Saturday’s Gloucester Wine Festival, held at Brent and Becky’s under sunny skies, with a light breeze to dampen the heat, was a huge success, according to Makalia Records, executive director of the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the event.
“We’re so happy we’re back after not being able to have it for two years,” she said. “The vendors were very happy.”
Records said around 1,500 people attended the event at Brent and Becky’s, which had 50 vendors selling everything from beer and wine to jewelry. But none of it would have been possible, she said, without a crew of volunteers, sponsors to make it happen, and board members to oversee it.
“It definitely takes a village to have a good wine festival,” she said.
When the first Gloucester Wine Festival was held in 2011, said Records, there was a two-pronged goal: to market local businesses and to connect local businesses to each other. This year provided some good examples of accomplishing just that, she said, telling...
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