'Last Taste of Summer 'craft beer festival coming to Greenwich this weekend
After six years in Norwalk, Live Green CT! is bringing its annual Last Taste of Summer Festival to Roger Sherwin Baldwin Park in Greenwich on September 30.
This year's event will feature 80+ beers and pours from local craft breweries. There will also be local food trucks, lawn games and live music from local bands including the Wilton
Steel Community Band, The Clams and Sacred Fire, a Santana tribute band.
Click through the slideshow to see some of the participating breweries and food trucks.
Proceeds from ticket sales ($40 general admission) will benefit the Zero Waste Fellowship–an effort to "crowdsource innovative ideas and implement programs and practices that will provide environmental education, encourage food rescue, food scrap composting, increase recycling rates, minimize trash, and reduce material costs in our schools."
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“Our goal is to provide a fun and delicious experience while raising awareness and funds to support zero waste programs and education in our schools,” Live Green CT! co-founder and event organizer Scot Weicker said in a press release.
Live Green CT! was formed about seven years ago in an effort to combat food waste.
“Food waste is a global issue and managing it at a local level is something we can control. We are delighted that we can incorporate sustainability into our craft beer festival and show residents how easily they can have a positive and lasting impact on the environment, even when they are relaxing and having a good time,“ Daphne Dixon, co-founder and executive director said in a press release.