Pottstown Puts Best Foot Forward With Another Spectacular ‘Carousel of Flavor’ Food Festival

wp_20160918_13_13_20_proThousands flocked to High Street in downtown Pottstown today for the 13th Annual Carousel of Flavor. This event is the primary fundraiser for the Carousel at Pottstown and one of the largest events hosted in the borough.  It turned out to be a beautiful day after some rain overnight and early this morning seemed menacing.

The trolley was carrying people from the festival site to the carousel building on regular intervals.  When I went, the trolley was full.  I noticed many folks taking advantage of the free ride.

sight_2016_09_18_193433_675-1The carousel is hopefully going to be up and running by the end of October.  This has been a decade long project that has finally reached completion.  We congratulate the Carousel committee and everyone involved for making this project a reality!

Here is a link to the entire album of photos from today https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154164324778192.1073741827.135214378191&type=1&l=7c017ae9ca 

Food Truck And Wine Festival Cruising Back Go Pohatcong Township

Editor’s note:  This is near Phillipsburg, NJ, right across the river from Easton, PA. Can’t go wrong with food trucks and wine ;).

Searching for food trucks?

You won’t have to go far. Alba Vineyard is hosting a Food Truck and Wine Festival later this month.

The Pohatcong Township vineyard hosted a food truck festival in November 2014, and will bring it back noon to 5 p.m. April 25-26.

Admission costs $10 for adults 21 and over, $5 for ages 13-20 and is free for children under 12. Parking is free; food prices will vary by the truck, according to a news release.

Read more:

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2015/04/food_truck_and_wine_festival_c_1.html

11th Annual Carousel Of Flavor Culinary Festival

Date : Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 from noon to 4 p.m.

100 Block of High Street, Pottstown in front of Borough Hall

Expanded wine and beer garden this year!  Over 6,000 attended last year.  Featuring live bands, crafters and entertainment for children of all ages.Picture 206

Greater Norristown Police Athletic League International Festival Slated For Sept. 4

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NORRISTOWN, PA — The Greater Norristown Police Athletic League’s (GNPAL) 14th Annual International Festival, “A Wine and Food Extravaganza” will be held at the Plymouth Country Club Thursday, Sept. 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event, benefiting GNPAL programs, will feature live entertainment, a silent auction/raffle and an extensive menu featuring some of the area’s top culinary talents.

“The international food and wine festival is all about supporting our organization and the work we do in the community,” said GNPAL Executive Director Brett Wells.

“It’s our only big fundraiser of the year. We raise about 20 percent of our annual budget in just this one event,” Wells explained.

More than 100 local business have signed on as sponsors and 25 restaurants and vendors will be on hand to serve an estimated 1,000 to 1,300 guests.

Read more: http://www.timesherald.com/general-news/20140901/greater-norristown-police-athletic-league-international-festival-slated-for-sept-4

10th Carousel Of Flavor A Hit In Pottstown

Picture 584Editor’s note:  Nice mention of iCreate Cafe in the article as a first time participant.  We enjoyed the Carousel of Flavor again this year. The carousel itself is looking great.  They are making excellent progress toward completing it.  A very large event that showcases Pottstown in a positive light.

POTTSTOWN, PA — In its 10th year, the Carousel of Flavor proved to be a hit again.

“Word’s getting out,” said the event’s chairman, Miles Feather.

A board member of the Pottstown Carousel, the long-term project to bring a carousel as an attraction for the borough, Feather said 20 restaurants took part in the event this year, three more than last year.

That included nine different new establishments from the year before to go along with some of the standbys, such as The Very Best and Grumpy’s.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20130923/10th-carousel-of-flavor-a-hit

Carousel At Pottstown Announces Winners Of Culinary Contest

POTTSTOWN – The board of directors of the Carousel at Pottstown have announced thewinners from the culinary contest held during the 9th Annual Carousel of Flavor restaurant festival Sept. 30.  The event, which is the nonprofit Carousel at Pottstown’s main annual fundraiser, raised $10,000 for the organization, which is in the process of renovating a building at 30 W. King St. to house a restored 1905 Philadelphia Toboggan Co. carousel.

Judging food entries from the 17 participating restaurants were Chef Christopher Allen Tanner, director of The Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College, Career Coach Austin Hall, and culinary students Jackie Hill, Joe Bullock, Sean Collins, Kim Spuril, Chris Hatzai, Pedro Loero, Ameerah Williams, and Sandy Cumens.  Also awarded were the restaurant that raised the most money and the best-decorated booth.

Read more: http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/carousel-pottstown-announces-winners-culinary-contest/1

Pottstown Carousel Of Flavor Big Hit, Large Crowd

Yesterday’s Ninth Annual Carousel of Flavor in Pottstown was a smashing success.  The very large crowd was happily eating, listening to live music and people were catching up with old friends they kept running into.  The weather, in the upper sixties, was perfect to work up an appetite.

Pottstown needs to do a large downtown event at least six times a year to draw people into the borough.  If there is something worthwhile going on, people will show up; as evidenced by the thousands who came out yesterday to enjoy themselves.

We were happy to see former Pottstown Borough Manager Jason Bobst in attendance.  Jason looked well-rested and refreshed as he greeted the many people who were clearly glad to see him.  Evidently his new job is agreeing with him!  We think that showed a great deal of character for Jason to show up and support Pottstown.  How many borough councilors were there yesterday?  I didn’t see any.  I only saw the mayor.

Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to make yesterday’s event a huge success!

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The Ninth Annual Carousel Of Flavor Restaurant Festival

Date:  Sunday, Sept 30, 2012 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where:  100 Block of High Street, Pottstown (in front of Borough Hall)

Expanded wine and beer garden this year!  Over 4,000 attended last year.  Featuring live bands, crafters and a clown for children of all ages.

Big Crowd At Carousel Of Flavor In Downtown Pottstown

A large crowd gathered in downtown Pottstown this afternoon, under sunny skies, for the 8th Annual Carousel of Flavor.  The food was amazing.  Kudos to festival organizers for another successful event.  Pottstown shone brightly today!

Here are some pictures:

Pottstown Carousel Of Flavor This Sunday, September 18th

The Eighth Annual Carousel of Flavor Restaurant Festival

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 from noon to 4 p.m.

100 Block of High Street, Pottstown in front of Borough Hall

Expanded wine and beer garden this year! Over 4,000 attended last year. Featuring 3 live bands, crafters and a clown for children of all ages.

Corporate Sponsorship Form

Forms for Restaurants: Please click on the form and print it out. Completed forms should be mailed to: Carousel at Pottstown, P.O. Box 1097, Pottstown, PA 19464

Food License Application and Instructions

Welcome letter

Menu Request Form

If you have any questions regarding the Carousel of Flavor, please contact the Chairpersons:

Jill Burbank (610) 970-0624 or email CarouselofFlavor@hotmail.com

Oyster Festival And More In York Sunday October 17th

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If you are looking for something fun to do Sunday afternoon, then York is the place to be.  The Annual Oyster Festival in York features family friendly fun, tons of food (not just oysters), live music & more.

The festival runs from 11 am to 4 pm at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum.  Click on the link below for all the details and other links about the festivities!

http://ht.ly/2Sgcx