Updated 9/17/15: Congratulations to Gabi on being the randomly selected winner of two tickets to Harvest Fest! Of why she loves Somerville, Gabi said, “Even though I’ve only been in Somerville a couple of years I love it so much I brag to all my friends and family as if it’s my hometown. So many quirky community events throughout the year.” Thank you to everyone who entered and don’t forget to buy your tickets before they sell out!
As the owner of a local, independent business in Somerville, one of my favorite organizations in the city is Somerville Local First, where I proudly serve on the board. And I couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming fundraiser, Harvest Fest 2015, happening at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) on October 17.
Harvest Fest is not your typical nonprofit gala. It’s a two-session all-local craft beer and food tasting highlighting the best breweries in the area and delicious restaurants in Somerville. You can attend in the afternoon, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., for the Savory Session, or at night, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m., for the Sweet Session. Either way, you’ll get to sip and savor while listening to the sounds of some incredible local musicians.
These are the confirmed breweries and other libations to date:
*Berkshire Brewing Company
*Downeast Cider House
*Far from the Tree Cider
*Farnum Hill Cider
*Newburyport Brewing Company
*Somerville Brewing Company (AKA Slumbrew)
These are the confirmed restaurants to date:
*Cuisine en Locale
*Dave’s Fresh Pasta
*Diesel Cafe/Bloc 11/Forge Baking Company
*The Galley Ice Cream
*Olde Magoun’s Saloon
In addition to the awesome beer, food and music, Harvest Fest will have fun games and opportunities to enter to win some terrific prizes donated by Spoke Wine Bar and other local businesses.
Tickets are on sale now at both the General Admission and VIP levels. And while everyone who attends Harvest Fest is guaranteed to have a fun and delicious time, VIPs will experience a few extra perks, including:
And today I’ve got your chance to win two general admission tickets to attend the Harvest Fest session of your choice!
How to enter:
Leave a comment with your name and email address telling us why you love Somerville–your favorite restaurant, events like Harvest Fest, a small business you frequent–whatever makes this the place you want to be. You have until midnight on Wednesday, September 16 to enter. The randomly selected winner will be announced on Thursday, September 17. Good luck!
P.S. Somerville Local First is also seeking volunteers to assist at the event in a variety of roles. Help out for one session and party at the other! Harvest Fest is Somerville Local First’s major annual fundraiser, so we’re looking for sponsors to make the event a success. Find out how you can support this important local nonprofit while gaining visibility for your business.