Whiskey Rebellion Festival

It's not a festival without great food and drink, and the 2016 Whiskey Rebellion Festival serves it up fresh, fast and fun for all. This year the festival food area will find itself under the cool and shady roof of the new community pavilion. Kick back with a cold one as you patronize all the great culinary delights from BBQ & corn dogs to vegetarian and vegan offerings along with some of the sweetest treats you'll ever eat. Make sure you stroll through the entire festival food area as the best local and regional vendors cook up delicious eats and treats for the entire crowd.

The Blue Eagle Tavern, located in the Festival Food Area, mixes up adult libations for the over 21 crowdfrom Miller Beer, Washington Winery and this year will host the folks from local distilleries including, Washington's own Liberty Pole Spirits and Red Pump Spirits. Check back for announcement of additional participating distilleries.

Tavern proceeds help support the festival and the Washington
Kiwanis Club.

Blue Eagle Tavern Schedule

Thursday July 7, from 6pm - 9pm Washington Festival Chorale & WSO Concert Friday July 8, from 4pm - 10pm Blues Concert
Saturday July 9, from 11am - 10pm Grand Celebration
Sunday July 10, from noon - 4pm Classics on Main Car Show

The Blue Eagle Tavern, located in the Festival Food Area, mixes up adult libations for the over 21 crowd.

Once again the Blue Eagle Tavern welcomes our Signature Sponsor Miller Beer. During the festival enjoy Miller Lite, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy and Reds Apple Ale.

All tavern sales help support the festival and the Washington Kiwanis Club. No outside beverages are permitted. Please respect this rule. This is a fundraising event. The proceeds from the tavern help us keep the festival as a FREE event.

Beer will be priced at $5, wine $6 whiskey drinks $7 and bottled water $1.

New this year The Washington Winery will be on site to pour wine by the glass.

The Washington Winery is an urban winery located in the heart of historic downtown Washington. High-quality California grapes are hand-selected to craft our red, white & sweet wines. The winery will be open Thursday thru Sunday during festival hours. Enjoy a wine tasting and purchase wine by the bottle. Cool down with a wine slushie! (Wine slushies are available by the glass, in store only.) For a complete list of wines & upcoming events, visit: http://amwinesupplies.com/the-winery/.

During Washington's Whiskey Rebellion Festival on Saturday 7/9/16, A&M Wine & Beer Supplies will host the 2nd Annual Whiskey Rebellion Homebrew Competition at their store at the corner of Main and Maiden Streets.

We are also excited to announce that the tavern will host the folks from local distilleries including, Washington's own Liberty Pole Spirits and Red Pump Spirits. Check back for announcement of additional participating distilleries.

The farmers of the Mingo Creek Settlement in Southwestern Pennsylvania placed Liberty Poles along roads and in town centers to protest the 1791 Federal Excise Tax on whiskey manufacturing. They called themselves the Mingo Creek Society and met to discuss their fate at the Mingo Creek Meetinghouse, just outside of Monongahela. Today, a new Meetinghouse has returned to Washington and a revitalized Mingo Creek Society is distilling hand-crafted whiskeys and bourbons from locally sourced grains. View the production in a warmly restored, turn-of-the-century monument factory called Liberty Pole Spirits Distillery at 68 W. Maiden Street, in Washington. We look forward to seeing you during the festival.

Red Pump Spirits is a family owned small batch craft distillery located in Washington, Pennsylvania - the Home of the Whiskey Rebellion. At our distillery located at 32 N. Main Street we produce for the local communities unique whiskeys and liqueurs of exceptional quality. While we respect the traditions of whiskey making, we also innovate with grains and processing techniques to bring to our customers products for today's tastes. We have a Tasting Room where you can sample our products as well as purchase spirits by the bottle. We source locally as much as possible. And every Saturday at the distillery are tasting and tour events where you can sample our spirits and get a lesson in how spirits are produced. There is a fee for these events, but the fees are donated to local charities. Thank you for taking the time to learn of our company. We hope to see you at the festival.

Disobedient Spirits is an artisan distillery in Homer City, Pennsylvania. Opened in December of 2014 by two college professors, its name is meant to reflect the revolutionary spirit of Western PA. From the Whiskey Rebellion to the Homewood strike, it reflects the rugged individualism of our region. Dedicated to making quality products with local ingredients, Disobedient has won seven medals in national competitions in its first two years, including a gold for its Premium Blue Corn vodka. Find out more at www.disobedientspirits.com, come down to Homer City for a taste or tour, or call us at 724-915-8124 for information about our event space. Disobey responsibly.

Food Vendors

Main Festival Site:
B&D Concessions -- Old fashioned sodas and ice cream floats
Bad Azz BBQ -- BBQ
Big Girls BBQ -- BBQ
Bluegrass Kitchen -- Vegetarian and vegan crepes, tacos
Caustelot Creamery -- Ice cream
Coco Bongos -- Frozen drinks
Courtyard Catering -- Sausage, cheesesteaks, corn dogs, chicken fingers/fries
Dutton's Smoke-n-Good BBQ -- BBQ
Horstman Concessions -- Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage sandwiches
Hott Dawgz -- Hot dogs
Kruse's Plain & Fancy -- Pierogies, haluski, stuffed cabbage, fried vegs, funnel cakes, wings
Mr. Gyro's -- Gyros, grapeleaves, hummus, spinach pie, orzo pasta, desserts
Phartin' Bart's BBQ -- Ribs, hot sausage, pulled pork, coleslaw, beans
Pittsburgh Crepes -- Savory & sweet crepes, French fries, corn dogs, smoothies, lemonade
Pittsburgh Crepes -- Savory & sweet crepes, French fries, corn dogs, smoothies, lemonade
Simon's Food Concessions -- Gyros, lamb, chicken
The Toffee House & Chicco Bacello -- Pepperoni rolls, buffalo chicken rolls, toffee, desserts, coffee
Tim Wu's Shaved Ice -- Shaved Ice
Wild River Kettle Korn -- Kettle Korn

At The LeMoyne House/Kids Area:
Kona Ice -- Shaved Ice
Pappy's Poppin' -- Kettle Korn

At Washington Park on Saturday, post-parade through dusk:
The Smiling Sausage (Sunday, too!) -- Sausage sandwiches, ribs, corn, lemonade
Tim Wu's Shaved Icez(Saturday only) -- Shaved Ice
Wild River Kettle Korn(Saturday only) -- Kettle Korn

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