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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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