Uptown Brewing Company hosts inaugural Uptoberfest

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Uptown Brewing Company held its inaugural Uptoberfest after Tropical Storm Ian moved through eastern North Carolina.

Uptoberfest debuted October 1 in downtown Greenville on Evans Street. Uptown Brewing Company partnered with local businesses to bring people together to celebrate Oktoberfest with a local twist. The festival put on live music from three bands, games, contests and new beer releases.

Drew Cheshire, who organized the festival, said they thought about canceling the event because of the weather, but didn’t want to let ENC down.

“At the end of the day, we said, ‘you know, people here in Eastern Carolina love hurricane parties and love having a good time out in the rain, so you know what, rain or shine, we’re gonna do it anyway,’” said Chesire.

The festival was predicted to have 1 thousand people in attendance.

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