Kokosing River BrewFest
Saturday, August 24, 2019
1-10 PM | Downtown Mount Vernon | Wristbands $40
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored, attended or volunteered for the Kokosing River BrewFest. This was The Foundation’s biggest event to date, and it would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to Ariel Corporation, The Energy Cooperative, WQIO, First-Knox National Bank, Donley Ford Lincoln of Mount Vernon and Kokosing Construction, Kahrl & Co., RCI Mechanical, Shremshock Architects, Stein Brewing Co., PNC Bank, Amato’s Woodfired Pizza, Moreland Hughes Rehabilitation Center, The Grand Hotel, FT Precision, Terry Thurston-Ohio Corporate Photographer, and Domino’s Pizza.
Thanks to all who attended. Because of you, the BrewFest turned into a big, wonderful, friendly block party full of smiles and laughter.
Thanks to our volunteers. We had 88 volunteers—most of them Knox Community Hospital employees—pulling taps, running registration, providing additional security and floating where needed. You all helped make this event soar.
Finally, thanks to our community partners, Mount Vernon City, the CVB, Main Street Mount Vernon, and in particular, Stein Brewing. Your help with the planning and execution of this great event was essential and much appreciated.
All of your support is being invested in the health of our community. We are just months away from opening the new Wright Family Medical Pavilion which will increase access to care and bring new medical specialties to this community. Thank you for helping build a healthy legacy.Looking for some late summer fun?
Then make plans to visit the NEW Kokosing River Brewfest on Aug. 24th. Formerly known as The Local Show, the Kokosing River Brewfest will feature over 30 craft beers, great music, and local food—and there’ll be plenty of all three! Come celebrate local living with the people you know in beautiful downtown Mount Vernon. You won’t want to miss this new event!
LIVE MUSIC LINE-UP:
Click on the event button to purchase event wristbands. Call to learn more about how your business can be involved with this exciting new event! 740.393.9602
What’s included with your ticket?
· Swag bag
· 15 three ounce samples of local craft beers
· Commemorative BrewFest glass
· Event wristband
· Meal token
· Great live music
WHEN DO ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE?
Please note that online ticket sales will end on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 5:00pm. You can always purchase tickets at the gate on the day of. Please print your email receipt and present it at the gate.
WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE?
Yes. Tickets will be sold at the gate.
DO I HAVE TO BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO ATTEND?
Yes. By law, everyone must be 21 years or older to attend this event. Children, toddlers, and babies are not allowed inside the BrewFest grounds.
WHAT TYPE OF ID TO DO I NEED TO GET IN?
No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification as proof of age in order to gain access to the festival. Acceptable forms of ID are driver’s license, state-issued ID, military ID or passport.
DO YOU OFFER DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS?
Designated Driver tickets are $20 and are available online (through Thursday, August 22nd, 2019) and at the gate. The DD ticket includes admission, water and soft drinks at the designated driver booth and a token to use at any of the food trucks (token is a wooden coin). Designated Driver tickets do not include access to any beer, and any designated driver who is seen drinking will be escorted out immediately.
CAN I PURCHASE A DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET FOR SOMEONE WHO IS UNDER 21?
Sorry, no. See above.
I DON'T DRINK BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO ATTEND. DO YOU OFFER A NON-DRINKER TICKET?
Yes. If you’re over 21 years of age, you can buy a Designated Driver ticket for $20.
WILL FOOD BE AVAILABLE?
Yes. Some of Mount Vernon’s favorite food trucks will be in attendance. See below.
Amato’s Wood Fired Pizza, www.amatoswoodfiredpizza.com
Creole2Geaux P: (614) 432-6226 | E: email@example.com, http://fb.com/creole2geaux
Local Motion (614)375-0779
CAN I BRING OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINKS?
No. We will have free water stations throughout the festival grounds that can be used to refill water. The only outside food and beverage permitted into the event are sealed bottles of water and pretzel necklaces.
Craft beers are the only alcohol you will find on the premises. Non-alcoholic beers, wines, or liquor will not be available at the event.
WILL THERE BE KOKOSING RIVER BREWFEST MERCHANDISE?
Yes. KRBF Tervis mugs will be available.
CAN I BRING MY KIDS?
No, sorry. We’ll card at the door and only admit those who are 21 and over.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
No, sorry. Only ADA recognized service animals will be allowed entry. Unfortunately, this does not include Emotional Support Animals or Companion Animals.
CAN I BRING MY OWN CHAIR?
Attendees are welcome to bring camping chairs.
CAN I RE-ENTER THE BREWFEST?
