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Discover the vintage at upcoming Korks & Kegs festival

Discover the vintage at upcoming Korks & Kegs festival

Discover the vintage at upcoming Korks & Kegs festival
Discover the vintage at upcoming Korks & Kegs festival

The very first Korks & Kegs event at the Castle Air Museum was back in 2007, but then it was a “Wine and Cheese tasting.” Breweries were not added for several years.

Although we think of it as an annual event, we have had some breaks due to scheduling, weather, harvesting, and of course, the pandemic.

We were proud that the museum had more than 50 aircraft in 2007. Today, that number has grown to 70 and will feature the new Navy Blue Angels FA18 which will be in place for the lastest Korks & Kegs on Sept. 24, 5PM to 9PM.

All in all, we expect this will be the best Korks and Kegs, so what else will be different?

First we will have about 15 wineries, breweries and distillers, including Corbin Cash of Atwater who uses locally-grown sweet potatoes to make vodka, gin, whiskey and liqueur. Indigeny produces hard cider. We may also get a sneak preview of new labels from Vista Ranch and cellars.

Breaking news! You will be able to buy un-opened product on site, away from the tasting area. We are not sure who will be selling, but choices may include: Bonifacia, Delicato, Fasi, Indigeny, Marsella Family Vineyards, San Joaquin, Tsymbal, Vista Ranch, Blaker, Dust Bowl, Full Circle, Last Call Brewing, Tioga-Sequoia, and Corbin Cash.

We have also increased our craft vendors to include painted rocks, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, beef jerky, plants and gnomes. To accompany the beer and wine three food trucks will provide tacos, burgers, and hot dogs (for sale).

What’s missing? Last year we had a DJ, this year we have upgraded to Live Music for your strolling pleasure.

Bring your own glasses if you want. We will be using plastic glasses but there will be small number of vintage glasses available for purchase for early arrivals.

You can buy tickets online at: Search for Korks Kegs Craft Beer And Wine Tasting Festival. You can buy them at the gate with checks, credit cards, or cash. Admission is $35 (regular) and $45 (VIP). Please note that you can also save a bit over a $4 ticketing fee if you buy your tickets at the gate, or in advance at the Air Museum gift shop, or from any member of the Air Museum board or member of the Castle-Atwater Kiwanis Club.

VIP tickets include a tour of the DC-9 Presidential aircraft, but you have to schedule the tour time at the gift shop.

Call the Castle Air Museum gift shop at (209) 723-2182, the Museum Events Coordinator at (209) 723.2178, ext 305.

Enter at the main gate, someone will direct you to parking. We also expect assistance from the CHP or Sheriff’s Department as you depart.

This event is limited to adults, 21 and older – ID’s will be checked. Masks not required. Bathrooms on site.

Our chairperson has promised she will prevent mosquito attendance!

Cheers, prosit, prost, salud, skol, slainte, cheerio, skoal, good health, here’s mud in your eye, bottoms up, chin-chin, down the hatch!

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