To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) presents Canine Creature Comforts Howl-O-Ween Yappy Hour this Saturday is from 4-6 PM at the Pickering Creek Inn.
Bring your dog dressed in their best costume for a chance to win prizes such as 5 days of daycare at CCC, a photography session for dogs OR humans, grooming sessions from Linda's Doggie Stylin', and more. Optional $20 wristbands will include drinks and appetizers with all proceeds benefitting TLC. For additional info, go HERE.
To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a non-profit, all-breed, foster based dog rescue in Chester County, PA. They rescue and find permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and surrendered dogs in order to minimize the needless euthanizing of animals.
TLC will also be walking in the parade at 3:00 with a few of their adoptable dogs.
Pennsylvania Brewmasters Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Company, Bill Moore of Lancaster Brewing and Brian O'Reilly of Sly Fox Brewing will join with beer industry legend and fourth-generation German-American brewmaster Bill Moeller. The panel will be moderated by Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio Anchor, and will discuss the history of Pennsylvania lager while the audience enjoys samples from breweries throughout the Commonwealth and various menu items.
Moeller has been both actively and peripherally involved in the brewing industry for some 64 years. He will speak about his extensive history in the industry as well as his family's involvement in a fascinating part of many local breweries.
Moeller's career in the family business began with his apprenticeship at Drewery's Ltd. in South Bend, Indiana, where the brew master was his uncle. Bill comes from a family of brew masters; collectively his paternal great grandfather, grandfather, two uncles and Bill himself, have brewed about 110 million barrels of beer approximately the total annual production Anheuser Busch. His career was interrupted during World War II by his service in the Unites States Merchant Marine Corps. He is one of the last brew master to have served in the war.
In addition to Drewery's and Boyertown Brewery, he has worked as a brew master or a consultant for many important breweries, including Reading Horlacher, Ortleib, Schmidt, Brooklyn, Dock Street, Tun Tavern and Poor Henry's Hoboken.
His beers have received medals in national and international competitions. In 2013, Consumer Reports selected his Brooklyn Lager as one of the best lagers in America and in 1996 rated it as the best beer in America. During the long course of his career he has written extensively on the scientific aspects of brewing and beer, along with the history and pairing of beer with the proper foods and occasionally hosting sit down beer dinners for the Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group.
Ticket Cost: $60 (includes beer and food)
Additional information for this event can also be found HERE.
Pumpkinfest is a fall festival to be held in downtown Phoenixville on Saturday, October 18th from 10:30am to 4:30pm.
There are many FREE events including:
A Whole Lot of LuLu Fall Vintage Flea Market will return this Saturday October 11th from 10am to 4pm at the parking lot at Bridge and Main. There will be 30+ vendors selling hip vintage clothing, housewares, furniture, handmade jewelry, crafts, artwork, and all sorts of cool stuff. In addition, the Thrifty Discount DJs will provide the soundtrack to this shopping extravaganza.
A Whole Lot of LuLu was born from LuLu Boutique & Gifterie, their brick and mortar vintage and resale shop on Main Street. They opened in 2011 and within weeks they were asked to bring their goods outdoors. They set up a little table everywhere and anywhere they were asked: church bazaars, festivals, farmers markets, corporate cafeterias, etc. As their business grew, they started vending on a larger scale. They were accepted into some of Philadelphia’s best vintage markets, and so they started planning their first market, but they wanted it to be a little different...
"Just like our shop we wanted the perfect mix of elements: great vintage pieces, handmade jewelry and crafts, some ugly stuff you would never be caught dead in, some slightly offensive stuff that might not be suitable for your in-laws to see, some dead animals, and two loud obnoxious giggling girls running around trying to pull it all together."
See what all the fuss is about this Saturday. Here's a list of vendors...
The Phoenixville Food Festival begins Saturday, October 4th at noon. Phoenixville First, the local organization of town leaders, has put together a food event that will include a Food Truck Festival on Saturday (time designated above), followed by a restaurant week Sunday - Thursday (10/5 - 10/9).
Also happening on October 4th is the Oktoberfest Pub Crawl 2014 with participating bars (check out the 64 oz. boot at The Bistro). There will be FREE parking in Borough lots, and musical acts, as well as a vendor area.
