Updated March 2024
Note that the Festival is paused for 2024–look for updated details in 2025
Enjoying local beer and live music is a great way to spend a spring weekend. The North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival is the perfect environment for it all. This annual event returns on May 12 & 13 at Historic Rural Hill, just outside Charlotte. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to taste creations from numerous participating breweries and listen to talented musicians. It is no surprise why locals and visitors flock to this festival year after year.
In addition to the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival, find out what else is happening in the area with our Davidson, NC Vacation Guide. This free guide covers restaurants worth visiting, upcoming events and festivals, and outdoor activities in the area. It is full of helpful information and can cut your trip-planning time in half!
Taste a Superb Variety of Beers
Every year, the festival highlights dozens of top-quality North Carolina Brewers. Consider purchasing a Saturday Tasting Ticket, which will give you unlimited tastings (while supplies last) from 12:45 pm – 4 pm. You will also receive a collectible commemorative tasting glass and full access to all musical events during the day.
Of course, a full spectrum of craft beers will be available individually throughout the weekend. In addition, reduced-price tickets are available for designated drivers.
Hear Great Music from Popular Bands
Nothing makes beer taste better than great music, and each year gets better than the previous. Expect continuous live music throughout the festival, starting Friday at 5:30 pm.
Your entry ticket gives you access to all concerts!
Here Are the Nitty Gritty Details
- Tickets are available for Friday, Saturday, or a VIP weekend pass.
- The festival will take place rain or shine, with no refunds for weather.
- No smoking of any kind is allowed on the property.
- Purchase food at local food trucks parked on the premise.
- You may bring lawn chairs, blankets, cameras (NOT video), rain gear, and umbrellas.
- You may bring unopened, non-glass, non-alcoholic beverages. Free water refill stations are available.
Relax at Davidson Village Inn
Our beautiful Inn is just a few minutes from the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival. Book your stay for the festival, and relax in one of our guest rooms after a long fun day. During your stay, enjoy our comfortable accommodations and amenities. Room options include Family Suites, Executive Suites, King Rooms, Queen Rooms, and Twin Rooms. No matter which room you choose, you’ll awake refreshed and ready for the day’s adventures.