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Food, wine and music will flow at Festival of the Vine

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  • Sample a variety of wines by the glass at Geneva's Festival of the Vine.

       Sample a variety of wines by the glass at Geneva's Festival of the Vine.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2012

  • Natalya Villa serves wine at last year's Festival of the Vine in downtown Geneva. Visitors to the wine and food tents first must purchase tickets, $1 each, which they can use to buy wine and food.

       Natalya Villa serves wine at last year's Festival of the Vine in downtown Geneva. Visitors to the wine and food tents first must purchase tickets, $1 each, which they can use to buy wine and food.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer, 2012

  • Free horse-drawn antique carriage rides will be offered at Geneva's Festival of the Vine.

       Free horse-drawn antique carriage rides will be offered at Geneva's Festival of the Vine.
    CHRISTOPHER HANKINS | Staff Photographer, 2009

  • Festival of the Vine features vendors selling arts and crafts, flowers and produce as well as food and wine.

       Festival of the Vine features vendors selling arts and crafts, flowers and produce as well as food and wine.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2011

 
Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Get ready to indulge. This weekend marks the 32nd year for Festival of the Vine, Geneva's annual celebration of art, entertainment, food and wine. The festival runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

As is tradition, the Flavor Fare and wine tents are located on the corner of Fourth and State streets in downtown Geneva.

In the Flavor Fare tent, 22 local restaurants offer samples of their menu specialties. Tickets are $1 each, and no item is priced higher than five tickets.

Participating restaurants include: 318 Coffeehouse, Bien Trucha, Chez Moi Cafe and Catering, Chianti's, Claddagh Irish Pub, Egg Harbor Cafe, Evenflow Music and Spirits, Gen-Hoe Restaurant, Geneva Ale House, Graham's Chocolates and Ice Cream, Inglenook Pantry, Jose Maria's Mexican Restaurant, Josef's Elegante Meats and Deli, Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn, Morgano's Pizza, Moveable Feast, Niche, Preservation Bread and Wine, Riganato Old World Grille, Sergio's Cantina, Stockholm's, and Urban Grille.

All around the old Courthouse, on Third, Campbell and James streets, will be the site for a garden market, arts and craft show, demonstration stage, kids' activities, and free carriage and trolley ride stops.

Special Festival of the Vine events will take place in the downtown area with All Chocolate Kitchen, Chez Moi, Fiora's, Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery, Geneva Wine Cellars and Tasting Room, Graham's Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream with Gibby's Wine Den, Oscar Swan Country Inn, Preservation Bread and Wine, SavWay Fine Wines and Spirits and The Little Traveler.

Business booths will be set up on James Street and are ready to share information about their products.

Free entertainment is offered each day. Favorites return and new acts are debuting at Festival of the Vine.

Performers onstage at the Flavor Fare area include: Ken Slauf, Blind Reflexx and Dennis O'Brien Band on Friday; Dropped Once, Lincoln Don't Lie and Hiline Band on Saturday; and The Blind Roosevelts on Sunday.

For complete details, visit www.genevachamber.com/festivalofthevine.html or call (630) 232-6060.

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