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Greencastle hosts 4th annual Beer and Wine Festival on Saturday

Greencastle hosts 4th annual Beer and Wine Festival on Saturday

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Greencastle is hosting another chance to indulge by sipping tasty brews and fine wine from some of the top breweries and wineries in the surrounding area.

Greencastle will host its fourth annual Beer and Wine Festival on Saturday, April 15. The event will be held at Antrim Way Honda with early VIP entry beginning at noon and general admission at 1 p.m.

The price of admission will include a commemorative cup, access to a diverse range of craft beers with unlimited pours, and an option to sample wine from wineries, including Cushwa Brewing Co., of Williamsport.

Tickets are on sale until Friday. The cost is $25, and designated driver tickets cost $10 each.

Food will be served through John Allison Public House.

Generally, breweries and two distributors are invited to the festival and between the distributors, 40 to 50 samples of craft beer are available.

The array of craft beer to choose from along with other aspects keeps people coming back to the event. In fact, the festival has grown in numbers. Last year, around 1,200 to 1,300 people attended the festival.

Georgina Cranston, executive director of The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, hopes that the festival will have an even greater impact.

“We hope this year is even bigger and better, but we generally expect about 1200 people,” she said.

She also emphasized the different kinds of craft beers that will be offered to sample. Wine also will be made available for purchase on-site and people will have the option to choose from six wineries.

“When you have good music, good food, and a well-organized event at a reasonable price, it’s kind of hard to go wrong,” she said.

Some vendors that will be on-site includes Olivero’s Vineyard, Stonekeep Meadery, Bee Kind Winery, The Vineyard at Hershey and Castlerigg Wine Shop (selling for Seven Mountains Wine Cellars).

The fun from trying different beverages will not stop there, as there will also be other benefits individuals can take advantage of such as games (money wheel, game of chance, Plinko), photo booths, and massage chairs will all be on site.

To top the day off, live music will be performed by band group, Still Clear, who are sponsored by F&M Trust bank.

Originally spearheaded by chamber board member John Flannery, the festival was created to encourage people to explore the Greencastle area and what it has to offer.

“We thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase our town, to bring people to Greencastle who may or may not have come here and to have a great time,” Cranston said.

Among other reasons to attend the festival, the event aims to highlight Greencastle as a town and get people out in the warmer weather.

“The whole idea is to celebrate spring, get out of a long winter, and maybe see a different side of Greencastle that you may not have seen before,” she said.

If you go …

WHAT: Greencastle’s 4th annual Beer and Wine Festival
WHEN: Saturday, April 15; noon for VIP entrance; gates open at 1 p.m. 
WHERE: Antrim Way Honda 200 S. Antrim Way, Greencastle, Pa.
COST: Early VIP discount $25; designated driver $10
CONTACT: Call The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610, or click here to purchase tickets

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