The winery's third annual Harvest Fest on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. kicks off the beginning of the harvest season with food, music, games, a Lucille Ball look-alike contest, free wine tastings and tours of the winery.
The event is for all ages, but organizers remind attendees that only those of legal age will be allowed to drink. Those of legal drinking age can enjoy day-long drink specials, including grape sangria for $5 a glass in honor of the harvest season, event manager Chris Franklin said.
This year's event will feature two classic rock bands, Sylvia's Suitcase and RePlay, and all-day games. Games will include a pumpkin roll and grape toss, with prizes include wine glasses for adults and sparkling cider for children.
The Lucille Ball look-a-like contest is a guest favorite, Franklin said. Guests are invited to dress like Lucy, an annual tradition because of the "I Love Lucy" wine making episode. The festival crowd votes for the winner, Franklin said.
Last year's winner was a young redhead girl who looked exactly like Lucy in her 50s attire, Franklin said. The young girls brother dressed up as Ricky, organizers said.The celebrating continues on Sunday with a home wine making class from 1 to 3 p.m. The class takes you step-by-step through the wine making process, starting with the fermentation process and ending with how to bottle the wine, Franklin said.
Instead of using fruit, the class uses juice concentrate, a staple in home wine making kits. Students will also get two free cases of empty bottles for future wine making at home.
The class is great for everyone of legal drinking age, Franklin said. She's seen couples, parents and adult children, and groups of friends take the class together. It's always fun to have someone with you to bounce ideas off of, she said.
Registration is required for the event with limited spots available. The cost of the class is $25 per person which includes all items including handouts, and paper and pens to take notes. Guests don't need to bring anything, Franklin said.
"It's a fun hobby to try out," she said.
Wine making classes will also be offered Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16. Call 717-334-4631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats. Go to adamscountywinery.com for more upcoming events, classes, and festivals throughout the year.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Annual Harvest Festival
WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday
WHERE: The Farm Winery at 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna, PA