Craft beer and live music are both on tap on Saturday as two annual events make their return to the region. While one pairs cold brews (and wine) with blues music and a spread of Chesapeake crabs and the other beckons you to an afternoon of tasty crafts, fine food and local music, both events are guaranteed to shift your Saturday into Relax mode (and fill your stomach at the same time).
Blues & Brews
Nothing says summer like beer, music and seafood, and the wise folks at Mount Hope Estate & Winery (2775 Lebanon Rd., Manheim) are rising to fill the gap with the sixth annual Blues & Brews festival. In addition to sipping on an array of beers from the newly coined SBC Brewsmiths joint brewing collective, enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh crabs, shrimp, sangria punch, wine and more as you get your jam on to live music from Elizabethtown-based singer-songwriter Adam Blessing. There are two sessions available – one in the early afternoon, from 12-3 p.m., and one in the evening from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $55 for adults and $19.95 for kids ages 5-11. Make sure to purchase tickets online – we don’t anticipate many day-of tickets being available…
Dauphin County BrewFest
More than 30 craft brewers will be on display (and available for the tastin’) at Fort Hunter Park (5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg) for the fourth annual Dauphin County BrewFest. Sample some of the best local and regional craft beers from breweries like Lancaster Brewing Co., Tröegs and Victory Brewing Co, and get your fill of food from area restaurants. This year’s entertainment includes live sets from Olivia Farabaugh, J.R. Wolf and Mark DeRose & the Dreadnought Brigade. BrewFest runs from 3-7 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $50 at the door and $15 for designated drivers.