FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Corks & Kegs Craft Beer Festival?

Corks & Kegs is Washington County’s premiere craft beer festival, and is quickly become one of the region’s largest craft beer events. This two-day event is FREE to enter, and packed with dozens of craft beers, regional wine, locally produced spirits, food trucks, live music, vendors and artisans, a classic car cruise and much more!

How much does it cost?

Admission for the Corks & Kegs Festival is FREE to enter! Bring the whole family- this event is family-friendly, even though the venue is a casino.

When is it?

The 2017 Corks & Kegs Festival happens Saturday, August 19, from noon to 9 pm, and Sunday, August 20, from 11 am to 7 pm. The Classic Car Cruise is on Sunday, August 20 ONLY.

Where does it happen?

The 2017 Corks & Kegs Festival happens at the Meadows Casino in Washington County. The festival happens outdoors, on the racetrack apron.

How much does the beer cost?

Prices and packages for the 2017 Corks & Kegs Festival are still being worked on. Stop back to check out what we’re offering!

What kinds of beer will you be pouring?

The Corks & Kegs Festival celebrates craft beer, and we do our best to bring you the best of local breweries and larger regional brewers. Visit our Beers page to find out what we’re pouring.

Where can I drink my beer?

Beer will be served in the Beer Tent.

Can I bring the kids?

While we strive for family-friendly events, this is a beer festival, so be prepared for that kind of crowd. Shopping, live music, and most of the food is outside the 21+ area, so kids are welcomed!

Do I have to walk through the casino to get to the festival?

While you will need to enter the building to access the racetrack apron, you will not have to enter the casino floor. Once you enter the building from either garage, head downstairs and out to the entrance to the racetrack apron.

Where should I park?

The Meadows has lots of parking options. There are two parking garages. The South garage is the first garage you encounter as you enter, and the North garage is on the other side of the main casino building. Both will get you inside, where you can head downstairs to the racetrack apron. There is also a large parking lot by the main casino entrance.

Is there seating and where can I find it?

We have benches and picnic tables set up all over the festival. Head over to the building entrance, to the left of the grandstand, and you’ll find tables and chairs outside under the roof and right inside the building as well. There’s also tons of seating on the grandstand.

If this event is outside, what happens if it rains?

Bring an umbrella! Actually, rain or shine, we will do our best to keep the festival open, and there are areas inside the casino to wait out the rain.

Who's putting this on?

The Observer-Reporter is proud to bring regional events like the Corks & Kegs Craft Beer Festival to Southwestern, PA. While the event is located at the Meadows Casino, this is an Observer-Reporter event, organized by OPC Regional Events.

What is the Marketplace?

The Corks & Kegs Festival isn’t just about great beer and food– there’s also great shopping, art, and local service vendors. We’ll have everything from clothes and apparel, locally made wine and spirits, art, home and life services, and lots more.

Can I bring my beer?

While this is a craft beer festival, we can’t just take any beer– you need to be a legitimate brewery in order to pour at our festival. If you would like your brewery included in this year’s festival, fill out the brewery application form.

Brewery Application

What is the Classic Car Cruise-In?

On Sunday, August 20, the Corks & Kegs Festival and Meadows Casino are excited to host the 8th Annual Meadows Classic Car Cruise-In, from 11:30AM to 6:00PM. Cars will be lined up on the race track and parking lots that border the track. All ages welcome!

Registartion starts at 9:30AM. If you’d like to participate, contact Rosann Rovano at 724-503-1714 or rosann.rovano@meadowsgaming.com.

How can I be a vendor?

Our marketplace is filled with unique regional vendors, ranging from clothing and apparel, art, services, food items, and lots more. Pretty much anything you can sell of service you can provide will be considered. Apply to be a vendor with our event vendor form.

Vendor Application Form

How do I become a sponsor of this great event?

A sponsorship of the Corks & Kegs Festival means you get to support a great regional event, and get your brand exposed to thousands of people over a three day weekend. Included in our sponsorship packages is exposure on day-of-event, inclusion in digital marketing of the event, inclusion in coverage of the event in Observer Publishing Co. publications, inclusion in advertising leading up to the event, and much more. Sponsorship opportunities include Naming Rights Sponsor, Stage Sponsor, Entertainment Sponsor, Marketplace Sponsor, and lots more. Fill out our sponsor application form, and we’ll help you find the right sponsorship opportunity that fits your needs for maximum exposure.

Event Sponsor Application

I have a question not answered here.

Please contact Carole DeAngelo at cdeangelo@observer-reporter.com or 724-223-2622.