels to the State Fair of Virginia by noon on Saturday, October 5, 2019. You must provide the volunteer's name at registration. You are not allowed to use a volunteer unless your beer payment has been received prior to the actual Fest date per ABC regulations.
Beer Equipment Requirement:
You will need to provide a jockey-box with 2 taps, tubs to hold sixtels, tubes and CO2 Tank.
You may bring your tent canopy and signage for your allotted space as the venue tent is large and we want to showcase all the participating breweries. You may bring merchandise for your allotted area.
Your Brewery's package will include the following for each participating day:
- One 8' table
- Ice for jockey boxes
- Space within the Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest Tent
- 3 Brewery Staff Tickets - this includes State Fair admission
- 3 Lot Parking Passes (You will be able to deliver you beers directly to the tent)
You must check-in at the Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest Tent and have your allotted area set-up and ready to pour no later than
1:30 PM that day
. After the event closes at 7:00 PM that evening you will need to remove all your equipment from the tent and then
GO ENJOY THE MUSIC, FOOD, AND ATTRACTIONS.
If you are a farm brewery and would like to exhibit some of your home grown products used in your craft beers please feel free to bring them. If additional space is required for those exhibits please contact Betty Arnold at
We are also looking for Virginia agricultural suppliers who's products are used in your beers to be part of this event. We are offering the opportunity for supplies (hops, barley, wheats, fruits, etc.) to exhibit those ingredients and showcase how important they are to our craft beer industry. The Exhibitor Sponsorship package is $500.00 and will include 2 State Fair & 2 Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest tickets, 8 ft. exhibit table and additional allotted space if needed along with inclusion in marketing and social media ads. Just have them contact Betty Arnold directly at
or call 804.709.1326 to receive their Exhibit Sponsorship package.
Register now using the below link and we can't wait to see you at the Fair!
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