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Schnepf Farms' fresh peaches are ripe for the picking.
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Sweet, sticky peach juice will be running down a lot of chins this weekend at the Schnepf Farms Peach Festival in Queen Creek. There will be plenty of ripe peaches to pick from the orchards, with hay rides to get you there, and if you'd rather just enjoy the fruits of the farm, you can fill up on peachy pancakes, peach pies, and other treats at the Peach Sampling Pavilion. There will also be live music, craft vendors, and contests. The festival runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and admission is free for all ages. Can't make it this weekend? Schnepf Farms will host the hoopla again from Saturday, May 25, to Monday, May 27.
HDE Agency There will be over 150 canned craft beers at Saturday's festival in Scottsdale.
In the world of craft beers, bottles usually get all the glory. But the can comes with its own benefits: Canned beer is lighter and easier to transport and is easy to open in seconds, no tools required. On Saturday, May 18, the timeless beer receptacle gets the respect it deserves at the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival in Scottsdale Civic Center. The event, presented by Chandler's SanTan Brewing Company, will include over 150 local and national beers such as Hopworks Urban Brewery's HUB Organic Lager, craft food, Beer Olympics, live entertainment, and an interactive beer garden. The Canned Craft Beer Championship award ceremony will take place that afternoon (streaming live online).
General admission is $25 in advance (while supplies last), $35 at the gate, including a 4 oz. tasting can, 20 samples, and a one-year subscription to Draft Magazine. For $100, VIP festival-goers get bonuses like access to an exclusive beer garden with catered food, private bathrooms, and a meet and greet with brewers. The festival begins at noon and ends at 6 p.m.