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World Beer Festival

February 18, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Address: 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
Times: First session: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Second session: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Admission: $40 in advance | $50 day of festival | $85 VIP
Venue: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
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Explore some of the finest breweries from South Carolina and around the world at the 9th Annual World Beer Festival!


  • Expanded SC Beer Garden – The 2017 event will feature an expanded selection of beers from the Palmetto State. 
  • Silent Disco – It’s back! Enjoy some time dancing to a fabulous DJ where only you and your fellow dancers can hear the music!
  • Live Music – In addition to the silent disco, the event will feature live music.
  • Excellent presentations – participate in seminars lead by beer experts and get your tickets for a cheese & beer pairing seminar!
  • Cheese and Beer Pairing –  See why there is no more sublime a marriage than that of beer and cheese as expert cheesemongers walk you through six different beer and cheese pairings. Tickets to the Cheese and Beer pairing are an additional $15 and can be added on when purchasing general admission and VIP tickets.


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