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Aug 20

River and Brews - Small Town Craft Brewers Festival

Food and Drink
Live Music
  • Date & Time

    August 20, 1:00 PM – August 20, 2022, 5:00 PM

  • Location

    Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • Price

    $25, $79 with Rafting

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Beer tastings at NOC


Just west of Asheville, you’ll find some hidden gems buried in the small mountain towns of WNC. From local breweries with unique and tasty pours, to creative artisans and quality craftspeople, these folks help make Western North Carolina as unique as the rivers that flow here.

Join us for a celebration of local breweries, music, and food! You’ll taste beers from five local breweries, shop artisans and craftspeople, and enjoy sweet sounds from local bands and musicians, all in one magical place we call the Nantahala Gorge.

Guest Breweries include:

  • Mountain Layers
  • Innovation Brewing
  • Whiteside Cliffs
  • Lazy Hiker
  • Snowbird Mountains
  • Wehrloom Honey & Mead

Come for the views and stay for the brews! Purchase a beer tasting ticket for only $25 or combine it with a morning rafting trip for only $79, for a savings of 15%!

  • Rafting Package Trips- 9-11:30 (select ticket & time)
  • 1-5 PM Beer Tastings
  • 1-5 PM Artisan Vendor Village
  • 1-4 PM Live Music – Chill Tonic
  • 5-8 PM Live Music – Beer & Loathing

All attendees will receive a souvenir taster cup and lanyard.

You must be 21+ to purchase a ticket, but families are welcome to attend! Kid’s activities like treetop nets, zip line adventure park, and all our other adventures, restaurants, and lodging are open for business!



Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 US-19
Bryson City, NC 28713

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