Junior Achievement Wine & Beer UN-Festival

  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • (260) 484-2543
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  • Presented By: Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana
  • Dates: July 24, 2020
  • Location: VIRTUAL EVENT
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
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The JA Wine & Beer Festival is a fundraiser that brings a collection of local wineries & breweries together at the beautiful and scenic downtown Parkview Field, for an evening of entertainment and fun!

This year, due to COVID-19, we’ve decided it best to not to have the 1,500-person event on July 24 that depends on the generosity and presence of struggling local businesses.

While we are not having the event in the traditional way, join us in July for:
- our huge and amazing online auction
- a raffle of a hard-to-get bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23-Year
- purchase a coupon book with great deals at local wineries, breweries, distillers, and restaurants
- a toast together on July 24 as we wrap up to the auction and announce the Pappy raffle winner

Coupon Cards to area businesses (wineries, breweries, restaurants, and more)
Cost:$25 each Value over $150.
Timing: On sale 7/17, available 7/27, valid through 6/30/21

Online Auction:
Dates: Auction will run online July 17-24. Text 'JANI' to 76278 to register now.
Status: More than 150 items donated from area businesses for a current value of over $20,000.

Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Bourbon Raffle:    
Tickets: Only sell 200 tickets at $100 each
Timing: Started on sale as of June 16, will pull the winner on July 24 (8 pm on Facebook Live)
How to buy: Purchase with cash, check or DEBIT card (no credit cards) by coming in to JA, calling in to JA, or by mailing form on website and check into JA.

We’re really going to miss seeing you at this fun and favorite event. Details will be updated here and we are glad you still want to have some fun and contribute to JA. We have altered our programs to give students online access and need your help to further inspire and educate area kids to own their future economic success and turn their dreams into reality.

Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana and help pay for the funding of JA programs in our local schools. JA programs teach students from Kindergarten through 12th grade everyday, life-lessons about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. JA relies on our volunteers to go into the classroom and teach these valuable life lessons to empower and carve the path for the next generation. If you're interested in becoming a JA volunteer, please sign up today on our website,