The Third Annual Midwest Beer Fest will take place from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 14th. The free, family-friendly event is hosted by Cowboy Monkey, and will be in the Downtown Champaign Cowbow Monkey/PNC parking lot. 

Here's what event organizers say about it:

Come one, come all to the third annual Midwest Beer Fest!

TACOS! SWAG! BEER! KID FRIENDLY! FREE ENTRY!

Sample your favorite and limited release beers from all over the local region. Bring a friend, bring your family, bring your thirst!

In the Cowboy Monkey/PNC Bank lot in downtown Champaign.

Cash/credit/debit all accepted to purchase tickets, which buy the beers at tents. Most beers cost 4-5 tickets (16 ounce pours).

Cowboy Monkey's full menu available!

: : LOCAL & MIDWEST BREWERIES : :

: : OFF-SITE TAPPINGS : :

: : BREWERY AND BEER ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME! : :

You can read our reviews of the inaugural and second annual events for details regarding what to expect. 

Top photo by Rebecca Wells