Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

Virginia Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest


October 1, 2023 | 2:00pm – 7:00pm
State Fair of Virginia
Grove Pavillion, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047

The Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of Virginia craft beer and the ingredients that make it distinctive. This is a great opportunity for the Guild to expand Virginia Craft Beer and craft beer tourism in the Commonwealth. 

Brewer Information

Registration Fee: There is a $100.00 registration fee to participate. Breweries with multiple locations may register each location as a participant. Registration is only open to Virginia Craft Brewers Guild members.  

Beer: Each registered Brewery will provide one (1) sixtel for two (2) types of beers. We encourage you to bring beers that include Virginia grown products, and any 2022 Cup medal winners. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild will be purchasing the 2 sixtels up to a maximum capped amount of $150.00 for BOTH beers. Billing information will be provided once you’ve registered for the event.

Beer Delivery: A volunteer will deliver your 2 sixtels to the State Fair of Virginia by noon on the day of the event. You must provide the volunteer’s name at registration. 

Beer Equipment Requirement: You will need to provide a jockey-box with 2 taps, tubs to hold sixtels, tubes and CO2 Tank. You may bring your tent canopy and signage for your allotted space as the venue tent is large and we want to showcase all the participating breweries. You may bring merchandise for your allotted area.

Brewer’s Package: Your package will include the following:

  • One 8′ table
  • Ice for jockey boxes
  • Space within the Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest Tent
  • 3 Brewery Staff Tickets – this includes State Fair admission
  • 3 Lot Parking Passes (You will be able to deliver you beers directly to the tent)

Check-in Instructions: You must check-in at the Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest Tent and have your allotted area set-up and ready to pour no later than 1:30PM.  After the event closes at 7:00PM, you will need to remove all your equipment from the tent.

Registration deadline is September 28th at Noon