Welcome to MayFest

Save the date! Saturday, May 11, 2024

One of the signature events you can find at Dick Brothers Brewery!

Second Saturday of May from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Craft Brewery Showcase
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Family Activities
  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Tunnel Tours ($10 / person)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Homebrew Competition (Brewers must register in advance – Attendees are $10/person
  • 1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Live Music (Bands to be announced)

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Join Dick Brothers Brewery in partnership with Quincy Brewing Company for our second annual MayFest at 929 York St. in the heart of Quincy, IL.

The event continues a tradition of celebrating Quincy’s German Heritage and pays homage to the Brewery’s History. MayFest is a family-friendly sister event to Oktoberfest held in the fall with a focus on craft breweries and partnering with local organizations to bring a fun family activities throughout the day.

Mayfest (or Maifest in Germany) is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Mayfest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maibaum (maypole) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the town. Mayfest, similar to Oktoberfest, has now become a popular celebration throughout the world.

CRAFT BREWERY SHOWCASE | Noon

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ACTIVITIES | Noon – 5:00 P.M.

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HOMEBREW COMPETITION | 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

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LIVE MUSIC | 1:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

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Remember & Celebrate

Ed Foundation

This year’s event will also remember fellow craft beer enthusiast, Ed Simbol who passed away suddenly in 2022. Ed was a consultant for The Ratskeller bar in Quincy and was working to open his own concept inside the Dick Brothers Brewery Complex.

Ed was also an IL small business owner of Bigby’s Pour House (Addison & Rolling Meadows) and Ed’s Basement (St. Charles). Funds raised will go towards his foundation, which aims to lower financial barriers for starting and growing entrepreneurs.

Tunnel Tours

Back in the swampy days before refrigeration, beer had to be kept cool in underground cellar tunnels (unless you’re British and enjoy lukewarm beverages). And wouldn’t you know it, we have some perfectly preserved tunnels just waiting to be explored. But since we assume the idea of getting lost and wandering them forevermore isn’t exactly appealing, we’d love to give you a guided tour. Tickets are $10/person.

All participants must be at least eight years of age. No strollers allowed.

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Homebrew Competition

We like beer. You like beer. Cheer on your favorite Home Brewers and their innovative beers! There are only 150 tickets available for this exclusive event and they are going to go quick, so get yours today. Tickets are $10/person.

Must be 21 to purchase and use tickets.

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