Ohio Beer Festival Guide

While we love a good day (or weekend) of brewery-hopping, it’s going to take us awhile to hit all 290 of the great breweries in Ohio. But there’s another option: what better way to see (and taste!) all that the Ohio craft beer scene has to offer than visiting some Ohio beer fests?

Hundreds of craft beers are ready to be served up all over Ohio. Are you ready? Read on for our comprehensive list of all the can’t-miss 2020 beer festivals in Ohio.

Ohio Craft Beer Festivals

Ohio Beer Festival Guide


Craft beer events in Ohio during March, April, and May 2020.

B-Town Brew Fest
March 6, Bellefontaine
Price: $35-60
Tickets Include: A fresh-baked pretzel necklace, commemorative BrewFest glass, an event t-shirt, and 10 pour tickets
Featuring: Start out at Roundhouse Brewing Co, then use your 10 pour tickets in designated businesses around Downtown Bellefontaine
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Cincy Beerfest
March 6 & 7, Cincinnati
Price: $40-95 ($20-40 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: Regular admission includes 25 samples in a 5 oz. souvenir acrylic mug (Connoisseur and Designated Driver ticket options also available with different offerings)
Featuring: Hundreds of craft beers from 120+ breweries
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Winter Warmer Fest
March 7, Cleveland
Price: $45-65 ($15 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: Souvenir glass and 20 4 oz. sample tasting tickets
Featuring: 60+ breweries show off their best seasonal, limited edition beers
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Spring Craft Beer Fest
March 28, Grove City
Price: $35 pre-sale, $40 at the door ($5 Designated Driver)
Featuring: 150+ craft beer options from all over the world
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Columbus Brew Festival
March 28, Columbus
Price: $50-65
Tickets Include: Beer samples & access to to the museum and exhibits
Featuring: A night at the museum with 150 beers from 60+ breweries
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Medina Beer Fest
April 4, Medina
Price: $40-50 ($14 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: General Admission includes 10 beer tasting tickets, 1 food ticket, and a commemorative tasting glass (VIP & Designated Driver also available with different offerings)
Featuring: Samples from 30+ breweries, great food, and a raffle
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Brews in the Burbs
Mason, May 1
Price: $35-55 ($10 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: General Admission includes 10 samples in a 5 oz. souvenir mug (VIP and Designated Driver ticket options also available with different offerings)
Featuring: Samples from 35+ regional craft breweries, each with a brew made just for this event
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Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest
May 2, Columbus
Price: $45-65 ($15-20 Designated Driver
Tickets Include: Souvenir glass with 20 tasting tickets
Featuring: Samples from 50 Ohio craft breweries & the Six One Pour Brew, made especially for Columbus Craft Beer Week (May 1-9)
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Pour One Nine (Legacy)
May 9, Bellville
Price: $45-75 ($19 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: General Admission includes 16 sample tokens and a 4 oz. sample mug (VIP & Designated Driver also available with different offerings)
Featuring: 25+ Ohio craft beers in the 170-year-old The Legacy on Possum Run
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North Canton Craft Beer Festival
May 16, North Canton
Price: $40-60 ($10 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: General Admission includes Tasting Glass & Swag Bag (VIP & Designated Driver also available with different offerings)
Featuring: 16 total breweries – 8 local breweries, each inviting a special “guest” brewer
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Oxford Wine & Craft Beer Festival
May 30, Oxford
Tickets Include: TBD
Featuring: Beer from 10 local craft breweries, wine, art, and live music
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Craft beer events in Ohio during June, July, and August 2020.

