Jeanette Smith took the Festival to Metrolina Fairgrounds. CBM rolled out a beautiful, handmade homebrew bar for serving their homebrewed beers. Attendance was at an all-time high of over 6000 attendees. The Festival was hosted in several buildings for a rain safe event. There were advantages to having a weather proof site but glass breakage, fragmentation of the Festival components as well as the highest attendance yet led to critical re-evaluation. $50,000 was donated to three local charities: the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the MS Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and A Child's Place.