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Yoknapatawpha Arts Council to Host Miss-I-Sippin’ Craft Beer Festival April 1-2

Miss-I-Sippin’ Craft Beer Festival begins April 1 at the Powerhouse.
Miss-I-Sippin’ Craft Beer Festival begins April 1 at the Powerhouse.

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council will host the eighth annual Miss-I-Sippin’ – a festival highlighting Mississippi craft beer breweries, local food, entertainment and art on April 1-2.

Miss-i-sippin logo final

YAC Director Wayne Andrews  Photo by Jeff McVay
YAC Director Wayne Andrews
Photo by Jeff McVay
“This year’s Miss-I-Sippin’ is different than past years,” Wayne Andrews, Executive Director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council said. “We have partnered with the Mississippi Brewers Guild to make this a statewide event. It will now be a full weekend of activities rather than a one-day festival and we think Oxford is a great community to bring people to when talking about beer and food.”

The two-day event will begin Friday, April 1, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center with the Brewer’s Dinner in which guests may purchase tickets to sit with different craft brewers from across the state and a secret guest chef will provide a meal that complements the featured beers.

The following day (Saturday April 2), guests will enjoy beer and food from various food trucks as well as local art and music from noon-6 p.m. at the Old Armory Pavilion on University Avenue.

Ticket prices for members of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council include a discount, paying only $25 for Saturday’s festival or $75 to attend the Friday night Brewer’s Dinner and the festivities on Saturday.

craft beer_logoNon-member tickets will be sold for $30 for the festival and $80 for both events.

YAC also wants to remind the public that tickets are limited for the Brewer’s Dinner on Friday night.

Miss-I-Sippin’ is the official festival of the Mississippi Brewer’s Guild and Oxford’s original craft beer festival. All proceeds will benefit the Yoknapawtapha Arts Council and the Mississippi Craft Brewer’s Guild.

For more information, visit YAC’s webpage at OxfordArts.com or by phone at 662-236-6429.

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is an official arts agency in Oxford and Lafayette County. Founded in 1975 as a 501c3 organization, its mission is to enrich and empower all members of the community through the arts. Last year, the council presented over 300 programs that reached Lafayette County and much of Northern Mississippi, with visitors from around the Southeast.

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