BY DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA STAFF
The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead will hold it second annual signature fundraiser, Boone’s Beerfest Saturday May 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. The beerfest will feature approximately 20-25 breweries including Frecon’s Cidery, The Other Farm Brewing Company, Round Guys Brewing, Evil Genius Beer Company, Lancaster Brewing, Saucony Creek Brewing, Weyerbacher Brewing, Golden Avalanche Brewing, Lion Brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, St Boniface Craft Brewing Company, Sprecher Brewing Company, Susquehanna Brewing Company, Chatty Monks, Lavery Brewing, and Liquid Hero Brewing. Live music will be provided by Hillbilly Shakespeare and Manatawny Creek Ramblers. Food will also be available for purchase from Sunflower Truck Stop and Stephen’s Concessions.
In the historic area, visitors can take a guided tour of the Boone House and learn more about Daniel Boone and this wonderful property. Visitors can also visit the blacksmith shop and enjoy a colonial blacksmithing demonstration.
Tickets are $45 and $15 for designated drivers and are available online at www.danielboonehomestead.org or in the Daniel Boone Homestead visitor center. The event is 21 and older only. IDs will be checked at the door. Please no pets and no smoking. Proceeds from Boone’s Beerfest will go towards providing educational programs and events to the community and its visitors, including Hands-On History Days, Charter Day, Independence Day, Heritage Day, and A Homestead Christmas, and upkeep of the site’s rental facilities for scout groups, youth groups, and families.
The Daniel Boone Homestead is the birthplace of the famed frontiersman, born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the eighteenth century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside. The Daniel Boone Homestead is located halfway between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of Route 422 near Baumstown. The Homestead is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and daily historic operations are run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, a local, non-profit organization. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, please contact the Daniel Boone Homestead at 610-582-4900.