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LAKE GEORGE — Adirondack Festivals LLC is pleased to announce the 2018 Adirondack Wine & Food Festival will be held Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, at Charles R. Wood Festival Commons.
The fourth-annual, family friendly wine and food tasting event will feature more than 85 of the finest New York state wine producers, craft beverage makers, artisan food vendors, food trucks and more. More than 6,000 people are expected to travel to Lake George for the festival, which last year broke all previous attendance records and had more than a $1 million economic impact on the greater Lake George region.
New attractions at this year’s event include a new VIP Ticket experience, including early and dedicated entry and a festival goodie bag. Under the popular Culinary Tent, the Festival welcomes a new chef: Finger Lakes Celebrity Chef William Cornelius will conduct hourly culinary demonstrations using his own hand-crafted sauces, locally sourced foods, and will be both cooking with and pairing his recipes with Adirondack Winery wines and Adirondack Brewery beers. Area bartenders will be mixing up cocktails with locally made wines and liquors available for purchase at the festival, and each day will end with a “Fest Taste Test” of smoked meats cooked on Big Green Egg grills provided by Culinary Tent Sponsor, Marcella’s Appliance Center.
This year’s festival will feature 25 wineries, 12 distilleries, five breweries, seven cideries, a meadery, 10 food trucks, 30 artisan food vendors and eight specialty vendors. With a tasting ticket, visitors are given a souvenir wine glass, which they can use to sample wines, beers, spirits, ciders, and other unique food products. Guests can also utilize a convenient Drop-Off / Pick-Up Tent, where they can store their purchases until they are ready to leave.
Designated driver and underage tickets are $15 and include food sampling, a bottle of water and a souvenir wine glass upon the guest’s exit. Admission for children younger than age 15 is free. There will be a children’s activity tent sponsored by The Fun Spot on site, as well as the Lake George Skateboard Park and a playground located just outside the festival gates.
A portion of all ticket proceeds this year will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks.