Happy Retreat Request for Qualifications

Please join us on Saturday, September 7, 2019, for the fourth 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 designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for 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 fourth annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival!

Ticket Prices

Early Bird Special – $30 before July 15

General Admission – $35 after July 15 / $40 day of festival

Designated Driver/Under 18 – $20 / Children 12 and under are free.

The ticket includes a 6.5 oz. tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase at the event.

Awesome Live Music

Among the Willows – 11-12

Hard Swimmin’ Fish – 12:30-2

John R Miller & the Engine Lights – 2:30-4

The Mike Dillon Band – 4:30-6

Learn more about this Festival and other upcoming Events: https://www.facebook.com/happyretreat/

Live music
Beer festival

Awesome Beer

30+ Regional and National Breweries

Past events have included: Abolitionist Ale Works, Founders, Mountain State, Evolution Brewing, Greenbriar Valley, Devils Backbone, Wild Wolf Brewing, Elysian, Flying Dog, Big Timber, Antietam, and many more.

More Information


The price of a general admission ticket (age 21 and over) includes a 6.5 oz. tasting glass and 8 free tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased.


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. Local vendors include: Ortega’s Taco Shop, The Anvil, MoJo’s Catering, Fun Shack Hot Dogs, Mountaineer Popcorn, and more!


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 to drink beer while they are listening to the music.


General parking is available at the site.

In addition, on-street parking is available on nearby streets except that parking may be limited on 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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