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WCTE Beer Festival Oct. 9th, 2024

WCTE Blues & Brews 2023 was a great time! Thanks to everyone who helped make it an amazing day! We're planning for the 2024 event, so stay tuned!


Craft Beer Fest 2023 - Highlights

Vendors:

In 2023, WCTE PBS was proud to introduce a brand new vendors section that included a curated selection of vendors sure to pair well with your love of craft beer! In addition to vendors, craft brewers sold their very own merchandise!

Children's Craft Area

WCTE PBS also introduced a children's crafting area in 2024. Without the fencing, we were able to follow an even more open concept! Children were welcome and enjoyed quality crafting opportunities.

Music by Def Leprechaun

We enjoyed tunes from Def Leprechaun, one of the Mid-South's favorite Celtic groups. Their high energy vocals and instrumentals got toes a tapping and hands a clapping. 

Our newest partnership, Pick Up Cookeville Powered By Uber, utilizes the Uber app allowing riders to schedule and pay for local trips within the City of Cookeville. This partnership is the same reliability and safety you are used to with our other UC Public Transit services, but with a new fleet of custom wrapped vans focusing on mobility in the City of Cookeville area. 

**Download the Uber App for your way around Putnam County on Pick Up Cookeville**

This service puts riders in control of flexible scheduling by expanding past UC Public Transit's regular hours of service. Hours for Pick Up Cookeville on the Uber App are Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Saturday is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.  Enjoy discounted rates with our Community Partners within the City of Cookeville.

Plans are in the works for Food Trucks and VIP Tent Partners, so stay tuned! If you'd like to submit to be a Vendor for Blues & Brews, click the button below.

Check out our sponsors for this year's festival. Special thank you to each of the local and national breweries for participating! Special highlights are provided for each of our local brews.

Want to give your time or share your expertise? Consider becoming a WCTE Volunteer! WCTE can use volunteers for many tasks at Blues & Brews! All volunteers MUST BE 21+ with valid ID for this event.

General Information and Frequently Asked Questions

TICKETS

  • General Admission Tickets $50 (DAY-OF TICKETS WILL BE SOLD FOR $55)
  • VIP tickets $70 (day-of VIP tickets $75)
  • THIS EVENT WILL BE SOLD OUT AT 1000 TICKETS, so please don't delay in purchasing yours today.

 

FOOD

  • Food may be purchased from Food Truck Vendors with cash or card, for those that accept card payments.

BANDS - Stay tuned for music announcements!

WHO/WHAT IS ALLOWED?

  • THIS EVENT IS 21+. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ID WITH YOU TO BE ADMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL.

 

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED?

  • Drone activity is prohibited on event grounds under Federal Issue 14CFR91.13
  • Due to City of Cookeville ordinances, smoking is prohibited on all city park grounds.
  • You may leave the festival area to smoke but alcohol is prohibited from leaving the gate.

 

VIP TICKETS & STEIN SOCIAL

  • The VIP Stein Social will be held from 11am-noon for VIP ticket holders.
  • This will be a chance for beer lovers to mingle with the brewers and distributors before general admission.
  • Your VIP ticket also includes all day hospitality tent with several beer and food options changing throughout the day and exclusive tented seating for VIP's only.
  • VIP reserved table of 10 available. Please call 931-528-2222 to reserve.

 

HOME BREWING SELECTION

  • Blues & Brews offers a unique glimpse into home-brewing with an entire section of the festival dedicated to the craft of home brewing. The Tennessee Home Brewers Association will have samples and brewing demonstrations.

 

WEATHER FORECAST

  • Event to be held rain or shine, all sales final. Beer & VIP areas are tented.

 

If you need more information about the event, please email Amber Carl at acarl@wcte.org or call 931-528-2222.

By attending this event, ticket holders expressly grant the promoter and its licensee permission to use holders' image or likeness in connection with any live or recorded transmission or reproduction of such event, or in any future promotion and/or advertising materials, in any medium, including the internet.

Blues and Brews Sponsors

To become a sponsor for this year's beer festival please contact Tiffany McDonald at tmcdonald@wcte.org or call at 615-557-7573.

Brew Partners

Featured Local Breweries