The date is set for the next round!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 24, 2019!

Get ready for Augtoberfest!


Brewery? Reserve your spot HERE.

2018: A good time had by all.

Our 3rd annual Decatur Craft Beer Festival was held on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. What started out as a rainy, windy, dreary day turned into a perfect afternoon for gathering with friends and enjoying our blend of brews, food, music, and more.

Rain or Shine, Come Drink Beer!

Bypass the Line, Get Tickets NOW!

Decatur Craft Beer Festival

The best brews. Direct from the breweries.

We work with local/area breweries to bring you the absolute best tastes around. Your admission nets you 8 tastes of your choice, to be enjoyed in your very own collectible event glass.

2018 Participating Breweries

Onsite Food Trucks

The saying isn’t “Don’t eat, drink, and be merry.” Area food trucks will be on hand to fill you up and keep you balanced while sampling our selection of brews.

Music & More

Our Musical Guests

Harvest Sons will perform an intimate stripped down set perfect for those looking to kickback and relax to songs from some of todays best Americana acts like Lumineers, Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell and Ryan Adams, in addition to favorites John Prine, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and more.

The covers compliment the original songwriting of Seth Cocquit, who has been crafting songs from “rust belt frames of mind” for the last decade or so. Soulful and catchy choruses delve into current political state of affairs, how crazy people get over small things, about the family farm and small town Seth grew up in in West Central Illinois on the Spoon River, about raising a family and trying like hell to chase a dream….and if it plays in Peoria….ain’t that the saying?

Harvest Sons has been performing across Illinois and Iowa the last 2 years, and their first album “Flat Black Sessions: Vol. 1” will be out October 2018. Learn more about Harvest Sons at

Three Ways To Experience The Event!

Decatur Area Arts Council

The Decatur Craft Beer Festival serves as one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Decatur Area Arts Council, a not-for-profit community resource that introduces and promotes the arts, enhances arts educational opportunities, and increases the impact of and access to the arts to improve the quality of life in Decatur and its surrounding areas. We work tirelessly to provide a variety of programs and services, striving to provide arts experiences that can be enjoyed both by the novice and knowledgeable, young and old alike. 

We are located in historic Downtown Decatur in the Madden Arts Center. Currently in our Anne Lloyd Gallery is the “Young Artist Showcase,” which features exemplary juried art in varied media by area students in grades 5-8. The exhibit is presented by the Illinois Arts Gallery and runs through January 29th, 2019. 

To learn more or contact DAAC:

or call 217.423.3189

Made Possible By:

— Our Gold Sponsors —

— Our Silver Sponsors —

— Our Bronze Sponsors —

Interested in becoming a 2019 sponsor? Download our event PDF for all the info! 

Special THANK YOU to Dreux Lewandowski of Decatur Brew Works!