For the first time since 2019, Lancaster Craft Beerfest will return to Lancaster city on Saturday, Aug. 24. 

The event will return to the 100 block of North Queen Street, taking place in Binns Park and Ewell Plaza. 

Tickets will go on sale mid-May, organizers said in a news release. Those interested in purchasing tickets are encouraged to check the Lancaster Craft Beerfest website, Facebook page and Instagram page for updates.


The Lancaster Craft Beerfest will return to downtown Lancaster Aug. 24, 2024, for the first time since 2019.

The Lancaster Craft Beerfest was a yearly fixture in Binns Park that brought many breweries, vendors and customers downtown. The event last happened in 2019. In 2020 and 2021, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2022, it was canceled because of construction in Ewell Plaza, which opened to the public later that year in September. In 2023, construction in Binns Park delayed the festival again. 

"We are excited to finally be back," said Jonathan Yeager, a partner in Decades, the event's organizer, in a news release.

Joycat Events, the organization that created and managed the beer fest, is now under the Decades Lancaster umbrella, the news release added, as ownership of both businesses are now combined. 

“We’re excited to bring one of the area’s favorite beer festivals back,” said Chris Trendler, another partner. “We are dedicated to once again bringing a variety of local and regional breweries to create an incredible experience for beer enthusiasts.”

More information on tickets, participating breweries and vendors, sponsors and volunteer opportunities will be shared in the upcoming weeks, organizers said. 

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