Lake Norman Bags & Brews Fest

Craft Brews. Cornhole. Two Local Favorites.
One Big Event. All for Charity.

We hope you will join us for the 1st Annual Lake Norman Bags and Brews Fest hosted by our non-profit organization, the Captain Mark McDowell Memorial Foundation. ALL proceeds will be donated to charity, so let's get to drinking!

  • Date : May 3, 2014
  • Event Hours : 10AM - 6PM
  • Cornhole Registration : 8AM - 10AM
  • Cornhole Begins : 10AM
  • Brew Fest Starts : 12 PM for VIP Tickets and 1PM Regular Tickets
  • Live Music begins at 12PM, so feel free to arrive early and enjoy the music and vendors before the beer fest.
  • Location : Central Greenway at Mooresville Town Square

The Event

Date of the Event : May 3, 2014
Location : Central Greenway at Mooresville Town Square
Festival Hours: 10AM - 6PM
*Ticket holders can get in at any time during those hours but beer will NOT be served until 12 or 1 depending on your ticket/wristband. Live music will start at 12pm.

Cornhole Registration: 8AM - 10AM
Cornhole Start: 10AM
Cornhole Prizes: 1st Place - $500 , 2nd Place - $300 , 3rd Place - $150

Brew Fest Hours: 1PM - 6PM
VIP Brew Fest Hours: 12PM - 6PM

Don't forget the Raffle!
We're raffling 2 US Open Tickets, 2 Wells Fargo Championship Tickets for 5/4/14 and 2 Country MEGA Tickets

Discounted Pricing for Advanced Purchase Ends: May 2, 2014

We are excited to announce our 1st Annual Lake Norman Bags and Brews Fest. Our goal is to provide the community with all their favorite types of entertainment in one event. Need I say...Beer is involved. Not only will you be tasting some delicious concoctions from our supporting breweries and swaying to the amazing musical talent of our band, but this event will give you the chance to show off your tossing skills with a sactioned cornhole tournament. And don't forget, this event to benefit the Capatin Mark McDowell Memorial Foundation, Welcome Home Vet's Living Military Museum, and the Adaptive Sports and Adventure Program. All proceeds , including ticket sales, donations, and vendor fees, will be donated to charity, so let's get to drinking!

This event is strictly 21 and up. DD tickets are available for purchase. Everyone to enter the festival must have a ticket. Event tickets may be purchased separately for each event or together as a discounted combo ticket. Get your ticket before April 11, 2014 to for the early-bird discounted pricing.

A special thanks to our main sponsor, Ultimate Ales.

Our Charities

The Captain Mark McDowell Memorial Foundation

It is our hope with the donations to establish a yearly scholarship at South Iredell High School in addition to assiting other public schools with needed funds.
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Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum

Welcome Home Veteran's is based out of Richard's Coffee Shop in Mooresville. Richard's is the only non-profit coffee shop and living military museum in the US.
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Adaptive Sports & Adventures Program

Designed to help youth and adults with physical disabilities develop skills to promote active and productive lifestyles without barriers or limits.
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We're excited for you to get to know our featured artists. Take a look at the talented individuals that will provide the musical stylings for the day.


Check out our supporting vendors. Want to see your name on the list? Sign up as a business, craft or food vendor.


Thirty-One was formed with a simple goal of helping women by giving them an opportunity to own their own business.

Satelite Cigar

A mobile cigar service retailing cigars & accessories, and the best part , having them conveniently brought to you!

Gutter Dome
Gutter Dome

GutterDome Gutter Guard Company is your permanent solution for clogged and debris filled rain gutters.

Mary Kay

On a mission to help women achieve personal growth and financial success.

Happy Fix
Happy Fix

Happy Fix™ is a positive lifestyle brand shared via products and social media bringing people joy and confidence to achieve their goals. We want to be a continual reminder to people that positive thinking can improve their lives and that happy feels good.

Origami Owl
Origami Owl

A custom jewelery company with a mission to be a force for good; To love, inspire and motivate people of all ages to reach their dreams and empower them to make a difference in the lives of others.


Offering only the best Charlotte BBQ and fixin's to complete your event. You name it, they'll smoke it!

Craft Beer Guys
Craft Beer Guys

Local source for Craft Beer and high-end Wine and homebrewing supplies.


Providing the most unforgettable, outrageously creative, and highest quality products available in portraiture.

Mosquito Squad
Mosquito Squad

North America's leader in tick and mosquito control. Mosquito Squad offers top-of-the-line services that will help you take back your yard.

Local Sharing Tree
Local Sharing Tree

A collection of local business deals that help you save money while raising money for schools and non-profits. 10% of each deal bought goes to local schools and non-profits.

black powder roasting
Black Powder Roasting

On a mission to deliver the freshest and most optimal roast for single origin coffee while being socially responsible.

