Blues and Brews Festival

This month’s pick is all about honoring tradition and treating yourself.
Fast Flights: Beers at this fest will include those from Barley John’s, Lift Bridge and Rush River, among others.

The annual Park Art Fair in New Richmond, Wis., is celebrating its 50th anniversary, coinciding with the 10th birthday of the Blues and Brews Festival. “It’s about celebrating the unique beginning up in Star Prairie,” chamber director Rob Kreibich says.

Expanded offerings include more family-friendly events like hot-air balloon rides and painting activities. Both days feature more food offerings, with Friday night ending in a blues festival.

To cap off the event, Saturday night features the “brews” part of the celebration, with a sampling of 50 varieties of local craft beer and wines. Participating breweries include Barley John’s, Lift Bridge, Lazy Monk and Rush River; wineries featured are 65 Vines and Dancing Dragonflies. Tickets are available for this all-you-can-drink event at the chamber’s office, as well as at the local vendors who will be participating.