Finger Lakes Region, N.Y. (January 19, 2016) - It's all about the beads. This year marks the Fourteenth Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail sponsored by 98.5 WNYR. The fun is set for the weekend of February 20 and 21 from 10:00am through 5:00pm.

Travel the Trail while collecting beads and sampling food and wine pairings from all 16 member wineries.  Tickets are good for one visit to each winery throughout the 2-day event. One lucky person will win a case of wine by completing a 16-clue scavenger hunt.  Tickets include a souvenir wine glass, a recipe collection, beads and a chance to win a prize at each winery. Event goers will get one wine and food pairing and up to three additional wine tastings per location. 

Recipes range from Cajun Chicken Maque Choux at Long Point, Cayuga Caviar at Knapp and Bellwether's famous Hard Cider Beignets.

This year's Grand Prizes are provided by Hampton Inn- Seneca Falls and Ithaca, Cayuga Lake Cabins, Holiday Inn - Auburn, Finger Lakes Wine Festival, Fuzzy Guppies, S&S Limousine, The Gould Hotel, Big D's Limos, Barrister's Bed & Breakfast, and VanCleef Bed & Breakfast.

Accommodation and transportation packages are available in Ithaca, Auburn and Seneca Falls. Tickets are $30 per person, $15 for designated drivers (with applicable taxes and handling fees) available by calling (800) 684-5217 or at Ticket sales limited.

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