Here's a slideshow from our night at the wine, brew and food fest.
N and I arrived sometime around 6 PM. The parking lot across the street from the "Americraft" building was about two thirds full. We hadn't purchased tickets in advance and were disappointed to see the VIP packages were all sold out. It hadn't occurred to us that we might need cash for admission. So after depleting the dollars we did have (to get in) we had to visit the $2.50 fee ATM.
Overall, I'd say the Ingalls are on the right track. The booths that were added to the mix were more along the line of what you'd expect to see at the Greens Show or Holiday Market. After toting our food the length of the building to enjoy the live music while we ate, I wondered if the food booths would be better placed at the same end. It was nice to see so many tables set-up with table cloths for eating.
Yay for Pale Horse, Seven Brides and Gilgamesh for joining the festival! Great addition!
Now to get the word out. We'll be back next year and hope a few more Salem wineries will give the festival a chance, too.
Did you go? If so what did you think?