Basin Brew Fest has been proudly showcasing Louisiana Craft beer since our inaugural event in 2017. Our purpose is simple: give everyone who visits a little taste of what the bottom of The Boot has to offer in the craft beer world! With homebrewers and new breweries popping up across the state, we are continuing to expand our festival. While our purpose is to share some Southern flavor, our goal is to raise funds to complete renovations to a local jewel, our Historic Lawrence Park in the heart of Downtown Morgan City. With the playground complete, we still intend to restore the Historic band stand and the fountain in the center of the park with the hope of adding some fitness equipment near the tennis court. We have already chosen this year's 501c3 event partner to be Aviary Creature Rescue and Advocate + Rescue for Companion Animals, a new local animal rescue that is making waves with their work. Through our partnership, we help raise awareness for the rescue, our "designated driver" ticket sales go directly to them, we collect needed items in exchange for a free tap trailer beer and we invite them to bring adoptable animals in the hope some may find their forever families at the festival. Preserving history, building community, improving our quality of life, spreading awareness and having a good time is really what we're all about and by way of celebrating Louisiana's Craft Beer industry, we've found a way to do just that!
From 2017 - 2019, our event raised more than $30,000 which went toward the new playground you see in Lawrence Park today. In 2022, coming back after a two year hiatus due to Covid, we were a tad bit worried how our numbers may look but the community showed up and even more so, we brought in visitors from surrounding states all for our "little" craft beer festival.
In 2022, our event profited just over $10,000.
In addition to Brew Fest, this year we will be bringing back a version of the restaurant crawl with vendors and food trucks parking under the HWY 90 overpass! The food area will be open to the public from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm. We invite all to enjoy the food court but remember, guests of Basin Brew Fest are required to be 21+ and must have a ticket.
In 2023, we will be hosting Basin Brew Fest, which is a City of Morgan City & Morgan City Main Street Event, on Saturday, March 25th.
We hope that, once again, you will choose to support Basin Brew Fest and its cause.