Jack and Monica Pennings, of Pennings Orchards in Warwick, are planning an end of summer event called “A Day in the Orchard” on Sun., Aug. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will feature an onstage performance by Hudson Valley’s very own Celebrity Chef, Johnny Ciao, who will be preparing his Willie Nelson Texas Stew live on stage. He will also share never before stories from his upcoming third book.
Ciao has spent decades in the entertainment industry in management and production. He later began writing cookbooks and presenting foods for the biggest names in showbiz from Willie Nelson to the Grateful Dead to Michael Jackson and many others. He currently produces charitable events for the US War Dogs and other notable causes. For more information about Johnny visit www.johnnyciao.com.
The show will also feature live music by Third Degree, who perform an assortment of classic rock from the 70s and 80s. A chicken dinner with sides is included in the $25 ticket price and will be prepared by Yesterdays of Warwick. Wine will be available, provided by Chris Pennings Vineyards and cider, provided by Stephen Pennings Jr. Cidery. There will also be many kid and family friendly activities including hayrides through the orchards, volleyball, horseshoes, and other outdoor family fun activities.
For more information on the orchard, visit www.penningsorchard.com or contact Howard Becker at 595-6115.