Redesigned Finger Lakes Riesling Festival Set for August 10th & 11th of 2013
Canandaigua, New York
Today, the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival announced that the 2013 Riesling Festival is set for Aug. 10 and 11 on Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua, with new attractions and partnerships with LNB – the Lyons National Bank and Canandaigua Rotary. By combining efforts, the Riesling Festival will not only benefit the Canandaigua Family Y, it will benefit charities of the Rotary, including many nonprofits throughout Ontario County, promising to be the largest fundraising event throughout the Finger Lakes region.
The Riesling Festival has partnered with the Canandaigua Rotary Festival and Street Dance, which will bring more kid-friendly, fun activities and games to the festival. New this year, Lakeshore Drive will remain closed Saturday evening, allowing the Rotary to extend the party into the evening. The Rotary Festival will include an additional beer and wine tent, live music and room to dance in the street.
The fifth annual Riesling Festival will be presented by LNB.
“We are thrilled to be involved in such a great festival that attracts more than 30,000 visitors to the Canandaigua area,” said Bob Schick, president and CEO of Lyons National Bank. “Not only does this event align with our most important practice of supporting local businesses and our buy-local philosophy, but many of the wineries involved in this event are customers of LNB. We hope to help make the 2013 Finger Lakes Riesling Festival the most successful festival to date!”
In just five years, the Riesling Festival has donated more than $120,000 to the Canandaigua Family Y. The weekend long festival features the best of what the Finger Lakes area has to offer. Attractions included local wine and craft beer tastings, cheese tasting, arts and crafts vendors, great food vendors and restaurants, cooking demonstrations, live music, kid-friendly activities, fireworks, an antique and exotic car show, and much more. The “Mile of Family Fun” provides a fun and healthy environment for families and children of all ages, all weekend long.
“We are looking forward to another successful festival to take over the Canandaigua area,” said Howie Jacobson, co-founder of the festival. “Our partnerships with LNB and the Canandaigua Rotary’s Festival and Street Dance will bring new excitement to festivalgoers and help us raise even more money for the Y and nonprofits in all of the Finger Lakes area.”
The festival is looking for vendors, wineries and breweries to participate and make this year’s festival the best yet. Join in on the weekend fun by becoming a:
Farmers Market Vendor
Arts & Crafts Marketplace Vendor
Commercial Exhibitor Marketplace Vendor
For more information on how to become a sponsor or participate in next year’s festival as a vendor, please contact Jennifer Lynn at 585-899-3261. For more information on the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, visit www.RieslingFestival.com. Follow @RieslingFest or Finger Lakes Riesling Festival|Facebook.
About the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival
Celebrate the Finger Lakes region with the fifth annual Finger Lakes Riesling Festival. Hosted in one of the top-performing viniculture regions of the world, the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, “A Mile of Family Fun,” was founded to celebrate the grape harvest and enjoy the food and culture that make the Finger Lakes region a unique place to live and visit. For more information, visit www.RieslingFestival.com.
About the Lyons National Bank
LNB is an independent, community bank with 11 branch offices located throughout the Finger Lakes region. LNB has a longstanding tradition of excellence, dating back to 1852. As its mission, LNB safely and profitably serves all of its customers and communities with unmatched professional service. LNB offers an extensive variety of products within the personal and business banking realms, including mobile banking, online banking, Cash Manager, Remote Deposit Capture and much more. LNB also provides financial services, including investments and insurance. For a complete listing of products and services, as well as branch locations, please visit BankwithLNB.com. Member FDIC.