ROSEBURG — “It’s all about the water” as Umpqua Watersheds, Inc. is hosting the 8th annual Umpqua Brew Fest 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds located at 2110 SW Frear St. in Roseburg, that's exit 123 off I-5. This annual event is a community celebration of clean water, craft beer, and sustainable living in southern Oregon’s hundred valleys of the Umpqua. We’re proud to announce that we’ve once again partnered with the local Treva Hoffman Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and select proceeds will benefit their effort to fighting breast cancer. 

A main focus of the event is allowing for patrons to taste craft beers, ciders, and meads from breweries throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Local wine will also be available for sale. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for tasting.

This year features musical performances by Cast of Clowns, Phamous Phaces, and Antonucci Collective, and the featured food vendor is O’Toole’s Pub.

The festival also will hold an Iron Chef Competition, where local breweries and culinary artists pair up to create brew/food combinations to be judged in a fun, interactive showdown.

Don't want to miss the Saturday college football action? Don’t worry, as Good Vibrations has you covered with both Ducks and Beavers action.

Admission to the Brew Fest is $10, which includes a glass and four tasting tickets, or swag for non-drinkers, as designated drivers are encouraged to join the celebration. Attendees must be 21 or over — bring your ID, and please leave your children and pets at home.

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As the event host, Umpqua Watersheds will provide information about the Umpqua River system, an essential source of clean water that is critically important to our communities’ health and livelihood.

Updates can be found at www.umpquabrewfest.info.

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