2019 Historic Odessa Brewfest

Odessa Brewfest: Celebrating the First State’s Ever-Expanding Craft Beer Scene

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The Historic Odessa Foundation is a local assembly on a mission to ensure the legacy of the Historic Houses of Odessa for future generations… What better way to raise a little bit of money than to offer Greater Wilmington’s locals and tourists a day filled with music, food, fun and a ton of local, regional and national beers?

Local Brews

This annual fund-raiser is your chance to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers along with locally produced wine and spirits! Check out some participating breweries below and for the full list follow this link! -- https://www.odessabrewfest.com/breweries

Music Performances 

Grab yourself a beer and check out this year’s performances:

SPOKEY SPEAKY - MAIN STAGE - 12PM TO 3PM

With their signature reggae-infused sound Spokey Speaky is a fan-favorite! The homegrown Delaware music brings Bob Marley, one-time Wilmington, Delaware resident, and Jimmy Cliff together for an uplifting and upbeat energized show.

SHOT GUN BETTY - MAIN STAGE - 3PM TO 6PM

Shotgun Betty, a new act on the main stage, is a rock band based out of Maryland and Delaware. With twangy tunes, and a style of their own fans of Skynyrd to Johnny Cash will love listening and singing along!

CHARLIE HANNAGAN - GARDEN STAGE - 12PM TO 3PM

Visit the Garden Stage to hear Charlie Hannagan perform his talented melodies which mesh different styles to create his own unique sound – truly a crowd pleaser!

TONY MOWEN - GARDEN STAGE - 3PM TO 6PM

A solo acoustic set in the back garden for anyone wanting to wind down in the late afternoon. Mowen's guitar ballads and melodious voice is a combination great for any couples wanting a romantic ode to end their afternoon.

Food and Drink

Be sure not to miss out on the vendors who have the snacks! We highly suggest trying Cantwell’s Tavern and UDairy Creamery.  But there are plenty more where that came from!

Don’t take our word for it. Check it out yourself! Both VIP and General Admission tickets are on sale now. Just click the link at the end of this sentence and you will be on your way to experiencing one of Wilmington’s favorite fests! https://www.odessabrewfest.com/tickets

Oh! Did we mention we’ll see you there? Come check us out on the festival grounds.  We will be handing out Visitor Guides filled with information about Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley.

And don’t forget, share your experience with us using #VisitWilm. We’ll be reposting the day’s fun for all to see. See you September 7th

Besides the obvious allure of tastings galore, there will also be amazing music throughout the day and vendors providing food, snacks, and more!

Jessica Colasanti