BEAVER − It will be a “craft-filled” day in Beaver on Sept. 3, for both artistic crafts and craft beer.
The Hometown Happenings community group will host “Crafts in the Park” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Beaver parks by the gazebo.
"We will have vendors from all over lining the sidewalks in Irvine Square and McIntosh Park for your shopping pleasure. Local food vendors, too," says Hometown Happenings' Facebook page.
There also will be a craft beer tasting tent, pouring offerings from nine breweries: 412 Brewery, Petrucci Brothers, Allegheny City Brewing, Butler Brew Works, Arboretum Trail Brewing, Altered Genius, Windy Bridges, TLC Libations and Fermata Brewing.
To taste the beers, visitors will need a beer tent ticket, and be 21 or older. Tickets are $20 through Aug. 25, then $25 afterward, at hometownhappenings.org The beer tent will be open from noon to 4 p.m.
Petrucci Brothers Brewing from New Brighton is one confirmed brewery. Beaver resident Day Bracey, creator of this weekend's Barrel & Flow beer festival in Pittsburgh, will curate other beer choices to be announced later for "Crafts in The Park."
Food vendors will be there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including food trucks from Papa Duke's and Los Gingos Tacos.
Market Street, near the gazebo, will be closed.
At its Tuesday meeting, Beaver Council granted final approval to the festival, including the beer tent.
Hometown Happenings co-founder Jamie McIntosh said the event will feature as many as 100 vendors selling their products, with DIY take-home crafts for children and other children's activities also part of the fun.
"So there'll be a little shopping, a little drinking, all that good stuff," she said.
More details, like possible live entertainment, could be announced.
Hometown Happenings has put on a number of family events in the borough over the past few years, such as Movies in the Park and the summer carnival.
"This is something new and exciting for Beaver County," McIntosh said.
This article originally appeared on Beaver County Times: 9 breweries announced for crafts and beer event at Beaver park