With a varied climate and well-drained soil, Pennsylvania is one of the most ideal regions in the nation for growing grapes. As a result, a growing number of wineries are able to produce some of the most delicious wines in the East. To celebrate the unique and indulgent wines of Pennsylvania, Hawley hosts two highly-anticipated wine festivals in the spring and fall. Whether you have a deep appreciation for vino or are just searching for an opportunity to have some fun, we highly recommend adding these wine festivals in PA to your vacation itinerary!
There’s more to love beyond our featured wine festivals in PA! Leave some room in your calendar for these fun-filled events at Hawley Silk Mill that you won’t want to miss.
Where are the Best Wine Festivals in PA?
Wally Wine Fest (March 18th-19th, 2017)
Raise your glasses! Wally Wine Fest is a spectacular celebration at Silver Birches Resort that features over 90 wines. A number of wineries will be present at this event to offer you samples of their tastiest selections. Wines will be presented by the country from which they originate. Indulge in the classic flavors of Europe, South America, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, and other flavors from around the world. California wines will make an appearance, too. The cover charge for this event is only $20 ($25 at the door) and includes a commemorative wine glass and complimentary samples of 15 wines. Of course, an antipasto table and live entertainment will also be available. If you’d like to experience even more during this event, sign up for the VIP passes. For a fee of $50 per person, you’ll receive 10 additional tasting tickets and access to both wine seminars. Tickets are on sale now! Also, be sure to take advantage of the Silver Birch’s resort Wine Festival package! Guests who invest in the Wine Fest Lodging Special will enjoy a $99 room rate and two tickets to the festival! Just mention the Wally Wine Fest special during the booking process.
*Please keep in mind that the special is not valid for houses or cottages.*
The Wine Festival at Bethel Woods (October 2017)
This fall, get ready for the 6th annual Wine Festival at Bethel Woods! This high-spirited celebration features specialty foods, live music, and a variety of wines produced by New York State’s best vintners. If you’re willing to make the short drive to this festival, it is well worth the journey! More than 40 vendors will converge together at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to provide samples for their guests. For example, here are just a few wineries who were present at the 2016 festival:
While there’s plenty of time to plan for this festival, you may want to consider purchasing a VIP Pass! This ticket includes early access to all the wineries, exclusive taste and sip sessions, a commemorative wine glass, and more!
More Upcoming Hawley Events
Chili & Wing Cookoff (March 5th)
Chili and wing lovers, unite! The best chili and wing chefs in Northeast Pennsylvania will come together at Silver Birches Resort for the ultimate cooking competition: the Chili & Wing Cookoff! The best part is that you’ll be able to taste their delicious creations. Visitors will also enjoy a beer tasting at The Dock on Wallenpaupack and live music in the pub. All proceeds from this event will go to support the Chamber of the Northern Poconos. Tickets are $20 per person.
Discover the Lifestyle of the Lake Regions at Hawley Silk Mill
Whether you’re visiting for our wine festivals or have always wanted to explore the vast Pocono Mountains, a stop at Hawley Silk Mill is a must! This historic building was constructed in 1880 and served the community as a silk mill and textile factory for many years. Today, the mill is now a hub for some of the best shopping, food, and art in the Poconos! Grab your favorite cup of coffee at the Cocoon Coffee House before browsing our shops or catching a concert at Harmony Presents. We look forward to welcoming you to Hawley Silk Mill soon!