PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – On Saturday, November 14, from 6:30-10:00 PM, Old McMicky’s Farm is hosting its sixth annual Barns and Beer Craft Beer Festival, a fundraiser for its 501c3 foundation to help support their community-giving programs.
Two of these programs include “1000 Kids.” A thousand youngsters in the Tampa Bay area who face mental, emotional, and physical challenges spend a fun day on the farm without cost, and “Mission I Do” is a program that provides free, all-inclusive weddings for veterans and active-duty military.
Set on its picturesque 40-acre lakefront property, Old McMicky’s Farm is taking all necessary safety precautions to keep its guests safe at the Barns and Beer Craft Beer Festival. The outdoor event features limited attendance for everyone’s health and well-being. A reduced capacity allows for social distancing. Masks are encouraged but not required for this open-air event.
The festival features delicious craft beers, ciders, wines, and craft spirits. Many products come from Pepin Distributing, but the event is proud to showcase the products of local breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Local food trucks will also be on site.
“If they want to come and have a table and promote their product, there’s no charge to participate. They can contact the farm if they’d like to participate,” said Old McMicky’s Farm owner Ralph Zuckerman. “We want to help support local businesses like ourselves.”
Each attendee will receive a free pint glass, compliments of Stella Artois.
Activities for guests include large beer pong, antique cars, and photo opportunities around the farm, a mechanical bull ride for a $5 donation, and a chance to claim the title of Barns & Beer Queen. A special station allows guests to buy a tiara and pose in front of the Barns & Beer Queen signage. Zuckerman encourages posting photos to social media and tagging #oldmcmickysfarm and #barnsandbeer.
“It’s for everyone who ever expressed dreams of being the Barns & Beer Queen. Anyone can purchase a tiara and pose.”
Each year the festival honors Tampa Bay recipients of the Purple Heart Medal. These combat-wounded veterans receive free entry into the event and are honored with a special ceremony. AVAST Color Guard, comprised of military veteran amputees, presents the colors during the ceremony.
Old McMicky’s Farm owner Ralph Zuckerman said, “We invite any Purple Heart Medal recipients, along with a guest to come enjoy the evening as our guest. They just need to call the Farm. Our ceremony – which is completely voluntary on their part – shows our love and appreciation for the service and sacrifice to our country.”
The event features performances by Soul Circus Cowboys, voted best country band in Tampa Bay. The group has been part of Barns & Beer for the last three years.
“They are an awesome country music and popular music band. They have a lot of phenomenal original material but also perform covers of other artists. They have a new album coming out, which I am sure they will be performing songs from.”
For those seeking the VIP experience, tickets are available to enter the festival an hour early, before general admission, and enjoy both a free food area and exclusive access to the private second-floor barn terrace.
“The Barns & Beer Festival is a chance for people to come out, enjoy a fun and relaxing evening with great entertainment in an open-air environment, and help support a small business.”
To learn more about the Barns & Beer Craft Beer Festival or to purchase tickets to the event, visit www.oldmcmickeys.com or visit their Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/618250012256446.