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.
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If you goWhat: Festival of the Vine, an autumn harvest celebration featuring food, wine, flower markets, demonstrations, an arts and crafts show, live music and more.
When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Food and wine purchase times may vary. Ticket booth times vary.
Where: Downtown Geneva, North Fourth and Route 38 (West State Street).
Cost: Free general admission; fee for food and wine tickets; cash only.
Details: Call (630) 232-6060, or visit www.genevachamber.com/festivalofthevine.html.
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.