The 6th Annual Groundhog Beerfest


The 6th Annual Rotary Club of Youngstown Groundhog Craft Beerfest will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Stambaugh Auditorium Ballroom from 12 pm – 4 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm with exclusive VIP admission for the first hour.  There will be live entertainment, a variety of food, and the best craft beers in the region. Consistently, the event has attracted over a thousand people. We believe this year will be even bigger and more popular!

The Rotary Club of Youngstown’s Groundhog Craft Beerfest was started in 2019 as a way to bring local craft brewers and the community together to enjoy the many tasty beers brewed in our region and to raise money for the charitable works of the Club.

Since the Beerfest’s inception, the generosity of our sponsors enabled us to award more than $100,000 in grants to benefit the community! In 2023 alone, $32,000 of those funds were put right back into the community between several grants. Those include funding support for the Dorothy Day House, St. John’s Church, the historic Wick Park Pavilion, which has been home to the Rotary Club of Youngstown since 2021, and efforts to install a Rotary Club of Youngstown Verdin Clock in our community.

The Rotary Club of Youngstown believes in “Service Above Self” by working hard to raise money that can be given back to our community. We are proud of our membership of over 90 individuals who are leaders in the business and not-for-profit sectors. Together, we know that we can make a difference in our community and the lives of the individuals that reside within. We hope that we can count on your support to allow us to continue that positive impact.

Please consider sponsoring or attending the 6th Annual Groundhog Craft Beerfest.  Should you have any questions, please contact either Josh Prest at 330-509-3381 or Shannon Tirone at 330-720-2056 or you can email

“Create Hope in the World” is Rotary’s International 2023-24 theme. With your support, we will be able to do just that right here in our incredible community. 

Thank you for your consideration.

Download the Beerfest Sponsor Packet.