• Friday , 23 February 2018

Tasty Wine, Tempting Cheeses, Music and Even Goat Yoga at 8th Annual Skippack Winetober Festival

Story, photos by Jill Beckel

Explore Philly had a blast at Skippack’s 8th Annual Winetober Fest. The event took place on an October weekend and we chose to attend the Saturday daytime session.

Skippack, PA is an adorable small town located in Montgomery County. With lots of little shops, restaurants and bars, the quaint town offers a lot of things to check out. We picked up our entrance passes, wine cup (attendees could upgrade to receive a wine glass with the VIP passes) and were off to sample all the wines!

Some of the stand-out wines included a large sampling from A’Dello Vineyard & Winery. We love fruit-infused wines and they had several to choose from – one even came with a handful of dark chocolate! Paradocx Vineyard was another favorite of the day with their wine served in charming paint cans and two delightful young ladies pouring the samples.

There were two bands playing throughout the day in addition to multiple crafts vendors, LuLaRoe vendors, cheese and sauce sampling, natural body products and last but not least, yoga with a special goat named Sneakers! Everyone seemed to be enjoying the surprisingly warm fall day (with wine flowing freely, is this really a surprise?). Since it was a dog-friendly event, we got to meet a few great dogs and talk to several people as well. Most Winetober Fest attendees came with their friends and significant others, but we met a couple of families enjoying the day too.

After the festival was over, we had a delightful dinner at Justin’s Carriage House located right in Skippack. The mozzarella sticks appetizer and my steak salad hit the spot after a day filled with lots of wine.

Be sure to check out the next Skippack Winetober Fest this fall! Tickets go on sale in late summer.

A beautiful display of A’Dello Wines.

A’Dello Vineyard & Winery had a wide selection of wines to choose from.

Signs indicated where to go for the Winetober Fest booths.

Waiting in line to sign in to the festival.

Lots of people attended this year’s Winetober Festival, but the lines moved quickly.

Fresh baked potatoes made a hearty snack.

Good ’til the last drop!

A beautiful fall day of wine sampling.

Even dogs enjoyed the festival! This adorable Golden Retriever came dressed as a pirate.

Crafts for sale.

Lots of fall-themed crafts.

Colorful LuLaRoe leggings and clothes for sale.

It started to get overcast later in the afternoon, but never rained thankfully.

There were lots of items for sale on tables set up along the path to the wine tasting booths.

Cheese with your wine? Yes please!

There were some ale samples too for beer lovers.

Try the ale!

One for you and one for me!

Live music played throughout the festival all day.

Unique holiday crafts for sale.

The Benigna’s booth was packed.

The Check-In area.

The Mountain Lake Winery table.

Mountain Lake Winery sampling – we loved the fruit wines paired with chocolate the best.

Beautiful wine labels designed by a local artist.

Beautifully decorated wine glasses, ornaments, and wine carriers.

Game of Thrones Christmas ornaments!

“Buy a soap and hold a goat!” Don’t mind if we do….

Jamie Parker was our willing participant and happily assumed a child’s pose yoga pose. Sneakers the goat saw the food that was placed on her back and ran right over to check it out!

Well this is something you don’t see every day! Jamie and Sneakers were fast friends.

Two lovely friends with their crochet wine glass holders.


Furry friends were welcome at Winetober Fest too!

Another band that kept the fun vibe going throughout the day.

Kog Hill wine sampling.

Lovely ladies enjoying some wine.

Bee Kind Winery was a huge hit.

Sloth themed wine called Happy Sloth!!

Such beautiful wine bottles on display for fall.

Wine jam samples – I liked the moscato one best.

Everyone mingling as they waiting for their chance to sample.

Taking a rest – wine sampling all day is hard work. 🙂

The Deep Roots Hard Cider booth.

Stone & Key Cellars

“All I care about in life is wine and dogs.”

Paradocx wines are served in paint cans!

The fun wine pourers at Paradocx were full of smiles.

Winetober Fest winding down.

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