Wineries, breweries at Forks Uncorked July 15

Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association (HARTA) and the Historic Forks of the Wabash are teaming up to host the first-ever Forks of the Wabash Uncorked on July 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the grounds of the Historic Park located at 3011 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

This event will feature eight wineries and four micro-breweries from around the state, food trucks, a silent auction, and the Todd Harrold Band. Participants will be able to sample wines and beers from all exhibitors and can purchase full glasses or bottles of their favorites, purchase food from well-known local vendors, all while supporting two community organizations.

Wineries include Cha-teau Thomas Winery, Country Heritage Winery, Ertel Cellars, Heagy Vineyards, Harmony Winery, Hopwood Cellars, McClure’s Orchard and Winery and Schnabeltier.

Breweries include Chapman’s Brewing Company, Evil Czech Brewery, Sun King Brewery and Upland Brewing Company.
Craft soda and food vendors include Antiqology, Bravas, Nick’s Kitchen, Sol Kitchen and 800 Degrees.

HARTA’s mission is to grow and maintain the trail system throughout Huntington City and County. The organization believes that the trails add greatly to the overall enjoyment of the area’s outdoor spaces and ultimately to the health and wellbeing of people in the area. The organization has acquired Schenkel Station – the old Wabash Passenger Terminal – to act as the hub of the trail system. Ultimately, it is the organization’s goal to connect Huntington trails to those in Allen and Wabash counties along with other surrounding counties.

The focus of the Historic Forks of the Wabash Park is to preserve the site of prominent events in the history of Huntington. This location is significant for its importance to the Miami Indians, both before and after the arrival of European settlers, and the struggles involved in the interactions of Native Americans, pioneers and the U.S. Government. Educating our community about this rich cultural heritage is key to the preservation of this place.

Proceeds from the Uncorked event will be shared between these two organizations to benefit their programs.

Forks of the Wabash Uncorked will be held rain or shine. Participants must be 21 and over. Off-site parking with shuttle service will be available.

Tickets are on sale beginning May 20 at Bottle & Keg, First Federal Savings Bank, online at www.harta-gotrails.org and at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.