The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is excited to announce details for the inaugural Crave Montco Month, a 31-day culinary experience that will take place across Montgomery County this July. The event will bring much-needed foot traffic to Main Streets and other areas to promote the county’s diverse cuisine. Many participating local eateries have been cooking up delicious meals for neighbors and friends of the community for decades.
The area is home to more than 1,850 restaurants and Montco Makers (award-winning craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries), all of which were heavily impacted by the pandemic. The event will highlight these resilient and hardworking businesses and serve as a kickstart for the local economy after a year of hardships.
The goal of Crave Montco Month is to fulfill the appetites of diners looking to experience Montgomery County’s eclectic food scene as a true dining destination. Many of the eateries are locally and family-owned and are the faces of Montgomery County’s towns and Main Streets, making the mission of this unique event even more important to those who live and work in the area.
This summer, foodies can spend the day (or spend the night!) eating their way through charming Main Streets that offer more than just dining. After treating yourself to breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three, stroll the neighborhoods for quality shopping and entertainment you can only find in these cozy small towns. Crave Montco Month is the perfect opportunity to try the new spot on your bucket list or dine at an old favorite where everybody knows your name.
After the past year, the VFTCB is creating innovative ways to support these establishments and give back to businesses that need it most. The month-long event is free for all restaurants and Montco Makers to participate and offers flexibility in promotions ranging from discounts to free cocktails and special menus. Crave Montco Month also features delivery and takeout specials, giving multiple ways for patrons to support these local restaurants.
“The food and beverage industry is one of the largest employers in Montgomery County with more than 22,500 employees,” said VFTCB President & CEO Mike Bowman. “Restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries have been the settings for some of the most important moments in our lives. Now, it’s our turn to be there for them, show them some love, and help support getting folks back to work.”