Crafted—Local Food, Beer & Music Festival

Crafted—Local Food, Beer & Music Festival

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A local woman loves healthy food, good music and a tasty craft beer, so she created a festival that celebrates it all. Read on for all the delicious details.

Amie Sparks (left), Founder of Crafted – a local food, beer, and music festival.

Celebrating local culture has just been made easier with Crafted – a local food, beer and music festival. 

This celebration spans across major cities in Ohio, including Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati and offers attendees up to 38 different local craft beers. This festival will also feature seven local restaurants, which includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. 

Founder and CEO of Crafted – Local Food, Beer & Music Festival, Amie Sparks, is proud to promote local healthy cuisine. “I am beyond excited to create a venue for local brewers and chefs to showcase their craft beer and creative dishes, offering healthier alternatives to the typical festival-fare and vegan and gluten-free options,” Sparks adds.

The Cincinnati festival will feature entertainment throughout the day, including the Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle and Doc Robinson. There will also be festivals games, the team from Cincinnati’s 100.7/106.3 The Project, as well as the mobile adoption unit from the League of Animal Welfare with four-legged friends for festival goers to adopt.

Crafted — Local Food, Beer & Music Festival is July 212 pm until 6 pm at Sawyer Point Park. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time here and attendees need to be at least 21 years old. 

General admission, VIP, and designated driver tickets are offered online with the option to donate to the League for Animal Welfare. General admission tickets offer tasting of up to 84 oz of craft beer and food samples from seven different restaurants while VIP tickets include all the general admission benefits in addition to reserved seating. Lastly, the designated driver option includes food sampling and unlimited pop and water.

The option to volunteer for this event also remains open. Individuals who are interested have the choice between working the front gates, pouring beer, or to work in the charity tents.  

Sparks initially cultured the idea of the crafted festival by combining some of the things she loves, delicious and nutritious food, craft beer, live music, volunteerism and traveling. “The idea is a to offer people a way to get involved in the community, experience new music, and discover new local beers & how amazing food prepared from fresh, whole ingredients can taste, ” she notes.

In the future, Crafted—Local Food, Beer & Music Festival looks forward to expanding outside of Ohio and into new host cities. With this growth, they are eager to build new relationships with charities and will be announcing new partnerships late in 2018. 

To learn more, visit the Crafted—Local Food, Beer & Music Festival website here or and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.