November 04, 2014
Special to Connect
The Savannah Waterfront Association will be hosting their inaugural Harvest Fest Nov. 7–8. From the musicians providing the entertainment to the delicious food and the tasty brews, it’s a weekend celebrating all things Georgian!
This year’s event will also feature the “Hopped Up on Georgia Brews” tasting event on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 1–5 p.m.
“The craft beer tasting will featuring over 20 Georgia breweries, many of which are creating specialty brews just for the weekend,” said Carrie Bligh, Executive Director for the Savannah Waterfront Association.
All-inclusive VIP tickets are available and include unlimited tastings, access to special offerings, admission to educational talks given by the creative minds behind these Georgia brew houses, and a souvenir pilsner tasting glass.
“Our staff was excited to partner up with Southbound Brewing Co. to help put this event together for beer
enthusiasts alike," continued Bligh.
Carly Wiggins, the marketing and sales director for Southbound Brewing Co. and membership chair for the Georgia Craft Brewer's Guild, is excited to help make this first-year event a success.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the first Hopped Up on Georgia Brews tasting during Harvest Fest. This is going to be such a unique event that I've dreamed of for a long time. Being able to pair tastings, art, music and craft education all together will be nothing but fun for everyone involved. We have some incredible products coming out of the state of Georgia and it’s time to celebrate them,” said Wiggins.
Harvest Fest will kick off on Friday, Nov. 7 from 4–10 p.m. with First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30 p.m. The festivities will continue on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Live entertainment will take place each night on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage. Featured performances include local favorites Keith & Ross on Friday at 7 p.m. and The Accomplices on Saturday at 5 p.m.
For more information about Harvest Fest visit riverstreetsavannah.com. To purchase VIP tickets for Hopped Up on Georgia Brews and for more information visit www.riverstreetsavannah.com.