Rising Spotlight: Queen City Brewers Festival Benefits ACEing Autism
It’s Giving Tuesday and you can support a local non-profit by purchasing tickets to an amazing craft beer festival in Charlotte. Queen City Brewers Festival benefits ACEing Autism, a program that helps families affected by autism in the Charlotte community to have access to specialized tennis programs designed to improve social skills, hand-eye coordination and physical fitness of participants ages 5-18 years old. Program Director of QCBF, Nils Weldy joined Derek James on WCCB News Rising to tell us more about the annual festival.
This year’s Queen City Brewers Festival will take place at The Park Expo and Conference Center on Saturday, February 1st. You can purchase tickets HERE. Event proceeds benefit ACEing Autism.
The multi-purpose exhibit hall and conference center, located less than 5 miles east of Uptown, neighbors Bojangles’ Coliseum, which was home to QCBF 2015.
The festival, presented by restaurant design and supply company Deacon Foodservice Solutions, spotlights Charlotte-area breweries, local vendors and the businesses that support the Charlotte brewery industry.
Festival-goers and participants alike can expect intimate sampling in roomier surroundings inside The Park’s Liberty Hall. Guests select between one of two tasting sessions – 12-3:30 p.m. or 5-8:30 p.m. – which is 30 minutes longer than previous years given the steady growth of participating brewery and cidery establishments, vendors, exhibitors and activity areas including a mini tennis court.
To see WCCB Charlotte’s photos from the 2019 Queen City Brewers Festival, click HERE.