“Drink Local, Eat Local, Buy Local”
at Delaware Wine and Beer Festival October 11
According to Kent County Tourism’s festival’s website, “Drink Local, Eat Local, Buy Local is the perfect theme for the fifth annual event that blends Delaware’s finest wineries, breweries and distilleries into one great event. Delaware’s “Official” Wine and Beer Festival, now in its fifth year and is a winner of the 2014 “Top 100 USA Events” by the American Bus Association. And, it’s the only festival in Delaware that offers all its vintners, brewers and distillers at one event.”
- Sample local wines, beers & spirits
- Discounted local wines by the bottle or case for take-home
- Enjoy Delaware delicasies
- Delaware Homebrew Championship
- BYOC (chairs/blankets)
- Delaware Artisan Faire
- Live music
- Keg tossing competition
- Sunday morning brunch at Harvest Ridge Winery
Food Truck Watch: McGlynn’s Pub will be on hand with the Roaming Raven Food Truck!
The event will be held in the scenic Delaware Agricultural Museum 19th Century Farm Village, aptly named Loockerman Village after the famous Loockerman family of Dover. An old farm house, school house, country church, a blacksmith shop and even a covered bridge make up the unique college in the village.
Boomer brewers, take note!
The second annual Delaware Homebrew Championship will be held at the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival, too! Boomer Brewers, according to the entry info, this contest is limited to 50 entries-10 per category and it’s not your ordinary competition…your entry is judged using the American Home Brewers Association guidelines and by the BJCP judges…PLUS attendees holding a VIP ticket, the ones that love to try new flavors, will vote for the People’s Choice Award winners. First place winner will receive a combination of cool prizes and cash valued at $1,000+ including a “Brewternship” at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company. Click the following link to enter!
Meet Delaware’s celebrity vintners, brewers and distillers.
3rd Wave Brewing Company, Delmar
Argilla Brewing Company, Newark
16 Mile Brewery, Georgetown
Delaware Distilling Company, Rehoboth Beach
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton
Fenwick Wine Cellars, Fenwick Island
Harvest Ridge Winery, Marydel
Great Shoals Winery, Princess Anne, MD
Mispillion River Brewing, Milford
Nassau Valley Vineyards, Lewes
Painted Stave Distillery, Smyrna
Pizzadili Winery, Felton
Twin Lakes Brewery, Greenville
Warlock Brewing Company, Smyrna
the list of quality eateries on board, Click Here for Festival Updates
Abbott’s Grill, Milford
Bonz Restaurant at Harrington Raceway & Casino, Harrington
Maple Dale Country Club, Dover
McGlynn’s Pub, Dover
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies and Coffees , New Castle
Where Pigs Fly, Dover
Admission includes 10 sampling tickets, are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. The Delaware Wine and Beer Festival will start at 12 noon – 5pm at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, located at 866 N. DuPont Highway in Dover, DE.
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Part of the proceeds for this year’s event will benefit the Student Scholarship Fund at Delaware State University. Admission includes 10 sampling tickets, are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. The event will be held rain or shine. If rain occurs, the event will be moved inside the museum. There will be no refunds. The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village is located at 866 N, DuPont Highway, in the heart of Dover, DE. For more information, call Kent County Tourism, 302-734-4888 or 800-233-5368 or visit www.visitdover.com or Email: email@example.com.