Kings County Wine Vs. Beer Showdown

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Coming January 20 Tickets are still available for the Farm Bureau’s popular fundraiser

The Wine vs. Beer Showdown, the Kings County Farm Bureau’s popular fundraiser, will take place Thursday, January 20 from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Hanford Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased online at kcfb.org/winevbeer, from any Farm Bureau board member, or at the office at 870 Greenfield Ave. at Hanford. Tickets will also be available at the entrance.

This popular event gives patrons the opportunity to taste samples of local California wineries, breweries and restaurants while catching up with friends and raising money to support Farm Bureau programs.

Wine vs. Beer Showdown will feature a number of vendors serving up their tastiest food and drink specialties, and guests will have the opportunity to bid on a host of silent auction items, an important part of the look and feel of fundraising event.

Iron Oaks Winery, Ramos Torres Winery, Iron Oaks Winery, One Hope Wine, Cacciatore Fine Wines & Olive Oil Corp. and Stefanelli Distributing Company will be among the wineries, and Farm Credit West and Golden State Farm Credit will serve wine as well. Bird Street Brewing, Hop Forged Brewing, Riley’s Brewing, Long Shot Brewery and Sequoia Brewing Company will serve specialty craft beers. Raven’s Deli, LT Sue Co. and Chef Gray, LLC are some of the food vendors that will be serving their signature dishes, and Giacomazzi Brothers Nut Company will have samples available.

Wine vs. Beer Showdown, which began 17 years ago, raises funds to support local farmers through educational programs, training courses, industry workshops, political activism and community engagement.

Farm Day, which gives 2,400 Kings County third graders a hands-on lesson in farming, ranching and farm equipment, is one of many Farm Bureau-sponsored programs the event helps to support. Farm Day will be back in March, and this fundraiser will help ensure its success after a two-year hiatus.

“Wine vs. Beer Showdown is a fun night the farming community looks forward to every year,” said Dusty Ference, Executive Director. “The money raised from this event allows us to continue to champion local agriculture and provide the programs and services that local farmers rely on.

For more information, please call the Farm Bureau office at 584-3557.

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