August 18


03:00 pm - 09:30 pm

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The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey


The Vineyard at Hershey

598 Schoolhouse Road, Middletown, PA 17057

Middletown, PA, US, 17057

You will not want to be anywhere else on August 18th, as the release of Winemaker L. Paul Vezzetti’s famous Merlot and Brewmaster Ryan DeLutis’s super Flash Gourd’n Pumpkin Beer take center stage as part of the 6th Annual Release Day. But wait…there’s more!

This year’s release party features O.A.R. – Just Like Paradise Tour with Special Guest Matt Nathanson! This festival will also feature a food truck mash-up, beverage stations throughout the property, and so much more.

This party is going to be legendary and full of fun memories. Gather your friends and family, pack your blankets and chairs, and lets rock out to the songs everybody knows during THE wine & beer event of the year in Central Pennsylvania!

Event F.A.Q.

What happens if it rains? This event is a rain or shine.

Are tickets available at the door?  No tickets will be available at the door.  Please note we have dramatically reduced capacity from previous festivals to ensure everyone has a GREAT experience!

What kind of food and beverages are available? Can I bring my own? We have great food trucks coming, as well as our award-wining wines, ciders, and beers! You are allowed to bring your own food, but no outside beverages—including water & soda are permitted.

Do we need to bring our own chairs/blankets/etc? We will be enjoying the day at the pond.  You are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets.Tables under the size of 20X18X18 will be allowed. Any tables over these dimensions will not be allowed inside the venue.  Unfortunately, no canopies, or tents  are permitted.

Are minors or pets allowed? Due to the nature of this event, no one under 21 or pets will be permitted

Does Merlot Mike’s party tent pass or Decked Out Live season pass holders include admission to the festival? No; all pass holders must purchase a GA ticket as well to get into the festival.

What time should I arrive? We will be announcing parkling lot, security, and gate times closer to the event.

Outside items, bag check, and anything else I should know? We strongly recommend you dress to enjoy a day on our 40-acre farm. As the festival stage is down by our natural spring pond, and parking lot is in a field behind the pond, please wear appropriate and comfortable walking shoes. We will have a bag check inspection upon arrival, and as a reminder, outside beverages are not permitted. Finally, we do not permit weapons of any kind on the farm.

Tickets are Non-Refundable!