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Downtown Throwdown BBQ & Brewfest
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Throwdown BBQ & Brewfest


Our premier fall event in downtown Parkersburg has quickly become the Downtown Throwdown BBQ & Brewfest. Our Brewfest features many of West Virginia’s craft beers. Attendees will have the option to purchase various BBQ and other food items from their choice of food vendors. Most vendors accept cash only, but there are ATM’s in the vicinity of the event. Towards the end of the evening, attendees are encourage to cast their vote for the favorite BBQ item in the ballot box at the main gate. At the end of the night, our winner will be announced and receive their award. Food vendors for the evening include: Aladdin Food Management Services, Brunello Restaurant & Bar, Convicted Pigs BBQ, Hot Dog Willys, Pappy’s Lip Smackin BBQ, Parkersburg Brewing Company, Parkersburg Country Club, Q Wagon BBQ and The Coffee Bar.

Beer distributors at the Brewfest will be Capitol, Mountain State Beer and Spriggs. They will feature many West Virginia’s craft beers as well as other craft beers. Domestic beer will also be available.

Local entertainment provided by Back Porch Alibi and JINXD. Back Porch Alibi will take the stage from 6 - 7:30 p.m., followed by JINXD from 8 - 9:45 p.m.

This event is made possible with the support of the Parkersburg Jaycees and other sponsors. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Childern 13 yrs. and older are the same price as adult admission price and kids 12 and under are free. Your ticket will admit you to the event, a free pilsner glass, your first drink and live entertainment. (Soft drinks and water will also be available.)
Click HERE to purchase your tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the Parkersburg Brewing Company, coffee shop at the Blennerhassett Hotel and the Downtown PKB office at 400 Market Street (cash or check only.)

Thanks to our 2019 GOLD and SILVER Sponsors:

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Taste of Parkersburg
5:00 PM17:00

Taste of Parkersburg

  • Market Street & 3rd Street Parkersburg, WV 26101 (map)
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Now in its 14th year, Downtown PKB's annual Taste of Parkersburg event has offered an exciting mix of food, wine and music to patrons of this unique and spirited festival. Growing in popularity with each year, our event inspires food, wine and beer lovers throughout the region.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Click here for advanced tickets and reserved tables.

Thanks to our 2019 title sponsor, Justin Raber Attorney at Law!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Taste of Parkersburg, contact us!

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Savor Saturday in Downtown
11:00 AM11:00

Savor Saturday in Downtown

Back again by popular demand, Savor Saturday! The Savor Saturday event will complement the planned 2019 Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo at the Parkersburg Art Center and offer attendees, as well as the community, an opportunity to sample some of the savory favorites offered in our downtown restaurants.

For every sample purchased at participating restaurants, customers will receive one entry into the Savor Saturday contest (plus receive a bonus entry for checking in to the event on Facebook).

One lucky person will win dinner for two at a downtown restaurant of their choice and two entry tickets into the 2019 Taste of Parkersburg.

Participating Restaurants:
Chams Lebanese Cuisine - shish kabobs, hummus, baba ghanouj dip and grape leaves
Crystal Cafe - soups & cinnamon rolls
Hot Dog Willy's - house made potato chips with 5 different flavors to choose from
Maka Mia Pizza at The Point Park Marketplace - pepperoni pizza slice
Parkersburg Brewing Company - beer samples and pretzel bites
TCB - salmon tacos with house-made sriracha aioli and slaw, lime & cilantro
Toscano in Appalachia - free wine samples with homemade bread and choice of olive oil
Unity Cafe - scones and biscotti
TCB - house made salmon tacos

Once you’ve finished checking out the Expo and have sampled some of great food downtown has to offer, make sure to stop by the Dils Center for the Downtown Shopping Expo. Free parking is available in the parking garage behind the Dils Center thanks to our community partner at the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority.

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