Go Betsy, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation announces Carter County’s newest festival: the Betsy Crafts and Drafts Festival. Betsy Crafts and Drafts will occur on October 13 and 14, 2018 at Joe O’Brian Riverside Stadium in Elizabethton Tennessee, the home field of the Elizabethton Twins. Crafts and Drafts will feature more than 30 fine art and master craft vendors over the weekend, as well as music, food and childrens’ activities. The food court will feature Pizzaria, Gregs Pizza, Freddy’s, Johns Funnel Cakes, and more. Also present will be Tri-cities Space Walk with inflatables, an escape room, and other activities. Craft beer lovers will be thrilled to discover that on October 13, there will be a special one-day craft beer garden on premise featuring regional breweries showcasing hard-to-find varieties not normally available in the Tri-cities, along with perennial favorite brews. Special guest Appalachian Sun Brewery, Elizabethton’s forthcoming first microbrewery, will be providing advance samples of specialty brews ahead of their grand opening. Participating beer garden breweries include Bearded Iris, Catawba Brewing, Depot Street Brewing, Gypsy Circus Cider, Highland Brewing, JRH Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Studio Brew, Blackhorse, Greenman, Bells, JRH, Boldrock, Fanatic, Foothills, Country Boy, Founders and Crown Valley and Wolf Hills Brewing. The festival is made possible by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial and Grindstaff Automotive Group. Media sponsors are the Elizabethton Star and WQUT Radio. Admission to the two-day festival is FREE, while beer garden attendees will find single drafts for $6 and a five beer flight for $25. Beer Garden advance tickets are available at GoBetsy.ticketleap.com.
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