Two Food and Drink Festivals to Check Out This Weekend

Plus, details on Kennet Square’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration.



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Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival 

Bringing together two fantastic fermented beverages, the eighth annual Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival comes to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on Dec. 1. Sample more than 150 local and national pours. A bevy of food trucks will also be on site. General admission is $40, or opt for the $55 VIP experience, with special beers, an express lane and seating.

Visit valleyforgebeerfest.com.

Coffee & Tea Festival Philly

If beer and cider aren’t your thing, then you might want to try the sixth annual Coffee & Tea Festival, also at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Dec. 1-2. The $20 entrance fee gives you the run of the place, with more than 50 exhibitors and their sips and samples. There will also be a number of industry pros offering a variety of seminars, along with plenty of food.

Visit www.coffeeandteafestival.com/philly.

Midnight in the Square

Cap off 2018 and ring in the New Year at Midnight in the Square on Dec. 31 in Kennett Square. Festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. with the raising of the illuminated 500-pound gargantuan mushroom, along with an assortment of children’s activities and a laser show. Local food-truck favorite On the Roll will be selling hot chocolate, coffee, mushroom soup, chili and fries. At 9 p.m., house band the Funsters, take the stage as the mushroom continues upward, until it reaches its pre-drop apex at midnight.

Visit midnightinthesquare.com.

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