Beer, food fest at Ripken Stadium

April 20, 2008

The first Maryland Beer & Foodfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and April 27 at Ripken Stadium, featuring hundreds of beers, select wine, spirits and an array of food.

The event will feature domestic, import and exotic brews, wines from around the world, select spirits, gourmet food and entertainment.

Beer and wine lovers can explore all aspects of the brewer's art, from tailgating and munchies to gourmet food and beverage pairings.

Musicians and entertainers will perform continuously both days.

Other activities will include a battle of the brews with celebrity tasters choosing their favorite brews; Beyond Burgers with local celebrity chefs suggesting food and beverage pairings; bar games, such as an indoor obstacle course and sumo wrestling; VIP hospitality tent for beer samples, wine tastings, gourmet food tastings, cheeses and handmade chocolates.

There also is complimentary admission to the Harford LIVE! Home & Garden Show, being held simultaneously at Ripken Stadium.

Beer and food from around the world will be for sale.

Tickets are $15 for adults 21 and older, and $10 for designated drivers over 21. For a $5 donation to Harford Habitat for Humanity, visitors can enter the celebrity chefs tasting tent to sample food and drink pairings from five chefs.

Information: 410-420-8679.

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