A must for this summer’s to-do list, the award-winning North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival will return to Long Island’s North Fork this August for what can only be described as the most talked-about and most anticipated event of the summer.
Winner of the prestigious North Fork “Event of the Year” award, the 8th annual North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at a new location, but still on the North Fork.
“We’ve moved the show to Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue,” said Andy Calimano, owner of event producer, Starfish Junction. “It will be the same great show everyone has grown for the last 7 years, just a few miles down the road,” he added. Due to the popularity of this event, it sells out very quickly. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the event website www.NorthForkCraftBeerFestival.com.
“Long Island is the burgeoning craft beer hot spot on the east coast. For the local beer scene, so much has changed here in the last few years,” said Andy Calimano. “The growth of craft beer on Long Island is incredible and continues to amaze me. When we held the very first North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival eight years ago, many of the Long Island breweries we see today didn’t even exist. This past year alone, we’ve seen the local beer scene soar,” he added. What is equally impressive, as Mr. Calimano explains, is the fact that “even breweries that started just two or three years ago already have the wheels in motion for production expansion. More new Long Island breweries are on the horizon. If you love craft beer, Long Island is a great place to be right now.”
More than sixty world-class craft brewers will gather on August 9th at the Peconic Bay Winery to participate in the 2014 North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival. The festival will include a broad range of nationally recognized craft beer industry leaders as well as many of Long Island’s award-winning hometown favorites. The event will feature a selection of award-winning wine, barbeque food prepared by Maple Tree BBQ, and live music. The event will help to raise funds for the national Beer for Brains Foundation.
The 8th annual North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival has two ticket options: VIP (1:00pm – 5:30; $85) and General Admission (2:00pm – 5:30pm; $60). Tickets are limited and another sold-out show is expected. Tickets can be purchased at www.NorthForkCraftBeerFestival.com starting on May 13, 2014. Tickets include a 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass with the freedom to enjoy 2 oz. samples from any exhibiting brewery or winery. Designated driver tickets are available for $15 each. All paid attendees get a coupon for a barbeque sandwich and side order of their choice as part of their admission price. No one under 21 is permitted and valid photo ID is required for entry. No children or pets permitted. The event will take place rain or shine. All ticket sales are final. Peconic Bay Winery is located at 31320 Main Rd. in Cutchogue, NY 11935. Parking is free. Advanced purchase of ticket(s) is required. Visit the event website for more information, www.NorthForkCraftBeerFestival.com.