Over 100 Indiana wines and craft beers will be available for sampling at the Junior Achievement Wine and Beer Festival, August 5th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm at Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne. Title sponsors Cap n’ Cork and Lake City are sponsoring this fifth annual event to benefit Junior Achievement. In a relaxed atmosphere, specialty Indiana wineries and craft brewers will offer taste testing as they share their knowledge about transforming grapes into smooth wines and hops into the best hand-crafted beer.
To complement the wine and beer tasting, Kroger will be on hand with a cheese steward giving free samples of their gourmet chesses. Wine and beer by the glass and bottle will also be available for purchase.
Tickets are $40 at the gate. Designated drivers can purchase tickets for $10 per person.
All proceeds will support Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, a partnership of more than 3,500 educators and 5,000 adults concerned about the economic future of young people and the communities in which they live. Across northern Indiana, every year Junior Achievement is empowering more than 132,000 young people to own their economic success by enhancing the relevancy of education.
“Fort Wayne has a tradition of amazing year-round celebrations, and JA is proud to be offering this summer festival at Parkview Field,” says Lena Yarian, President, Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. “The JA Wine & Beer Festival is a way for adults to gather in support of JA’s mission of preparing young people for the opportunities and realities of work in the 21st century global marketplace.”
Serving more than 132,000 pre-kindergarten through high school students in a 30-county area each year, Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana is dedicated to educating and inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy. With the support of more than 3,500 educators and 5,000 positive adult role models who volunteer their time, Junior Achievement’s in-school, JA BizTown ®, and JA Finance Park ® economic education programs focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. These experiences empower young people to own their future economic success.