The first Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival will take place Saturday in Middletown.
The festival will feature live music and products from local breweries, vendors and food trucks. Tyler Wakeman, along with his wife Angel, said they started the festival because of their love of music and their community.
“We enjoy going to see live music, and we wanted to put on our own event to support the local businesses,” Wakeman said.
Live music begins at 2 p.m. Saturday with David Sickman of the Hackensaw Boys performing. The Trainjumpers will take the stage starting at 3:15 p.m. and The Drunken Hearts will perform at 4:45 p.m. Yarn will perform at 6:30 p.m.
The festival will feature beers from 10 area breweries: Escutcheon Brewing, Broken Window Brewing Company, Alesatian Brewing Company, Winchester Brew Works, Backroom Brewery, Siblings Rivalry Brewery, Box Office Brewery, Woodstock Brewhouse, Ridgerunner Brewery and Front Royal Brewery.
Shaffer’s BBQ, Sexi-Mexi, and Texas Trey’s Barnburner Salsa will have food trucks parked at the festival. Wakeman said there will be a surprise event for those who are still there at 9 p.m.
Ticket prices begin at $20 for designated drivers who will not be drinking. A $35 package will include a ticket for the day and the ticket holder can buy beer from select beer tents. For $40, attendees can sample all beers at the festival from noon to 3 p.m. Attendees can purchase tickets for camping for $50.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward school meals for Frederick County children in need.
If You Go
When: noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday for campers.
Where: Cougill Road (State Route 634) and Valley Pike (U.S. Route 11), Middletown