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The first ever Summit City Craft Soda Festival and Winter Carnival kicks off

The event brings back over 100 vintage and craft sodas to sample and purchase.

Posted: Feb. 10, 2018 8:59 PM
Updated: Feb. 11, 2018 12:59 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Saturday marked the  inaugural Summit City Craft Soda Festival and Winter Carnival at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center.

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Locals get to sample tastes of the past. 

The event highlights the days when soda came in a glass bottle and sweetened with natural cane
sugar.

Fizz Fest showcases over 100 vintage and craft sodas to sample and purchase.

The family-friendly event also featured a myriad of old-time carnival games and live entertainment.
 
"The craft sodas that we have featured today, some are old time brands that some of us knew as a kid that we didn't realize were being produced that are now being rebottled. Some are receipes that have been handed down through 4 generations," Roger Grabner, Director, said.

The funds from the event go toward Blessings in a Backpack to help children who receive reduced lunches.

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