While the previous location of the event, the Cady-Boyer Barn was destroyed by fire last month, event planners are confident that the scenic location of Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road, will remain the perfect backdrop for the popular fall event.
“This event has always been affectionately known as B4 because it was 'Brews, Brats, and Bands at the Barn,' and it will remain so even without the physical barn,” said Gregg King, Canton facility services supervisor and fundraiser organizer. “Year after year, it's been an honor to host this annual fall tradition, but this year will be even more special and bittersweet with the barn no longer there.”
Proceeds from this unique beer tasting event sponsored by Canton Leisure Services; Holiday Market; Liberty Street Brewing Co.; Canton Brew Works; Beerfests.com; Alphagraphics; Choice Insurance Agency; Edward Jones Investments, and Kennedy Nemier Insurance Agency, Inc. will support the Canton Historical Society.
Admission includes seven drink tickets each good for a 4-ounce beer tasting sample. Attendees will be able to choose from more than 50 different craft and specialty beers from throughout the country. Brats with all the fixings will also be included with admission, as well as a keepsake beer tasting mug. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by: “Standing Room Only,” performing classic Rock hits and “All Directions,” playing popular Rhythm and Blues standards.
Tickets are $30 if purchased before Sept. 10 and $40 at the door and are available for puchase online at www.beerfests.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Summit on the Park at 46000 Summit Parkway, as well as the Canton Farmers Market at 500 N. Ridge Road. Designated Driver tickets are also available for $10. Additional beer tasting tickets are available for purchase; receive four additional tickets for just $5.
For more information on the 11th annual Brews, Brats, & Bands at the Barn, visit www.cantonhistoricalsociety.org or call (734) 394-5314.