Over the weekend, Savor Lebanon brought out almost 800 people to the heart of Lebanon for a Saturday afternoon of brews, bands and all things fun.
Founder of Indiana on Tap Justin Knepp said although the forecast was looking grim before the weekend, the weather held out on Saturday and they were able to host the biggest event in its six-year history.
This was the second year Savor Lebanon was held on the square in the summertime. In years past, it was held during the winter at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
“Last year was the first year we moved it to spring and moved it outdoors and it went so well that we wanted to do that again this year and it went great,” Knepp said.
In addition to attracting the largest crowd in the event’s history, Knepp said this year also brought the most amount of breweries and distilleries to the event.
Breweries and distilleries came from all over the state to be a part of the action including some local favorites like Moontown Brewing, Boone County Jail Distilling, Klooz Brews and soon-to-be on the downtown square, 12:05 Distillery.
Password Reset, an Indiana rock-focused band, headlined the main stage while different groups from School of Rock jammed out on the other end of the square. DJ 3PM also spun records to bring in three different musical acts performing at the same time.
“It was just a great time,” Knepp said. “The vendors were incredibly happy with the event and that it had good turn out. They commented to us on what a great host the City of Lebanon was, which is huge because the goal of this event is to create a community-centered event that the community can look forward to every year and get excited about.”
Knepp added that Lebanon is a great town and hopefully Savor Lebanon can draw that next great brewery or distillery to the city.
“It shows what a great market it would be and how supportive the community is,” he said. “Things went very smooth on Saturday and we were very pleased.”