Common sense has prevailed and minors will be allowed into the Oregon Brewers Festival, as they have the previous 19 years.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission previously indicated they would not be. After receiving a new OBF compliance plan, the commission granted permission for minors/parents to attend the event. The festival runs July 26-29 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland.
“After thoroughly reviewing the Oregon Brewers Festival’s amended proposal, we believe it meets our licensing and enforcement concerns regarding minor patronage at the 2007 festival,” Rudy Williams, OLCC deputy director, said in a press release. “We appreciate the OBF’s willingness to work with the OLCC to help satisfy the public safety interests of Oregonians.”
“We are thrilled that the OLCC has made this decision,” said Art Larrance, founder of the OBF. “The festival has a long-standing history of being a family-friendly event. We promote responsible drinking, and as a result, we have responsible attendees who come together to celebrate our local culture.”
Minors will only be allowed at the OBF with a parent; guardians are not acceptable.