Over the past couple of years a beer festival has been the most requested event of the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, and we made it a reality. HDR is excited to announce that we will once again bring the community together for the 3rd annual Rocktown Beer Festival at the beautiful new Turner Pavilion in the heart of Downtown Harrisonburg.
The 2012 Rocktown Beer and Music Festival was a success by every measure. Three thousand plus happy people converged on Downtown Harrisonburg to enjoy a day of great music, food, and craft beer. The crowds were drawn from a large cross section of the community and the only disappointed people were the 500 or so who showed up to purchase tickets to the sold out event and couldn’t get in. 2013’s festival is shaping up to meet or exceed last years results and the organizers and sponsors have a lot of surprises in store for this year's Rocktown Beer & Music Festival!
Save the Date: Saturday, April 20th 2013!
Once again the festival will celebrate the quality and diversity of America’s craft beer culture. Each brewery is handpicked and will be represented at the festival by a member of that brewery. The breweries will bring their flagship brew as well as a seasonal or rare beer (64 beers total) so even savvy beer fans will find something new to get excited about.
The Turner Pavilion (Farmer’s Market Pavilion) is the heart of the festival and houses all the beer vendors. The field next to provides a grassy area to relax and listen to music, sit down and get a bite to eat from a local food vendor, or take a quiet moment to wonder how you made it so far in life without you brand new favorite brew. The downtown location and proximity to the local restaurants and shops means that the festival can be a part of a larger day spent downtown, offering guests yet another reason to make it a full day of entertainment to look forward to and enjoy.
From 81 North or South
Take Exit 245 Take a left from the South or a right from North and go west (toward JMU and downtown) on Port Republic Rd.
Take a right onto South Main Street. Follow South Main to downtown. Take a left onto Water Street. Take another left onto Liberty Street.
From Points East and West
Take Rt 33 (Market Street) to Court Square
From the West
Take a right onto Liberty Street just before Court Square.
From the East
Go around Court Square and continue west on Rt 33. Take a left onto Liberty Street.
From Liberty Street
Continue South through the light at Bruce Street. The Market is just ahead on your left.
The festival’s focus on quality music was a large part of its success in 2012 and we feel that the 2013 lineup will get just as much attention if not more. The Steel Wheels and other great bands will be playing this years festival. Stay tuned for more great bands!