FlavorFest has free admission

By on May 18, 2016

The ninth annual Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 and 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Mount Hope Estate and Winery, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim.

The event features free admission, parking and tastings, offering some of the region’s finest wineries sampling and selling their vintages, cooking demos by area culinary experts, specialty foods for sampling and sale, master artisans, live music, and an interactive crafty kid’s area.

Twenty-six Pennsylvania wineries will offer samples and sales of their many varieties. Guests are encouraged to purchase the official FlavorFest sampling glass, sponsored by the event’s media partner, The River 97.3, to best enjoy the sampling experience. The 2016 FlavorFest sampling glass is the only glass permitted for sampling on site and will be available for purchase at the front gate. Wineries will provide plastic sampling cups for those without a glass. Glass rinse stations will be placed throughout the site.

There will be a host of artisans selling their crafts, and unique businesses including Pig Placement Network and the Eastland Alpacas. Cooking demonstrations will be served up by regional food experts. To round out the celebration, a mix of Pennsylvania-based musicians will provide live entertainment to create the backdrop for the festival. The featured entertainment includes Adam Blessing, Indian Summer Jars, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart, Meg and the Right Sound, Mike McMonagle & the Opportunists, Rivers, Sweet Leda and The Weathered Road.

At the Crafty Kid’s area, young guests can participate in hands-on exploration of the culinary and artistic world. For a small fee, children can decorate a t-shirt using locally grown fruit and vegetables as stamps. Free children’s activities include learning about healthy eating options and the food pyramid, creating their very own noodle art, coffee filter butterflies, decorating a chef’s hat, juggling balls, seed packet markers, and more.

To learn more visit parenfaire.com/flavorfest/index.php.

 

Jarred Mahtook and Brittany Hoffman, both of Mount Joy, taste wine from Koghill Winery, served by Katie Kearney, during the Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire last Memorial Day. (LNP file photo)

Jarred Mahtook and Brittany Hoffman, both of Mount Joy, taste wine from Koghill Winery, served by Katie Kearney, during the Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire last Memorial Day. (LNP file photo)

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