Seneca Lake Wine & Food: Event Information

Purchasing Tickets
Advance ticket sales end by 9:00 p.m. EST May 17th, the night before the event. If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase at the gate. Tickets are purchased through our vendor ShowClix.  Purchaser should bring a print out of the receipt with the barcode for faster entry.  Tickets are not refundable, exchangeable for another event or changeable and Seneca Lake Wine Trail events are never cancelled.

No pets allowed
No strollers under tent areas
No smoking under tent areas
No coolers
No tents

Wineries & Featured Wines
Featuring over 200 wines to choose for sampling!  In 2018 most wineries brought a small batch of various special wines, including new releases, award winners, and reserved wines, some of which aren’t even available to the general public! Many offerings for a limited time during the Festival.  Stay tuned for news as this develops.
Click Wineries for a list of participating wineries.

Food & Unique Vendors
No food tickets to buy, you are free to purchase food directly at the vendors, typically ranging from $5-10.  Food samples can also be purchased straight from some of the vendors for $1-3 per sample so keep a lookout!  Click Eateries & Vendors to see the variety of food and other unique vendors. Interested in becoming a vendor?  Fill out this application and email it to us.

Multi-course Wine & Food Pairing Seminar with
Sommelier Joshua Carlsen:  11:30 a.m.
New to the festival this year, we’re adding delicious, educational wine and food pairing seminars! No snobbery here, just great food and amazing wine. Seminars will be led by Sommelier Joshua Carlsen from Stonecat Café (Hector). Josh will be sharing delicious dishes prepared by some of the best chefs in the region. The best part? The chefs will be part of the event too! Josh and each chef will walk you through the wine and food separately and then help attendees understand why they pair so well together. Tickets are very limited. Seminars are exclusive but very interactive and experiential.

Wine & Cheese Seminars:  1:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
The Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance will be hosting two educational Wine and Cheese Seminars, the first at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 3:00 p.m.  During each of these 45 minute long seminars, participants will have an opportunity to learn a bit about our regional, artisanal cheese and wine industry, while enjoying 8 different wines carefully paired with a variety of regional cheeses.  Folks attending one of these seminars must have also purchased Festival tickets themselves. Attendees at the seminars will also entered into a contest to win a pair of tickets to that festival, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance. These seminars will also serve as a preview of programs available at the upcoming Finger Lakes Cheese Festival, July 27.

If you have any questions about this event, purchasing tickets or becoming a vendor (wineries, food, etc.), please call the administrative office during regular business hours Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm at 877-536-2717 or email