CurtisFest | April 26 @Ijams Nature Center

14 April 2014 by , 1 Comment


Howdy gang, check out the press release info below regarding the Inaugural Curtis Fest. For those of you who don’t know Curtis McArthur was our rep from Sweetwater Brewing Company who knew no strangers. He embodied the spirit of “love what you do” which along with his always positive attitude made a deep impression on our community. This is a great event meant to honor the man and raise some funds for the scholarship fund which will help send students through the South College Professional Brewing Science Program. Prost!


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Knoxville’s first-ever CurtisFest will honor the life of Curtis McArthur, celebrate his passion for craft beer, and raise funds for the Curtis McArthur Memorial Fund. Reps from some of Curtis’s favorite breweries will showcase their finest creations. Local chefs and food trucks will compete to win the fish taco cook-off. Our DJ will tickle eardrums with Curtis’s favorite tunes.

So come enjoy disc golf, corn hole, paddle boarding, and kayaking demos. Bring your own favorite brews to share with friends, bring a mighty thirst, and be prepared to get, well, festive.

We promise to send you home with an official CurtisFest tulip glass, CurtisFest koozie, and a big smile.

Included in ticket purchase:

Entry into festival
Unlimited beer samples
One food ticket
Official CurtisFest 13oz Belgian glass
Official CurtisFest koozie
Entry into raffle drawing for attending brewery souvenirs

***Bottle sharing is encouraged but not mandatory for festival entry***

Click on the link below to RSVP.

Tickets purchased online will be picked up the day of the festival at will call.

Note: Please limit 4 ticket purchases per person.

Attending Breweries:

SweetWater Brewing Company
Terrapin Beer Co.
Wicked Weed Brewing
Founders Brewing Co
Alliance Brewing Co
Highland Brewing Company
Saw Works Brewing Company
Yazoo Brewing Company
Blackberry Farm Brewery
Regional Home Brewers
More to come…

Fish Taco Cook-off Contestants:

Apple Blossom Cafe
The Plaid Apron
Jalapeno’s Taco Truck


If you prefer to pick up tickets in person instead of online you may purchase at the following locations:

Bearden Beer Market
Barley’s Old City & Barley’s Maryville
The Market in Maryville
Central Flats & Taps
Hops & Hollers
SawWorks Brewery
Vic’s Beer Store & Cigar Shoppe
Shuttle pick up and drop off from the viaduct parking lot next to Barley’s in the Old City and also from the Knoxville Visitors Center. Shuttles will run on the following schedule:

Pick up from downtown locations:


Pick up from festival site: