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Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen International | July 2014

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York Artisan Cheese, is the largest showcase of New York State wines and is held in July at world-renowned Watkins Glen International. Enjoy one-stop sipping and shopping from more than 90 wineries, pouring over 600 wines, and even a beer garden! The Festival also features a variety of arts and crafts vendors, jewelers, gourmet foods, live music and pace car rides around the historic racetrack.

Enjoy a Great Western Chardonnay Champagne Brunch or the Taster’s Banquet in the evening. Take a class from some of the region’s finest chefs, including cooking demonstrations and wine pairing, from the New York Wine & Culinary Center and wine seminars from the NY Wine & Grape Foundation. Kick off the weekend on Friday night during the Yancey’s Fancy Cheese Launch of the Lakes toga party.

There is always plenty of on-site camping available at Watkins Glen International to make your weekend safe and convenient.

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Ticket prices range from $30-$50, with discounts given to designated drivers and minors. Convenient on-site camping in the GEICO Grounds: Reserved Infield Camping and GEICO Caveman Campgrounds starts at just $50! The Launch of the Lakes toga party is $15 in advance and $20 regular. The Champagne Breakfast is $30 and the Saturday night Tasters Banquet is $65. For further information and to purchase tickets please call 866.461.7223 or visit the Finger Lakes Wine Festival Web site.

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival also offers a VIP Experience for $225-$250. The VIP Experience includes 2-day hard card access, a Private Sensory Exploration class, special guest presenters, exclusive VIP walk around tastings, light entertainment and hors d'oeuvres, a free bottle reserve bottle of wine, pace car ride, and VIP parking. The VIP Experience can be purchased in advance online or at the event.

Check out what other travelers say about Finger Lakes Wine Country Region vacations on TripAdvisor.