The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are thrilled to announce their first annual signature fundraiser, Booneís Beerfest, held 2 - 6 p.m. April 5. The beerfest will feature approximately 15 breweries. Participating breweries include Sly Fox, The Other Farm, Freconís Cidery, Evil Genius Beer Company, Weyerbacher, and Miscreation Brewing Company, as well as others. Live music will be provided by Hillbilly Shakespeare and Manatawny Creek Ramblers. Food will also be available for purchase by Sunflower Truck Stop. In the historic area, visitors can take a guided tour of the Boone House, watch a colonial beer brewing demonstration, and learn how pretzels are made in the colonial bake oven. Donít forget to purchase one of these tasty treats to go along with your beer. You donít want to miss out on this great event at a unique venue!
Tickets are available online at boonesbeerfest.com or in the Daniel Boone Homestead visitor center. 21 and older only. IDs will be checked at the door. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, but we suggest purchasing your tickets in advance. Please no pets and no smoking. For an additional cost, StearClear will be available to provide safe travel home for attendees and their vehicles. Proceeds from Booneís Beerfest will go towards providing educational programs and events to the community and its visitors, including Hands-On History Days, Charter Day, Independence Day, Heritage Day, and A Homestead Christmas, and upkeep of the siteís rental facilities for scout groups, youth groups, and families. We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support: J.P. Mascaro and Sons; Rednerís Warehouse Markets; and Ebner, Nevins, and McAllister.
The Daniel Boone Homestead is the birthplace of the famed frontiersman, born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the eighteenth century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside. The Daniel Boone Homestead is located halfway between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of Rt. 422 near Baumstown. The Homestead is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and daily historic operations are run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, a local, non-profit organization. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, please contact the Daniel Boone Homestead at 610-582-4900.