Septembeerfest Pairs Beer, Food, and Tunes

beer_bottleMmm, 27 breweries with more than 70 beers and ciders under the trees at Avery Park? Count me in. This will be the ninth annual Septembeerfest, pairing the Willamette Valley’s best brews with live music, food, and friends.

Hosted by the Heart of the Valley Homebrewers, a non-profit organization started in 2006,  this year’s live music comes from Blues & Sunshine, Gumbo, and Parish Gap.

Admission for Septembeerfest is $20, which includes a pint glass and eight drink tokens. Though the cost looks bigger upfront, the value is the same as in previous years. The cost of admission and tokens were combined to make an easier entrance for both you and the volunteers. Additional tokens are available to purchase as well. Septembeerfest is a family-friendly event. Children under 12 are free; ages 13 to 20, and designated drivers, are $3. The organizers ask that you leave your furry friends at home.

Septembeerfest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Avery Park in Corvallis from 1 to 9 p.m. A free shuttle runs every 15 minutes with stops at Cloud & Kelly’s, Corvallis Public Library, Downward Dog on Monroe Avenue, the SE corner of Reser Stadium, and 15th Street on the corner of Western. For more information about Septembeerfest, or to purchase your admission in advance, visit

By Kara Beu

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