For the Food Truck Festival, Bridge Street will be closed to traffic between the 100 and 200 blocks, but Main Street will be open. Roughly twenty food trucks and additional vendors will line Bridge Street. There will be seating and music in the Main and Bridge parking lot. Check em out below...
Iron Hill's Oktoberfest Celebration begins today and runs through October 12th. Their Oktoberfest beer (OG: 1.063 Color: 7 IBU: 26 ABV: 5.8%) will be tapped on September 26th. The traditional German festival beer is a medium bodied lager with a wonderful sweet, malty, and bready aroma, with a firm malt flavor. It's balanced with mild bitterness and a clean dry finish.
Bavarian White Bean and Sausage Soup
Warm Goat Cheese Salad (photo #1 below)
mesclun greens, pickled golden beets, dried cranberries and walnut-honey vinaigrette
sauerkraut, bacon, baby arugula and housemade apple sauce
Black Forest Meatballs
exotic mushrooms, crispy fried onions and sour cream sauce
Grilled Alsatian Flatbread
applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, gruyere and horseradish sauce
Schlachtplatte (photo #2 below)
grilled butcher’s plate with bratwurst, knockwurst, smoked pork loin, roasted fingerling potatoes, sauerkraut and stone ground mustard sauce
Hackbraten (photo #3 below)
german style meatloaf with smashed yukon gold potatoes, beer braised red cabbage and hunter sauce
Sauerbraten Pot Roast
red wine marinated, beer braised red cabbage, spaetzle and gingersnap gravy
pan fried chicken cutlets, haricots verts and almonds, buttered egg noodles and lemon-herb sauce
Grandma’s Apple-Golden Raisin Bread Pudding
warm rum sauce and vanilla ice cream
The frontman of JD Malone & The Experts (a band described as "a muscular hybrid of Americana and indie rock") will be performing a solo acoustic show of his praise-garnering originals (and a few covers tossed in) this Saturday at 8:30 at TASTE. More details can be found HERE.
Malone was born and raised in a small town in Vermont, but has called Phoenixville his home for quite a few years now. He writes and sings songs about love and hate, angels and demons and the universal struggle to feel safe under the stars.
AcousicMusic.com writes, "There are perfect crosses between rock and country, and then there are vainly scrambling attempts that fall short and make you wonder if maybe going back to bubblegum mightn't be the best idea. Well, don't worry about the latter here, 'cause JD and da boyz know their roots too well to ever mistake what's wanted or what's real. Malone especially is a cat who understands just how adventurous country musics could once get way back when—catch the wild singing in Still Love You, and you'll hear the distinct echo of grinning ranch hands out to raise a little good-natured hell while looking to spark up the skirts at the bar…or back home—and has looked to hallmarks like John Fogerty (covering Fortunate Son here) and Tom Petty (I Should Have Known It) for inspiration. Don't for a moment, however, think the writer-singer-guitarist is looking to be either of those guys. He's more than full of his own ideas."
JD will be playing with his full band at Steel City on Sat 11/8. Catch a preview at TASTE, then grab some tickets before they sell out.
Can Jam is a festival that celebrates Sly Fox’s delicious and unique approach to craft beer, the can!
On Saturday, September 27th, the Sly Fox Brewery in Pottstown will host a Kan Jam tournament in the morning and live music through the evening. This all day event is free and features one of a kind entertainment for guests of all ages.
Food and beverages served at the event include Sly Fox beers and food, and dishes from several local food trucks.
We all know that the Firebird Festival is a wonderful celebration of art, talent and cultural life in Phoenixville, but it cannot exist without the help of the public. There are many elements that go into the festival, ranging from building the bird and providing a safe and comfortable festival experience for the community, to providing entertainment, obtaining insurance, and promoting the festival.
Below is a breakdown of annual expenses that we incur when putting on the festival:
Portable Restrooms - $2,100
Stage & Sound System for Musicians and Performers - $1,300
Compensation for Musicians and Performers - $1,500
Insurance for the Festival - $3,000
Wood and Materials for Construction of the Phoenix - $1,000
Posters, Flyers and Printing for Promotional Material and Programs - $1,000
We all have a part to play in this celebration, and we need the community, friends, and families who have enjoyed it in the past to help achieve the fundraising goal.
To offer your monetary support, please go HERE.