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– Craft brewers, distributors, and area restaurants will highlight the annual West Plains BrewFest, set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023, in the Arena and Exhibit Hall at the West Plains Civic Center. Doors will open promptly at 5:30.

Tasting glasses, sponsored by Southern Bank, will be available to the first 700 patrons. All attendees will be eligible for door prize giveaway items supplied by the vendors, which will include t-shirts, glasses, growlers, gift certificates, and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample craft beers, specialty drinks, coffees, and special food offerings organizers said.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the West Plains Council on the Arts’ efforts to promote arts organizations in the West Plains area, as well as fund the Gatewood Family Fine Arts Scholarship. The event is being sponsored by the West Plains Council on the Arts, Brewer’s Ice Co., Grellner Sales & Service, Great Rivers Distributing, Southern Bank, and the West Plains Daily Quill.

Admission is $25 per person in advance and $35 at the door. All attendees must be over 21 and have a valid photo ID.  Advanced tickets will be available February 15 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster online.  Additionally, credit card phone-in orders (no added fee) can be made through the Civic Center box office at 417-256-8087. In person ticket purchases can also be made at Wages Brewing on Bill Virdon Blvd., or from the West Plains Civic Center box office.

More information about the West Plains BrewFest can be found at, or at the event’s Facebook page   E-mail inquiries may be sent to