Every year, we look forward to connecting with the Chardon community at BrewFest. But given the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 and large scale events, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel BrewFest 2020.
This was a tough call to make -- BrewFest is an incredibly important event for Chardon Tomorrow and it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate all of you and what we feel is one of the best events of its type in the area -- but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our brewer partners, volunteers, and everyone who attends. We explored other ways to keep the in-person part of BrewFest, but it’s important to us to host a vibrant, inclusive event and it didn’t feel right to do it any other way.
Alongside Taste of Chardon (cancelled in April), BrewFest is the largest single source of revenue for Chardon Tomorrow. It helps to fund all of our free activities and events throughout the year, including Fire & Ice, Dog Days, National Night Out, Small Business Saturday & more. It also helps fund our economic development and historical preservation work--so cancellation was not taken lightly.
In place of the BrewFest, we’re planning other ways for our community to get together through a combo of smaller locally hosted events, self-guided experiences, and possibly BrewFest at home kits. We’ll share additional details on our plans in the coming weeks.
If you are a current ticket holder, we will be reaching out in the upcoming weeks with options, including a full refund of your ticket purchase. Please understand, each purchase is manually refunded so it will take a little time to connect with each buyer individually. Our goal is to connect with everyone by the end of June, your patience is appreciated.
We are disappointed, but the health, safety, and long-term vitality of Chardon is our first priority. We hope you’ll understand and continue to support Chardon Tomorrow and our other community partners, retailers, and restaurants during this time--and we hope to be back with the biggest, best BrewFest ever in 2021! Gear up for the big day with regular updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
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2019 BrewFest T-Shirt
Be a part of BrewFest history--snag your 2019 BrewFest T-shirt! These cotton blend T-shirts feature all of this year's breweries (and sponsors) in a vibrant heathered green.