BERKS COUNTY WINERY TOUR
1 Visitors are invited to join the wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail during August.
Tours of the eight wineries are self-guided. At each stop, visitors can sample locally produced wines and get a tour card stamped. Those who collect all eight stamps will be able to pick up a Berks County Wine Trail T-shirt at the winery of their choice.
Wineries participating are: Bashore & Stoudt Country Winery (Shartlesville); Blair Vineyards (Kutztown); Calvaresi Winery (Bernville); Clover Hill Winery (Robesonia); Kog Hill Winery (Morgantown); Long Trout Winery (Auburn); Manatawny Creek Winery (Douglassville); and Pinnacle Ridge Winery (Kutztown).
While the event is free and no reservations are required, a few of the wineries do charge a nominal tasting fee, which is refundable with the purchase of wine.
For directions and more information, visit http://www.berkscountywinetrail.com.
ALLENTOWN FAIR DEADLINE
2 Saturday is the registration deadline for anyone who wants to show off their culinary prowess at the 2014 Great Allentown Fair.
The fair, which will run Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, will feature 13 culinary contests, including a new "Mitzi's Table 'Chili With a Twist' contest." Also back this year will be a Shoofly Pie Contest. Cupcake WarFAIR will feature a new category for professionals.
All entrants must preregister before Saturday's deadline. Fee to register is $12. Applications and rules for these contests are available at the fair office, online at http://www.allentownfair.com; and at the Agri-Plex entry office until Saturday. To find out more, call 610-433-7541.
KID'S DAY AT MONROE FARMERS MARKET
3 There's a ton of fun planned for kids Saturday at the first Kid's Day at the Monroe Farmers Markets in Stroudsburg.
The event will run 8 a.m.-noon and include face painting, crafts, balloon-animal creations, cooking demos geared toward kids, and Stroudsburg firetrucks for kids to see. Kids can also visit farm animals.
The market is held Saturdays May through October at Courthouse Square in downtown Stroudsburg. For more information, call 570-595-2321.
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