Forty varieties of bourbon and 60 beer draughts flow freely from taps into souvenir glasses, slaking thirsty throats with unlimited sips as guests tear through smoky meat concoctions at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival's tasting stations. Once stuffed with ribs, brisket, and sausage, attendees can retire to the tasting theater to take in a seminar from pit masters and gourmet chefs on preparing fine barbecue or brewing stellar bourbon. Live rock, blues, and bluegrass bands set the airwaves quivering from the main stage with wailing tunes or announcements drawn in barbecue sauce. A cigar tent provides a smoky haven for puffing on fine tobacco products, and big-screen TVs beam the latest sports action directly into eyeballs.
Attracting more than 170,000 art enthusiasts to its events each year, the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals showcases original work from hundreds of artisans showcasing everything from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, décor, and photography. Audiences can witness art being made live during educational demonstrations as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Hungry crafters can also sniff out specialty food items to sample or purchase while dancing across the sprawling venue to live music.
The "EA" in EA Fit Club may be the initials of founder Eric Atherton, but really, it's all about you—your lifestyle, your fitness goals, and ultimately, your desire to improve. A certified personal trainer backed by more than five years of experience, Eric leads his clients to better health with knowledgeable, dedicated training. His high-energy bootcamp-style classes—which, unlike real boot camps, do not feature a drill sergeant screaming the lyrics to the _Macarena_—challenge muscles with various strength and conditioning drills, including plyometrics, sprints, and kettlebell training. Most importantly, perhaps, is Eric's ability to work with exercisers of all backgrounds, from professional athletes to fitness newbies.
Over the course of her career, Ali Andrzejewski has recorded major accomplishments in the same way she's recorded goals: with incredible consistency. A former member of the under-21 US national team, Ali has played alongside some of the sport's biggest names and sprinted across pitches in 15 different countries. For the past decade, Ali has shared her soccer savvy stateside as the head coach at Champions Soccer Training. There, she works with players of all ages through private, semiprivate, and team training. She and the Champions staff also offer seasonal opportunities to keep players conditioned, including winter programs and summer camps.
Equipment: Schwinn spin bikes, and a variety of strength training equipment
Students should bring: Water and towel
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: No
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Our classes are appropriate for any fitness level, though we still challenge all participants to work hard.
Fog floods the 6,000-square-foot arena as youngsters race behind glowing crates and walls to escape lasers, thus fulfilling the business's Active Play Active Kids philosophy of getting wee ones on their feet and keeping them moving. The laser maze's 30 crisscrossing beams put participants' coordination to the test as they navigate through, and the glowing Lightspace Play Floor accommodates up to four players trying to copy each others' dance moves. At the snack station, kids can recharge with pizza and nachos before challenging friends to air-hockey bouts in an arcade with more than 35 games.