Crafted Cleveland
June 6, Cleveland
Price: $15-85 ($25 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: Full-Sized Package includes up to 84 oz beer and 12 tasting dishes (Pint-Sized, VIP, General Admission and Designated Driver Packages also available with different offerings)
Featuring: 50+ local beers, 10 restaurants, and live music
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Toledo Beer & Bacon Fest
June 13, Toledo
Price: $30-45
Tickets Include: General Admission includes 10 beer samples (VIP also available with different offerings)
Featuring: Bacon & beer pairings!
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International Craft Beer Festival
Cincinnati, 2020 Date TBD (usually summer)
Price: TBD
Tickets Include: TBD
Featuring: 400+ beers from 100+ breweries, presented by Jungle Jim’s Beer Department – one of the Top 4 Beer Retailers in the country!
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Blues & Brews
July 18, Sherrodsville
Price: TBD
Tickets Include: TBD
Featuring: Details to follow
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Crafted Cincinnati
July 18, Cincinnati
Price: $15-85 ($25 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: Full-Sized Package includes up to 84 oz beer, 12 tasting dishes, and a t-shirt (Pint-Sized, VIP, General Admission and Designated Driver Packages also available with different offerings)
Featuring: 50+ local beers, 10 restaurants, and live music
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BrewFest Waterfront District
August 8, Lorain
Price: $20-65
Tickets Include: General Admission includes sample glass and 15 4 oz. samples (V.I.P. tickets also available with different offerings)
Featuring: A variety of 50+ breweries, ciders, meads, and wines
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Chardon Brew Fest
August 8, Chardon
Price: $35-100, Group discount available with advanced purchase ($15 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: General Admission includes 15 drink tickets and complementary glass (VIP & Designated Driver also available with different offerings)
Featuring: 25+ local breweries & live music
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Craft beer events in Ohio during September, October, and November 2020.

Crafted Columbus
September 12, Columbus
Price: TBD
Tickets Include: TBD
Featuring: 50+ local beers, 10 restaurants, and live music
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1st Capital Chili & Beer Fest
September 26, Chillicothe
Price: $40-65
Tickets Include: Beer Fest Guest includes 15 tasting opportunities and a souvenir tasting cup (VIP tickets also available with different offerings)
Featuring: Samples from 15 unique breweries (and a chili competition!)
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Zoo Brew
October 15, Cincinnati
Price: TBD
Tickets Include: TBD
Featuring: Local brews & live music (one of this year’s national acts is Grammy-nominated!)
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Ale-O-Ween
October 19, Dayton
Price: $40-60 ($15 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: Regular Admission includes a souvenir glass with 20 sample tickets; Designated Driver includes a food voucher and sampling is strictly prohibited
Featuring: A Halloween party + seasonal beers from 40+ Ohio craft breweries
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Pour One Nine (Kingwood)
October 30, Mansfield
Price: $35-55 ($15 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: General Admissio includes 16 sample tokens and a 4 oz. sample mug (VIP & Designated Driver also available with different offerings)
Featuring: 20+ seasonal beer & wine options
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Barrel-Aged Beer Bash
January 2021 TBD, Cincinnati
Price: TBD
Tickets Include: Event entry, tasting guide, and a commemorative glass
Featuring: 100+ beers aged in bourbon, tequila, or rum barrels – If you find a new favorite, many of these beers are available year-round to purchase and take home in Jungle Jim’s award-winning Beer Department
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Columbus Beerfest
January 2021 TBD, Columbus
Price: $40-90 ($20-40 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: Regular admission includes 25 samples tickets and a 5 oz. souvenir acrylic mug (Connoisseur and Designated Driver ticket options also available with different offerings)
Featuring: Hundreds of craft beers from 130+ breweries
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Cleveland Beerfest
January 2021 TBD, Cleveland
Price: $40-90 ($20-45 Designated Driver)
Tickets Include: Regular admission includes 25 samples tickets and a 5 oz. souvenir acrylic mug (Connoisseur and Designated Driver ticket options also available with different offerings)
Featuring: 175+ craft beer options from 120+ breweries
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Lebanon BrewHAHa
January 2021 TBD, Lebanon
Price: TBD
Tickets Include: TBD
Featuring: TBD
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Winter Bonanza
February 2021 TBD, Cincinnati
Price: TBD
Tickets Include: TBD
Featuring: TBD
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Glass City Beer Festival
February 2021 Toledo
Price: $40-60
Tickets Include: TBD
Featuring: 230+ beers from 40 craft breweries
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Groundhog Craft Beerfest
February 2021, Youngstown
Price: $40-60
Tickets Include: TBD
Featuring: Sample beers from 20+ local and national breweries; overnight packages available with the Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa
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