The weekend of August 4th – 6th in Cape Charles will feature a new craft beer festival, fireman’s carnival, and Chesapeake Cowboys boat docking contest.
This year, the best weekend on the Shore will include a celebration of the area’s craft beer future with Shore Craft Beer Fest: Cape Charles Sunset Beach Resort on Saturday, August 5 from 12:30 – 4:30. This is an additional activity during Cape Charles’ busiest weekend which starts with the Fireman’s Carnival on Friday and ends with the 17th annual Suck-n-Shuck Festival’s Chesapeake Cowboys boat docking contest at Oyster Farm Marina on Sunday. Discounts for the beer festival and craft beer packages at the Sunset Beach Resort are available.

It’s a fabulous opportunity to spend a weekend getting to know your way around one of the loveliest spots on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The annual Fireman’s Carnival kicks off Friday afternoon. That evening there’s live music and a steamed clam eating contest on the grounds.

Saturday begins with a Shriner’s Parade along Mason Avenue and is followed by the inaugural Shore Craft Beer Fest: Cape Charles Sunset Beach Resort beginning at 12:30 p.m. Discounted tickets for beer drinkers are available online before the event:

“Sunset Beach Resort is a perfect place for a beer festival,” said Desiree Lawrence, Chief Marketing Officer for Blue Water Development, owners of the Sunset Beach Resort property. “The views are incredible and we have some of the best beer in the region represented.”

The idea to add a beer festival this weekend was to attract craft beer lovers to this popular annual event weekend. The campgrounds at Sunset Beach Resort offer access to a private beach, dining, bathhouses, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and more. There will even be rentals of both SUPs and kayaks before, during, and after the Shore Craft Beer Fest. A free shuttle to and from the Suck-n-Shuck activities will run from Sunset Beach Resort throughout the weekend.

At the craft beer festival, attendees can have unlimited samples of the more than 30 craft beers made on the Delmarva Peninsula and in Virginia Beach. They’ll be able to talk to brewery reps about the beers and about craft beer culture more generally.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to spend an entire weekend at Sunset Beach,” said Ann McGinnis Hillyer of Shore Craft Beer. “Between all of activities including the carnival, clam and oyster eating contests, boat docking exhibitions, great music and of course the best craft beer festival on the Shore highlighting the world class beer that the Shore is known for, I think this is going to be a weekend to remember.”

People traveling from Virginia Beach for the weekend will be able to redeem their Bay Bridge Tunnel receipt for discounts or specials at Sunset Beach Resort. The resort also is offering special discounts for Shore Craft Beer Fest ticket holders. Contact the resort for more information:

The town of Cape Charles has plenty of accommodation including Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, Hotel Cape Charles , Cape Charles House Bed and Breakfast , SeaGate Bed and BreakfastAlyssa House Bed and BreakfastFig Street Inn,  The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek and Bay Creek.  If you prefer to stay outside of town, you can try Peacock Motor Inn , Shore Stay Suites , Kiptopeke Inn and Milestone Lodge on  757-331-2768. 



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