The Lake Anna Brewfest takes place on May 21, 2016 at the Lake Anna State Park, which is located in Spotsylvania on Lawyers Road. This family-friendly annual event is sponsored by Travel Lake Anna. This non-profit organization raises money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, promotes the region, and provides scholarships for college-bound high school students. One goal of the festival’s organizers for this occasion is to promote local businesses and restaurants. Part of the festivities involves showcasing four-ounce craft beer samples that originate from regional and nationwide breweries. Live music and amazing local food are part of the festivities as well.
Attendees can purchase tickets online at www.LakeAnnaBrewfest.com, or at the gate (cash only). Each general admission ticket comes with six (beer) sample tickets. These allow the holder to taste the craft beers (one ticket per beverage). Additional sampling vouchers are available at the event for $1 each, but they cannot be purchased in advance.
Attendees can buy designated driver, general admission, VIP and group discount tickets online. The latter applies for groups of 20 at a time only, and a 10 percent discount is applied. For larger purchases, buyers need to contact the organizers via the event website and provide information like attendee names and types of tickets needed. In addition to event entry and craft beer samples, general admission tickets are good for a free festival print glass. Pre-sale tickets cost $20, include two additional beer vouchers for a total of eight, and are on sale from April 1 until May 13. From May 14 on, tickets run $25.
VIP ticket holders also receive early entry to the festival, unlimited beer sampling, and access to the VIP tent where they can taste exclusive beers. These tickets cost $40 through May 1, $45 from May 2 until May 14, and $50 after May 15.
Designated driver tickets cost $10 any time and grant access to individuals under 21 and to those who are of drinking age, but don’t want beer tickets. While not able to sample beer, these ticket holders have access to all the food, vendors and entertainment.
Online buyers can pick up their tickets at the will-call line on the day of the brewfest. They must verify information via a valid driver’s license. Since these are not transferable, buyers who are purchasing tickets for someone else must put the name of the actual attendee into the appropriate area in the checkout process.