Adirondack Wine & Food Festival returns to Lake George June 25-26 – The Daily Gazette

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After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival will return to Lake George on Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26.

It will feature more than 120 of New York’s top wineries, distilleries, breweries, cider houses, artisan food producers, food trucks and more at the Lake George Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George Village. The family event is one of the most famous wine and food events in the region and more than 7,700 participants are expected.

“Two years ago, we didn’t know when we could have this festival again,” said Sasha Pardy, who founded the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival in 2014. “Now, with our festival only a month away, We are 100% committed to providing our customers with the experience they’ve come to know and love over the years: sampling the state’s finest artisan food and beverages with beautiful Lake George as your backdrop. bottom. “

The last Adirondack Wine & Food Festival was held in June 2019. Over 6,700 guests attended, with 73% of attendees saying they had planned a trip to the Lake George area specifically to attend the festival. The 2022 Festival is expected to generate 4,745 overnight stays in the region and produce an economic impact of $3.6 million on the region.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks (BBBS) will return as beneficiaries of the festival. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to BBS, which provides mentorship, tutoring and experiences for youth in Warren, Washington and North Saratoga counties.

“It’s been a long two years for everyone,” said Bill Moon, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks.

“We currently have the longest waiting list in our 47-year history with over 100 young people waiting to be matched,” he added. “Every child has potential and it’s our job to champion that potential, and we do so with the support of the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival.”

Throughout the weekend, attendees can attend special events in the festival’s culinary and cocktail tent. There will be cooking demonstrations by celebrity official festival chef Eric Hudson of Hudson’s Private Chef Services.

There will be “Iron Chef” style cooking contests with “secret” ingredients from festival vendors and the festival will feature live performances for the first time this year. Attendees will see wandering performers on the festival grounds throughout the weekend, including magician TJ Clancy, a West African drum circle from music studio Rural Soul, dance performances from Dynamic Dance Works and the stilt walker/acrobat Jessica Black.

In addition to one- and two-day tasting tickets, VIP, designated driver, and minor tickets are available (children under 15 are free). DD and underage attendees can sample artisan foods and soft drinks, as well as gain access to food trucks and all festival activities. Other family-friendly offerings include a Fun Spot-sponsored children’s activity tent, a natural playground and skate park on site, and a photo booth operated by On the Spot Photos.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. One-day general admission tasting tickets are $45 on Saturday and $40 on Sunday. Weekend Warrior 2-day tasting tickets are $75. 2-day VIP tasting tickets are $99.

Further event details will be provided to ticket holders and current subscribers via the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival email newsletter, social media accounts (@adkwinefestLG) and at adkwinefest.com.

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