The Franklin County Visitors Bureau started 2022 by launching the Franklin County Pour Trail to highlight beer, cider, wine, and distilled spirits in and around Franklin County PA. The trail kicked off during IceFest 2022 and featured sixteen breweries, wineries, and distilleries. To connect fans of locally crafted spirits, Franklin County Visitors Bureau is offering a Pour Trail Bus Tour on September 17, 10:45 AM to 6:30 PM.
The tour organizes at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center, located on the southwest portion of the Chambersburg square. Participants enjoy finger foods in the Visitors Center, pick-up a goody bag, and receive a Pour Trail Passport. The Passport is a fun way to collect Pour Trail prizes, such as t-shirts, hats, and stickers. Visit the stops along the Pour Trail, make purchases, and save the receipts. Each dollar spent equals one point. For example, a purchase of $25 equals 25 points. With sixteen stops, points add up quickly. As a bonus, all participants of the Pour Trail Bus Tour receive 100 points.
Tickets for the day-long excursion are $75/person and include a German meal at Renfrew’s Oktoberfest as well as fifteen samples of Pour Trail beverages and a signature cocktail.
The tour begins in Chambersburg with tastings at Jan Zell Winery in Jim’s Country Market, GearHouse Brewing Co., and Liquid Art—formerly Roy Pitz. Next stop is Waynesboro, where participants will have a German meal at Renfrew’s Annual Oktoberfest where they will also have a chance to try Rough Edges seasonal Lederhosen Mentality-Oktoberfest beer, then a tasting at 633 Brewing. The tour heads to Mercersburg and the James Buchanan Pub for a signature cocktail in the Beer Garden. The Pub is the boyhood home of 15th American President James Buchanan. The tour wraps up at Cold Spring Hollow Distillery, also in Mercersburg, with a special tasting of distilled spirits.
Tickets for the Pour Trail Bus Tour are available online here or by contacting the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 866.646.8060. Seating on the bus is limited to 52.
The dirt and stone flew as Hidden Key Brewing Co. broke ground at 101 West Baltimore Street in Greencastle on Saint Patrick’s Day 2022. Greencastle’s first contemporary brewery is targeting a late summer opening and will be part of a multi-business complex called Station 101.
Nick Searfoss, owner of Dapper House Barbershop, welcomed nearly 40 friends, family and community members, including the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce and the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance. Hidden Key Brewing Company is planned as an anchor of Station 101, which will also house a restaurant, bakery, and Dapper House Barbershop. The investment and business team is comprised by Nick Searfoss, Annette and Kevin Searfoss, Rick Houck, Tim Houck, and Steve Bandstra. The brew team brings more than twenty years of crafting experience to Hidden Key Brewing Co.
Nick Searfoss explained why the brewery is named Hidden Key. He said it is simply because beer brings people together and is often the “hidden key” to making a special time.
Annette and Kevin Searfoss are project investors and will take the lead in creating a restaurant where families with young children feel welcome and want to come again and again. They bring years of experience in the restaurant industry to create a special vision for family-friendly dining and relaxing—something that was a family dream.
The property, which formerly operated as a restaurant, has a patio and garden area next to the rail line with a chance to watch trains pass on the tracks. The nearby train station was put into service by the Cumberland Valley Railroad in February 1909. The station grew to have seven, daily round-trip passenger trains running between Hagerstown and Harrisburg and morning commuter trips to Philadelphia and New York.
Hidden Key will have a five barrel brew system, housed in a 450-sq. ft. brew area. The brewery will be able to produce up to 500 barrels per year. On tap for the opening of Hidden Key Brewing Co. are a Pilsner, Wit, Double IPA, and New England IPA.
Saturday September 18th, 2021 * 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Renfrew Museum and Park
1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268
$10 per person / $5 Children ages 7-18
Kids ages 6 & Under Free
$5 Beirgarten Tokens (21 and over). Limit 4 per guest.
Early ticket purchase is recommended and you may do so by Clicking Here
Come enjoy a fun-filled day at Renfrew’s Sixth Annual Oktoberfest!
This seasonal favorite is held at our beautiful historic farmstead to take full advantage of the scenic autumnal views in a unique period setting.
As always, this traditional signature event will have a distinctive Renfrew feel as we honor the German roots of the Royer family that worked this land.
It’s fun for everyone with a one-of-a-kind family-friendly celebration of history and the harvest!
Your admission includes entry into the festival featuring live traditional music, first floor tours of the 1812 Royer House, historic trade demonstrations, retail and food vendors, silent and oral auctions, family fun area, farmstead activities, and so much more!
Relax in our fenced, tented Biergarten and sample local craft beer offerings.
With so much to do, you’re bound to have a great time!
Show your support for Renfrew’s German heritage as we celebrate Oktoberfest together.
Dress appropriately, as this is a rain or shine event.
Spring is just around the corner, so it is time to get tickets for the 5h Annual Greencastle-Antrim Craft Beer & Wine Festival. Set for April 14, noon to 4 PM, the Greencastle-Antrim Craft Beer & Wine Festival offers a chance to taste over 50 craft beers and a variety of wines. (more…)