The Beer City Festival Approaches!

The Beer City Festival Approaches!
Earlier this week, we put a spotlight on some of our favorite ways to celebrate NC Beer Month, and to round out the theme of the week we thought we would bring your attention to a super popular and fast approaching Asheville event - that's right, the Beer City Festival! Scheduled to take place on May 28th of this year, the Beer City Festival is slated to feature over 32 breweries this year, making it one of the most educational and exciting Asheville events for Beer Lovers and Aficionados. Read on for some information on this fantastic event!
What's the Deal?
Beer City Festival takes place in Downtown Asheville on the Roger McGuire Green. The best of local and regional brewers set up shop to display, share, and introduce their premium craft beverages. Every single one of the breweries featured in this even are members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, which focuses on growing local and surrounding Asheville breweries through partnership and community support. In essence, this is a community event aimed at uplifting Western North Carolina businesses. Best of all, a portion of this year's proceeds will benefit Big Brother Big Sisters of WNC!
What to Expect
This is a beer-centered event, so only those 21 or older can attend and in order to gain entry, you must have a valid, government issued photo ID. That being said, it is understood that parents may need or want to bring their small children to the event - that's perfectly fine! This is a wholesome, community-focused festival and there will be plenty of local food and non-alcoholic beverages for the little ones. Attendees are expected to arrange for a Designated Driver - separate tickets are available for those that take on the responsibility to get their friends and loved ones home safely. This is also a rain or shine event - so if you're traveling from out of town, you can count on being able to attend (barring very extreme weather).
Where to Stay
If you're traveling to Western North Carolina for this event, staying local will be absolutely key to enjoying the full spectrum of the Festival. Carolina Mornings has dozens of amazing homes in and around Asheville, each one boasting its own unique draw. For a 3 bedroom home located just 20 minutes from Downtown Asheville, check out Serenity Now! The gorgeous mountain views from the deck help make this rental one for the books - you'll fall in love with the convenient location, the nearby town of Weaverville, and the comfortable home furnishings that embrace and welcome you into your own home away from home.
To begin planning your May visit to Asheville, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate ticket, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)

By: Dana Carrico