Norfolk, VA – May 23, 2019 — O’Connor Brewing Co. hosts its sixth annual O’Connoroo music, food, and beer festival on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from Noon to 10:00 PM at the brewery located in Norfolk, VA.
This year O’Connoroo will be celebrated as a summer carnival, featuring carnival games, roaming magic by Hunter Rhodes Magic, the spectacular stilt-walker Jameson Dungan, tarot readings by the Velvet Witch, axe throwing with Dual Axels, carnival prizes to win or buy from the Rainbow Wolfpack, the jaw-dropping Dominion Derby Girls, face painting from Noon to 6:00 PM, and portraits by Miguel Draws from 6:00 -10:00 PM.
In addition to the activities and entertainment, the festival will include six local food trucks and pop-up vendors, and live music performances throughout the day. As always, the event is FREE, open to the public, and family-friendly.
The Summer Carnival also marks the launch of Drop it Like it’s Hops Gin a Juicy West Coast IPA and the return of seasonal favorite Tart Tropicale, a fruit-infused tart golden ale. Drop it Like it’s Hops is a Tasting Room only can release happening Saturday, June 1st at noon, with only 20 cases available. Snag a can and pop it like it’s hot! Tart Tropicale will be available on draft and limited release in cans.
In addition to the summer carnival, the brewery will be celebrating the NFK Street Museum, a Mural Fest and Street Party produced by Alchemy NFK and Contemporary Arts Network, happening on the same day (June 1) from 2:00 to 7:00 PM.
This walkable street event will feature multiple unveilings of some of the most beautiful murals in Norfolk, mural tours, artist talks and activities for all ages.
“We couldn’t have imagined when we opened our first location in Park Place or our current expanded location in 2014, that just 5 years later our neighborhood would’ve experienced such growth. As a founding member of the newly branded Railroad District, we are excited and honored to have been chosen as the site for one of the new murals. It really marks a bright new beginning for this area.” stated Kevin O’Connor, Owner and President of O’Connor Brewing Co. The new mural at the brewery is produced by world-renowned John Van Hamersveld, artist and graphic designer, best known for The Endless Summer poster – arguably the most iconic image in surfdom which led to artwork for The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan and more.
About O’Connor Brewing Co.
O’Connor Brewing Co. is a mighty yet humble craft brewery located in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded in 2010 by Kevin O’Connor with the support of his wife and company VP, Penny O’Connor; this award-winning, family-owned business blazed a trail for the craft beer movement in coastal Virginia. OBC’s mission is to create an original, world-class craft beer experience for all beer lovers through its innovative, evolving products and services while supporting our local communities. OBC brews seven flagship beers regularly, available on draft and in bottles, as well as a robust lineup of seasonal and special offerings throughout the year. OBC beers are available throughout the state of Virginia, in Washington, D.C. and parts of North Carolina. For more information, visit O’Connor Brewing Co.’s website, www.oconnorbrewing.com.