Celebrate fall favorites stews, stouts, and porters

As long as there isn’t a stew flavored stout it’s all good.

Brunswick Stew and Stout Festival:

Join us for Brunswick Stew and Stout Festival on Saturday, November 7th, 2015. The Brunswick Stew Festival is a celebration of regional stew and has been held at the Historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market since it began in 1999. New this year we are adding an RVA essential- fall-themed stouts and porters! This event promises to entertain and fill the belly’s of an expected crowd of 5,000 with over 12 Stewmasters, 15 stews, 18 Virginia breweries, merchant vendors and a children’s area.

The event takes place on Saturday, November 7th from 11-4pm at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market. Admission to this delicious fall event is free and just $1 per sample of stew. After 1pm, you can purchase pints, bowls and quarts of stew directly from the Stewmasters. Prices range from $7-9.

Beer tickets will be sold for $1 each. Two tickets for samples and six tickets for full pours. There will be special tappings of limited availability RVA brews throughout the day. See the 17th Street Farmers’ Market Facebook Page for more information on the specific beers and tapping times. Participating breweries include Hardywood, Legend, Devil’s Backbone, Ardent, Starr Hill, and so many more!

We’ll have live music all day. At 2:00pm The Bellevue Rhythmaires, the brainchild of reknown local musician Charles Arthur, will take the stage! The group is a twangy acoustic/bluegrass band from Richmond, VA that is equally adept at playing bluegrass, rock, country, jazz, and soul music.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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