Straws ‘n Stripes Military Appreciation Music Festival
Mark your calendars for a summer music festival and release party benefiting our friends and family in the armed forces! You read that right: a portion of all tickets sold will be donated to the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association as we join their fight against PTSD and other challenges affecting local veterans.
This event will showcase several musical acts, headlined by national recording artists Phil Vassar & Lee Greenwood and a fireworks grand finale!! Central PAs favorite food trucks will be serving up a storm as we celebrate with new releases of wines, beers, and ciders focusing on one of our favorite fruits: strawberries.
This all-day festival is one you will not want to miss and supports a great local cause. Tell your friends and family, pack your blankets and chairs, and lets all come together to celebrate our active duty, veteran and fallen heroes who protect our freedom every day.
Release of the Sparkling Strawberry Wine & Strawberry IPA;
Special wine tasting;
Food truck mash-up;
Artisan vendors; and
What happens if it rains? This event is a rain or shine event.
Are tickets available at the door? If the event does not sell out, tickets at the door will be $35 per-person.
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 we do not permit any outside beverages.
Do we need to bring our own chairs/blankets/etc? Unless you purchase a seat in Merlot Mike’s VIP Tent, yes! We will be enjoying the day at the pond. Merlot Mike will be circulating and judging the best setup — and that whole group will receive 2018 Decked-Out Live! season passes.
Can we bring our own canopies or tents? To be respectful of everybody’s view of the stage, no canopies or tents are permitted but portable umbrellas are welcome. We will be outdoors for this day-long festival, so please wear sunscreen and dress/plan accordingly.
Are minors or pets allowed? Due to the nature of this event, neither guests under 21 nor pets are permitted. Thank you for understanding.
What time should I arrive? That’s completely up to you… but the best views tend to go quickly.
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.
All tickets are non-refundable.
Want to enjoy Straws & Stripes as a VIP!
If you want to experience 2017 Straws and Stripes as a VIP, check-out the two Merlot Mike VIP Experiences:
Overnight Package that includes ground transportation by Premiere #1 Limousine, lodging at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, seating in our VIP tent, meeting the artists, private cash & tasting bar, food & a bottle of the new Strawberry Wine! >>Get Tickets
Day Package that includes premium parking, seating in our VIP tent, meeting the artists and private cash & tasting bar! >>Get Tickets
Agenda for the Event
1 pm: Gates Open (DJ Spinning Tunes; Food Trucks; Artisan Vendors)
1 – 5 pm: Wine Tasting Tent Open
1:30 – 3:30 pm: Derek Crider on Stage
4:00 – 5:00 pm: 3 West on Stage
5:00 pm: Special Presentation
5:30 pm: Phil Vassar followed by Lee Greenwood
9:00 pm: Fireworks Finale