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Bell Tower to host Pumptober-Fest on Oct. 5

Bell Tower will host its second annual Pumptober-Fest on Oct. 5, and the family-friendly fall festival includes unlimited beer samplings, fresh food, carnival-style games and live entertainment.

The pumpkin-themed event supports the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation and spotlights a variety of popular craft beers, including several brewed in Southwest Florida. Pumpkin-flavored beer will be served from a nostalgically decorated “Pumpkinade Stand” at the event.

“We had such a tremendous response to our first Pumptober-Fest from sponsors, vendors, guests and tenants,” said Shannon Palzer, marketing manager for Bell Tower. “We’re hoping Pumptober-Fest becomes the one community event that signifies the official start to season in Southwest Florida.”

Pumptober-Fest will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Bell Tower, 13499 S. Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. Admission for guests 21 and older is $35 in advance, or $40 at the door, and includes unlimited tastings of ales, lagers, pilsners and stouts served in keepsake mini-mugs. Guests also will receive pretzel necklaces.

Pumptober-Fest is hosted by Bell Tower in partnership with Suncoast Beverage and benefits the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which provides college scholarships, grants for teachers, entrepreneurial education, internships and mentoring.

The Electric Mud, a nationally touring rock band from Fort Myers, will be performing at Pumptober-Fest. Balloon artist and stilt walker Way Too Tall Torrie also will make an appearance.

Bell Tower is working with Suncoast Beverage to develop a tasting lineup of craft beers for Pumptober-Fest and will release a complete list of participating breweries prior to the event. Several restaurants will be offering samples of their fresh and innovative cuisine on a first-come, first-served basis, including mini cannoli from Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. Dave & Buster’s, World of Beer, Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Williams-Sonoma and Society are among the participants entered in a food tasting competition to award one participant with the title of “Bell Tower’s Best Mac and Cheese.” All food and dessert samples are included in the price of admission.

To purchase advance tickets, please visit bit.ly/Pumptoberfest2019.

Additional details for Pumptober-Fest will be announced on social media at Facebook.com/Bell TowerFortMyers.

About Bell Tower

Bell Tower is a landmark shopping, dining and entertainment destination centrally located in Fort Myers, Florida. The open-air center offers fine retail shops including eclectic boutiques and shopping favorites Williams-Sonoma, Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Talbots, francesca’s and Ulta. Exceptional shopping is complemented by distinctive restaurants: DaRuMa Japanese Steak House, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Cantina Laredo, Mimi’s Café, T.G.I. Friday’s, Society and World of Beer. Bell Tower also is home to Dave & Buster’s, The Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 20-screen Regal Cinema complex. A community partner and pet-friendly destination, Bell Tower Shops hosts special events throughout the year, including concerts, fundraisers, art fairs and more. Visit www.TheBellTowerShops.com for more information.

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private real estate investment manager, developer, operator and service provider headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1992, the company’s reputation is built on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of commercial mixed-use assets in major gateway and emerging high-growth markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette partners with global institutional and private investors to achieve industry-leading investment performance across asset classes. In addition, the firm provides integrated management and leasing services to many of the most sophisticated institutional owners in the industry. On behalf of owners and investors, Madison Marquette provides insight, and often innovative incorporation of retail, that results in high-performing and unique real estate destinations that add long-term value to their communities. Current high-profile projects include The Wharf in Washington, D.C., the redevelopment of the Asbury Park waterfront in New Jersey and Pacific Place in Seattle, WA. The firm covers major U.S. markets through its primary offices in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale.  Madison Marquette is a member of the Capital Guidance global group of companies. For more information, visit www.MadisonMarquette.com.

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