The Downtown Hattiesburg Association invites you to the 8th annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 6-9 p.m. (VIP entry at 5 p.m.) at Town Square Park. This event takes place during FestivalSouth, Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre arts festival, setting it apart from other beer festivals as we showcase the art and artists behind craft beer.


More than 10 years ago, there was a monumental shift in how Mississippians enjoyed craft beer. In 2012, a small change in beer laws brought about a huge economic and cultural impact that is still being felt. Hattiesburg is excited to celebrate eight years of industry growth with all of the breweries from around the nation who have made Mississippi their market.

We will also pay special tribute the breweries who make Mississippi their home. Our Mississippi breweries will be invited to showcase not only their beer, but also their local food and tourism. Attendees will not only get to meet the people behind the beer, but also sample a food pairing from a local restaurant and meet local tourism representatives from our fellow beer cities throughout Mississippi. 


We are excited to see this event return after a two-year hiatus. The Downtown Hattiesburg Association is once again teaming up with VisitHattiesburg, Southern Beverage Co., Stokes Distributing, Southern Prohibition, and others to ensure the festival experience is better than ever for brewery representatives and festivalgoers. This year’s festival is presented in part by Corner Market, with support from VisitMississippi.


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