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Sips & Sweets coming to East End

The East End Bazaar-Open-Air Artisan Market will host Sips & Sweets, from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at 1428 Washington St., E., in Charleston.

The community potable- and sweets-tasting event will include more than 30 East Coast wines, 10 wineries, one cidery and one mazery found along the Appalachian Trail.

Sips & Sweets will also include a bake-off among 10 area home bakers. Each baker will create a special dessert paired to a selected Chateau Morrisette Blackberry wine and subsequently be judged by a panel of four wine and sweets experts. The winning bakery will receive an award created by an East End Bazaar artisan. Attendees will vote for their fan-favorite dessert, which will receive a special award.

Bakers can register at

Sips & Sweets will include live entertainment.

Two ticket options are available for attendees. Three hundred general admission tickets are available for $30 per ticket, which includes a branded wine glass, wine samples, wine tickets and unlimited sweets samples while they last. Non-drinker tickets can be purchased, as well; there is a limited quantity of 100, for $20 and are available online only at the URL listed above. Non-drinker tickets include access to live music and unlimited sweets while they last. General admission tickets can also be purchased at the Kanawha City and West Side Drug Emporium locations.

Sips & Sweets updates will be posted on the Facebook page.

Drug Emporium is the title sponsor and 100.9 The Mix is the media sponsor for Sips & Sweets.


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