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PA FlavorFest promises feast of food & fun



It’s no secret that Pennsylvania’s regional foods create an enticing festival of flavors that attract visitors year round. And so it’s only natural that the first annual Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest™ will be held in one of the most fertile farmlands in the U.S., Lancaster County. This feast for the senses, which will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 and 25, on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate and Winery, is a collaborative effort of the Winery and the PA Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau.


A Menu of Enjoyment

The Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest, with the help of signature partners Pennsylvania Preferred and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, will present Pennsylvania’s diverse culinary, beer and wine offerings and the finest in Pennsylvania artisan crafts in a country festival setting complete with family-friendly entertainment


Educational workshops by respected industry insiders representing Pennsylvania wineries, breweries and restaurants will shed light on tasty topics including an organic approach to eating, the culinary art of properly pairing foods with wines or brews and foods’ journey from farm to table.


National, regional and local culinary heroes will showcase their style, serving up cooking demonstrations featuring original and fresh interpretations of traditional regional recipes while top PA restaurants sample and sell their delicious featured foods.


The abundance of Pennsylvania’s backyard bounty will overflow from a wide variety of specialty food vendors, providing samples of the unique and taste tempting products available for purchase.  Many of these vendors proudly carry the PA Preferred ( label, indicating that at least 60% of the raw product was grown and harvested in the Commonwealth, or (for items like chocolate) 100% of the final manufacturing process and packaging was done in Pennsylvania, and meets any required quality standards.


Colorful Accompaniments

No Memorial Day celebration would be complete without traditional “entertainment in the park.” A diverse mix of quality, Pennsylvania-based musicians will create an exciting soundtrack for the weekend, featuring jazz, folk and big band styles. Strolling performers, including face painters, caricaturists and balloon artists, will help to round out the fun.


Artisan and Craft Creations

Delectable dishes won’t be the only creations on display during FlavorFest. Artisans vetted by, and members of, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will sell one-of-a-kind items that will pique the interest of even the most discerning shopper. Fascinating demonstrations by these skilled and highly respected artisans will be ongoing throughout the weekend.


Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this exciting new event to kick off the summer, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25 11a.m. - 6a.m. Saturday and 11a.m. - 5p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15.95 for adults and $6.95 for children ages 5 to 11. Call 717-665-7021 or visit www.Great for further information. Mount Hope Estate and Winery is located on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Route 72, ½ mile south of PA Turnpike Exit 266, 15 miles north of Lancaster and 14 miles east of Hershey, PA.



As the first annual Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest continues to grow, visit our website often for further details and a list of the special chefs, wine makers and other notables from the culinary world participating in this outstanding weekend.


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On the Grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery    2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545

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