Harrisburg Brewers Fest by Troegs

The 10th annual Harrisburg Brewers Fest setup got underway at 4:30 this morning.
The tent setup included over 550 feet of 10 ft wide tenting (marquee) along Locust and Third Street in center city.  The tents will house over 50 craft breweries who will pour samples for 2 separate sessions,  one at noon, and the other at 5:00 PM.

The event’s main sponsor is Tröegs Brewing Company, who developed the idea in 2003.  It has become one of the most popular beer festivals in the Mid-Atlantic area.  The event is expected to raise over $100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.



No Parking sign on meter
Street closed at 4:00 AM for 10th Annual Brewers Fest Setup
Beginning setup of marquees
550 feet of marquee pipe laid out on Locust and Third Streets,  Harrisburg
Marquee framing completed
Framing completed, water barrels standing by


40 foot sections being wrapped on frame
Skinning the frame with 40′ sections
Marquee half up
Frame is lifted one side at a time, then attached to frame
row of legs on installed tent
Second side up, and tent is anchored to posts on one side, and water barrels on the other
170 foot run of marquee completed
170 feet completed, 340 feet to go

Take down will take place at 10:00 PM, and the street turned over to the city by 1:00 PM.

Marquee tents are very versatile.  Other typical uses are:

  • Walkways between house and wedding tent
  • Covered walkway from street to front entrance
  • Rain cover between tents
  • To form a que for an entrance or registration area
  • To mark the entrance of a large tent complex




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