Welcome to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese!


Experience the event that readers of USA Today have voted the country's "Best Wine Festival"! Sample 90+ New York State wineries, artisan food vendors, pace car rides, craft vendors, live music and entertainment. The best part? It's all in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country!

Taster Wristbands

A 1-Day or 2-Day Taster Wristband gives you admittance to the festival grounds. This includes a commemorative wine glass, tastings at 90+ wineries in climate-controlled tents, dozens of mouth watering food vendors and unique craft and art purveyors, along with live music performances, outdoor demonstrations, and educational wine seminars.

Festival opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday*
*Preview area opens at 9:00 a.m. at the main entrance near Media Center

Yancey's Fancy Launch of the Lakes

Turn out in your best toga or costume as Bacchus, the God of wine, blesses the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy.

Event is Friday of Festival weekend, 5pm-9:30pm. Guests should enter through Gate 2.

Includes:

  • Wine tasting from many wineries participating in Festival
  • Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese samples
  • Live musical performances
  • Ability to enter toga and costume contests   
  • Toga parade
  • Dusk fireworks show to end the evening

Access to Launch of The Lakes is not included with taster's wristband, separate admission required

Great Western Breakfast

Get an early start on your day at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy inside the Jack Daniel's Club at the always-popular Great Western Breakfast. Tickets for breakfasts are available Saturday and/or Sunday.

Includes:

  • Breakfast buffet with an exclusive menu prepared by Watkins Glen International chefs
  • Live musical accompaniment
  • Coffee, tea, mimosas, and juice
  • Omelet station
  • Tax and gratuity included


Access to Great Western Breakfast is not included with taster's wristband, separate admission required

Designated Driver Wristbands

A 1-Day Designated Driver Wristband gives you admittance to the festival grounds. This includes dozens of mouth watering food vendors and unique craft and art purveyors, along with live music performances and outdoor demonstrations. A designated driver wristband will not be served alcoholic beverages by wineries at the festival.