Craft beer festival at plaza will feature more than 60 brewers

Craft beer festival at plaza will feature more than 60 brewers


The fourth-annual Youngstown Craft Beer Fest will take place Friday in a large heated tent in the parking lot of Austintown Plaza, 6000 Mahoning Ave.

It will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $50 ($40 in advance at

VIP tickets, which grant admission at 6 p.m. and all St. Patrick’s Day season events at the plaza, are $60 ($50 in advance). The VIP ticket holders can also meet the brewers as well as local distillers.

Proceeds will benefit Every Dog Matters.

The festival will include beer from more than 60 regional and statewide brewers, including Great Lakes, Paladin, Fathead, Rhinegeist, Noble Creature, Market Garden, Birdfish, 3 Floyds, Modern Methods, Dogfish Head, Columbus, Sandy Springs, Hopping Frog, Woodland Cellars, Cider Boys and more.

The festival will also include live music, door prizes and food trucks. Each guest will receive a tasting glass.

Comedy and magic night at Hopewell


The Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., will present “An Evening of Comedy & Magic” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $20 for the event, which will feature magician-comedian Eric Thompson and comedian Jenna Cintavey.

For reservations, call 330-746-5455 or go to

Proceeds will help fund the theater’s handicapped-accessible improvements.

The $80,000 project will include a handicapped restroom, a new entryway equipped with an electric lift and new parking.

Community band in benefit concert


The Canfield Community Concert Band will present a concert of American music to benefit Canfield’s Operation Blessing at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Canfield High School Auditorium, 100 Cardinal Drive.

The program will feature the music of Bernstein, Copland, Ticheli, Jenkins, Smith and Fillmore.

Donations of cash and nonperishable food will be accepted at the door to support Operation Blessing’s mission to help those in need.

The Canfield Community Concert Band is a group of volunteer musicians.

It performs regularly throughout the summer at outdoor venues and at nursing homes during the holiday season. For information, go to

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