Launch of the Lakes

Kick off the Festival, in style!

Turn out in your best toga as Bacchus; the God of Wine, blesses the Festival and you may be crowned King and Queen!
Enjoy a preview of what the Finger Lakes Wine Festival has to offer including:

  • Toga and Costume Contests
  • Wine samples from selected New York State wineries featured at the Festival
  • Live music
  • Fireworks
Event is Friday of Festival weekend, 5:00pm - 9:30pm. Guests should enter through Gate 2.

*Separate Admission is Required for Launch of the Lakes - NOT INCLUDED with Festival Admission


Categories Include:

  • Launch of the Lakes King and Queen
  • Most Creative Toga (Individual)
  • Most Creative Toga (Group)


Categories Include:

  • Most Creative Costume (Group)