Cupid's Pulse Article: Romantic Getaway: Philadelphia Food and Wine Festivals 2017Cupid's Pulse Article: Romantic Getaway: Philadelphia Food and Wine Festivals 2017

By Delaney Gilbride

With warmer weather just around the corner, you and your boo may be itching to get out of the house and adventure to somewhere new. If that’s the case, how does a romantic getaway to Philadelphia sound? Romance and Philly aren’t really known to go hand-in-hand unless someone’s referencing their understandable obsession with Philly’s famous cheesesteaks – we totally get that. However, over the past couple years Philadelphia has been making its mark as the newest, hottest place for food, beer, and wine festivals. What’s more romantic than you and your love sipping on wine and nibbling on goodies on a sunny day? Thanks to, Cupid’s here to tell you all about the very best food and wine festivals happening this year in the Philly area.

Be pampered like celebrity couples and buy tickets to one of the following Philadelphia Food and Wine Festivals in 2017 – you can’t go wrong!

1. Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival 2017 (Saturday, May 13): Take our relationship advice and attend Phoenixville’s fist annual Beer & Wine Festival with your honey! Located at Kimberton Fairgrounds in Phoenixville, PA, you and your boo will be able to enjoy unlimited sampling of beer and wine from 12:00 PM-4:30 PM for the fair price of $10-$65 a ticket. The sampling includes 80+ craft beers and 36+ wines with a free tasting glass souvenir for each ticket holder. If you so choose to spend the extra money to indulge in everything VIP, you and your boo will be able to enjoy chocolate and cheese pairing with your wine and beer throughout the afternoon. The event includes live music and rockin’ food including Dump-N-Roll, the Surf & Turf Truck, and Uncle B’s BBQ. It’s the perfect way to jump right into Summer!

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2. 2017 Taste of Kutztown Wine and Beer Tasting (Saturday, June 10): Get a true taste of Pennsylvania by attending the 8th annual Taste of Kutztown Wine and Beer Tasting at the Kutztown Community Park in Kutztown, PA. From 12:00 PM-5:00 PM you’ll be able to sample 16 local wineries from their hometown of Pennsylvania along with 10+ breweries. This widely anticipated event also includes an array of food tucks, artisan venders, and soulful music you’ll be dancing along with into the night. You have the choice to buy tickets ranging from $20-$225 depending on the amount of people that will be joining you and/or your decision on obtaining general admission or VIP tickets. VIP ticket holders are allowed an additional 30 minutes of sampling prior to the opening of the event.

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3. 2017 Run Now Wine Later 5K and Festival (Sunday, September 10): This is the perfect date idea if you and your boo are into running off your booze! The 5th annual Run Now Wine Later 5K and Festival starts at 9:00 AM with the beginning of the race and ends at 12:00 PM as runners finish up their fill of wine. With ticket ranging from $20-$55, contestants run throughout the picturesque town of New Hope, PA straight to Bucks County Play House to mark the start of food and wine tasting. Not into running? No problem, you have the option of buying a ticket that does not include participating in the 5K. Instead, you’ll be able to relax with your choice of wine while enjoying a beautiful waterfront view.

4. Philadelphia Food, Wine and Spirits TASTE Festival 2017 (Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15): As Summer comes to a close enjoy what’s left of it by attending the 18th annual Philadelphia Food, Wine and Spirits TASTE Festival in King of Prussia, PA. This three day event takes place at the Valley Forge Casino Resort and starts at 6:00 PM Friday and ends at 4:00 PM Sunday. Tickets range from $50-$65 as ticket holders will enjoy 150+ local and national vendors selling and sampling food and wine, 50+ wine and spirit sampling stations, 20+ food demos and book signings with celebrity chefs. The food is known to be as gourmet as it gets; the chefs range from locals to celebrities every year. This event includes tremendous food with great wine, what could be better?

All ticket holders must be 21+ to attend these events.

Do you know of any other Wine and Food Festivals in the Philly area? Comment below!