The Macon Beer Fest


VIP tickets are picked up in front of Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen starting just before 2:00 pm on the October 22nd.

Regular tickets are picked up in the median in front of Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen starting at 2:00 pm.

Started in 2010, the Macon Beer Fest has grown into one of the Top Ten, Georgia premier craft beer events. The event offers over 100 varieties of craft beer and wine. VIP ticket holders get to enjoy beers unavailable to the general crowd.

What makes the event unique, is that its purpose is to educate men about the risks of prostate cancer. You can say it’s a health fair disguised as a beer festival – It’s a party for a cause!

The Macon Beer Fest is put on by the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon supporting “Pints for Prostates”, prostate cancer education and the need for screening, Downtown Macon projects, local community grants, as well as global grants.

Donations to support prostate cancer events may be made to The Prostate Cancer Fund at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.

Macon Beer Fest                  Cornhole Tournament Registration is OPEN!       

Join us for a great day of Cornhole and even better beer! Support a great cause all while having fun and connecting with new people. Prizes for top 2 teams. We look forward to having you at our 1st annual Macon Beer Fest Cornhole Tournament ! Limited to 30 teams.

Tournament starts at 11am, October 22, 2022. Arrive Early at the corner of Third and Poplar Street.

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Rock and Roll Pub Crawl

Friday, Oct. 21st

The Rock & Roll Pub Crawl is one of two new events we’re adding this year. The event happens the night before the Macon Beer Fest and is limited to 14 people per tour slot.


The Rock & Roll Pub Crawl is a 2.5 hour brewery tour of three of Macon’s breweries: Fall Line Brewing Co., Ocmulgee Brew Pub, and the Macon Beer Company. This tour, led by our friends at Rock Candy Tours, offers guests the opportunity to sample four, five ounce beers of the brewery’s choice at each location. It is highly recommended to eat before the tour, it’s a lot of beer! The tour begins at Fall Line Brewing Co., 567 Plum St, Macon, GA 31201. The beer sample menus are set by the breweries and are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.
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Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates is the main beneficiary of the Macon Beer Fest. Pints for Prostates is a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men and raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and early detection for prostate cancer. Click for more information about Pints for Prostates.

Pacer 5K – Online Registration is OPEN!        October 22nd – 8:00 am


This 5K for the Macon Beer Fest brings together athletes, cancer survivors, physicians, caretakers, family members, and friends in the fight to end help end prostate cancer. This race helps promote prostate cancer education and the need for early testing.

RACE STARTS at 8:00 AM in the parking lot behind the Macon-Bibb Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 450 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201. See the Route below.

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS THURSDAY, OCT. 20th, 6pm. Day-of-cost goes to $30 at the event.

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Macon Beer Fest’s “Beer Run – 1 Mile” 

October 22nd – Single Run 4:30 pm  –  Team Run 5:00 pm

This truly is a beer run. Individuals or a team of four, run a mile, and stop four times to drink a beer. Competitors must drink canned beer and should not be less than 355ml. No specialized cans may be used to give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate. No straws or devices may be used. All beers will be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders and lemonades will not suffice. It is strongly suggested to tip the can to show all the contents have been consumed before continuing the race.

Beer sponsored by our friends at the Growler Spot. Be sure to go visit them.

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Superhero Dash for Dad – 

October 22nd – 8:45 am

Even the littlest hero can help fight prostate cancer, too! Kids nine and under are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero on race day to remind their heroes – Dad, Grandfathers, Uncles, and other males in their life – to not let this villain, Prostate Cancer, get the best of them.

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Mount Pilot

Mount Pilot

Made up of the 6 core members Chris Moorman, Mark Trawick, Terry Bragg, Scott Park, Evan Godbee and Travis Bryant, the band is back and stronger than ever. Performing mostly original songs played by seasoned musicians always leaves their audience wanting more.

The band has shared the stage with acts including Drivin’ and Cryin’, Brother Cane w/Chuck Leavell, The Derek Trucks Band, The Winters Brothers Band, The Outlaws and many others developing deep connections to top musicians across the state.

Hughes Taylor

An old soul hailing from Macon Georgia USA, Hughes Taylor was immediately drawn to the blues when he first picked up the guitar. Two decades later, he’s become an acclaimed guitarist and songwriter playing a fiery brand of blues-rock whose power trio lineage stretches back to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cream and Jimi Hendrix.

Charlie Thomas Good Friends

sisters of the blue moon

sisters of the blue moon is an Americana trio from Macon Georgia made up of Erica Carr, Nina Talon, and Charlie Thomas, all formerly of blueskyblue. They are putting the final touches on their debut album of songs written by Nina and Charlie which they hope to release before the end of the year. 

Charlie Thomas Good Friends

Matt McMillian

Matt McMillan comes from a small rural town in GA named Rochelle. He grew up playing gospel and bluegrass like so many other artists from the fertile southern ground that has a way of steeping folks born there in the sounds of acoustic guitars, fiddles, and banjos.

McMillan fell in love with songwriting while pursuing a degree in political science at Valdosta State University and later attended law school at Mercer University, where he realized that his calling was for writing songs and not legal briefs. “I stumbled across the music and more importantly the words of writers like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, and I simply became obsessed with songwriting.”