Pete’s Pick: Happy Birthday, Microfestivus

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The Deschutes Street Pub was just the beginning of beer festival season in the region. Microfestivus, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier beer festival, is coming up on Aug. 12.

And the Roanoke Region’s beer festival is turning 20 this year! (We started celebrating beer long before the recent craft boom!)

Tickets are on sale now and the festival includes two days of events this year, beginning with a rooftop party at Center in the Square on Friday, Aug. 11 and the full day of beer sampling on Saturday, Aug. 12. The festival also includes a VIP option with indoor seating, unlimited drink tickets and free food.

Use code RRP at checkout and The Square Society will make a $5 donation to the Roanoke Outside Foundation. (Just think: Drinking beer for a good cause. That feels pretty good, right?)


Last year, Microfestivus brought in 72 breweries with more than 185 beers to try. The event is expected to draw 3,000 people (which is why getting tickets early is ideal) and they donated $50,000 to charity.

What are you waiting for?

Get your tickets now – all you have to decide is whether you want general admission or to go VIP style?

And don’t forget to use code RRP at checkout. We’ll see you there!