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Zythos Beer Festival(March) - This beer festival takes place in Sint Niklaas in eastern Flanders. Approximately 150 beers from the 50 breweries.

Public Brewing Session at Cantillon Brewery(March) - A great brewing fair where you can experience the process of brewing traditional Lambic and Gueuze beer.

Beer Festival of Mons
(May) - The Party Service and tradesmen of the Grand'Place organize a weekend dedicated to beer. Numerous stalls allow visitors to taste traditional beers and the big brands that made Belgium famous as the World Center of Beer.

Gambrinus Beer Truck Festival(July) -  This Festival celebrates brewery trucks and driver in Philippeville. The name Gambrinus owes its origin to the Duke of Brabant, Jan Primus, who was known as “the King of Beer”… “King of the road” for trucks and king of beer! This museum is in a former maltings-brewery-farm buildings of the 19th century and its contains 20 vehicles and 75 themed displays.

Meeting of the Breweries in Belgian Luxembourg(July) - The breweries of the province of Luxemburg gather in one place for beer tastings, explanation of different brewing methods, music, raffle for a basket with regional products.

Hop Festival in Val de Sambre (September) Great hops festival(September) This Festival consists of amazing entertainments throughout the weekend including music, guided tours of the brewery, hot-air balloon rides, and craft exhibitions. 
Bruxellensis Festival (September)The Bruxellensis festival in Saint-Gilles presents beers and various Belgian breweries which buck the predominant trend and do not brew beers that are far too sweet and fruity. 
Arch'en Biers(September)This festival aims to make people discover lesser-known beers in Walloon Brabant. Every year, the organizers endeavor to present new products to visitors. 
Big September Beer Festival(September) Visitors  can participate in different workshops on how to pour a beer, tasting sessions, and more. Entertainment includes comedians, clowns, ancient games and hot air balloon flights.
Belgian Beer Festival / Beer Collectors' and Exchange Market(September)This beer event takes place in the town of Lustin. Beer glasses, bottles, labels, coasters, old ads, clocks, mirrors, pints, jugs and other collector's items. You can try or buy more than 850 kinds of beer. 
International Hop and Beer Festival (Poperinge) (September) This festival is held over three days every 3rd year on the 3rd Sunday of September in Poperinge. The hop pageant recreates the history of hops through various activities, with harvest and hops from around the world.  The newly elected hop queen and her German colleague in horse drawn carriages finish the parade with a touch of elegance. Fireworks close the festive weekend. 
Festival of Very Special Beers (Karakterbier Festival) (October) This festival held in Poperinge where 60 Flemish local beers with a special aroma mainly brewed in small scale are presented. 

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