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Thank you to all the patrons, vendors, volunteers, sponsors and community partners who were a part of  WCTE's 3rd annual Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival! We hope to see you all at next year's Blues & Brews! 

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The 4th annual WCTE Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival

Stay tuned for 2017 details!

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We will have over 60 craft beers available to try. Ticket sales will be available for an additional fee at the gate. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the amphitheater seating areas. No pets and no children will be allowed. Smoking in designated areas ONLY. THIS EVENT WILL BE SOLD OUT AT 1000 TICKETS, so please don't delay in purchasing yours today. If you need more information about the event, please visit our website at

  • THIS EVENT IS 21+.

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And for you runners, you can purchase Blues and Brew tickets at a discounted price when you register for the Haunted Half, details at

Ticket Information

Blues & Brews will be held rain or shine. All sales final. No refunds. This is a 21 and up and pet-free event. Photo ID is required along with ticket. Parking will be limited in the area - please plan to carpool, bike, walk, or use the CATS bus. Please remember to drink responsibly.


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Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival!

Stay tuned for 2017 details!
Noon to 5 pm
Dogwood Park, 30 E. Broad St.
Cookeville, TN

Purchase tickets here
Sales at the gate begin at 11 am.

Entrance to the festival is at the Dogwood Park Concession Stand.

Thank you to our sponsors


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Taste over 60 craft brews from across the country!

Enjoy live music in the park. This 2015 Blues and Brews event is the Upper Cumberland's 2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival at Dogwood Park benefiting WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS.

In order to accommodate more attendees, there are some differences from previous Blues & Brews events:

  • There will be a LARGE tent with more than 20 breweries represented, with most breweries offering two craft brews each for you to sample. As the day goes on and more kegs get tapped, different brews will be available for you to try.
  • In order to let you sample more brews, you will receive a commemorative tasting glass that will allow you to sample as many beers as you can responsibly handle.
  • Live music will be performed on the performance pavilion stage during the day. You are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to lounge on in the music area as you enjoy the festival.
  • Food is available for purchase from local vendors on-site.

WCTE is donor-supported television. Everything we do - from educational outreach and community events to award-winning local productions and signature PBS programs - is possible because of supporters like you. Thank you for your generosity.

Blues & Brews Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I bring my baby or children to the event?
    • No, this is a 21 and up event.
  • Can I bring my dog into the event?
    • Sorry no pets allowed in the designated event area.
  • Will food be available? 
    • Food will be available for purchase, bring cash in case all vendors do not take  debit or credit cards. If you have purchased VIP tickets, food is included in the ticket price and given out under the VIP tent.
  • What about rain or bad weather?
    • The festival will be held rain or shine. The beer and VIP areas are covered in case of inclement weather. All sales are final.
  • Where can I park?
    • Parking near the park is limited. Please carpool, take a cab, or use the CATS bus. There is street parking and public parking areas in the area. We will have Blues and Brews parking areas labeled for easy access along with flaggers to help in parking. 
  • Is smoking permitted at the event? 
    • There is a designated smoking area in the festival.
  • Will restrooms be available?
    • There are restrooms available at the gate and portable restrooms will be provided within the festival area.
  • How many beers do I get to sample?
    • Pours are limited to 3oz but you may have as many samples as you can responsibly handle.