AUGUSTA — Kennebec Valley Tourism Council has awarded $1,662 in sponsorship support funds to the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce for the Kennebec Brewfest.

The funding is to assist in the growth of tourism in Maine’s Kennebec Valley and produce a positive economic impact on the region.

Kennebec Chamber of Commerce was one of 12 sponsorship recipients awarded as part of the 2021 KVTC marketing partnership program. Application requests reached nearly $29,100. The organization was unable to fully fund all regional sponsorships to its members this year, but with the help of Brookfield Renewable U.S. KVTC was able to fund $19,351.

“The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to be offering Kennebec River Brewfest To Go again this year to showcase the amazing brewers across the state, including the Kennebec valley. This event draws people from afar to experience all that our beautiful region has to offer,” said Katie Doherty, president of the chamber. “We are honored to receive funding from the Kennebec Valley Tourism Council for our 4th annual Kennebec River Brewfest. This funding allows us to expand our marketing strategy for the event, ultimately leading to its success.”