Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.’s Gnarly Culpeper Block Party & Brew Fest!

It’s the return of Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.’s biggest annual fundraiser and favorite downtown spring event, the Gnarly Culpeper Block Party & Brew Fest!  Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, Gnarly is back, bigger and better than ever!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 27 from 12pm to 5pm, to enjoy all the festivities near the historic train Depot in charming Culpeper Downtown!

The 2024 Gnarly Culpeper Block Party & Brew Fest will deliver an explosion of all things hops and barley, shining a prominent light on Virginia breweries and cideries!  Enjoy unlimited tastings or even full pours* (*additional cost) from Altered Suds Beer Company, Bald Top Brewing Company, Beer Hound Brewery, Cider Lab, Death Ridge Brewery, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Iron Pipe Alewerks, Mountain Run Winery, Old Bust Head Brewing Company, Old Trade Brewery & Cidery, Patch Brewing Company, Silver Branch Brewing Company, Son of a Bear Ciders, Trouvaille Brewing Company, and WAR Craft Brewery.  Plus, the Virginia Eagle beer truck will be in attendance with 10 additional taps flowing, to include Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Devil’s Backbone, Blue Mountain Brewery, Starr Hill Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider and more!

The 10th Anniversary of Gnarly delivers so much entertainment, in addition to the breweries, you’ll find yourself enjoying every twist and turn!  Starting at 12pm, vibe to the sounds of local musician Paul Rogers, with A.P. Project bringing the house down beginning at 2:30pm.  During the band change over, kick up those heels with Karen’s Line Dancing!  Have little ones in tow?  They will be thoroughly entertained by Danny’s Bouncy House, Sandy’s Face Painting, hula hoops and more, all found within the Kid Central Kid’s Corner!  Enjoy a caricature from the talented Daniel Ryman or play a game of corn hole and take home a prize!

In between sampling and dancing, there are so many other exciting components to the Gnarly Culpeper Block Party & Brew Fest, making it the perfect event for people of all ages, even those that don’t partake in adult beverages!  Shop artisan vendors such as, Always Flavored, Bad Ass Pickles, Creations by the Hulchers, EstRaeya, Historic Smoke Cigars, Salvage Wood Designs, Sweet Dove Crochet & Company, and Two Sassy Ladies.  Visit the Museum of Culpeper History and the Purely Piedmont/RRRC tents to see what these local organizations are up to!

Ready for a nibble?  Enjoy both savory and sweet options sure to elate your taste buds from, 7 Moltin, Cap’n Corbin’s Seafood, Country Kettle, CRAVE Hot Dogs & BBQ, The Grease Wagon, Juju’s Indian Cuisine & Sweets and Moo Thru Mobile.

All are welcome, but please no pets or coolers.  To purchase tickets, visit Vinosity or Far Gohn Brewing Company in Culpeper Downtown, or online by visiting www.culpeperdowntown.com or www.eventbrite.com.  Early Bird Unlimited Tasting tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY, at a special price of $35, starting March 22 through March 29!  Unlimited Tasting tickets then increase to $40, going up to $50 if purchased at the gate.  Unlimited tasting tickets include entry, unlimited beer and cider tastings, souvenir tasting glass, anniversary sticker, live entertainment, and corn hole with prizes.  Not interested in the tastings, but want to join in on the fun?  Pick up your General Admission ticket for $15 in advance or $20 at the gate!  General Admission tickets include entry, anniversary sticker, live entertainment, and corn hole with prizes.  Children 13 and under get in FREE!

Lastly, a huge thank you to the generous and supportive sponsors that make CRI events of this nature possible, including, the Town of Culpeper, Kid Central, Far Gohn Brewing Company, UVA Community Credit Union, TechBox, WJMA & SAM-FM, Bingham & Taylor, YHB CPAs & Consultants, Culpeper Chamber of Commerce, Culpeper Times, Culpeper Media Network, Merchant’s Grocery Company, Cintas and Xpress Copy & Graphics.

To volunteer or for more information about this or future CRI events, email crievents@culpeperdowntown.com or call 540-825-4416.