As if we weren’t already excited enough about the 1st Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival that’s coming to Lake George’s Charles R. Wood Park on June 27 & 28, we’re really excited after having attended the Official Press Event this afternoon! Take our word for it, this is going to be one amazing event.
We were able to meet with Festival Staff and even sample some of the products from Festival vendors, like Adirondack Winery, Adirondack Brewery, and Lake George Olive Oil Company! Since the SUNY Adirondack Foundation is the designated beneficiary of the program, students from the Culinary Arts Program were on hand showcasing their skills. They’ll be at the actual Festival in June too, offering cooking demonstrations and selling the delicious food they prepare.
The event is being organized by Adirondack Festivals LLC
, a company formed by Sasha and Michael Pardy, owners of Adirondack Winery
in Lake George. “To see the Pardy’s vision for a local wine culture blossom into a two-day festival celebrating the Lake George region’s bounty of locally-made foods and craft beverages is very exciting,” said Valleri James, Director of Digital Sales & Marketing Strategy at Mannix Marketing, Inc. “I’ve been fortunate to have worked with Sasha for several years, and her enthusiasm and passion are contagious.
14 wineries, 2 breweries, 3 distilleries, and a number of gourmet food and wine-related vendors will be serving samples at the Festival. Products will also be available for purchase if attendees find something they absolutely love. Tickets are now on sale
for $20 (they’ll be $25 at the door) and we’re sure they’ll go quickly, so get yours today!
Largely as a result of the hard work and dedication of the organizers, the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival is expected to draw in 3,000 attendees and generate 750 room nights for the region – a significant benefit for the local economy. “We are thrilled to be a part of the launch of this event and to be a major supporter,” said Sara Mannix, Founder and CEO of Mannix Marketing, Inc. “This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce people to the diversity of incredible craft beverages and foods there are in New York and in particular, in our region.”