Sips – Oct. 2016

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Delaware Wine & Beer Festival

The seventh annual Delaware Wine & Beer Festival features national acts Sam Grow and the Dueling Pianos on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. Local and regional wines, beers and spirits will be available. Painted Stave, Evolution Brewing, Bellefonte Brewing Co. and Dogfish are just a few featured at the noon-5 p.m. fest. For more information, visit delawarewineandbeerfestival.com.

Wine Feast and Auction

Delaware Theatre Company will host a Wine Feast and Auction at the Delaware Art Museum on Friday, Oct. 28. It will be an evening of fine food from Caffé Gelato, Harry’s Hospitality Group, Domaine Hudson and more. Wines from purveyors like Branmar Wine and Spirits, Collier’s of Centreville and Frank’s Wine will be featured. Beer also will be available from Dogfish Head and other breweries. All proceeds from the 6-9:30 p.m. event benefit the artistic, education and community engagement programming of the Delaware Theatre Company. Tickets range from $75-$250. For more information, visit delawaretheatre.org/winefeast.

The Ultimate Tailgate

On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Ultimate Tailgate will bring the best of area restaurants serving interpretations of tailgate food in a sophisticated yet casual setting at the Sheraton Wilmington South (364 Airport Rd., New Castle). The evening will include wine, spirits and a beer garden curated by 2SP Brewing Co. Participating restaurants include Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Buckley’s Tavern, Columbus Inn and more. VIP admission allows entrance at 5:30 p.m., and general admission times are 6-9 p.m. For ticket prices and tickets, visit mealsonwheelsde.org/ultimate-tailgate.

Grainfest 2016

Grainfest 2016 is an inaugural fall celebration of craft beer and live music at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen on Main Street in Newark, featuring five bands on Grain’s new outdoor stage in the back lot, which provides a backdrop for the new beer garden featuring 15 breweries and two food trucks. The Saturday, Oct. 15, event is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and will include kids’ activities. For more information, visit grainonmain.com.

Beers & Gears

Rev your engines for Beers and Gears at Delaware Park, a seasonal favorite for area car enthusiasts. On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the event welcomes all years, makes and models to the show. The craft beer component will take place from 1-5 p.m. Trophies will be awarded in all categories (rat rods, muscles, exotics, hot rods, tuners, pro street, classics, imports, and trucks). Rolling Revolution food trucks will be around for lunch and dinner options. The rain date is Oct. 23, rain or shine. For more information, visit delawarepark.com.

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