Mark your calendar for the first annual West Chester Craft Beer Festival on June 17th. Over 60 breweries will contribute their best beers to the event—including Chester County favorites like Levante and Victory Brewing. Head to the Charles A. Melton Center on East Miner Street and sip a cold brew while sampling delicious edible options from vendors and food trucks. Tickets available in advance—$50 VIP tickets, $40 general admission. WCBeerFest.com.
America’s favorite condiment gets its own day on June 5th with National Ketchup/Catsup Day. Ever wonder about the spelling difference? Jonathan Swift first used the “catsup” version in a 1730 short story, and today some southern states use that variation rather than the more common “ketchup.” Spelling aside, the condiment is quintessentially American, topping classic dishes from meatloaf to burgers. Celebrate the day with some fries and feast on a piece of delicious Americana!
Phenomenal fruit and family fun at a free festival. Enjoy the magic of summer at the Raspberry Celebration at Linvilla Orchards in Media. Mark your calendar for June 24th and bring the whole family for a day of face painting, pick-your-own fruit excursions and delicious treats from the Farm Market. Kiddos will enjoy entertainment from local kids’ musician Silly Joe. Explore the 300-acre farm as you munch on those tart and tasty raspberries. Linvilla.com.
Soon West Chester will get two new cookie franchises with Insomnia Cookies and Baked. These well-loved companies serve everything to satisfy your dessert cravings—from ice cream to edible cookie dough to, of course, warm, fresh baked cookies. Both companies offer late-night delivery service for those staying in and indulging. Bet you can’t try just one cookie company! In West Chester: 142 W. Gay St., InsomniaCookies.com; 34 S. High St., BakedWC.com.
Duck, Duck, Donut!
King of Prussia Town Center is about to get a whole lot sweeter. Slated to open in July, Duck Donuts is branching out from its southern home and expanding beyond its Lancaster and Newark, DE locations. Named after Duck, North Carolina, this sweet spot serves warm, made-to-order donuts with 11 tantalizing flavors, seven toppings and four unique drizzles—bacon and blackberry, just to name two. Duck Donuts is coming, so answer the call to sweetness! More at DuckDonuts.com.