Ale, Oysters, and Apples (or Beers, Beach Bashes, and Blossoms) – 3 Upcoming East Coast Food Events

Over the past few days, Old Sol’s been preening pretty hard in this part of the country. Temperatures are up, meaning more opportunities to show Brother Sun some much-deserved appreciation will follow as they continue to climb. Here are three such opportunities happening this month that will let you do so while simultaneously reminding your stomach that you love it and want it to be happy.  Because eating and drinking outdoors might be nice, but eating and drinking outdoors on a warm, sunny day is a little slice of perfection.

Susquehanna Ale Trail
April 12-14 and April 19-21, 2013
Care to hoist a pint and learn some craft brewing history and techniques from established experts?  Of course you do.  Who wouldn’t?  Your chance to knock back a few while learning about the vast spectrum of craft beer’s unique flavors and all that goes into producing them awaits you in York County, PA.  Visit for info on ticket purchases.

Beach Bash Oyster Roast
April 20, 2013
Featuring a silent auction that will be ongoing throughout the event, this 4-hour oysterfest is happening from 3 pm to 7 pm in Camp Silver Beach, Jamesville, VA.  Ticket proceeds will   benefit the YMCA We Build People camper scholarship fund.  Cost of admission is $50 per person and includes food, beverage, and live entertainment by Heather and Nathan Travis and band. Tickets are limited, so this is one to act on sooner than later.  Details on where to purchase tickets and also on the silent auction with prizes including original artwork by local Eastern Shore artists, weekend getaway packages, and plenty more, are available at

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®
April 26 – May 5, 2013
Luncheons, Dinners, a carnival, and live band competitions mark just a fraction of the more than thirty events comprising the festivities taking place in Winchester – Frederick County Virginia. A family-friendly festival that promises to draw a famous face or two, this 86th annual gathering is being held in the scenic Northern Shenandoah Valley. Visit for details on events, tickets, and more.

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