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Craft beer fest returns to Waynesville

art beerfaireThe Waynesville Craft Beer Faire will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the American Legion Post 47 in Waynesville.

The event will feature an array of craft beer vendors from around the region, live music and food vendors. Breweries included this year will be BearWaters, Frog Level, Tipping Point, Nantahala, Highland, Hi-Wire, Innovation, Double Barley, Oskar Blues, and many more. 

Sponsors for the event are the American Legion Post 47, Mainstreet Realty, Homegrown in Haywood, Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, BearWaters, Frog Level, Tipping Point, The Smoky Mountain News and The Mountaineer.

Tickets are $35 per person, with $45 VIP passes available. Proceeds will go to the American Legion, a nonprofit veteran organization that is committed to youth mentoring and promoting wholesome community projects. 

The event is strictly for ages 21 and over. State identification is required for entry. The faire will be held rain or shine.

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