ARToberfest in TEN DAYS!

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When: October 18th, 5-10pm.

Where: Ruston Farmers Market, 220 E. Mississippi, Ruston, Louisiana

What: North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s annual beer-tasting fundraiser. 

 We are 10 days away from North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s 10th Annual ARToberfest, sponsored by Devine & The Keg, Dr. Nav Sharma at Green Clinic, and the Ruston Animal Clinic. ARToberfest is a crowd favorite for beer, music, food, and art lovers alike. Tickets can be purchased at Fine Line Supply, 207 N Trenton, or online at

 Tickets are $40. They allow entry to the event from 5pm-10pm, unlimited samples of beer, and come with a souvenir pint glass provided by Fine Line Supply. Designated Driver tickets are available for $10 for participants not wanting to sample beer. All participants must be 21 years of age or over to attend. 

Food vendors this year popping up on site will be Wild Thang, Bad Wolf, Grown & Grazed, and Chindian Flavors. The music line up starts the night off with Mama and The Outlaw, followed by Band of Gypsies, and headlining with The Vidrines. 

Regional breweries this year include Flying Heart Brewery, Great Raft Brewing, Parish Brewing Company, Natchez Brewing Company, and Bayou Teche Brewery. Home brewers attending are Ryan Nestraud, Jean Gourd, Gary Baker, Stephen Merrill, Mark Pellittieri, Evan McDougall, and Richard Hargis. Our judges awarding the Judge’s Choice Award are Nathan Slaughter and Jeremy Saye. 

Thank you to Marsala Beverage, Choice Brands, and International Wines & Spirits for providing tasty brews for sampling. Thank you to our sponsors, Devine & The Keg, Dr. Nav Sharma at Green Clinic, Ruston Animal Clinic, Fine Line Supply, The Selfie Stop, Rapid Signs, Bayou Life Magazine, Uptown Downtown, Argent Financial, Hampton Inn, Super 1 Foods, Alpine Nursing & Rehab, Durrett Law & Title, PCI Electric, Danni Jones Physical Therapy, Brasher Group, Troy Lord Electric, Ride or Die Spin, Ruston Farmers Market, Southern Grace Events & Blessings, and Railway Coffee for their support. 

Call (318)255-1450 or visit for more information. 



NCLAC is a non-profit organization supported by sustaining members including Century Next Bank, First National Bank, Origin Bank, Ruston Daily Leader, Driggers Outdoor, Peach Radio, a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and by members of the community.