So, it’ll be another year that I’ll miss the wacky wine hijinks at the annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival. Perhaps you can make it. There’s a lot going on, so plan accordingly.
Held each year at Watkins Glen International Speedway, this event has been selected by the American Bus Association as one of North America’s Top 100 Events several years running. The fun gets underway July 14, 15, and 16. This is the 21st year of the festival, and is sponsored by Yancey’s Fancy Artisan Cheese.
The fun begins with a Launch of the Lakes Toga party where Bacchus blesses the festival and crowns a king and queen.
There will be breakfasts and banquets, sipping and seminars, fireworks and food, as over 90 participating wineries pour their hearts out for your appreciation.
There is a full slate of live music and performances including a local favorite of mine, Virgil Cain. There will be craft vendors, wines for sale, and you can even take a pace car ride around the famous track! Tickets start at $50, with a special $25 ticket for designated drivers, and are available by calling 866.461.7223 or at www.flwinefest.com.
For more information about the hundreds of things to do, people to see, and places to stay and dine visit my friends at the Finger Lakes Wine Country.