Blue Mountain Resort’s Wine Me Up Festival – June 6th And 7th

Wine Me Up Festival

If you like wine, tapas and music.. you’re going to love our must-attend, premier event!

Red, White & Blush

Calling all wine-lovers and cheer-givers!  Celebrate with us and sample a variety of vino at our 2-day, Wine Me Up Festival atop PA’s highest vertical.  Plus, an exclusive Preview Night on Friday if you can’t wait for the weekend!

Friday, June 5 – Preview Night 7pm to 10pm outside in the Summit Courtyard – limited to 100 guests

  • $150 for 2 guests includes the following:
    • Featuring 4 Local Vineyards with exclusive tastings
    • Butlered Hors D’oeuvres and 6-course Tapas Dinner
    • Meet the Winemakers and Live Entertainment – Brain Axander Music
  • A VIP Goody Bag and Complimentary Valet Parking!

Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 – Festival 12pm to 5pm each day outside on the Summit Terrace

  • $45 per person (per day) includes the following:
    • Featuring fine wine from Pennsylvania Vineyards – see confirmed list below
    • 20 Specialty Vendors with rare wares
    • Butlered Tapas and Live Entertainment
    • A Commemorative Wine Glass for sampling!

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Rockland Family Finds Gator In Backyard Pond

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert J. Hipp was enjoying his backyard fish pond Friday when he noticed something floating on the surface.

“It looked like an alligator and I thought maybe someone was playing a trick on me and put a plastic alligator in the pond,” Hipp said. “When I reached for it, it went underwater and I knew it was real.”

Upon closer inspection, Hipp said, he saw a 3-foot-long American alligator enjoying a swim. But the gator was also feasting on fish and frogs in the pond.

“We have koi in the pond and usually have a net over it because the blue herons will swoop down and take the fish,” Hipp said. “Herons can clean out a pond in no time.”

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