Enjoy great beer for a great cause! The Annual Macon Beer Festival is happening on October 22 from 2 - 7 p.m. at the intersection of Third Street and Poplar Street downtown. A wide variety of breweries will have tents set up to serve their craft beers to thirsty attendees.
Steve Bell, founder of Macon's festival, was inspired by his own experience to start the festival and raise awareness of prostate cancer. Shortly after being diagnosed, Bell discovered Pints for Prostates, an event which combines the universal love for beer with increasing prostate cancer awareness by providing educational and free PSA screenings.
If you take a prostate screening while at the event, they will give you three free fast passes that help you beat the lines! This year's event will feature a few new additions including a cornhole tournament and pub crawl!
There will also be live music from Mount Pilot, Hughes Taylor, and Charlie Thomas.
If you want to start your morning with some exercise before splurging during the day be sure to sign up for the Pacer 5K.For the kids, have them dress as their favorite superheroes and participate in the Superhero Dash For Dad!
This fantastic event showcases Macon while promoting a worthy cause. So, mark your calendars for October 22 and head out to the Macon Beer Festival!