Portage County is home to a new beer festival.

The inaugural Kent Craft Beer Fest, organized by the Kent Jaycees, is set for 2 to 7 p.m. May 18.

The event, to be held on North Water Street in downtown Kent, will showcase 20 breweries: Akronym, Bookhouse, Clubhouse, Elevator, Fat Head's, Headtrip, HiHO, Hop Tree, Lock 15, MadCap, McArthur's, Market Garden, Masthead, Missing Falls, Platform, R. Shea, Saucy, Sibling Revelry, Terrestrial and Two Monks.

The beer fest will feature local food vendors — Grazers, Roll Call, Burnside Barbecue and Erie St. Kitchen — along with music.

General admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets, which get you in an hour early, are $55.

For more details or tickets, click here.