The following items may NOT be brought into the Festival area:
-Outside Food or Beverages
No unapproved vending is allowed anywhere on the property.
Appropriate clothing is required at all times at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. Individuals with non-compliant clothing risk removal from the property.
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Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Friday, July 14 – 5 p.m.
Yancey's Fancy Launch of The Lakes
Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy
The Finger Lakes Wine Festival offers the largest showcase of wines produced in New York State with over 80 wineries paired with regional artisans, live music, culinary classes and cooking demonstrations.
Attending Wineries, Vendors and Restaurants
More than 80 wineries join numerous vendors and restaurants for the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese each year and 2016 saw a previously unprecedented turn out. The Glen expects to welcome a variety of new and old for 2017. Find out who was here in July and check back to see the list updated closer to this summer's event.
You've tasted the Finger Lakes Region in a glass, now taste what the region has to offer in a culinary class or an outdoor cooking demonstration.
2015 Wine Pick-up Tent Time Lapse
Pick up your claim checks just inside the entry tent after you get your tasting glass.
Fill out both halves of your claim check. Please fill in all info legibly. A mailing label is helpful! Be sure to please add your phone number.
Give the right half of the label to the winery sales person when you purchase wine. We will pick it up at the booth and hold it for you at the Pick-Up tent.
Keep the left half of the label to redeem your wine.
Wine claim checks can only be used for wine. We do not pick up other items purchased at the festival.
It takes about 1 ½ hours for your wine to be processed and be ready for pick-up, wait at least that long to pick up your purchase. The line is longest at the end of the day.
Wine claim checks cannot be used after 3:30pm each day.
The festival and participating wineries are not responsible for any unclaimed wine. Although we will try to contact you if you include your phone number on the claim check!
Wine Seminars will be hosted in Watkins Glen International's Media Center in the air conditioned "Writers' Workroom" on the first floor. Each are first come, first served. Space is limited.
Finger Lakes Wine Festival would not be complete without live, quality entertainment. With a wide variety of bands performing live in different locations locations, including Cabernet Courtyard, Sparkling Courtyard and The Park, there is no shortage of musical talent to enjoy with family and friends.
Pace Car Rides
Take a ride in an official Watkins Glen International vehicle during Finger Lakes Wine Festival! Pause from tasting and have your breath taken away. First come, first serve for this outstanding opportunity. Passes are just $10 and are available for purchase at the entrance to Pit Road in the Corkyard.