Central Pennsylvania Tasting Trail – Craft Beverage Expo

Centre County’s bountiful supply of fruits, grains, and spring water has made the area popular with vintners, brewers, cider makers and distillers. Today’s consumers don’t want to just buy a product, they want to see how and where it’s made. Local craft beverage producers founded the Central Pennsylvania Tasting Trail in 2015 to meet this need while promoting their products and encouraging agritourism.

Members of the Tasting Trail have been at the Festival since 2018 selling trail passports. This year we are delighted to provide our audience with the chance to sample and purchase the beers, wines, ciders, and spirits made right here in Centre County!

The Tasting Trail will be operating a craft beverage expo, with light entertainment, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Plaza, Thursday, July 14 to Saturday, July 16. After making a donation of $10, patrons over the age of 21, with proper ID, will be able to sample and purchase drinks by the glass to enjoy in the MLK Plaza. Patrons will also be able to purchase bottled beverages to go.

Please note that the Borough of State College prohibits open containers of alcohol in public areas of the Borough.


Thursday, July 14: Acoustic Artifacts will perform at 2:00 p.m., followed by Hops & Vines at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, July 15: Randall Williams will perform at 2:30 p.m., followed by The Extra Miles at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 16: The Extra Miles will perform at 2:30 p.m., followed by Ted McCloskey and Molly Countermine at 4:30 p.m.

Visit the Festival Store!

Get a Festival poster and buy Festival wristbands, t-shirts and other merchandise at the corner of College and Allen – or visit our online store.