For the love of beer, this annual event is back this October 22nd! Macon Beer Fest 2022, beloved by many Macon residents and visitors from all over, is returning with more craft beer than ever before.
About Macon Beer Fest
This event offers more than 100 different varieties of craft beer and wine! What makes it even better is that it is for a great cause. Put on by the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon in support of Pints for Prostates, this festival’s purpose is to educate men about the risks of prostate cancer.
At the festival, you can take a free blood test, valued at $700, which will then get you three fast passes to head to the front of any line! Donations to support prostate cancer events may be made to The Prostate Cancer Fund at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.
Events at the festival
Bringing together athletes, cancer survivors, doctors, family members, and more, the Pint Pacer 5K kicks off the day of the festival at Macon Beer Fest at 8 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Macon-Bibb Convention and Visitors Bureau. This race helps promote prostate education and the need for early testing.
Have little ones? Even they can help in the fight against prostate cancer! Bring your little heroes to the SuperHero Dash for Dad following the Pint Pacer at 8:45 a.m. Kids aged 9 and younger are encouraged to dress as their favorite superheros.
Want to participate, but know you’re not a morning person? No worries! Macon Beer Fest’s Beer Run – 1 Mile starts at 4:30 p.m. for single runners and 5 p.m. for team runs. Don’t let the name slip past you though; this is truly a beer run. All runners must run a mile and stop four times to drink a beer (restrictions apply). This race is sponsored by the Growler Spot.
Registrations for all of these races are now open! Register online today to secure your spot.
Macon Beer Fest 2022 has added two new events! The first one is The Rock & Roll Pub Crawl. This event will take place at 6:45 p.m. on October 21, the night before the big festival. The Rock & Roll Pub Crawl is a two-and-a-half hour brewery tour of Macon’s three breweries: Fall Line Brewing Co., Ocmulgee Brew Pub, and the Macon Beer Company. Tickets are available online now.
Macon Beer Fest 2022 has also added their new Amazing Cornhole Tournament that will be put on by Peach State Cornhole. There will be a $100 prize for first place and a $50 prize for second place. This event is limited to 30 two-person teams. Register for your spot online now.
The entertainment doesn’t just stop there. There will also be live musical performances by many well-known local musicians including Mount Pilot, Hughes Taylor, Sisters of The Blue Moon and Matt McMillian.
For admission into the festival, there are two types of tickets available: VIP and General admission.
VIP ticket holders get to enjoy over 100 varieties of craft beer and wine with unlimited pours as well as beers that are otherwise unavailable to the general crowd. This ticket will get you into the festival an hour before general admission and give you access to exclusive music, restrooms, food, and Macon Beer Fest swag.
General admission ticket holders have the chance to indulge in the selection of craft beers and wines available with unlimited pours. That is, until the beer and wine run out. With this ticket, you will get to enjoy two music stages, food vendors, and many local arts and crafts vendors.
Tickets are available to purchase online now! There are no VIP tickets sold the day of the event, so buy them now while you still can.
When and where
Macon Beer Fest 2022 is taking place on Saturday, October 22 in Historic Downtown Macon.
Located on the corner of Poplar Street and Third Street Park, VIP ticket holders may arrive at 2 p.m. with general admission ticket holders arriving at 3 p.m. and both staying to enjoy the festival and its activities until 7 p.m.
Whether you love beer or you just want to get out and celebrate fall with some festive fun, you won’t want to miss this year’s festival! Some may even say the Macon Beer Fest is a health fair disguised as a beer festival—a party for a cause!