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5.) Crafted Food, Beer and Music Festival Review – Cleveland – June 1, 2019

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I was given a complimentary full-sized package (entrance and sample/tasting tickets) in exchange for festival promotions. This is also a festival that occurs in various cities. While this review takes place in Cleveland, the festival structure may be similar in other cities. ******************** At 5 o’clock on the dot, I arrived at Lincoln Park… …where I was equipped …

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52.) Hopwood’s Big Grape Stomp Review – Zionsville, Indiana – September 22, 2018

In the picturesque town of Zionsville… …a local winery decided to have a festival… …called the Big Grape Stomp. With a $3 entrance admission… …festival goers received a raffle ticket, a $3 coupon for winery purchases… …and access to a painting party… …outdoor lounging… …adult jump houses… …(which were sometimes used by kids when they got bored with their own …

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44.) Cider Dayze Review – Armada, Michigan – August 25, 2018

Out at Blake Farms Apple Orchard… …they were hosting a festival called Cider Dayze… …where adults sampled cider (Blake’s Hard Cider)… …after cider (Virtue Cider)… …until they felt comfortable doing this. You guessed it – these were hard ciders (JK’s Farmhouse Ciders)… …and there was quite a lot of it (Starcut Ciders/Vander Mill)… …although there was always the possibility (Cellarmen’s)… …

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30.) Kentucky Bourbon Festival Review – Bardstown, Kentucky – September 15, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The Kentucky Bourbon Festival officially goes on for 7 days with events that range from tastings to gala events. This post, as with other festival reviews, will focus on the food, non-food vendors and entertainment. But if you want to read about two events that I attended, you can check out https://ohiofestivals.net/events-kentucky-bourbon-festival/ ******************** If you’ve ever made your …

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11.) Toast to Summer Review – Washington Court House – June 24, 2017

It was a beautiful day at the Fayette County Airport. A biplane ride was going on above me… …a guitarist was singing a Gordon Lightfoot song… …and festival goers were purchasing beer and wine tasting tickets… …before thoroughly exploring the grounds at the Toast to Summer festival. With planes parked outside to be admired… …all the hangars were filled with …

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1.) Columbus Winter Beerfest Review – January 30, 2015

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  This review is for the winter version of the Columbus Beerfest.  Since I believe the Summer Beerfest will be about the same, I am attaching the review to both fests. Allow me to introduce you to my friend Rich… …beloved bartender at Bob’s Bar: The Cultural Hub of the Midwest and occasional festival goer.