Got a Question? Here are some answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival…
Our festival is a licensed New York State Farmer’s Market. At entry, with a tasting ticket, you receive a 21+ wristband and souvenir wine glass that you will use throughout the festival for sampling. Our craft beverage and artisan food producers will offer small samples of their products, with the hope that you will find some new favorite products to purchase and bring home with you!
To make this Try-Before-You-Buy experience even easier, we provide a Purchase Drop-Off / Pick-Up service with two tent locations on the festival grounds so that you may drop your purchases off for pick up on your way out of the festival – no carrying around heavy bags!
If you’re feeling hungry and would like to purchase more substantial food items, several food trucks will be on hand offering menu items to purchase ala carte.
Absolutely! Our vendors will be offering artisan foods for both sampling and purchase (such as crackers, cheese, jerky, kettle corn, ice cream, and everything in between!), food trucks, wine-themed crafts, and more. SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary Arts tent will have cooking demonstrations all weekend long, and Adirondack Broadcasting will be on hand to provide a backdrop of upbeat music for the weekend. *NEW this year: we are adding a cocktail demonstration at the culinary tent! You also would be able to purchase a Designated Driver ticket at the lower price of $15, which still includes food sampling! Designated Drivers are so important to the festival!
As Lake George is known countrywide as a popular family vacation destination, the Adirondack Wine and Food Festival is proudly family friendly. Children 15 years old and under receive free admission, and those between the age of 16-20 years old receive a discounted admission at our Designated Driver price of $15.
With adult supervision, children may sample from all of our artisan food vendors. The Festival Commons Grounds is a large, flat grassy area with crushed gravel walking paths. It may be considered stroller-friendly.
We have a Kids Activity tent sponsored by the Fun Spot featuring children’s activities like lawn games, bubbles, coloring and more; and there is a fantastic state-of-the-art Natural Children’s Playground and Skateboard Park located just outside the festival grounds (yes re-entry is allowed with wristbands, no problem).
Not at all! We offer a FREE drop-off / pick-up service. You can drop your purchases off at one of our 2 Purchase Drop-Off Tents, and then pick them up when you’re ready to leave! It’s like a coat check for your goodies!
Yes! We do offer discounted rates for groups/bus tours of ten or more people for $23 per ticket.
VIP Tickets, 2-Day Tickets and Saturday tickets are in high demand and may sell out prior to the festival weekend. Assuming tickets are still available, we will be selling tickets at the gate and accept cash and credit cards only.
No, tickets are non-refundable. They are, however, transferable – so if a friend or family member would like to use your ticket, they certainly may!
With the exception of registered Service Dogs, pets are NOT allowed on Festival Grounds. We follow the rules of the US Dept of Justice and ADA for Service Dogs, which states service dogs are allowed to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the festival grounds. Such service dogs must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered at all times.
Festival Staff may ask Service Dog owners two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
Yes! Please watch the weather forecast and plan accordingly. Note, that in the past, our attendees have had some of the best times in the rain! In inclement weather, less people attend and that means you are more likely to have shorter lines and more time to talk with the vendors and experience their products. Bring a poncho, umbrella and galoshes and you’re golden, as all of the vendors are under 10×10 tents and we have large take a break tents, too!
The festival does not have a designated parking lot, but there is metered parking available through the village of Lake George. There are also several public parking lots available for a nominal daily rate. Click here for more info on recommended parking locations!
Limited Handicap Parking is available just outside the festival gates. The Festival space is a flat, grassy, oval-shaped field that includes a crushed gravel path. There are well-manicured sidewalks just outside the festival grounds.
Vendors operate at 10×10 covered tents, serving and selling their products from standard 6′ or 8′ tables that vary in height from table height to bar top height.
No. Smoking is not allowed.