Last year’s festival drew just shy of 1,500 to the grounds of Duling Hall. Image: Frank Farmer for FRF

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Mississippi Craft Beer Festival.

Presented by Fondren Renaissance Foundation, in cooperation with Capital City Beverage Company and Southern Beverage Company, the 3rd annual festival takes place on the grounds of Duling Hall in Fondren on June 9, 2017.

FRF says over 100 beers will be presented for sampling by over two dozen breweries. As always, there is a special emphasis on breweries within Mississippi and nearby bordering states. Brewer representatives will be on hand to discuss their products and brewing methods.

Live music at the festival this year will be from The Hustlers.

Tickets for the “VIP hour” from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. are $60 in advance and $65 day of and are limited to 250 persons. Those with VIP tickets also gain entrance for the entire run of the festival, bar snacks for the first hour and a $15 gift certificate to a participating Fondren restaurant (gift certificate good only on the evening of June 9).

General admission, from 6 p.m.  – 9 p.m., is $30 in advance and $35 day of, and includes unlimited tastings of all of the products represented. A designated driver ticket is available at the door for $10. This is a 21 and up event. No children (including babies) and no pets.

All festival tickets offer attendees the ability to come and go from the tasting grounds (through 8:30 p.m.).

For a list of participating breweries, visit mscraftbeerfest.com