Toe River Arts and Homeplace Beer Company present No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest, Yancey County's first craft beer and arts festival to be held at the historic Nu Wray Inn on the Town Square of Burnsville, NC on September 29, 2018.
The festival will feature small and upcoming breweries from around WNC, as well as established regional favorites.
Breweries include Homeplace, Archetype, Blue Ghost Brewing Company, Catawba Brewing Co., Eluvium Brewing Company, Fonta Flora, Ginger's Revenge, Habitat, Hi-Wire, Hillman, Mad Co Brewhouse, Mica Town, Turgua, Zillicoah Beer Co.
Food vendors include Hog Hollow Wood Fired Pizza, Rad Dawgz Hot Dog Joint, Stackhouse and Ye Olde Country Store.
Music performances by Momma Molasses, Nick Gonnering and the Christy Lynn Band.
- No pets allowed. (We love your furry friends but please leave them at home during the event)
The event is sold out!
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I need to enter the festival?
You must present a valid 21+ ID along with a ticket to enter the festival. Designated Drivers may purchase a separate wrist band for $5 at the entry gate. Designated Drivers must be accompanied by at least one ticket holding attendee.
Where do I enter the festival?
The entry gate to the festival will be located at the bottom of South Main Street at the corner of Homeplace Beer Company at 6 South Main Street Burnsville, NC 28714. THIS IS THE ONLY ENTRY POINT TO THE FESTIVAL.
Where do I park?
Please park in the Burnsville Town Center parking lot west of the entry gate, along East/West Boulevard or across 19E in the Roses parking lot.
Will there be a shuttle?
A shuttle will be making loops between the entry gate and the Roses parking lot beginning at 3PM until the festival concludes at 9PM. You may also walk from the Roses parking lot across 19E to the entry gate.
Will the shuttle take me home?
The shuttle will give anyone a ride home who lives or is staying within five miles of town.
I've used up all my tokens, where can I purchase more?
You may purchase additional tokens for $3 each at the entry gate or at the Toe River Arts booth (found on the map).
Where can I find water?
You may purchase bottled water for $1 at the Toe River Arts booth or use the water jugs at the brewers' tables.
Where can I sit and eat?
There is a dining patio in the courtyard of the Inn as well as a dining hall inside the Inn. Additional seating may be found around the festival grounds and on the front porch of the Inn.
Is there official festival merch?
Festival T-shirts may be purchased at the entry gate, at the Toe River Arts booth or inside the Nu Wray Inn for $15.
Where To Stay
Spruce Pine areaRichmond Inn Bed and Breakfast
Little Switzerland Inn
Things to do in burnsville
Take a guided fishing tour with Southern Drifters Outfitters!
Climb or drive to Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi.
Need more details or have questions?
We brew sessionable farm-to-pint beers using lots of local ingredients from Yancey County and nearby. At Homeplace, you’ll find plenty of lagers, table beers, hoppy American and malty English beers, and some mixed culture fermentations.
Our family has deep roots in Burnsville and the surrounding area. It has been a longtime goal of ours to connect the growing Western North Carolina craft beer industry with the rich history and agriculture of Yancey County. We partner with local farms and raw material suppliers to add a sense of place to all our beers. We aim to brew everyday beers with lots of flavor and local connection.
The Homeplace is where you come from and where you hope to return to. It's where you find warmth and familiarity.
We hope that our beers offer the same sense of comfort. Don’t be a stranger.