Pamplin Park set to host ‘Breakthrough Beer and Wine Fest’

By: Sherry Williams Kidd | Twitter: @PGJournal
Posted: October 4, 2019 | 12:30 p.m.

VIRGINIA – Many folks in Central Virginia are quite frankly done with the sweltering summer of 2019. If you are looking forward to the fall with all its glorious activities, events, festivals, and places to see, you will definitely want to make sure to add the Breakthrough Brew and Wine Fest to your to-do list. Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is looking ahead to fall activities and will be hosting their first-ever, annual Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest, on Saturday, October 5, in the Park’s Freedom Garden.

Live music for the Fest will be provided by the popular, mid-Atlantic, toe-tapping bands, Joe’s Day Off, and the Rhythm Kings. The bands will perform a variety of country, folk, and top-40 hits—something for everyone’s musical preferences. The Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, and breaking off to explore the extraordinary areas of the park will also be an option.

“This is just one of several new events at the park,” said Colin Romanick, Director, Marketing & Development, Pamplin Historical Park. “The Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest offers a different experience for those in the surrounding communities, who may not have visited us previously.”

The Fest will feature tasting samples of delicious brews and wines, provided by breweries, represented by Brown Distributing and various wineries, to include American Way Country Wines. Food and craft vendors will also be on-hand to satisfy any hunger with a variety of delicious foods while providing opportunities to purchase locally-made products to take home. Tasting tickets will only be $25 if purchased in advance, and $30, if purchased at the event. Tickets are available for purchase online at

Tickets can also be purchased in person at Pamplin Historical Park. Non-tasting tickets are available at the regular Park admission price. All tickets include admission to the Park and the festival. Each ticket includes five beer tastings and five wine tastings, along with a collectible beer cup and special event wine glass to take home! Full servings of beer and wine can be purchased for $5 each. A valid photo identification is required upon entry, for proof of age 21, to consume alcohol. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and blankets, but coolers and tents are not allowed at the festival. Always drink responsibly, and have a designated driver.

This festival will be made possible through the generous support of sponsors such as The Bank of Southside Virginia, Bel Network Integration & Support, Colonial Webb, Dixie Restaurant, Swift Creek Mill Dinner Theatre, and Brown Distributing.

“The Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest will be an amazing opportunity to pair our Nation’s rich history, with regional beer, wine, live music, and local craft vendors,” Romanick remarked.

Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is one of “Virginia’s Best Places to Visit,” according to the Travel Channel, and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The Park has four world-class museums, and four antebellum homes.

It is also the site of The Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865, and America’s premiere participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp.

For additional information, telephone (804) 861-2408, or visit Pamplin Historical Park is located at 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg (North Dinwiddie), Virginia 23803.

What a perfect fall get-away and activity, and an opportunity to finally become acquainted with one of the most interesting and historically important places in all of Virginia and our great Nation. The beautiful historic homes, museums, grounds, and gardens stand in stark contrast, and almost belie the reality of the importance of what happened there so long ago. Come early! Enjoy a perfect early-fall September Saturday taking in the sights and sounds of Pamplin Historical Park, followed by a brew and wine fest with food and live music!

The first-ever annual Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest will undoubtedly be just the first of many for years to come.

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