2018 PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(See also: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 )
May 2, 2018
Flavors of Philadelphia
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
May 4, 2018 Susquehanna Valley International Wine Festival
New location for 2018 – Spooky Nook Sports! New name for 2018 – Susquehanna Valley International Wine Festival! Same fine wines! This premier luxury wine event has been an integral part of the Pennsylvania Wine Week since 2004. Our partnership with the PA Liquor Control Board enables us to bring to Central Pennsylvania the finest vintners from around the world, not just the Keystone State. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Program at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
May 5, 2018 8th Annual Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival
Get ready for some of the best local bands, great food and most of all a festival of beer from all over the world! 75+ beers will be available to sample from some of your favorite breweries this year. Don’t miss out on drinking and judging some of America’s finest beers and even talking beer with some of the craft beer brewers themselves!
May 5, 2018 Annual Washington Crossing Brewfest
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Held at Washington Crossing Historic Park, the site where George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776. Brewfest will offer beer tasting, music, and food and will benefit this historic landmark.
May 5, 2018 16th Annual Pittsburgh Wine Festival
Over the last decade, the Pittsburgh Wine Festival has grown from a highly specialized event into one that welcomes guests with all levels of wine experience. Whether you are a novice wine drinker who is looking to expand your palate with hundreds of wineries to sample, or you are a serious collector looking to try, buy and cellar the best of this year’s releases, our Festival is the only place to get it all. The event will feature over 165 vendors serving over 500 different wines, so some experienced attendees will come with a strategy. Others will not, but regardless of the plan of attack, everyone enjoys a diverse selection.
May 6, 2018 Sly Fox Bock Fest & Goat Race - Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Held on the first Sunday of May every year, the event has become one of the Philadelphia area's favorite beer-focused celebrations. A German menu complements one of the largest offerings of bock beers in the US. The running of the ruminants finishes near the festival area.
May 12, 2018 Dillsburg PickleFest - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
PickleFest activities include a Street Fair featuring a variety of Arts and Crafts vendors along with businesses, local organizations and food vendors. The Pickle Chase 5K that benefits Miranda's Smile begins at 9:00 am (registration at Maple Shade Barn starting at 7:00 am), followed by the 1 Mile Fun Run for the kids. Various Entertainment throughout the day with a special performance by Buck ‘n Chet. Pickle Eating contest. British and Foreign Car & Bike Show. Displays and Demonstrations by the Art Center. Pickle Soup. Mr. & Mrs. Pickle. Quilt Show. Bounce house and children’s activities. Plus a whole lot more.
May 12, 2018 10th Annual BrewFest at Mount Hope
Mount Hope, Pennsylvania
Fill your sampling glass with unique brews from a variety of different breweries from across the country.
May 13, 2018 MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 18-19, 2018 Annual Rhubarb Festival - Intercourse, Pennsylvania
See the fastest rhubarb cars in our world-famous rhubarb derby. ¤Best Rhubarb Dessert in Lancaster County´ Baking Contest. Dance down Pepper Lane to our Rhubarb Stroll. Rhubarb dips, sauces, pies and delectable rhubarb drinks. Always 3rd Fri & Sat in May.
May 19, 2018 11th Annual Chocolate and Wine Festival
Taste and purchase Pennsylvania wines and gourmet chocolates at their best. Lots of great music, arts and crafts, wine & chocolate recipe demonstrations, home wine making demonstrations and food & chocolate candy samplings that make a perfect backdrop for
May 19-20, 2018 South 9th Street Italian Market Festival
The annual festival is held at the nation's oldest outdoor market. It’s an extravaganza for the senses — streets lined with vendors offering every Italian delicacy possible, live entertainment, fun contests and more! (also: italianmarketphilly.org/ )
May 19-20, 2018 Strawberry Festival - Lahaska, Pennsylvania
Strawberries served up in various forms - dipped in chocolate, in assorted pastries and shortcake, jams, fritters and fresh and unadorned. Live entertainment, pie-eating contests, and artisan area.
May 19-20, 2018 Taste of Pennsylvania - York, Pennsylvania
We extend an invitation for you to join us for a family-friendly weekend of PA wines, unique vendors, local food, and live bands at The Annual Taste of Pennsylvania Wine and Music Festival. Try Over 250 Pennsylvania Wines. It's all about trying and finding that glass of wine that is juuuust right. Try as much or as little as you want. You can also just buy a bottle and sit on the grass. If wine isn't your thing, join us for Brew Kids on the Block, a tour of PA's 20 or so newest breweries. Let your friends buy you a Designated Driver pass and proudly sip on your free water and sodas all day! Most of all...Relax with a bottle of wine on the grass and enjoy live music on our main stage provided by local artists.
May 26-27, 2018 11th Annual Great PA FlavorFest
Mount Hope, Pennsylvania
FlavorFest takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, from 11:00AM until 5:00PM. Offering free admission, free parking and free wine sampling from over twenty wineries, this festival provides a showcase of Pennsylvania's diverse culinary, wine offerings and the finest in PA artisan crafts and is sure to be a weekend of fun and delicious entertainment for the whole family that signals the beginning of summer. Enjoy cooking demos with regional chefs, culinary workshops, wine sampling and sales, a mix of musical entertainment, a special children's section, hand-crafted wares by local artisans and much more! FlavorFest is family friendly and perfect for all ages!
May 30-June 2, 2018 Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival
The Erie Rib Fest is celebrating 27 years of delicious, fall-off-the bone BBQ, great entertainment arts and crafts, vendors, demonstrations, promotions and fun for the entire family.
May 31-June 3, 2018 Brandywine Strawberry Festival
Building on 4 decades of success, the Strawberry Festival has become one of the most highly anticipated, family oriented events in our area. The beautiful grounds of the Brandywine Hospital are filled with exciting entertainment, family fun, food, laughter, music and more. Benefits health and human service organizations throughout the area. Attendance: 25,000.