Unlimited Beer at the Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival

Brewery | Blue Ridge

Colorful leaves adorn the Blue Ridge Mountains as crisp autumn breezes beckon for a classic fall festival in North Georgia. Grab a scarf and a big appetite for the annual Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Towns County. 

Featuring 60+ breweries, food from local restaurants, live music, and souvenir booths, this fall festival is great for a date with your partner or quality time with friends in the Appalachian Mountains this October. Plan your memorable fall vacation in North Georgia — with unlimited beer, tasty barbecue, and fun entertainment at the Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival!

Southern Breweries

The Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival boasts locally crafted brews from Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina. With dozens upon dozens of breweries participating at the autumn event, you’ll have plenty of choices for unlimited tasting! 

North Georgia Breweries

  • Anderby Brewing | Peachtree Corners
  • Cherry Street Brewing | Cumming
  • Dry County Brewing | Kennesaw
  • Fannin Brewing Co. | Blue Ridge
  • Hiawassee Brewing | Hiawassee
  • Ironshield | Lawrenceville 
  • Left Nut Brewery | Gainesville
  • Monday Night Brewing | Atlanta
  • Monkey Wrench Brewing | Suwanee 
  • NoFo Brewing | Cumming 
  • Normaltown Brewing | Athens
  • Red Hare Brewing | Marietta
  • Reformation Brewing | Woodstock
  • Rock Solid Brewing | Ball Ground
  • Schoolhouse Brewing | Marietta
  • Slow Pour Brewing | Lawrenceville
  • Social Fox Brewing | Norcross 
  • Southern Brewing Co. | Athens
  • Tantrum Brewing | Cleveland
  • Three Taverns | Decatur
  • Tucker Brewing | Tucker
  • Urban Tree Cider | Atlanta

Appalachian Food

Yum! Barbecue from the South is something else. At the Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival, try locally made barbecue —including pulled pork, smothered ribs, and barbecue chicken. This Northeast Georgia festival also features boiled peanuts, hot dogs, catfish, a variety of snacks, and homemade fudge.

Local Restaurants

  • Smoke & Sass BBQ
  • Deep Fried Gypsy
  • Millie’s Street Tacos
  • Two Country Hens
  • Bent Willy’s BBQ Co.
  • Lagniappe from the Bayou
  • Gypsy Man’s Catfish and Fixin’s
  • Happy Hawg BBQ

Live Entertainment

What makes a fall festival in North Georgia truly festive? It has to be the upbeat Appalachian and Americana music! You can check out live performances all day at the Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival. 


  • Elliot Sperin | 11:00 – 11:45 a.m
  • True Youngblood | Noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • The Murphs | 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
  • Wyatt Espalin American Jam Band | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Goldrush | 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.


Before popping in your car and heading back to your cozy cabin for the evening, consider grabbing a few souvenirs from vendor booths at the Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival. You might even come across a live demo of local arts and crafts. Our favorite souvenir? A festival-themed beer glass!

Festival Details

October 22, 2022 (Saturday)
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$35 in advance online
$40 at the gate

Shuttle Services
Available to nearby campgrounds and hotels

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
1311 Music Hall Road
Hiawassee, GA 30546


Mountain Cabins for YOU

Start your mornings with a soak in a steamy hot tub or a coffee in a rocker overlooking the gorgeous North Georgia Mountains — when you stay at a cabin rental in Blue Ridge or Ellijay. Georgia Cabins for YOU features a variety of vacation rentals to suit your getaway with family and friends. Plus, our cabins are a short drive from the Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival, local attractions, shops, and eateries.

Along with mountain views, hot tubs, and rockers, you can shoot pool, mix cocktails at the wet bar, and Along with mountain views, hot tubs, and rockers, you can shoot pool, mix cocktails at the wet bar, and watch movies in the home theater. Cook in the fully equipped kitchen, relax in the outdoor lounge, and sip wine by the crackling fireplace. Before slipping into your king suite, enjoy a spa bath in the indoor jetted tub or read a book in the recliner. Free Wi-Fi is provided, and many cabins have a grill, paved parking, and a washer and dryer. Book YOUR cabin rental for an October stay today!

Sip craft beer, eat Southern barbecue, and dance at the Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival this October!