The Draft Day Beer Festival returns to Burlington Athletic Stadium on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. The second annual festival once again features a partnership between the Burlington Royals and the United Way of Alamance County.
Beer connoisseurs can fill their glasses with samples from more than 20 breweries from across the state and nation. There will be close to 70 different styles to choose from, along with food trucks and live music by the Honest James Band.
"We're excited to be able to host this event again at Burlington Athletic Stadium," said Royals Assistant General Manager Mikie Morrison. "We've always viewed the stadium as a multi-use facility versus just a ballpark. Adding this event to the calendar shows that we want to be known for more than baseball."
The event is more than just enjoying some brews at the stadium, as Draft Day benefits the United Way of Alamance County - an organization whose mission is to mobilize the caring power of our community to advance the common good.
"United Way of Alamance County is pleased to be teaming up with the Burlington Royals. Raising funds for our priority areas of education, health and financial stability while making new acquaintances and seeing old friends sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon" said United Way of Alamance County President, Heidi Norwick.
United Way is focused on giving all children an opportunity to succeed in school, giving families the tools they need to be self-sufficient and giving all citizens to access to affordable healthcare in order to be healthy and thrive.
"Partnering with the United Way again this year is great," said Morrison. "When we did the event last year we thought it was a success but saw several areas where we could improve. We're looking forward to an even bigger and better event this year, so that we can continue to support the work of United Way."
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, August 10th and can be purchased online at burlingtonroyals.wixsite.com/draftdaybeerfest. The event will run from 3:00pm -7:00pm and features a VIP hour this year from 3:00-4:00. General admission will be from 4:00-7:00. The event will be capped at 800 participants and will take place rain or shine.
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