Seventeen breweries, six wineries, awesome food and great music. What’s better than this? All proceeds go to ending poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County. It’s called FriendFest, an annual benefit beer and wine festival sponsored by Friend, Inc. Community Services, held on Saturday, February 23. Sessions are at 1, 4 and 7 pm, with jazz music by Stand Tall Baby Doll at the first session and Frog Holler and the Wallace Brothers Band performing at 4 and 7 pm.
I’m a proud supporter of Friend, Inc. and this is a great way to check out all that local and national breweries and wineries have to offer. Save ten dollars off the ticket price by purchasing your tickets online before the event, or go as a designated driver for a nominal fee and enjoy food, chocolate, entertainment and lots of vendors.