2016 AGC WIne Festival Opens in 10 Days

Sip, Shop & Savor at AGC Wine Festival at Chautauqua County Fairgrounds

Forestville, NY, July 25, 2016: Mark your calendars to ‘Sip, Shop and Savor” at the ninth annual America’s Grape Country Wine Festival. This two- and a half day wine tasting event taking place August 12th – 14th at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds brings to you the best in wine from across New York State. Tickets are now on sale which includes admission to the festival, parking, a commemorative wine glass, a Taster’s Guide, wine tastings, cooking and wine demonstrations and live music including the Friday night Parrothead Bash kickoff party with live music by Pirate Dreams.

Enjoy the ability to choose from a large variety of wines, sample the fantastic fare of local food vendors, and shop the wares of area arts & crafters.  You'll savor and delight in the flavors of Chautauqua County and beyond. During the festival, ticket holders can take part in a series of informational seminars, designed to expand the public’s general knowledge of wines by D’Avolio’s Culinary Institute and how to drink local from wine connoisseur Ed Draves from Premier Wine & Liquors. Plus, an added feature will be Kevin LoVullo from the television show Spiel the Wine from Channel 2 WGRZ that will be taping live episodes for the fall season.

Complementing the wine, food and shopping, America’s Grape Country Wine Festival will be having live music both days.  The music schedule is Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm local favorite Second Street Sunset and the Screaming Pineapples from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm for Saturday night After Hours Party.  On Sunday, August 14th, The Ledgens will take stage from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Plus, for those car lovers we will have 4th Annual classic car cruise sponsored by Shults Resale that will take place from Noon to 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 13th. Cruise in with your classic and join the Lake Shore Street Rod Association where driver get in for free and the driver’s guest are only charged $10.00.

                To order Advance Sale tickets, please visit the America’s Grape Country Wine Festival website at www.agcwinefestival.com. A One-Day Taster’s Pass is available for $20.00 and a Two-Day Taster’s Pass is available for $25.00 plus NYS sales tax. In addition, there is a $5.00 Designated Driver’s Pass available for your convenience.

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Dates & Times

Friday, August 11th

Kick-Off Party

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

Saturday, August 12th   

Wine Festival

  • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 

After Hours Party

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

Sunday, August 13th

Wine Festival

Noon - 5:00 pm