Niagara Wine Trail is sponsoring the fourth annual Wine & Culinary Festival this weekend at Academy Park in the heart of Lewiston. Fourteen of the region's wineries will be joined by local restaurants and other vendors including arts and crafts, along with cooking demonstrations. Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased at http://www.NiagaraUSAWineFestival.com.
Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, also in its fourth year, takes place on the weekend of August 11 & 12 along the beautiful Canandaigua Lake waterfront where some 25,000 people of all ages enjoy great Finger Lakes Rieslings, local beers, local restaurant offerings, arts and crafts, live music on four bands, and so much more. This festival is free, though donations are accepted for the local YMCA's Caring for Kids Camp, which since the festival began has received more than $100,000 from festival proceeds. For more information, visit http://riesingfestival.com.
America's Grape Country Wine Festival in the Lake Erie region also takes place next weekend with fun, food, crafts, and of course wine. There's even a concernt on Saturday night featuring The Guess Who and Sean Patrick McGraw. More information is available at www.agcwinefestival.com or 800-965-4834.