Yes, you will be wrist-banded at entry and stamped upon exit for those that wish to re-enter. But do not lose your commemorative glass—you only get one!
CAN I SMOKE INSIDE THE FEST?
Smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
OTHER PROHIBITED ITEMS
No weapons or firearms of any kind
No drones (remote controlled or unmanned aircraft systems)
No drugs and/or drug paraphernalia
HOW DO YOU USE YOUR CRAFT BEER PUNCH CARD?
Our punch cards help everyone keep track of the pours: just order a sample and have your card punched. Each card holder will have the opportunity to sample 15 craft beers of their choice (3 ounces per sample). Additional 12 ounce brew tickets will be sold for $5.00 each until 9 PM.
WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE CROWLERS?
Yes, starting at 8:30pm, guests will be able to purchase 32 ounce crowlers of craft beer to take home to enjoy later. (Availability may be limited.)
WHEN IS LAST POUR?
Additional beer ticket sales stop at 9 PM. Be aware of this when scheduling your visit to the festival.
Last pour will be at 9:30 PM. That means absolutely no beer is poured after last pour.
WHAT IS THE EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY?
The event will take place rain or shine. All ticket sales are final. No refunds will be given. All brewery booths are tented, as well some guest seating and the VIP Lounge.
In the event of severe weather, check with BrewFest Staff for instructions. Please stay tuned to the Foundation for KCH Facebook page for up to date information, concerning re-entry.
IF I CAN NO LONGER ATTEND THE BREWFEST, CAN I GET A REFUND?
No, sorry. All ticket sales are final, and we don’t offer exchanges or refunds. Find a friend who could use a fun adventure and give your tickets away!
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Downtown Mount Vernon has many places to park. Click here for parking options https://mainstreetmountvernon.com/index.php/explore/parking-map
Of course, we want our drivers to be designated drivers and we encourage carpooling—it’s more fun and it’s safe. For those who will need assistance, Lyft is available in Mount Vernon.
IS THERE A HOTEL NEARBY?
Yes! If you are planning on staying in Mount Vernon, there is still availability at The Holiday Inn Express (www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/mount-vernon/mvroh/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-EX-_-US-_-MVROH), the Comfort Inn (https://www.choicehotels.com/ohio/mount-vernon/comfort-inn-hotels/oh323?source=gyxt), or the Super 8 by Wyndham (www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8). But book soon, rooms are very limited.
WHEN DO THE BANDS START PLAYING?
The first band will start playing at 1 PM.
MY TICKET WAS NEVER EMAILED TO ME. HOW CAN I GET IT?
We are not mailing tickets. Please print the emailed acknowledgement you received when you bought your tickets and bring it with you for registration. If you need further assistance, please email foundation@KCH.org.
I FORGOT TO PRINT MY EMAIL RECEIPT. CAN I GET IN WITH MY ID?
As long as your name appears on our online registration report, you should be good at registration. You will need your ID.
A BREWERY THAT WAS ON YOUR WEBSITE WASN'T AT THE FESTIVAL. WHAT HAPPENED?
Life happens. There may have been an unexpected change at the individual brewery.
WHERE CAN I BUY BEERS THAT I TRIED AT THE FESTIVAL?
Check the brewery's website listed on your brew scorecard.
WHEN WILL THE BEER LIST BE PUBLISHED?
We typically post our beer list 7-10 days prior to the event.
MY QUESTION WASN'T ANSWERED HERE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you still have questions, please click this link, https://www.foundationkch.org/contact , to reach out to us.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Ticket holders or attendees of the event consent to being filmed, photographed, and recorded as members of the audience. The resulting film footage, images and recordings may be used to promote the Kokosing River BrewFest in print, various forms of media, and on websites. You consent that the footage remains our property and we may use it in conjunction with promotion of our event however we choose.
Entry to the Kokosing River BrewFest is solely at the discretion of security and/or the BrewFest Organizers at the time of the event. No persons under the age of 21 will be permitted entry to the festival. We may conduct security searches upon entry at our discretion to ensure the safety of all festival goers.
Organizers of the Kokosing River BrewFest cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal property or belongings that is lost, stolen or damaged, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal injury, accident or illness.
The ticket holder must comply with all relevant statutes, laws, safety announcements, and regulations while attending the event. Breach of any of these conditions or any unacceptable behavior likely to cause damage, nuisance or injury shall enable Kokosing River BrewFest, its security personnel, volunteers, staff, or festival organizers to eject the ticket holder from the festival site without a refund.
These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice and were last updated July 31, 2019.