- $45 for one general-admission ticket to the Fare Festival on Saturday, February 27
Ticket-holders get a souvenir glass to use for craft beer, local wine, and small-batch spirits. Philadelphia restaurants provide food for festival attendees, and as a new part of the festival this year, a cocktail competition lets area bartenders face off while guests judge. General admission is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 volunteer fire department.
Unless you're at a five-star restaurant, it can be hard to find craft beer, local wine, small-batch spirits, and gourmet food all in the same place. But dining at such a place can cost hundreds of dollars. The annual Fare Festival, on the other hand, brings together all of these things for an afternoon of tastings and pairings that won't require you to dip into your Turn the House into a Giant Ball Pit fund.
Breweries such as Pennsylvania's Victory Brewing, New Hampshire's Smuttynose Brewing Co., and Pennsylvania's Tired Hands. pour everything from IPAs to Belgian whites and stouts. Wineries help participants identify the distinct flavors in oak-aged chardonnays and tannin-filled reds. Rounding out the party: Philadelphia-area restaurants in the form of Na Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse and El Barrio Cantina.