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Texas Pete Spirits of Summer - Saturday, June 2, 2018

Savor the tastes of North Carolina wine harvests, find your favorite craft brew sampling from local breweries, and wake up your taste buds in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C.! The inaugural Texas Pete Spirits of Summer festival kicks Saturday, June 2 with an electrifying tasting experience that puts the spotlight on local chefs, Yadkin Valley winemakers, craft brewmasters, and national recording acts for one sizzling summertime festival.

Take a seat in Restaurant Pavilion where chefs are firing up the grills and serving some of their favorite menu items, then head to the Lowe's Food Demo Tent and discover the magic of pairing food with wine and beer. Sit, share, and learn more about how to pair Southern cuisine with regional wines and craft beers. 

Dance into the evening as live music rings out loud along Fourth Street directly in front of Foothills Brewing Pub (you’ll want to be sure to locate Foothills because the festival after party is hosted here!).  


After the festival wraps up, join the after party from 6 - 9 p.m. at Foothills Brewing for heart-thumping live music and even more craft beer from one of the most popular breweries in the Southeast.


Advance Ticket: $25
Day of Ticket: $30

Purchase link:


  • Website
  • Official festival hours: Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Brewery and winery tastings end at 5 p.m*
  • Craft brew bottle sales continue through 6 p.m.
  • After party and concert kick off at Foothills Downtown Brewpub from 6 - 9 p.m.

*It is up to the individual breweries and wineries to determine the amount of the sample before they punch your tasting punch card. 
Ticket prices do not include food. All food is sold separately.

Visit the official festival website to see the full list of participating vendors. 

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