The 4th Annual WV Cupcake and Craft Beer Festival set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday will be a drive-thru event for the second year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be at a new location, behind the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place.
Volunteers and staff will wear face coverings and maintain social distancing at all times, and you don’t have to exit your vehicle to participate.
This year, the festival is benefiting Operation Welcome Home, which supports the veterans in the community.
The event is pre-ticketed and the different options of tickets may be found at https://eventswv.ticketspice.com/2021-wv-cupcake-craft-beer-fest
Participants will pick up a variety of local craft beer cans from West Virginia breweries and an assortment of cupcakes from The Cupcakerie during the festival. Attendees must bring an ID. Commemorative glasses are included in the ticket prices.
West Virginia participating breweries include Screech Owl, Parkersburg Brewing, Big Timber, Berkeley Springs Brewing and Greenbrier Brewing.
Cupcake lovers who don’t drink alcohol and children have ticket options as well.
Operation Welcome Home is a veterans job placement facility at Mylan Park, which serves north-central West Virginia. Veterans are welcome regardless of previous branch, rank, era of service, deployment history or disability.
The goals of the nonprofit are to ensure that the community welcomes, honors, engages and employs veterans, and it works closely with related organizations to assist veterans in accessing services. It also provides:
- Medical assistance, psychological counseling resources and rehabilitation resources for veterans
- Supported transitional employment for veterans
- Assistance with local colleges to support programs for veterans
- A safe and supportive environment for veterans to share their stories with other veterans.