THOMAS - Fans of great live music and outstanding West Virginia craft beers will again have the chance to experience both at the third annual Brew Skies Festival July 25-26 at Canaan Valley State Park.
Brew Skies is more than just a music festival. It's a unique, family-friendly celebration of West Virginia's increasingly expanding craft beer movement, local artisans, craft and food vendors, and a wide range of musical talents - supporting both local and national acts.
The event is two days - July 25, with music from 4 p.m. to midnight, and July 26, with music from 11 a.m. to midnight. The event will feature music on two stages, the main and beer garden stage.
The event will feature entertainment for the kids, including magicians, nature walks and kids music
Sponsored by Mountain State Brewing Co. in Thomas, the festival features a number of regional bands, including The Davisson Brothers Band, Shane Meade & The Sound, The Tom Batchelor Band, West By God, A Wisdom of Owls and more, as well as some nationally known acts: Philadelphia's American Babies headline, with Larry Keel Experience, Cabinet, Bumper Jacksons and Grand Ole Ditch also scheduled..
As with previous years, all West Virginia breweries are invited to attend, including some new faces. In addition to the brews from Mountain State Brewing Co., attendees can sample beers from Greenbrier Valley Brewing, Morgantown Brewing Co., Lost River Brewing, Chestnut Brew Works, Blackwater Brewing, Big Timber Brewing and Wheeling Brewing Co.
Food vendors will include Canaan Valley State Park Barbecue, El Gran Sabor, White Grass Cafe and McVicker's Kickers, with a number of local artisan and craft vendors.
For more information or to get tickets, visit www.brewskiesfestival.com or call 304-463-4500. Tickets for the entire weekend of music and a variety of lodging options are available through the Tucker County Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.canaanvalley.org.