Late summer and early fall usually yields a variety of unique events and one that I was able to attend as a volunteer (thanks to Tami Music, our Visitor Information Center Manager) was the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.
Located outdoors near the cable-stay bridge on the shores of the Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma, beer vendors from all over the area gave samples of a variety of brews. There were also vendors selling food and crafts and live music was playing throughout the day. The atmosphere lent itself to creating a festive and raucous time for everyone there!
From our booth at the south end of the park, I assisted in handing out literature that has a wealth of information about things to do and places to see in Tacoma + Pierce County. We also provided a brochure of restaurants that were nearby the festival for attendees to easily access once they had their fill of tasty brews.
All in all, it was a gorgeous day and there were more than 4,000 attendees. The fun thing is that we got to talk to a good percentage of them! There were visitors from out-of-state, the Seattle area and right here in Tacoma + Pierce County. It was fun to educate them on what the TRCVB and the VIC do and all the neat things to do around here.