Brew Fest

Festival-goers may purchase tickets at three levels—VIP ($45); general admission ($25) or designated driver ($10) for the second annual SoBo Brew Fest at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, when more than 60 craft beers will be on tap at Constitution Square located at 100 Main Street. The second-year craft beer festival will provide a day of fun of sampling expertly chosen craft beers, live music, food trucks and lounging similar to the first Brewfest held in May this year.

More than 60 craft beers will be on tap at Constitution Square located at 100 Main Street for the second annual SoBo Brew Fest at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. The second-year craft beer festival will provide a day of fun of sampling expertly chosen craft beers, live music, food trucks and lounging. 

“We are thrilled to bring back the SoBo Brew Festival and to partner with Destination Downtown South Boston and Blue Ridge Beverage,” said Linda Shepperd, director of tourism for Halifax County. “Last year’s event was a success, and we hope to build on that and create a real opportunity to bring visitors from across the state and from neighboring states to Halifax County for this festival. Craft beer tastings are popular throughout the country and have a large following. We look forward to welcoming connoisseurs, novices and folks who want to enjoy a new experience to our community and this event.”

The 2019 SoBo Brew Fest will offer ciders from two cideries in addition to the array of craft beers. Two breweries are already confirmed for the event in Oregon-based Deschutes and Foothills out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Breweries will be announced as they become available. 

Festival-goers may purchase tickets at three levels—VIP ($45); general admission ($25) or designated driver ($10). Each ticket includes admission to the festival, a commemorative festival glass (while supplies last), access to food trucks and live music.

VIP and general admission tickets come with 12 and six tasting tickets, respectively, that can be redeemed for a 3 ounce sample or combining three for a pint of beer.

Festival-goers can purchase additional tasting tickets on-site. Tickets will be available in advance at the South Boston-Halifax County Visitor Center or online beginning Feb. 1. Tickets will be available at the gate at $50 for a VIP ticket and $30 for general admission. 

Hop heads purchasing the VIP ticket will have access to the festival beginning at 1 p.m. and will enjoy an exclusive craft beer on tap until 2 p.m. The event opens to general admission ticket holders at 2 p.m., and festivities go until 8 p.m.

Two live bands will provide music throughout the day, and several food trucks will be on site for dining options. 

For more information and updates to craft breweries, bands, tickets and food, go to www.gohalifaxva.com/sobo-brewfest.

The public is invited to bring their friends and take a day to tap into the fun, Shepperd said.