The Vineyard at Hershey’s Decked Out Live concert series returns Friday, May 6 for another year of music, dancing and good drinks.
To help you get the most out of Decked Out Live, we have put together a list of top tips to do when you’re preparing to go and what to do when you get there.
Pro Tip 1: Get a season pass!
A season pass is ONLY $50 for a single pass or $75 for a couples pass (single show tickets are $15). Not only will a season pass save you a lot of money with admission in the long run, it also comes with its own set of perks.
The season pass comes with a free wine tasting, 25% off wine and beer flights during the show and monthly receptions. A pass will pay for itself in just a few trips. With the pass you are also guaranteed to have a spot in the show.
Pro Tip 2: Early bird gets the best seats in the house.
»» Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; music starts at 7 p.m.
The Vineyard offers a few different seating options, but is limited in space. Be sure to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs for seating in the vineyard or by the campfire.
If the show doesn’t sell out, tickets are available for purchase at the door. Arriving early will ensure that you are able to get a seat. Concerts are held on the barn’s huge patio, unless the weather says otherwise. In case of rain, festivities move indoors.
Pro Tip 3: BYO snacks.
Pack up a cooler with some cheese, meat and crackers to snack on during the show. Although outside alcohol is prohibited, you may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Make it fun. Grab some cheese and meats that you would like to pair with a specific wine or beer. I would suggest a Brie with the Chardonnay or Hip Hops Hooray IPA if you’re a beer drinker.
The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey do offer flatbreads, and River House Bar and Grill is on-site to serve up fresh made-to-order food.
Summer also means looking for lighter, and refreshing drinks. Lageritaville, a Mexican-style lager, with a lime is what you will be looking for on some of those hot days. It’s one of the summer beers that I always look forward to.
A drink in hand, good music and good friends sounds like the way I want to start all of my weekends.