Walt Whitman Lookalike Contest

Philadelphia Brewing Co.
2240 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Types: Food/Wine



WHO:             Philadelphia Brewing Company and Whitman at 200


WHAT: Philadelphia Brewing Company is excited to partner with Whitman at 200 to host an official Walt Whitman lookalike contest in celebration of the 200th birthday of “America’s poet of democracy.”

                        This event will crown the individual who best captures Walt Whitman in both body and spirit. Judging will be based on Best Costume, Trivia/General Knowledge, Poetry Recitation, and the best pitch for why you should win. All are encouraged to participate.


Burlesque emcee, Adam Teterus, aka Flirt Vonnegut, will host the competition. 


Guests can enjoy pints of Philadelphia Brewing Co.’s Walt Whit for $3 in the upstairs Stable Bar and Tasting Room. 


The winner will receive two tickets to see Patti Smith and Jesse Paris Smith at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, a prize from Philadelphia Brewing Company and become a representative of the Whitman at 200 project.  


WHERE:        2240 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

WHEN:          Saturday, April 13th, 3 pm – 6 pm

                        ** competition starts promptly at 3:30 pm 


For more information about Philadelphia Brewing Company, follow them at Instagram: 

@philadelphiabrewing and @peacockroomphiladelphia | Twitter: @PhillyBrewing  | Facebook/phillybrewing.



Philadelphia Brewing Co. was founded in 2001, when co-owners Nancy and Bill Barton acquired the historic Kensington brewery originally constructed and designed in 1885. Today, Philadelphia Brewing Co. is home to the local Kenzinger beer along with more than a dozen different styles of ales and lagers brewed annually. Acting as a city leader in reusing and recycling, the brewery produces fresh beer daily and proudly serves vegan beers and ciders. Philadelphia Brewing Co. is operated by Philadelphia’s Brewers & Bottlers and houses the newly-opened Peacock Room and Beer Garden. For more information, please call (215) 427-2739 or visit http://philadelphiabrewing.com/



Organized by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries Kislak Center with major support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, this region-wide series of cultural events consists of four new artistic commissions plus a multitude of innovative exhibitions, performances, and programs initiated in conjunction with partner organizations across the Philadelphia and Camden, NJ region. While events take place all year, there is a focus on the two-week period, between May 24 and June 9, 2019, around Whitman's birthday. https://www.whitmanat200.org/