Special to 1808Delaware

The Delaware County Beer & Wine Festival is back on June 25 by popular demand!

Festivalgoers will peruse Boardman Arts Park to find many beer and wine tasting opportunities from different vendors in Delaware County and beyond. With over 55 different tasting options visitors will be able to sip from their local favorites and try new establishments to find their choice of beer, cider, wine and mead.

This year’s Festival has even more to offer visitors. The Festival includes 18 breweries and wineries, 4 food trucks, 3 bands, an art show featuring 20 artisans, as well as other entertainment. Mark your calendars for June 25 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

Three bands will headline the Festival. From 3:00 to 4:00 PM, catch Vinntage, a 6-piece classic rock band, playing selections from the 60s through the early 2000s. The McIans will perform from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The band is known for their modern and traditional Celtic music in the vein of Flogging Molly, the Pogues, Dropkick Murphy’s, and other Celtic punk and rock favorites. Closing the Festival from 6:00 to 8:00 PM will be the Simba Jordan Band, who has performed at mega events across the country including the Buckeye Country Superfest and the Country 500.

Visitors can also enjoy entertainment from caricaturist Larry’s Art and magician Magic Nate, as well as a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, and artisans selling paintings, photography, textiles, candles, jewelry, and decor.

“A thrilling atmosphere is created when you blend the craft of beer & wine, lively bands, and talented artisans in one festival,” says Roxanne Amidon, Director of the Arts Park, “Heritage Clinic of Chiropractic is sponsoring this year’s event, and they will be offering free health screenings, giveaways, and information about the clinic at the Festival. We hope the community will join us for food, drink, and fun in the sun!”

Each of the vendors at the Delaware County Beer & Wine Festival will bring multiple varietals for tasting, and wineries will also be selling bottles and cases to take home. Vendors include: Restoration, Old Dog Alehouse, Nocterra, Olentangy River Brewing Co, Dalton Union Brewing, Rhetoric Brewing, Blend of Seven, Spires Social Brewing, Hellbranch Hard Cider, Fox Winery, Feisty Mead, Oak & Brazen, Dragonfly Vineyard, 1487 Brewery, Zen Bee Meadery, and Homestead Brewing. The food trucks include: Schmidt’s, Holy Crepes, Dan’s Deli, and Libélulas Sugar Truck.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, which include two tastes and a commemorative glass. Additional tasting tickets are $4. Tastes are 2 oz wine or 5 oz beer/cider. Designated Driver Tickets are also available. A link to purchase can be found at boardmanartspark.org or by searching “Delaware Beer & Wine Festival 2022” on Eventbrite.com.

Boardman Arts Park is located at 154 West William Street, Delaware. Parking is free across West William Street. The Delaware Transit Shuttle will run continuously from the Delaware County courthouse on Union St to the Festival entrance. Due to the nature of the event, guests must be 21 years of age for admission into the festival. Age verification in the form of a government-issued photo ID will be required for all tasters. All proceeds will go to development and promotion of the Arts Park. The event will go on rain or shine. The Park will not offer refunds for tickets purchased in advance.

Source: Boardman Arts Park

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