Discovery Park of America is gearing up for this year’s Beer, Blues and Brats festival on Saturday, October 6th. General Admission gates open at 6:30 pm and tickets are $10.
Discovery Park has teamed up with Volunteer Distributing Company to provide sample tasting of over 50 different beers. In addition, the home brewers will be on hand offering samples of their delicious home brews. This group enjoys interacting with guests and are happy to share more information with you about brewing beer at home.
That’s the beer story, but what about the blues? This year, Discovery Park is happy to announce that Ghost Town Blues Band will be providing the entertainment. Ghost Town has the #4 album on the Blues Album Chart, they have placed 2nd in an International Blues Challenge and they have won the Independent Blues Award. Often playing in Memphis, they will provide excellent blues music during Beer Blues and Brats at Discovery Park. You are welcome to bring your bag chair or blanket to enjoy the concert.
That’s the beer and blues story, but what about the brats? Oh, yum. The Discovery Park Cafe is firing up the cooker to provide delicious smoky brats all night long. If you don’t love a brat, don’t worry. You can also choose from an extra-large all-beef hotdog, fresh pulled BBQ pork or delicious smoked ribs that night!
“Beer Blues and Brats is my favorite Discovery Park event,” said Katie Jarvis who works in the Marketing Department at the park. “If you like good music, good beer and delicious food, you don’t want to miss this fun event,” she added.
In addition to Volunteer Distributing, this event is sponsored by Williams Country Sausage, Jerry Ward Autoplex, Fist Choice Farm & Lawn and Green Plains.
In addition to Beer, Blues and Brats, Discovery Park has a traveling exhibit open through December 30th called Thomas and Friends Ride the Rails. An additional exhibit called TOYS, 100 Years of Fun is also available. Other events include a Polar Express event, photos with Santa from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays in December, a Christmas drive-through-village of lights, a Christmas light walk-through on Friday nights and a New Year’s Eve Party in Dinosaur Hall; all between now and the end of the year. Also, next year’s large traveling exhibition: Towers of Tomorrow featuring Legos will open in January of 2019. A calendar of events with complete details is available on the park’s website.