Kings County Wine Vs. Beer Showdown

Coming up on January 20 Tickets still available for popular farm bureau fundraiser

The Wine vs. Beer Showdown, Kings County Farm Bureau’s popular fundraiser, is coming up on Thursday, Jan. 20. from 5:30 – 8:30 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $40 each, and can be purchased online at, from any Farm Bureau board member, or at the office, located at 870 Greenfield Ave. in Hanford. Tickets will also be available at the door.

This popular event gives guests the opportunity to enjoy samples from California wineries, breweries and local restaurants while catching up with friends and raising money to support Farm Bureau programs.

Wine vs. Beer Showdown will feature a number of vendors serving up their tastiest food and drink specialties, and guests will have the opportunity to bid on a host of silent auction items, an important part of the event’s fundraising aspect.

Iron Oaks Winery, Ramos Torres Winery, Iron Oaks Winery, One Hope Wine, Cacciatore Fine Wines & Olive Oil Corp., and Stefanelli Distributing Company will be amongst the wineries pouring, and Farm Credit West and Golden State Farm Credit will be serving wine as well. Bird Street Brewing, Hop Forged Brewing, Riley’s Brewing, Long Shot Brewery, and Sequoia Brewing Company will be serving up specialty craft beer. Raven’s Deli, L.T. Sue Co. and Chef Gray, LLC are a few of the food vendors that will be serving up their signature dishes, and Giacomazzi Brothers Nut Company will have samples available.

Wine vs. Beer Showdown, which began 17 years ago, raises money to support local farmers through educational programs, training classes, industry workshops, political activism and community involvement.

Farm Day, which gives 2,400 Kings County third graders a hands-on lesson in agriculture, livestock and farm equipment, is one of the many Farm Bureau-sponsored programs that this event helps support. Farm Day will be returning this March, and this fundraiser will help ensure its success after a two-year hiatus.

“Wine vs. Beer Showdown is a fun-filled evening that the ag community looks forward to every year,” said Executive Director Dusty Ference. “The money raised at this event allows us to continue advocating for local agriculture and providing the programs and services that local farmers have come to rely on.”

For more information, please call the Farm Bureau office at 584-3557.

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