Mountaineer Brewfest -- a celebration of West Virginia’s finest craft beer -- will return to hit Heritage Port in August for its 8th year, bringing in more than 20 state-wide vendors.
"I think when I started this, festival there may have been seven or eight craft breweries, and there is like 26 now," Hayes said.
Amping up the live entertainment is a top priority.
"We always kind of raise the bar in entertainment every year,” Hayes said. “As we bring people in from out of the area every year, people that we normally wouldn't see."