Carousel Of Flavor Colossal Success!!

A large crowd of people packed into downtown Pottstown this afternoon for the 7th Annual Carousel of Flavor.  High Street was closed between Hanover and York Streets and the crowd spilled over into Smith Plaza.  About a dozen local restaurants and a dozen local crafters lined High Street for festival goers to patronize.  The sound of live music filled the air as well. 

Pottstown Borough Manager, Jason Bobst was manning the beer tent, Pottstown Mayor Bonnie Heath was meeting and greeting and Steve Toroney, Council President was enjoying the sights and smells.  I also saw some school board members and former school board members in the large crowd supporting a glorious day in Pottstown!

Here are some pictures of Pottstown at its best for your enjoyment.

2010 Carousel Of Flavor Slated For September 26th

Carousel of Flavor
7th Annual Culinary Festival
Sunday Sept 26th, 2010
1200-4pm

Live Music, craft vendors and art on display, 

Come out and experience many of the area’s greatest restaurants and a chance to sample the best food the region has to offer. There will also be a Beer Garden and Wine Tasting.

Proceeds benefit the Carousel at Pottstown

For more information: http://www.carouselatpottstown.org or

Pennsylvania Is A Wine And Grape Producing Powerhouse

This is a very interesting set of facts that I stumbled upon while doing my usual internet surfing for stories.

Many people know that Erie County is a big grape and wine-producing area.  What you may not realize is where the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stacks up out of the 50 states for wine and grape production.

This data is for 2007 but is the latest available information on this subject:

Pennsylvania is the 3rd largest juice grape producing state.  Who knew?

Pennsylvania is the 7th largest wine-producing state!

Pennsylvania had 114 wineries in 2007, up from 104 wineries 2005.

Wine, grapes and grape juice contributed $2.35 BILLION dollars to Pennsylvania’s economy in 2007!

So do your part to help the state’s economy and drink some delicious Pennsylvania wine 🙂