Coming Up: Downtown Brews & Bites in Hattiesburg

Downtown Brews and Bites in Hattiesburg

Downtown Brews and Bites in Hattiesburg is bringing together the finest food and the best craft beers around. Brought to you by the Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival, this event pairs craft beer with food provided by local food trucks. Brews and Bites promises a good time with live music, good beer, and great food!

Downtown Brews and Bites

Brews and Bites is a spinoff of the Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival, bringing together the tastes of local dishes and hand-picked craft beer. At this festival, each food truck will be paired with a craft beer from a brewery that has a presence in the Hattiesburg market.

This year the festival is working with two local distributors, Southern Beverage Company and Stokes Distributing. These distributors will help to select the beers sampled at this year’s event. Entertainment and live music will be provided by Hattiesburg’s favorite band, Grits and Greens!


Tickets are available for advance purchase online, which is highly recommended. If general admission tickets are available the day of the event, on-site ticket purchasing will begin at 5:30 p.m.

There are two different ticket options: the Brews and Bites Pairings Ticket and the Bites Only Ticket. 

Brews and Bites Pairings Ticket – $45

  • Entrance into the festival
  • Souvenir sampling mug
  • Sampling of select menu items from five food vendors
  • Sampling of select beers from 10 breweries
  • Must be at least 21 years old to purchase
  • Must have a valid photo ID

Bites Only Ticket – $35

  • Limited number available
  • Entrance into the festival
  • Sampling of select menu items from five food vendors
  • Must be 15 years old or older to purchase a ticket to enter the festival, including designated drivers.
  • Will receive a separate designation at the gate

With the purchase of either ticket, you may choose to add the option for the Stein Hoisting Contest.

The Stein Hoisting Contest – $10

  • Entrance into the Stein Hoisting Contest
  • Chance to win cash and other prizes

Purchase your tickets online here.

Other important information

Planning to attend this event? Be as prepared as you can. Check out this other important information:

  • Pets and outside food and drinks are not allowed.
  • Parking is available for free throughout Downtown Hattiesburg. The closest open parking lots are located at the Sacred Heart Catholic School and throughout the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood.
  • This event is for all ages, but children ages 15 and up must have a ticket to enter.
  • Groups must arrive to check-in together. No wristbands will be provided for anyone not there, and wristbands will not be held for those not present.
  • It is highly encouraged that you bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the green space and live music.
  • A limited number of adult-sized T-shirts will be available to purchase for $15 ($1 extra for 2XL and above). Cash and credit accepted.
  • This is a rain or shine event. Refunds will not be issued due to weather unless the event is canceled.

When and where

Ready to try the tastes of Hattiesburg? Downtown Brews and Bites in Hattiesburg is coming on Saturday, September 10. This event will take place starting at 5 p.m. and go until 7 p.m.

The festival will be located at Walthall Park at 600 Walnut St. in Hattiesburg. That’s only about a 15-minute drive from us!


Craft beer is spreading joy, and only one thing could make it better: food! Downtown Brews and Bites in Hattiesburg is bringing the tastes of the town right to you. You don’t want to miss out on this event!

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