Historic St. Mary’s City offers a thank you to the supporters of BeerFest 2019

News Release, Historic St. Mary’s City

Historic St. Mary’s City hosted its ninth annual BeerFest on Saturday, June 22. The air was full of excitement as Historic St. Mary’s City prepared the site for more than a dozen Maryland small-craft brewers, three outstanding local bands, and a grand selection of food and craft vendors, and most importantly, more than 3,000 visitors.

The entire event was staffed by volunteers, staff, and board members from both the Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation and the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission.Everyone worked together for nearly six months to plan and execute a memorable event for the community.

BeerFest is designed to increase awareness of the outdoor, living history museum, strengthen public awareness of the significant local and state history, and provide entertainment for all ages.  Profits from BeerFest help Historic St. Mary’s City develop new historical programs, care for more than six million artifacts, and discover more about the unique historical site that was shared by people from three different continents during the 17th century.  Supporters of BeerFest help sustain one of the most important museums in the mid-Atlantic region and these funds help the museum host more than 22,000 students, teachers, and chaperones each year.

Patuxent Dental was the premier sponsor for BeerFest 2019 and was visible throughout the day handing out all types of giveaways, from toothbrushes to Frisbees.

Shadow Objects sponsored the musical entertainment for three local bands, which had the crowds dancing and singing to rock and roll favorites throughout the day.

New to sponsoring BeerFest this year was Nissan of Lexington Park who supported a multitude of necessities leading up to the event, from printed programs to refreshments for designated drivers.

Other sponsors who helped make BeerFest a financial success were: ABC Liquors; American Electronics; Berkshire Hathaway/McNelis; By The Sea Travel; DCS Corporation; Grizzly Mountain Grill; Imagine One Technology; International Beverage; Ishpi Information Technologies; Island Creek Associates; ManTech; Nine 30 Consulting; Old Line Bank; Primary Residential; Quality Transfer & Storage; Radnor Manufacturing; Sabre; State Farm; Technology Security Associates; The Toasted Foot Lounge; and What’s Up Southern Maryland. Also appreciated were in-kind donations from Bailey’s Olde Breton Inn; Dairy Queen; Enso Kitchen; Hilltop Signs & Graphics; Olde Town Pub; RC Theatres/Lexington Exchange; St. Inie’s Coffee; and The Green Door.

Heartfelt thanks to all of the sponsors, volunteers and board members who made BeerFest a brewing success! Historic St. Mary’s City looks forward to 2020 as they host the 10thannual event, Huzzah!

For information about Historic St. Mary’s City, visit HSMCdigsHistory.org, or call 240-895-4990.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...