Chatham Brew Fest rescheduled

Chatham Brew Fest – originally scheduled in June – will now be staged on Saturday, Sept. 25, to give breweries a bit more time to get up and running and fully staffed post-COVID.

“There’s an overwhelming amount of interest in the event as indicated by ticket sales and our partners, which is great,” said Randy Swinford, who heads the Brew Fest Planning Committee  of the Chatham Arch Neighborhood Association. “But many of the breweries we partner with are struggling to staff their primary locations, let alone provide additional staffing for community events. Pushing the date back by a few months gives everyone the benefit of more time to staff, plan and deliver another successful event.”

Swinford noted that the Chatham Brew Fest is revered as one of Indy’s premier block parties, bringing together the best in craft beer, music, food and fun. The one-day event was known for years as Brew-Ha-Ha, a fund-raiser for the Phoenix Theatre. When the Phoenix moved from its longtime home in Chatham Arch, the re-branded tradition was continued by the Neighborhood Association.

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PHOTO ABOVE: The Chatham Brew Fest will be staged on Saturday, Sept. 25, in the 700 block of Park Avenue just off Mass Ave.