The Carousel Center Beer & Wine Festival makes changes to accommodate larger crowd

The festival organizers expect a crowd of 6,000 to attend

The Carousel Center Beer & Wine Festival makes changes to accommodate larger crowd

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Carousel Center Beer and Wine Festival, presented by Lighthouse Beer & Wine, is expected to attract 6,000 people this year.

To accommodate the large crowd, for the first time, organizers are splitting up the event into two sessions. One is from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the second is from 5 to 9 p.m.

In its nineteenth year, the festival has grown to become one of the largest beer & wine festivals in the Southeast.

Attendees can taste more than 200 different beers and 90 different wines.

In its nearly two decades, the event has raised almost $500,000 for the Carousel Center.

The organization assists child victims of physical and sexual abuse in southeastern North Carolina.

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