Music, Wine & Beer Festival
May 31 & June 1
Saturday 11am to 11pm
Sunday Noon to 6pm
This year's festival features over 55 wines and 55 beers
for tasting and purchase from around the world. Many
exciting American craft beers will be featured for tasting and also
some new fine wines at the two ticket table. Artisan cheese sampling
and sales by Ropp Jersey Cheese in the pavilion and the Lions Club will
be hosting the concessions with the proceeds going to their charity.
Morton Community Bank is again the corporate glassware sponsor.
Saturday and Sunday there will be music performed throughout the day.
featuring two of our favorites and three bands that are performing
here for the first time for this event.
$10pp admission includes a
souvenir tasting glass and 5 tasting tickets for ages 21 and over, $5pp
admission ages 13-20, ages 12 and under free
Saturday music schedule:
11-3 Cougar Bait, 3-6:30pm
Greg Williams, 7-11pm South Side Cindy & The Slip Tones.
Sunday music schedule: 12-3
Johnny Quest, 3-6pm Colt 45 and Johnny Walker.
May and June
Schedule of Concerts and Events
5/31 and 6/1 International Music, Wine and Beer Festival
6/8 Homes for Hope Fundraiser Car Show, 12-6pm, Free
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