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!
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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.
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 www.harvestsons.com
Three Ways To Experience The Event!
- General Admission ticket holders receive:
- Admission to the event: brew tasting, food trucks, live music– all the fun!
- Collectible souvenir glass
- 8 tasting tickets
VIP TicketLimited Quantity!
- In addition to what’s included with the standard ticket, VIP Ticket holders receive:
- Access to the exclusive Friday night VIP event, which includes rare and hard to find brews not available on Saturday, hors d’oevures designed for paring, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more
- Admission into Saturday’s VIP Only area, which will include snacks and convenient access to bottled water
- Access to indoor bathrooms
- 4 additional tasting tickets
- VIP lanyard for easy ticket-carrying at the festival
Designated Driver Ticket
- Designated Driver ticket holders receive:
- Admission to the event
- Complimentary water and soda
A great time, benefiting two great community resources.
The Decatur Craft Beer Festival is a joint fundraiser for MRI and the Decatur Area Arts Council, and is actually one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the two not-for-profit organizations.
MRI (Macon Resources, Inc)
MRI provides services to promote the growth, independence, and self-worth of children and adults with disabilities. MRI was formed through the consolidation of Progress Resource Center and Macon County Rehabilitation Facilities in 1988 to provide comprehensive habilitative and rehabilitative training programs and support services to individuals who have a developmental disability, mental illness or other disabling condition.
To learn more or contact MRI: MaconResources.org
or call 217.875.1910
Decatur Area Arts Council
DAAC 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 the community. Through our staff’s tireless efforts, the Decatur Area Arts Council works to provide a variety of programs and services. We strive to provide arts experiences that can be enjoyed by the novice and knowledgeable.
To learn more or contact DAAC: DecaturArts.org
or call 217.423.3189
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