Beer and Wine Fest event to take place in Zanesville

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- A Southeastern Ohio beer and wine fest is coming to Zanesville in August.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation Council, in partnership with the City of Zanesville and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau are hosting its first ever “Pop and Pour” event. Breweries and wineries from across Ohio will be in attendance. To name a few, Weasel Boy, Y Bridge Brewing and Rainbow Hill. 

We really want to bring attention to them and we really don’t have anything like this yet, so we figured we would jump on the opportunity to allow our local breweries and wineries to come in and show off their drinks so people can participate and enjoy and maybe have the opportunity to travel to these places and their locations,” MCCF Donor Services, Media Relations Manager Christy Rahrig said.

In addition, live entertainment will feature Zanesville native David Spires and the Columbus funk band Thump Daddy. MCCF is hoping to raise money that would go towards a fall grant, similar to the Spring Grant Competition the foundation currently has. 

“This is doubling as a fundraiser. We want people to come out and have a good time. The proceeds from the event will go towards having a fall grant competition, sponsored by the Community Foundation,” Rahrig said.

The event will take place August 28 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Secrest Auditorium parking lot. Pre-sale tickets are available for $25 beginning July 9 at the MCCF website.

Natalie Comer
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