Brewfest Returns to Help Restore the King

The City of Wilmington along with Joe Van Horn of Chelsea Tavern recently announced that DownTown BrewFest will be on Saturday, August 10. Over 100 beers representing 50 breweries, including several local breweries, during the one-day event. Only those 21 years of age and older are permitted to consume alcohol in Delaware. General admission beer pour begins at 1:00 p.m. and runs to 5:00 p.m., with live music from 2:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 and available online and at the door.


Proceeds will benefit the “Restore the King” effort sponsored by The Friends of Delaware’s Gambrinus, Inc.


What: The third annual DownTown Wilmington BrewFest

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Where: 821 North Market Street. 

Cost: $40 and available online and at the door.  For tickets to the Wilmington BrewFest, visit


The festival will feature the following artists:

  • Spokey Speaky, 
  • Special Delivery 
  • Lyric Drive 
  • DJ BIS spinning between sets. 


Also featured will be six local restaurants as well as food trucks and artisan vendors. There will be discounted Lyft travel incentives and a Home Brew Competition. Added this year will be a cornhole tournament hosted by Delaware Sports Leagues and ax-throwing provided by Battle Axe of Delaware.


As in previous years, a percentage of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the “Restore the King” initiative sponsored by The Friends of Delaware’s Gambrinus Statue. The iconic 136-year-old King Gambrinus statue adorned the former Diamond State Brewery building at Fifth and Adams Streets from 1882 until 1962 when the brewery was demolished for the construction of Interstate 95.


For more information about the restoration of the King Gambrinus statue visit:

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