Two Fests: Beer and Coffee
Two festivals are coming up for two of our favorite beverages: Coffee and beer.
First up, Ozarks Beerfest is Saturday, April 1 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center. This fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks features more than 200 craft brews, as well as other goodies like seltzers and ciders. In addition to beer samples, guests get to play fun games, enjoy live music and munch on some tasty food—all for a good cause.
Springfield Coffee Fest starts the same day and lasts until April 30. Visit the website to purchase your coffee passport, which features 20 local coffee shops that you can visit to receive free samples of signature beverages and a stamp in your passport. The event is an annual fundraiser for Safe & Sober, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent substance misuse in the state of Missouri. You can find the full list of participating businesses on the website, but the list includes stellar local coffee houses like Echelon Coffee, Black Lab Coffee Co., The Coffee Ethic, Green House Coffee + Affogato Bar and many more.