With Fundraiser For STARHouse
One of the more unique and best local festivals is the STAR House Foundation’s annual beer festival in Roswell. The Roswell Beer Festival is celebrating its fifth year as the biggest beer festival in the area and expects to raise more than $100,000 for the non-profit organization. STAR House is an after school program that provides at-risk youth with tutoring, mentoring and other enrichment activities throughout the year. The Beer Festival is the largest fundraiser for this organization and 100% of the proceeds go towards providing programming for hundreds of local students in need.
This year, the Roswell Beer Fest is expanding its reach from the heart of the Historic Roswell Square to Elizabeth Way, an adjacent street that will be closed off to provide more space for the event’s new gaming area. Attendees will have the choice to play adult sized games such as Giant Jenga, Four Square, Beer Pong as they sample and enjoy beer from local, national and international breweries.
“This year, we decided to go bigger and better,” STAR House Board Chair Jeff Bridges said. “In the past, we have resisted turning this into a huge event because we like the intimate, historic feel of the park. However, closing off the street has allowed us to create more space and add more bodies. We have also added a lot more varieties of beer, especially local beer. We even have custom brews being created just for this event. You can’t find them anywhere else! We also listened to comments from previous years and added more food options. There will be six restaurants, plus exclusive food options in the VIP tent. We have two live bands coming and about 300 volunteers. There will be merchandise for purchase as well.”
The revenue from the Beer Festival will allow STAR House to expand its enrollment for after school programs as well as summer camps.
For more info on Roswell Beer Festival click here.
Pictured: On the Historic Square in Roswell, back: Danny Broadway, Jeff Bridges, and front: Stephanie Mitra, Monica Oliveira, and Stephanie Christiansen, of the STAR House Foundation board.