Delaware Wine and Spirits Festival returns to Dover in October

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The Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Festival returns toKent County in October.

The event will be held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village on October 13 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 pm.

The event is theonly statewide festival that includes all of Delaware’s alcohol producers.

Craft beer, wine, and spirits have been the main attraction, but in recent years meaderies have also been included.

‚ÄúThis is a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the industry and showcase all that is produced in our state,” said John Doerfler from Kent County Tourism.

Kent County Tourism has historically managed the event. This year Event Allies, a Wilmington-based event management company, will assume the role.

Event Allies produces a host of Delaware events, including the Wilmington Grand Prix, Separation Day, City Restaurant Week, River Towns Ride & Festival and Wilmington Beer Week.

Also new this year is a VIP ticket. Early-bird VIP tickets are $69 and limited to the first 100.

VIP benefits include early access (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), exclusive tastings, premium free parking, catered lunch, a glass souvenir cup and unlimited tastings.Once the initial offering is sold out the VIP ticket will increase to $79.

Early-Bird General Admission tickets are $40 and are on sale now. This ticket includes unlimited tastings and a souvenir cup. The Early-Bird General Admission ticket is available until September 12. General admission tickets will be sold from September 13 thru the event for $50.

Other features of the event include; free parking, two stages programmed with live music, food trucks, a store with homegrown products, festival games, guided tours and a product store featuring adult beverages for home consumption.

For additional information contact: Julie Miro Wenger at juliemirowenger@gmail.com

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