Candlez by Rebecca
Candlez by Rebecca

Beautiful hand-crafted scented candles hand made with love from the finest natural soy waxes.

Premier Designs
Premier Designs

A direct sales jewelry company marketed across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Salty Caper
Salty Caper

Salty Caper blends traditional gourmet with a breath of fresh urban flair. The custom built wood burning oven is the foundation of our classic Italian, Gourmet Pizzas.

Juan Taco Food Truck
Juan Taco Food Truck

A little truck with GRANDE flavor! It all began with a love cooking Mexican food and the open road!

StreetDogs Mobile Kitchen
StreetDogs Mobile Kitchen

More than just hot dogs.




What does "Bags" mean?

"Bags" in our event title refers to Cornhole bags. "Brews" refers to that delicious libation made of water, yeast, malt & hops.

I'm not playing cornhole or drinking… Do I need a ticket?

YES. "DD/Spectator" tickets will be for sale for those not participating in either event. Remember, this event is organized to raise money for charity… your ticket is your contribution!

I purchased a Brews ticket… What do I get with that?

Each brewery will be giving out samples of their delicious craft brews in 4 oz servings. With your ticket purchase, you may sample as many as you choose in your Lake Norman Bags & Brews Fest souvenir mug! That being said, please remember to drink responsibly! Our breweries reserve the right to refuse service to anyone acting or appearing to be intoxicated.

I purchased a VIP ticket… when can I drink?

12pm – VIP ticket holders will receive a special wristband to signify to the breweries you can start drinking early! All other ticket holders must wait until 1pm.

I lost my Lake Norman Bags & Brews mug… Can I get another?

Hold onto that mug! If you lose it, you can purchase another mug as long as your wristband is still intact for $7.00.

Will children be allowed at the event?

Unfortunately, no – kids are great but they don't belong at a beer festival.

Will anyone under 21 be admitted (even to just play cornhole)?

No. ALL ID's will be checked at the entrance gate. Those who purchased a ticket to drink will be given a wristband after their age has been verified.

Will tickets be for sale locally or online only via EventBrite?

Tickets will be for sale at Ultimate Ales in Mooresville, NC (134 Suite C Mooresville Commons Way). Save yourself ticket fees via EventBrite use the cash on a cold brew at Ultimate Ales instead while getting your ticket!

Do I need to bring my confirmation page and/or ticket?

While it is always good to have that on hand, there will be a list of paid ticket holders, including those purchased at Ultimate Ales, at the entrance gate. In order to protect against fraud & photocopied tickets, your name (or the ticket purchaser's name) must be on the list.

Will there be bathrooms?

Yes, there will be plenty of clean Port-A-Johns to meet your needs.

Should I bring cash?

It's not a bad idea! While most vendors will be able to process credit/debit cards there may be a few that are cash only. Don't limit yourself!

What if it rains?

Spring showers are always a possibility. This festival is RAIN OR SHINE – with crossed fingers for nothing but shine! In the event of rain, there will be a covered area for shelter or to just sit down & take some time away from the sun.

Will food be provided?

Local food trucks will be on site to satisfy your food cravings. Your ticket does not include food.

Can I re-enter the festival after I leave?

We would love to have you hang out all day with us but if you must leave the perimeter of the festival, MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR HAND STAMPED upon leaving. This is your golden ticket and the ONLY way you will be allowed back in.

I purchased a ticket to drink but forgot my ID – Can I get in?

No – Only those with valid ID's will be allowed into the festival. Go home and get it.

I purchased tickets but I will not be able to attend – Can I get a refund?

No – All ticket sales are final. Give them to some friends to enjoy… either way, you've donated to a worthy cause!

I want to Volunteer / Sponsor / be a Vendor – What do I do?

We would love your support! Please contact us via the form on the website or email us at

I've never played cornhole but I want to… What are the rules?

It's never too late to start! Check out the American Cornhole Association's complete list of rules and regulations at

Can I pick my own cornhole team?

Absolutely! Registration will begin that morning at 8am to gather teams.

Will all cornhole boards and bags be regulation?

Yes – thanks to Nathan Lowe of Blue Ridge Cornhole!

Will prizes be awarded to cornhole winners?

Of course! Prizes will be awarded to 1st ($500), 2nd ($300), 3rd ($150) and to keep up with tradition, last place.

I am a vendor, when can I set up?

Set up time for vendors is 6:30a – 9:30a. If you have any questions, refer to the rule sheet in your vendor packet or email us!

Do vendors have to purchase tickets?

Well that depends on what you want to do. All vendors will be given 2 badges to enter the festival & enjoy the surroundings. However, if you want to play cornhole or drink, you must purchase a ticket.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us using the form below.

Central Greenway at Mooresville Town Square
125 Town Square Circle
Mooresville, NC 28115