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Kalie Looper, a representative from Pear Up Hard Cider, hands Angel of the Winds brewmaster Vince Falcone, a drink at last year's Brew and Cider Fest on Oct. 6, 2017.

 

Several breweries are coming to the downtown Marysville Opera House on April 6 as part of the third annual Marysville Brew and Cider Fest.

The event from the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce brings a number of different local breweries for locals to enjoy. Cost is $30 if purchased before the event and $35 at the door. It is held at the Opera House at 1225 Third St., Marysville, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Guests receive a four-ounce glass, five drink tokens and a voucher for food.

“We are planning to have about 10 to 12 vendors come this year,” said Jesica Stickles, president/CEO of the chamber.

“And it will be a mix of breweries, cideries and wineries,” she said.

The wineries are new this year, said Stickles.

“That was based on a request from a few of our guests,” she said. “A lot of the time either the husband or the wife would be interested in brews or ciders, but the other one would want wines so this will allow our guests to have more options.”

Even among the breweries there will be a lot of different types of beer available, said Stickles.

“I think people like the variety, trying something they’ve never had before or trying some of their favorites again,” she said.

“They like that all the breweries are local, so if they find something they like they can go visit the taproom,” she said.

There will also be an expanded marketplace this year with sealed bottles available for purchase.

“Those will be available for purchase for those who want to take something they tasted home,” she said.

Stickles said that people enjoy hanging out at the event.

“It’s a great time to bring friends or family members,” she said.

Bleachers Bar and Grill will provide the food which is included in the price of the ticket and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels is the title sponsor of the event and will have a food truck at the event.

The local bands Aardvarks United and the Harvey Creek Bank are playing at the festival.

“Both of those are a variety of classic rock,” said Stickles.

The event helps raise funds for the local chamber and draws people into downtown Marysville.

“We started it as a fundraiser, but it’s also continued in part because it’s a great tourism draw,” said Stickles.

“Brewfest events are really popular right now and we don’t want Marysville to miss out on them,” she said.

They changed the branding slightly this year so that "Marysville" is included right in the name of the festival and helps draw local people to the local opera house, said Stickles.

More information about the event and how to pre-purchase tickets is available at marysvilletulalipchamber.com.

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