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Valley Forge Beer & Cider Fest Returns
With Holiday-Themed Event, Dec. 1
75+ Brewers & Cider Makers to Exhibit

OAKS, PA—September 14, 2018.  The 8th Annual Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA to spread some pre-holiday cheer on Saturday, December 1, 2018.  The event, selected as one of the Top Beer Festivals Coming to Philly in 2017 by, will feature an incredible variety of beers and ciders from throughout the state, across the country, and around the globe.  Tickets are on sale now.  Back by popular demand, the holiday-themed festival will once again host an Ugly Sweater Pageant where individual attendees or groups can compete for valuable prizes.  A sell-out is expected.  Info and ticket info is available at:

More than 75 breweries and cideries will be filling the Expo Center, serving up samples of their signature best-sellers and seasonal creations—more than 150 beers and ciders in all.   Special timed-releases which offer festival attendees an opportunity to try rare and limited-edition beers are planned.   Based on the success of last year’s event, some of the best food trucks from the Philadelphia area will be onsite vending a variety of food options—tasty treats that pair perfectly with beer and cider. 

Ticket options:  VIP and General Admission.  The VIP ticket affords attendees advantages not available to the General Admission ticket buyers, including:   unlimited beer and cider sampling, line-jumper express ticket processing lane, access to a VIP-only lounge area with special beers poured in the VIP area only, a souvenir Belgian-style glass taster, gated seating area, and VIP-only restrooms. General Admission ticket buyers get unlimited beer and cider sampling and a souvenir tasting cup.

The event will help raise funds for the CBC (Committee to Benefit the Children), a local charity that provides resources for treatment, care and family support to benefit area children with cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders.   The CBC will be conducting a toiletry drive for local families in their network. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation for their neighbors in need. 

The Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival ( will have two sessions:  12:30-4:00pm and 5:30-9:00pm.  A limited number of tickets will be sold.  Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase.  A sell-out is expected.  Advance purchase is strongly recommended for guaranteed admission.  Tickets are $55 (VIP) or $40 (GA) when purchased in advance at the event website Tickets include beer and cider sampling.  Designated driver tickets are $10 each.  No one under 21, including designated drivers, will be admitted and all attendees must show valid photo ID for entry. 

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center ( is located at 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA, 19456. The Expo Center offers free on-site parking. The event is produced by Starfish Junction and sponsored in part by Philly Beer Events and Hard Cider News.

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