Craft Beer and Music Festival September 9, 2017

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Please join us on Saturday, September 9, 2017, for the second annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival, held on the historic grounds of Happy Retreat, former home of Charles Town founder Charles Washington, brother of George Washington and certified National Treasure by the National Trust of Historic Preservation.

The event will feature music all day from touring bands as well as samples from multiple brewers of the best craft beer available in the State of West Virginia.

Share this event with your friends and family and save the date for the second annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival!

Ticket prices

VIP – $40 in advance/$45 at the gate. VIP ticket holders will receive a souvenir 6.5 oz. glass and 12 free tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased.

General Admission – $20 in advance/$25 at the gate. General admission ticket holders will receive a souvenir 5 oz. mini tasting mug and 4 free tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased.

Designated Driver/Underage — $15 either online or at the gate.

Additional tasting tickets are 2 for $5.

Awesome Bands

Jah Works
Black Masala
The Primate Fiasco
The Woo Yeahs

Festival Information

No coolers, food or beverages may be brought into the festival except bottled water. Guests my bring
their own bottled water. Bottled water and soda will also be available for sale at the festival.

No pets will be allowed, other than service dogs.

Guests may bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. No tents or umbrellas are allowed. The area
directly in front of the music stage is shaded by trees. There will be a large tent with chairs and tables
for guests to sit, eat and drink beer while they are listening to the music.

General parking is available at the site.
Remote parking is available at the American Public University parking lots on both sides of North George
Street at 330 N. George Street. Continuous shuttle bus service between these sites and Happy Retreat
will be provided courtesy of River Riders. Shuttle buses will pick up passengers at the American Public
University lot at the North George Street entrance.
In addition, on-street parking is available on nearby streets except for Mordington Avenue. No parking will
be allowed on either side of Mordington Avenue due to safety concerns.

Handicap parking will be available in the parking lot at Happy Retreat near the entrance gate. Guests
needing handicap parking will be directed to those spaces by the parking attendants.

The historic Happy Retreat house will be open to visitors during the festival. Due to ongoing restoration
work, tours will be limited to portions of the first floor. The second floor will not be open to the public.

There will be no activities for children. However, parents may bring children with them. Children 12
years and under will be admitted at no charge. The price of admission for ages 13 through 20 is $15.


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