Savor the Flavor of PA Wine Country!

Sample some of the best wines in PA during the Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine and Food Festival! Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony hosts the festival June 24 and 25 from noon to 6 p.m. both days. As one of the original wine fests in the Poconos, it features two wine tents, live music and giant yard games!This year, 28 wineries converge to offer unlimited samples. Featured wineries include Antler Ridge, Maiolatesi Wine Cellars and Franklin Hill Vineyards. Guests can pair their beverages with food from a variety of local vendors, including Aw Shucks Roasted Corn, Inc., Bees Knees and Fondippity. Artisans also sell a variety of wares, ranging from handmade dresses and jewelry to biscuits and cigars. Live entertainment on three stages includes local favorites Kartune, Tommy Guns and Group Du Jour.Oversized yard games add a playful element. Attendees can try their luck at tic tac toe, engage in a friendly game of cornhole or take their best shot at beer pong. Adventurous visitors may also participate in the grape-stomping and corn-eating contests! To take a break from the festivities, simply hitch a ride on the horse-drawn carriage, featured for the first time this year.

Inspired by wine festivals in Napa Valley, California, the Pennsylvania Wine and Food Festival attracts over 10,000 people during its two-day span. Now in its 27th year, the festival is constantly expanding to suit the needs of its guests. Marketing Director Ashley Lyon believes the event serves to bring the community together, all while showing off some of the best wines the state has to offer. “Without the support of all the participants that come each and every year, we wouldn’t still be having this festival,” Lyon said.

The event is rain or shine. Visit splitrockresort.com/winefest.   –Megan Kane