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Untapped Beer Festival • Charlotte • May 4, 3-8 p.m.

Hang out inside Bank of America Stadium and try special pours from well-known breweries, like Dogfish Head from Delaware. Attendees can also take part in food pairings and pick up Untapped swag packs. Purchase tickets here.

Bank of America Stadium 800 South Mint Street, Charlotte, NC 28202


Murphy Spring Festival • Murphy • May 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Listen to live blues, country, rock, and reggae music while enjoying small-batch craft brews, and then grab a bite to eat from a nearby restaurant. Local and regional artists will also display their work in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. Admission for this event is free.

Historic Downtown Murphy Tennessee Street, Murphy, NC 28906


Low Country Boil and Brew • Pittsboro • May 4, 4-7 p.m.

Sip House of Hops beer while indulging in all-you-can-eat gulf shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, and banana pudding at the Root Cellar. Attendees can also enjoy live music and cornhole. Purchase tickets here.

Root Cellar Café & Catering 35 Suttles Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312


Cinco de Mayo Beer Mile • Sanford • May 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Exercise, support local businesses, and drink beer at this event. Race participants can run, jog, or walk the one-mile course and then drink four 10-ounce beers from Camelback Brewing. Register for the race here.

Camelback Brewing 804 Spring Lane, Sanford, NC 27330


Stomp & Brew Festival  • West Jefferson • May 4, 12-4 p.m.

Gather at the parking lot across from the Ashe County Arts Council to celebrate talented local brewers and vintners. Nearby shops and restaurants will provide discounts to customers as part of the festival, and proceeds will benefit Shoes for Kids, a charity that provides new shoes to kids in need. Purchase tickets here.

Downtown West Jefferson South Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694


Island to Highland • Asheville • May 5, 12-6 p.m.

Chat with craft vendors, play games, jump with your kids in the bounce house, and sip a craft brew at the meadow near Highland Brewing. Guests can listen to live reggae music, and enjoy entertainment by DJ Kutzu.

Highland Brewing 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28803


Cinco de Mayo Party • Huntersville • May 5, 4-7 p.m.

Listen to the Diego Avilez Latin Jazz Trio while celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Primal Brewery with food and friends — and make sure to take a whack at the piñata. 

Primal Brewery 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078


Sour Beer Sampling & Discussion • Durham • May 7, 6-7 p.m.

Patrick Woodson from Brewery Bhavana and Chris Creech from the Glass Jug Beer Lab will lead a guided discussion and tasting of different sour beers. Admission includes samples of five sour beers that will also be available for purchase. Purchase tickets here.

The Glass Jug Beer Lab 5410 NC Highway 55, Suite V, Durham, NC 27713


Barks & Brews • Durham • May 11, 1-5 p.m.
Head out to Hi-Wire Brewing’s new location and try your hand at cornhole for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit Saving Grace, a nonprofit that helps homeless animals find loving homes.  

Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt 800 Taylor Street, Suite 9-150, Durham, NC 27701


Carolina BrewFest • High Point • May 11, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Help High Point celebrate its growing craft beer community by tasting brews from more than 40 breweries at this event. The festival will also host a 15K, 10K, and 5K in the morning. Purchase tickets here.

Mendenhall Transportation Terminal 220 East Commerce Avenue, High Point, NC 27260


North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival • Huntersville • May 11-13

Enjoy a weekend filled with music and brews. Eleven bands will play for festivalgoers and North Carolina brewers will serve free tastings of their beers on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the Historic Rural Hill site. Purchase tickets here.

Historic Rural Hill 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC 28078


Gathering of the Goses • Asheville • May 18, 12-5 p.m.
Taste 10 light and refreshing gose-style brews from Twin Leaf Brewery and other regional breweries. Attendees can also enjoy live music and gourmet tacos from We Know Lottabout Tacos. Purchase tickets here.

Twin Leaf Brewery 144 Cox Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801


South End Hops Festival  • Charlotte • May 18, 2-6 p.m.
This dog-friendly festival will feature vendors from more than 40 breweries, as well as local cideries and wineries. There will even be a pre-festival pup parade and pup costume contest for the pooches. Proceeds will benefit Rescuedme, a nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates dogs. Purchase tickets here.

South End Hops Festival 308 West Carson Street, Charlotte, NC 28203


Blues & Brews Festival • Durham • May 18, 5-10 p.m.
Sample beers from more than 20 North Carolina breweries, enjoy snacks from food trucks, and listen to national blues musicians at this festival at Durham Central Park. Purchase tickets here.

Durham Central Park 501 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701


Brew ’n’ Chew • New Hill • May 18, 3-8 p.m.
Take a relaxing train ride, tour the North Carolina Railway Museum, eat snacks from Mel’s Many Minis food truck, and sip beer from Fortnight Brewing Company at this event. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of New Hope Valley’s steam locomotive No. 110. Purchase tickets here.

Triangle’s Train: New Hope Valley Railway 3900 Bonsal Road, New Hill, NC 27562


Hook, Line, & Drink Festival • Sylva • May 18, 3-7 p.m.
Sip craft beers at this family-friendly festival. Food trucks, children’s activities, live music, and fishing industry vendors will be at the event for attendees’ enjoyment.

Bridge Park Pavilion 76 Railroad Avenue, Sylva, NC 28779


Harvest Dinner • Wake Forest • May 18, 5-9 p.m.
Come see where your beer is grown on a tour with a farmer before sitting down to a multicourse dinner and beer pairing from a variety of local restaurants and breweries. Proceeds will benefit the Farm Workers Advocacy Network and malting barley farming research. Purchase tickets here.

Perry Farms 6201 Pulley Town Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587


Spring Oyster Roast • Cedar Grove • May 19, 1-3 p.m.
Meet Ryan Bethea, a North Carolina oyster farmer who has been featured on PBS, and eat some of his oysters that have been harvested that day. Admission includes all-you-can-eat oysters, a glass of cider, and potatoes and corn on the side. Purchase tickets here.

Botanist & Barrel 105 Persimmon Hill Lane, Cedar Grove, NC 27231

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Chloe Klingstedt is the editorial assistant at Our State magazine and a Texan who is proud to call the Tar Heel state her new home.

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