The first-ever Bottles, Brews & News is quickly approaching set for 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in Rackham Park. Advance tickets are on sale now for just $25. Want to know more? Check out this list of FAQs.
Q. What is Bottles, Brews & News?
A. Bottles, Brews & News is a craft beer and wine tasting event hosted by View Newspaper Group (parent company to Tri-County Times). The event takes place in Rackham Park behind the Community Center in downtown Fenton, from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
Q. How much does it cost to attend?
A. Advance tickets are $25 and include a souvenir sample glass and five tasting tickets. Additional drink tickets are just $1 each. There are a limited number of advance tickets available. Tickets at the door are $35, which also include a souvenir sample glass and five tasting tickets.
Q. Where can I get tickets?
A. Tickets can be purchased online at myfenton.com, at the Tri-County Times office (256 N. Fenway Dr.), at the Fenton Regional Chamber Office (104 S. Adelaide St.) or at Fenton Winery & Brewery (1370 N. Long Lake Rd.).
Q. Will there be food?
A. Yes! Food is available for purchase. The team from The Barn, Fenton Pub and Ponemah Lakeside Lodge is serving a delicious menu that day including burgers, walking tacos and much more.
Q. Is there entertainment?
A. Yes! Mark Warner, a talented musician will open the day and we will close out with a crowd favorite — The Other Guys. Both acts play a variety of music from yesterday and today.
Q. I don’t like beer or wine, should I still attend?
A. Yes! The beauty of a tasting event means that you may find a beer or wine you do like thanks to the huge variety available today. There are some pretty outside-of-the-box flavors. There will also be hard cider and hard seltzer. And free bottles of water if you prefer no alcohol.
Q. Are kids allowed?
A. Sorry, this is a strictly 21 and older event only.
Q. Are pets allowed?
A. Sorry, no pets please.
Q. Does Bottles, Brews & News continue if it rains?
A. Absolutely! Everything is under a big tent. Rain won’t stop the fun!
Q. Does this event benefit anything?
A. Yes! Bottles, Brews & News benefits FARR (Fenton Area Resource and Referral Network, Inc.). Formed in 1990 by community leaders, churches and civic organizations, FARR works with area residents in crisis in the Fenton, Lake Fenton and Linden school districts. FARR assesses their basic needs (food, shelter, health) and identifies immediate and long-term objectives. FARR then coordinates with local partnering organizations to help address those needs and raise their level of self-sustainability.
Q. Who sponsors this event?
A. Sponsors so far include: J.P. O’Sullivan, Genisys Credit Union, MedStar Ambulance, The Barn, Fenton Pub and Ponemah Lakeside Lodge, Michigan Web Press, Sharp Funeral Homes, Republic Services, C & L Ward Brothers, Vic Canever Chevrolet, city of Fenton DDA, Sawyer Jewelers, Allied Media, Fischer, Franklin & Ford, Brad Hoffman Insurance, JRNN, NFP, Kaufman Printing Services, Our Hometown, Ford Party Rental and DeLong Excavating
Q. Are sponsorships still available?
A. Yes and many come with free tickets! Please contact Emily Caswell at email@example.com or at (810) 452-2608.