FINGER LAKES RIESLING FESTIVAL
AUGUST 9 & 10, 2014
The Finger Lakes region is worth celebrating. Beautiful lakes. Nature’s bounty. The friendliest people. In one weekend, we celebrate it all! Join us on Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10, for our sixth exciting year of the Riesling Festival, presented by LNB. More than 100 vendors, including nearly 20 wineries, 10 breweries, restaurants, cheese makers, artists, craftsmen and musicians, gather in one place to bring everything that makes our region so special.Set along the Canandaigua City Pier and the New York Wine & Culinary Center, the festival oﬀers something for everyone. Riesling tastings and seminars, craft beer tastings and New York artisan cheese samplings, and a harvest-fresh farmers market with vendors galore to please your palate. New this year, festivalgoers are invited to try grape stomping! Live entertainment, food demonstrations, arts and crafts, an obstacle course and family ﬁtness classes will also complement this year’s lively festival activities.A portion of the festival’s proceeds will beneﬁt the Canandaigua Family YMCA, to help individuals attend and participate in programs and activities oﬀered there. According to Canandaigua YMCA Executive Director and CEO Laurie O’Shaughnessy, the festival is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization. To date, more than $150,000 has been raised, which helps pay for kids, adults, teens and seniors to attend the Y.For the second straight year, the Riesling Festival has teamed up with the Canandaigua Rotary to bring you the Canandaigua Rotary Festival and Pier Dance, with extended hours for live music, dancing, food and ﬁreworks until 10 Saturday night. Proceeds will also beneﬁt the charities of the Canandaigua Rotary.The festival is not only a great way to raise money to beneﬁt a local cause, but it showcases the great Finger Lakes region. It has something to oﬀer everyone! The festival continues to grow and provides an opportunity for the Finger Lakes region to enhance its reputation for world-class culture.“As the Riesling Festival continues to grow and expand, our hope is to make the New York Wine & Culinary Center and the Canandaigua City Pier its permanent home,” said Lauren Dixon, Dixon Schwabl chief executive oﬃcer and festival co-founder. The beautiful backdrop of the lake and the renowned culinary center are the perfect location to grow the festival and region, bringing guests from all over the country to a centralized place. We are thrilled to have the festival here.”
Come out and enjoy good times, celebrate summer and family, and experience the best of the Finger Lakes!
A weekend of food, ﬂavors and family fun!