Sunset Beach Resort, Cape Charles, August 5th 2017, 12:30 - 4:30pm
Join us for the most exciting weekend on the Shore for Summer 2017!
The first Annual Shore Craft Beer Festival at Sunset Beach near Cape Charles, VA on August 5th from 12:30 - 4:30 pm kicks off your Saturday. This festival, like all our others, features ONLY local craft beer from breweries on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Delaware and Maryland. This festival will also feature several Virginia Beach breweries.
Family-friendly and pet-friendly, this festival will also feature the Tiki Bar Band and food trucks with food pairing suggestions if you are interested in buying something to eat.
You can kayak or boat to the location if you live nearby and access the festival from the water. You won't find a better beer festival anywhere on Virginia's Eastern Shore this summer!
VIP tickets allow your entrance an hour early with better access to the brewers and beers. In addition, only the first 400 ticketed attendees get commemorative event glasses.
We will have SUP and kayak rentals available before, during, and after the festival. Then, you can watch the sun go down from the Jack Spot on the beach where we will have more local craft beers.
General Admission attendees start sampling the beers at 1:30 and the event ends at 4:30. The fun doesn't stop there, however.
You can watch the sun set over the Chesapeake Bay from the beach while enjoying another local craft beer from the Jack Spot. Join us at the Jackspot after the Festival for more craft beer!
Hotel packages including camping, RV, cottage and hotel options at the Sunset Beach Resort offer 15% off rack rate discounts if you buy the package with the festival tickets. The town of Cape Charles has plenty of accommodations including Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, Hotel Cape Charles , Cape Charles House Bed and Breakfast , SeaGate Bed and Breakfast, Alyssa House Bed and Breakfast, Fig Street Inn, The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek and Bay Creek. If you prefer to stay outside of town, you can try Peacock Motor Inn , Shore Stay Suites , Kiptopeke Inn and Milestone Lodge on 757-331-2768.
Sunday brings more fun. The Oyster Farm has the Shuck and Suck Festival going and you can go watch the Chesapeake Cowboys boat docking contest, eat oysters, and enjoy another water view. Free shuttle available.
Check out all the Eastern shore craft beer breweries whose beer you can sample at Shore Craft Beer Fest. As the participating breweries decide on their beers, we'll post it here. Stay tuned, or get updates by subscribing to our newsletter. We will update the list as the date comes closer.
St George Brewing Co
O'Conner Brewing Co
Bold Mariner Brewing CO
Smart Mouth Brewing (VA)
Cape Charles Brewing
Be sure to stop by and meet Cape Charles' newest brewery. Although not brewing beer yet, Cape Charles Brewing Co will happy to chat with you about all things beer!
Black Narrows Brewing
Construction's in full swing at Black Narrows on Chincoteague Island VA, and although they don't have beer to pour yet, they will set up a booth at the festival so you can stop by and chat.
SoBo's Wine Bistro, the third of John and Tom Knorr's restaurants, opened in 2006 to rave reviews. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is warm and intimate. Locals continue to vote SoBo's "Best Wine List", "Best Creative Menu", "Best Atmosphere" and many other awards. Sobo's is committed to buying LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE and ORGANIC products whenever possible. Serving creative dishes to pair with great beer and wine. We hope you taste the passion and care that goes in to every bite. Please join us at SoBo's or look for us "On The Road".
Cape Charles Lion Club will be here with their Chuck Wagon selling freshly made hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, and crab cakes plus water and soda. Proceeds benefit the local community.
In and Out Food will be serving chicken, pork chop sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs and chillidogs, Italian sausage with onion & peppers, pulled pork, Tilapia, Whiting, shrimp, onion rings, home fries, nachos and cheese with or without jalapeno peppers, Lemonade, soda, and water, ....
The Tiki Bar Band will bring their beach vibes to the festival, playing beach music and oldies and making you want to sing and dance. Based out of Virginia Beach, they have been making music "you want to hear while sitting at a tiki bar" since 2011. They perfectly compliment the atmosphere of the festival.
There will be limited parking available at the Jackspot. Once that fills, guests will be encouraged to park at the hotel. Golf cart shuttles will be available to assist getting folks down to the bluff.
Lost at Sea
Stop by Lost at Sea to discover pirate and drinking themed apparel,flags, caps, mugs, wine goblets, flasks, shot glasses, large wood nautical decorations.
Marvelous Creations by Madonna focus' on creating one of kind jewelry and wearable art that is equally unique and wonderful as you. Every piece we design is designed to take your outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.
Beltway Merch is a Maryland based company hand making true Maryland and Baltimore themed accessories....
Sherriq Boutique - ladies clothing and accessories.
The Beautiful Sunset Beach is offering hotel packages including camping, RV, cottage and hotel options at the Sunset Beach Resort. They will give you offer 15% off rack rate discounts if you buy the package with the festival tickets. Check out the resort here. Rooms are going quickly, so if Sunset Beach is sold out, try the town of Cape Charles which has plenty of accommodations including Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, Hotel Cape Charles , Cape Charles House Bed and Breakfast , SeaGate Bed and Breakfast, Alyssa House Bed and Breakfast, Fig Street Inn, The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek and Bay Creek. If you prefer to stay outside of town, you can try Peacock Motor Inn , Shore Stay Suites , Kiptopeke Inn and Milestone Lodge on 757-331-2768.