The Carsonia Craft Beer & Wine Amusement (CCBWA) celebrates its 8th Anniversary on Saturday, October 7, 2023! The Antietam Valley Community Partnership (AVCP), a 501( c) (3) organization, will once again host this 700-participant tasting event, which has grown into a regional favorite. CCBWA is now seeking sponsor partners for our community fundraiser for the fall. Revenue for this event will carry on AVCP’s wider mission of improving the quality of life within the Antietam Valley.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, rain or shine
Doors and food vendors open at 12:00 PM
Tapping at 1:00 PM | Last call: 3:45 PM

WHERE: Antietam Valley Recreation & Community Center
at Historic Carsonia Park
Byram Street, Pennside, Pennsylvania
Parking at Antietam Valley Community Pool, ½ Block away on Byram.


Tickets will be on sale this summer. Buy your tickets early — we have sold out every year prior to the gates opening! All tickets include admission to the event, tasting pint glass, and unlimited tastings. All attendees must show valid photo ID for admission.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This is a 21+ event only. No children, no pets.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available at the Antietam Valley Pool parking lot, 1/2 block from the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For tickets, please contact Jennifer Miller at carsonia.cbwa@gmail.com.
For sponsorship, vendor, and general inquiries, please contact info@antietamvalley.org.


CCBWA is following all current CDC regulations for outdoor events.
If you are experiencing any of the following, we ask that you please stay home if:

  • You are showing signs of COVID-19
  • You have COVID-19 test results pending
  • You are under a healthcare provider’s care for a positive COVID-19 test
  • You have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (unless fully vaccinated)

Please check back here for further guidance as our event nears.

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Our event, sponsored by the Antietam Valley Community Partnership, raises funds for AVCP community programs that support their mission of improving the quality of life within the Antietam Valley, as well as the continued renovation of Carsonia Park.

To date, CCBWA has raised over $80,000 towards the restoration and renovations in our community’s beloved Carsonia Park. Also, the net profits from the CCBWA and proceeds from other fundraising events provide funds to allow AVCP to create and support various community activities including scholarships for local high school graduates, summer movies at the A-field, holiday food distribution to Antietam School District families, the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony and special donations to other charitable organizations in our community.


CCBWA is seeking partners, through sponsorship, for this charitable fundraiser presented by the Antietam Valley Community Partnership (AVCP-501c3), an all-volunteer service organization. AVCP designates these proceeds for charitable purposes in support of their mission. To date, our sold-out CCBWA events have raised just over $80,000.

> Download a 2022 sponsorship informational flyer.
> For sponsorship, vendor, and general inquiries: info@antietamvalley.org.


Carsonia Park is located near 905 Byram St., Pennside, across from Anthony’s Trattoria. From 422, turn onto Rt. 562/St. Lawrence Ave, and then left onto Bingaman Street. Left on Harvey Street, and right onto Byram.

Or turn onto Oley Turnpike Road from 422 just across from Rita’s Water Ice, left at the Arbor Inn, straight across 562, and follow directions above. [clearboth]



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  • 21+ Only. No exceptions.
  • No children or pets allowed.
  • All attendees must show valid photo I.D. for admission. Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
  • Don’t drink and drive! Take public transportation or designate a driver.
  • Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
  • Drink responsibly. Know your limits.
  • This is a sampling event; 2oz. pours for beer and 1oz. for wine
  • All attendees must be properly attired.
  • We reserve the right to check all bags.  No large bags or backpacks allowed.
  • No outside glassware or food permitted.
  • We reserve the right, at our discretion, to remove any individual(s) from the festival for behaving inappropriately. You will be escorted out by security and not allowed back in.
  • All exits are final. No alcohol permitted outside the event.

The Carsonia Craft Beer & Wine Amusement is a charitable fundraiser event presented in partnership with the AVCP, a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer service organization. All proceeds from the event will be used by the AVCP for charitable purposes in support of their mission to improve the Antietam Valley community. This event will primarily benefit the restoration of the beloved historic Carsonia Park.