Legendary Festival Returns to Restored Ballpark
Durham, NC – September 14, 2009 – Durham’s premier special event, the World Beer Festival, returns on October 3rd to its original home, the historic Durham Athletic Park. Newly re-opened following its $5 million restoration, the DAP provides a spectacular canvas for the 14th World Beer Festival-Durham. With the Carolina blue skies setting off the brilliant green of the ball field and the white of festival tents, it is easy to understand why USAToday ranked the WBF as one of the top ten beer festivals in the country.
“It’s been a wonderful experience working with the city to help bring this dream of a beautiful, historic ballpark to completion,” says Daniel Bradford, publisher and president of All About Beer Magazine, producer of the World Beer Festival. “We even put our shoulder to the wheel in raising money for the new seats.”
For one day, the festival team will turn the renovated park into the best place to experience fully the world of craft and specialty beer. Few sites on the East Coast can provide such an opportunity for anyone interested in the diversity and beauty of beer.
Tickets are on sale now. The festival offers two four-hour sessions. The first session will be from noon to 4 p.m., and the second session will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Standard admission to a single session is $40 in advance ($50 day of the event if available), which includes samples from a selection of over 300 beers from more than 100 world-class breweries, music by local bands, educational sessions by industry experts, and a festival tasting glass. Tickets can be purchased online at www.allaboutbeer.com/wbf/tickets.html.
Tickets are also available at the following retail outlets:
Four Points – 7807 Leonardo Drive, Durham
Alivia’s Durham Bistro- 900 W Main Street, Durham
City Beverage – 4810 Hope Valley Road #105, Durham
Satisfaction – 905 W Main Street #37, Durham
Carolina Ale House – Alexander Place, 7981 Skyland Ridge, Brier Creek
Carolina Ale House – 2240 Walnut Street, Cary
TJ’s Beverage and Tobacco – 306 E Main Street, Carrboro
Foothills Brewing – 638 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to the Carolina Theatre and Downtown Durham Inc. As charity partners the Carolina Theatre and Downtown Durham, Inc. will help recruit and manage the volunteer staff that assists in running the festival. Volunteer recruitment is underway now – visit www.allaboutbeer.com/wbf/volunteer for information on becoming a volunteer.
The Carolina Theatre
The mission of the Carolina Theatre is to serve greater Durham and the Triangle region with vibrant, thought-provoking programs of the performing and cinematic arts in our historic treasure, The Carolina Theatre. The Carolina Theatre strives to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and to delight and educate our children and future leaders.
Downtown Durham, Inc.
Downtown Durham, Inc. was formed in 1993 to serve as a catalyst for downtown revitalization. Since then Downtown Durham, Inc., has sought to build a foundation for the future of downtown. The mission is very specific-create an environment for private development in Downtown Durham by focusing our efforts in five main project areas:
• Economic Development
The News & Observer, 96 Rock, and ZSpotlight are local media sponsors of the World Beer Festival-Durham.
About All About Beer Magazine
Now in its 30th year, All About Beer Magazine has been the source for the hip beer culture. Its mission is to educate the public in beer appreciation and beer quality and to build the local beer community. The magazine does this by hosting festivals where guests have the opportunity to taste samples from a wide range of beers, discuss the beer with brewers, and knowledgeable servers, etc. Winner of numerous awards and recognitions, All About Beer Magazine publishes the best on beer six times a year with two additional bonus issues each year. Subjects range from beer history and culture to beer travel and entertaining as well as beer brewing and storing. For more information, please visit www.allaboutbeer.com