Second Annual Carlisle Brew Mixer planned for Saturday, May 11 during the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals Car Show

Second Annual Carlisle Brew Mixer planned for Saturday, May 11 during the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals Car Show

CARLISLE, PA – One of the best parts of the annual Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals car show is its diverse mix of show cars on the Showfield. These rides emanate from around the world and are showcased by passionate car owners and car clubs who cruise to Carlisle to have fun and show off their passions. In addition to the car show and track activities, there are social elements too, including car club hangouts, the annual passport program for adults and kids alike, and back for its second year, the Carlisle Brew Mixer.

While the car show starts at 7 AM daily on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, the mixer itself is on Saturday, May 11 from 11 AM to 5 PM. As part of the mixer, guests can enjoy the taste of some of central PA’s finest establishments AND enjoy live music too.

The second annual Brew Mixer is located just behind the grandstand and adjacent to the food court. This centrally located footprint provides easy access not just to the wide variety of food options at the event, but to the equally varied offerings from a handful of local establishments who have committed to attend. To date, Rusty Rail Brewing Company (Mifflinburg, PA), Gearhouse Brewing Company (Chambersburg, PA), Mellow Mink Brewing (Mechanicsburg, PA), Desperate Times Brewery (Carlisle, PA), and Big Hill Cider Works (Gardners, PA) have confirmed participation.

In addition to the aforementioned businesses, the Brew Mixer also hosts live music from local acts Soup Kitchen and acoustic performer Matt Jameson. Soup Kitchen is Carlisle-based and blends musical influences into their brand of Rock N’ Roll. Soup Kitchen takes audience favorites and puts their signature seven-piece sound on them, allowing every performance to have an eclectic range of tunes. Each member has a unique musical background and years of experience that keeps the audience wanting more. For Jameson, a Harrisburg-based act, he’ll get the crowd involved by strumming the sounds of ‘00s alt-rock, ‘80s and ‘90s pop, grunge, modern country, classic rock, popular oldies, and more.

Attending the Brew Mixer is simple in that guests who are at Carlisle for the car show or those who specifically come for the Brew Mixer have access to both for the same admission cost. Spectator parking is $10 and is available on the grounds. Spectator admission is $12 at the gate, cheaper online in advance or in person with a military ID. Speaking of IDs, the Brew Mixer is for those 21 and older. IDs will be checked, with wristbands being issued for eligible participants. 

Each Brew Mixer participant will operate individually, offering full pours for a reasonable price point, while also making available merchandise specific to their business. The Soup Kitchen set starts at 11 AM and is planned for three hours, with Jameson starting around 2:30 PM.

Purchase discount spectator admission tickets, shop for branded merchandise, review the event guide, and learn more about the mixer and car show online at today or call 717-243-7855!

Carlisle Events, celebrating 50 years in 2024, is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes automotive flea markets of varying sizes, multiple auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners, and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at or

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