Tappedtober organizers announce event cancellation


With the recent announcement by Governor John Bel Edwards to extend Phase 2 restrictions through Aug. 28 and the uncertainty of holding a mass gathering in the near future, Tappedtober organizers have decided to cancel their 2020 event.

“The growth and community support of the Tappedtober Craft Beer & Wine Festival over the last two years has been a truly humbling experience for our dedicated team,” said a message from event organizers. “To put on an event, which has attracted over 5,000 attendees in such a short time, is no small task. Our team spends the better part of 6 months making things happen in preparation.”

Tappedtober has served as a fundraising event to ensure healthcare excellence is available at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and the Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center. “We are grateful for our faithful and community caring sponsors. You can learn more at tappedtober.com. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Tappedtober is Natchitoches’ very first Craft Beer and Wine Festival. This annual event is known for the family environment, top-notch entertainment, big screen football, and, of course, the best beer and wine on the planet, including over 45 craft beer brands in the beer pavilion. 100% of all proceeds support the missions of the Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Foundation and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation exists to ensure NRMC is equipped to excel in delivering healthcare excellence to every member of the community. The Foundation does this through funding technology advancements (i.e. 3D mammography), new healthcare services, nursing and allied health scholarships and community wellness grants.

Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Foundation was formed to ease the burden of access to healthcare for their most vulnerable patients (i.e. transportation, gas cards, lodging, dietary and financial assistance). Through community support, the funds to purchase the van are on hand. Now their goal is the operational costs of the transportation assistance program.