Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Beer Festival a Success in Third Year
Columbus Day Weekend Festival Showcases Region's Agriculture
– Today locally crafted wines, ciders and beer paired with local gourmet food vendors at the third annual Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Beer Festival
at the Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh. This one-of-a-kind regional festival served up unique local cold climate wines, ciders, beer and farm products from local artisans. Assemblywoman, Janet Duprey, stated ‘I was pleased to sponsor, along with Senator Little, the legislation that created the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail. As the Chamber works with our agriculture community to promote agri-tourism, this Festival provides a great opportunity for our local vineyards, wineries, breweries and cider mills to provide samples of the great products produced right here in the North Country. State government has taken a strong stand on supporting local products and encouraging residents to ‘buy local’. By taking advantage of this event to sample various products, visitors to the Festival will quickly recognize the high quality of the local products available.’
Festival goers enjoyed sipping and sampling regional delights all while surrounded by nonstop entertainment including live music by Rick Davies & The Latin Funk Thugtet, art classes and more. For the first time ever the Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Beer Festival
opened up its doors to families, allowing children to enter. With this, the festival featured a day of arts presented by The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA)
, offering free kids crafts, drawing and clay wheel demonstrations, and more! Guests from wine connoisseurs to foodies and entertainment junkies were given an unforgettable experience, all while supporting local agriculture.
Tom Frey, Chair of the Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Beer Festival
Committee stated, "This cutting edge New York State farmers' market now in its third year celebrates the local harvest, wines, cider, beer and produce. We would like to thank the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, the Recreation Department of the City of Plattsburgh, POD Studio, The Strand Center for the Arts, Rulfs Orchard for supplying the festive décor, all of the vendors and our sponsors; Adirondack Bank, Elfs Farm Winery & Cider House, Adirondack Cider Company, Days Inn & Suites Plattsburgh, KOOL 105, WJOY, and Press Republican for making this unique event possible.”
Plans are now underway for the next festival in October 2015.
About the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau
The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1994 as the official tourism promotion agency for the travel and tourism industry in Clinton County, NY. Based in Plattsburgh, NY, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau contributes to the county's economic development and quality of life by promoting the region as a destination for leisure and group travel with a particular focus on history, agriculture and outdoor recreation including cycling, paddling, fishing, boating and skiing. For more information about Clinton County tourism, please contact the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau at 518.563.1000, visit goadirondack.com or log onto Facebook.com/AdkCoast.