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Downtown Throwdown Returns to Parkersburg

by Chelsea Ayers

If you love BBQ and brews then the Bicentennial Park on Sept. 16 is the place for you to be. Downtown Parkersburg is partnering with the Parkersburg Jaycees to host the Downtown Throwdown BBQ & Brewfest on September 16 at 6 p.m. which will feature many of West Virginia’s craft beers.

Attendees will have the option to purchase BBQ and other food items from the different vendors. Towards the end of the evening attendees can cast a vote to their favorite BBQ item in the ballot box at the main gate. At the end of the event, a winner will be announced and receive an award. There will be entertainment provided by Matty Petty and the Whiskey Chasers and Back Porch Alibi.

The food vendors for the event include:

  • North End Tavern & Brewery
  • Q- Wagon LLC
  • Shortys Pizzeria
  • Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center
  • The Par Bar and Grill (The Par on Emerson)
  • Spats at The Blennerhassett Hotel

The beer options for the event and vendors include:

Coors Light
Miller Lite
Michelob Ultra
Bud Light
Yuengling Oktoberfest

Two Hearted Ale

Big Timber:
Forest Fest


Bridge Brew Works:
Long Point Lager
Mt. Momma

Country Boy:
Jalapeno Smoked Porter
Alpha Experiment
Shotgun Wedding

Devils Backbone:
Cran Gose
Pumpkin Hunter
Wood Bear

Red’s Rye

Greenbrier Valley Brewery:
Moth Man
Devil Anse

Morgantown Brewing Company:
Alpha Blonde

New Belgium:
Voodoo Ranger
Fat Tire White Ale

Parkersburg Brewing Company:
Palooka Pale Ale
Hip Hef Hefeweizen

Mountain State Brewery:
Almost Heaven
Otter Creek Lager

North End Tavern:
Roedy’s Red
WV Wheat

Swilled Dog:
Bunny Slope

Tickets are being sold online at, the Blennerhassett Hotel and the Parkersburg Brewing Co. for $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Your ticket allows you into the event, a pilsner glass and your first drink. This will be a great time, so bring your friends to kick off the fall season with some good food, drinks and a great show.

1 Comment on Downtown Throwdown Returns to Parkersburg

  1. Gary Thompson // September 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm // Reply

    This looks great. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d like to go.

    Liked by 1 person

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