If you’re not drinking pumpkin beer or hoisting a stein at the many local Oktoberfest parties, why not head out to some of the wine festivals this weekend? (Ok, there will probably be beer there, too.)
The Fall Harvest & Music Festival – at Naylor Wine Cellars in Stewartstown – biggest event of the year takes place on October 3 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The festival, which combines the Naylor Grape Harvest Festival with MyRuralRadio.com’s Fall Fest Seven Music Festival, includes harvest time activities like hay rides and pumpkin painting as well as wine tastings, grape stomping, fireworks and live music. Show your love of grapes by stomping them into a juicy pulp and sample two brand new Naylor wines. Grace is a semi-dry white wine and Redemption is a dry red. The music lineup features 16 bands including The Ok-Ok’s, The Plums, Kayla Kroh, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart and more.
What better way to celebrate the start of October than pork, wine and beer? Spring Gate Vineyard in Harrisburg hosts its second annual Cork & Pork Wine and Beer festival featuring live music by Hank Imhof, Silver Bright Sound and Sweet Corn & Peanut on October 3 from 12-11 p.m. Grand Cru, Mellow Minded Cafe and the Chicken Truck all serve up pork-based dishes. Pig out!
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