The Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival

April 21, 2018

VIP entry will start at 12 p.m.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is proud to present the 11th Annual Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival at the world famous Brat Stop. This fun-filled event features a variety of Wisconsin cheeses, some of the most sought after beers from Wisconsin and beyond and awesome live music! This is a “don’t miss event” for anybody who likes beer, cheese and music!

Guests can expect over 100 unique styles of beer from over 45 different breweries. The fest will also feature brews from all three local Kenosha breweries and several home brew clubs. Three great bands will perform in different areas of the fest, presented by the Kenosha News.

General admission tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door. VIP tickets are $75 in advance and $80 at the door. All tickets include a commemorative glass, live music, and four hours of unlimited beer and cheese samples. Additionally, the VIP experience includes a lunch buffet by Festival Foods, specialty cheese and beers, and one hour early entry to the fest. Designated driver tickets are $15 and must be purchased at the door. This is a 21+ only event.

Tickets are available online at the listed website, at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, Tenuta’s Delicatessen, The Brat Stop Cheese Market, PUBLIC Craft Brewing, R’Noggin Brewing Co., and Rustic Road Brewing Company.

Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha and it is one of the Club’s largest fundraisers each year. In its lifetime, the event has raised over $340,000 to help support after-school programming and transportation for at-risk youth.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development. The Club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. When you support the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, you support the kids who need us the most, and their great futures ahead.

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Make it an overnight getaway! View packages, which include a hotel stay and festival tickets here.

A preview party will be held at PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co., 716 58th St., on Wednesday, March 28th from 5 – 7pm. There, the brewery lineup, bands and home brew clubs to attend the fest will be announced. At this event only, guests may purchase discounted general admission tickets to the fest for just $45. Cheese samples will be available courtesy of The Brat Stop.