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Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival

Phoenixville Beer and Wine Festival

Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival

The 4th Annual Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival will be held at the Kimberton Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 from 1 pm – 4 pm. Attendees can sample 150+ craft beers, wines, meads, ciders & spirits. Tickets to this event have sold out every year, so don’t wait … they are available beginning February 1, 2020. Tickets are $45 per person (must be 21+) or $5 off each ticket when you buy a 6-pack of tickets. Includes a tasting cup, beer and wine sampling (all you can responsibly drink), live music, and free parking. Designated driver tickets are available for $10. Click here for tickets and details. [#PhoenixvilleBeerWineFestival]

Founded to support local non-profit organizations that impact our community, the Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival is now in its fourth year and has grown from a crowd of 1,600 people, 35 breweries and 8 wineries in 2017 to 2,400 people, 50 breweries and 12 wineries in 2019. The momentum will continue in this fourth year with more breweries, more wineries, more food trucks, and more fun! There will be food available for purchase from local food trucks and restaurants and a variety of artisan vendors will be displaying their wares for purchase.
The host of the 2020 Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival is Building Better Neighborhoods with the goal of raising money and awareness for local non-profit organizations. Proceeds raised will be distributed to local non-profit organizations designated by Building Better Neighborhoods — directly benefitting arts & theater programs, abuse shelters, veterans groups, animal rescues, historic sites and more.
The Craft Beer Diaries has a terrific recap of last year’s event here.

Back in 2017, I reached out to one of the organizers of the event, Christine Tarlecki, Marketing & PR Director, to ask her a few questions about how the Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival came about and what to expect from the inaugural event. Here is what she had to say:

Q: What made you decide to organize a beer and wine festival for Phoenixville?
Christine: “Tim Hennessey began the Pottstown Brew Fest as a way to raise money for non-profits. In just two years, the Pottstown festival had record-setting crowds from 18 states and was voted the Best Outdoor Event in Montgomery County! It has done so well, that we decided to bring our love of beer, and beer festivals, to my town, Phoenixville.”

Q: What do you think will make this beer and wine festival stand apart from others?
Christine: “Our events are different from other events because of our level of personalized service and attention to detail. As the PR and Marketing Director for our events, I welcome each and every person with a smile at the front gate, I walk around the festival to ensure the attendees, the vendors, the brewers, and the volunteers are all happy and satisfied with their work and the event.”

Q: Who does the beer and wine festival benefit?
Christine: “The beer festival directly benefits the Phoenixville Public Library! Another way to support the library is by attending a beer pairings dinner, which will be held on April 30 at 6pm, at Molly Maguire’s in Phoenixville, on Bridge and Main Streets. There are only 70 seats available and tickets are $55.00 and can be purchased at Molly Maguire’s (21+). The dinner includes four courses, a beer expert, raffle prizes, gifts, signed books by local authors, a sit-in with the Preston & Steve Show on WMMR, jewelry, novelty beer items, and every dinner guest gets a swag bag of goodies! Special thanks to Macy’s, Moore’s Wing Sauce, Phoenixville Riverworks, and Quest Protein Bars.

Q: What other events do you have coming up? 
Christine: “We have a Cigar Fest on June 3, 2017, at the Norco Fire Company. The 3rd Annual Pottstown Brew Fest will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 and tickets for that event will go on sale in June and are expected to sell out. The Pottstown Firkin Fest, an exclusive event limited to 250 sampling guests, will be held on February 24, 2018. We are also planning a Phoenixville Firkin Fest, which we’ll start up next year.

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