In a statement released Thursday (June 2) organizers of the 2020 Wyoming Brewers Festival presented by Midas announced that they have decided to cancel this year's event.

"Our top priority is the well-being of our sponsors, volunteers, brewers and patrons. We have been closely monitoring the situation around Cheyenne and with the cancellation of many social gathering events, we feel this is the best decision for the future of BrewFest," organizers said.

The festival was originally planned for mid-June in the Cheyenne Depot Plaza. The event was then postponed until August 7-8.

Full Statement from the Wyoming Brewers Festival:
"Dear Wyoming Brewers Festival sponsors and Depot friends,
 
It is with great sorrow that we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 Wyoming Brewers Festival presented by Midas.
 
We are all eager to return to normal and really hoped that we would be able to pull this off, however in our current climate of Covid-19 we are not confident that can happen. The festival is a fundraiser for the Historic Union Pacific Depot that began in 1996 to provide a maintenance fund. It is an event that the community looks forward  to each year where attendees gather in a large group setting to enjoy live music and awesome brews. With the current situation, this does not seem possible.
 
Our top priority is the well-being of our sponsors, volunteers, brewers and patrons. We have been closely monitoring the situation around Cheyenne and with the cancellation of many social gathering events, we feel this is the best decision for the future of BrewFest.
 
Please accept our sincerest apologies.  
 
The Wyoming Brewers Festival committee is working on some alternative, smaller events that we can potentially host throughout the year to continue to raise money. As you are aware, this event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Depot so it is a devastating financial loss. 

For those sponsors who have already committed, would you consider donating your sponsorship dollars to the Depot for 2020?  Your logo will appear on WyoBrewFest.com as well as shout outs on social media when advertising any of the mini-events we plan. 
 
Of course, if a donation is not in your budget, we will refund you in full and look forward to your sponsorship in 2021 when we celebrate our 25th!
 
Please just let me know either way.

Thank you so much for bearing with us as this situation has evolved throughout the year.  We look forward to celebrating, shaking hands, and drinking beer with you in 2021!

Sincerely,
The Wyoming Brewers Festival Committee"


Original Story June 17, 2020

The 2020 Wyoming Brewers Festival has been announced for August 7th and 8th and will take place on the grounds of the Cheyenne Depot.

The festival was initially set to take place this weekend, but had to be rescheduled due to Covid-19. This will be the 25th anniversary of the annual festival. The festival will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for each night.

Tickets will go on sale for this year's festival at noon on Friday, June 19th. Due to social distance gathering guidelines, a cap on tickets sold will be set at 250, but is subject to increase based on further restrictions loosening as the date of the festival approaches.

Single day tickets can be purchased for the festival and sell for $35 each in advance and $45 at the door. Due to current restrictions, weekend passes will not be available this year, but are promised to come back next year. To purchase tickets, please visit the link provided here.

If you have interest in volunteering or sponsoring the event, you can visit their website for further instructions on how to do so. More info for the festival can also be found on the event Facebook page.

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