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Kingsport Wine & Whiskey Festival coming next weekend

J. H. Osborne • Oct 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM

KINGSPORT — The fifth annual Kingsport Wine & Whiskey Festival, presented by B&B Package Store, will be Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This year the event will have a new, weather-friendly venue: the Kingsport Farmers Market.

The festival, which serves as the primary fundraiser for the Downtown Kingsport Association, will feature nearly 20 wine vendors including Napa Smith, Stone Cellars, Gravel Bar and De la Costa Sangria. Live music will also be provided, and vendors will be selling delicious food choices, featuring Southern Craft, Me & K’s and Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop.

For admission to the event, there are two ticket options available: VIP and Wine Tasting.

• The VIP ticket and tent, sponsored by independent physician’s group Mountain Region Family Medicine, includes food, higher-end wines and additional spirits including whiskey, bourbon and moonshine. The VIP ticket is $80 pre-purchase and is only available online.

• The Wine Tasting ticket is $40 pre-purchase and includes tastings from nearly 20 wine vendors.

• Ticket prices increase to $50 for Wine Tasting and $100 for VIP the day of the event.

Sponsors for the Kingsport Wine & Whiskey Festival include B&B Package Store, Mountain Region Family Medicine, Visit Kingsport, HomeTrust Bank, 98.5 WTFM, 102.7 WVEK, Citizens Bank, Bank of Tennessee, Powell Valley National Bank, Urban Synergy, Blue Ridge Properties, Select Seven Credit Union, Stir Fry Café and Southern Craft.

The Downtown Kingsport Association is a private, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the revitalization of downtown. The DKA’s purpose is to promote downtown as the heart of the community, strengthen its economic viability by encouraging growth and diversity among businesses, and restore its unique historic characteristics and beauty.

To learn more about the Kingsport Wine & Whiskey Festival or to purchase tickets, visit www.kingsportwinefest.com.

To learn more about the DKA, visit www.downtownkingsport.org.

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