A celebration of North Carolina Brewing and Real Music”
2017 NCBMF will be held on May 12th – 13th, 2017


We would like to extend an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who attended, volunteered, sponsored, participated in and otherwise showed their love for the 6th Annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival! An especially large thank you to the 40+ breweries that poured their specially crafted beers and ciders, and to the 12 musical acts that played their hearts out...we could not imagine a better group of folks to put this festival on in honor of. A final thank you to Midwood Entertainment for being our right hand for so many years, and for making this such a successful festival.

Rural Hill would be lost if not for the amazing support from longtime volunteers and band hospitality coordinators Sue Kashino, Paulette Gardner, Mary Christenbury, Daphne Taylor, Meg Calder, Peggy Franklin and the entire Historic Rural Hill Auxiliary. Putting in the heavy lifting is Chris Christenbury, Mel McKay, Trevor Hudspeth, Charles Willett, Keith Curlee, and JP Powell. You all make sure that our event went smoothly and that everyone was well fed and happy. Thank you, for everything you do, both seen and unseen.

We are humbled by the amount of support Historic Rural Hill has received through putting on this festival. And it is for this reason that we continue to pour our souls into it. Every event held at Rural Hill - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit - is in support of our mission as a historic site and center for education. If you are interested in volunteering or donating to further our cause, please email our Development Director at [email protected].

Thank you,
The Staff at Historic Rural Hill







Jeff Fissel - Executive Director
Lauren Petervary – Private Events Director 
Zac Vinson - Education Director
Michelle Barbeau - Development Director
Micah Davidson - Talent Booker
Jessica Bustamante - Accountant
Eric Ferguson – Farm Operations
Freddie Brown - Farm Manager 
Carolyn Campbell - Administrative Assistant
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