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Valley Forge Beer & Cider Fest Returns for Holiday-Themed Event in Oaks, PA

The 10th Annual Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA to spread some pre-holiday cheer on Saturday, December 4, 2021 and Philly Grub is a media partner!

The event, named as one of the Top Beer Festivals Coming to Philly by, will feature an incredible variety of beers and ciders from throughout the state, across the country, and around the globe, plus for the first-time wine will also be offered for sampling. Tickets are on sale now. Back by popular demand, the holiday-themed festival will once again host an Ugly Sweater Pageant where individual attendees or groups can compete for valuable prizes. 

New this year, select wineries join the lineup of beer and cider to fill the Expo Center, serving up samples of their signature best-sellers and seasonal creations. Some of the best food trucks from the Philadelphia area, including Stuffd Buns, Have A BallRoasted LibertiesGrilly Cheese will be onsite vending a variety of food options—tasty treats that pair perfectly with beer, cider, and wine. 

Ticket options include VIP and General Admission. 

The VIP ticket affords attendees advantages not available to the General Admission (GA) ticket buyers, including: additional 30-minute of festival time, VIP express ticket processing lane, access to a VIP-only lounge area with special beers poured in the VIP area only, a souvenir Belgian-style glass taster, gated seating area, VIP-only restrooms, and of course unlimited beer, cider, and wine sampling.

General Admission ticket buyers get unlimited beer, cider, and wine sampling and a souvenir tasting cup.

The Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival will hold two sessions, an afternoon session and an evening session. Afternoon session times:  VIP (12:00-4:00pm), GA (12:30-4:00pm) and evening session times: VIP (6:00-10:00pm), GA (6:30-10:00pm). A limited number of tickets will be sold. Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase. 

Advance purchase is strongly recommended for guaranteed admission. Tickets are $65 (VIP) or $50 (GA) when purchased in advance at the event website. Designated driver tickets are $15 each. No one under 21, including designated drivers, will be admitted and all attendees must show valid photo ID for entry. 

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is located at 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA,19456. The event takes place in Hall C. The Expo Center offers free on-site parking.

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