Savor the flavor of Geneva during Festival of the Vine, an autumn harvest celebration. Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine. The main event runs from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9-11 at Fourth and James streets.
“Everything you love about this festival can be found in a new location. Geneva Police have done a phenomenal job of keeping everyone safe crossing State Street during previous Festival of the Vines. However, it was mutually decided that the event should move across the street to James and Fourth streets,” said Laura Rush, Communications Director, Geneva Chamber of Commerce.
The fine restaurants of Geneva chamber members will be showcased along with a variety of wine for purchase. There will also be beer and seltzer offerings. For more than 40 years, restaurants have set up under one huge tent offering three of their favorite signature items. Visitors purchase tickets and buy a “taste” at one of the featured restaurants in the tent. To accompany your food, unique wines from around the world will be available for purchase. Enjoy versatile local and Chicago-land musical entertainers on the stage, including kicking it off with Lisa Allen from 101.9 FM The MIX on Sept. 9.
Other events during the festival include an arts and crafts show, merchant wine events, business booths, children's activities, and complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides plus great shopping in Geneva’s historic downtown. Additional events can be found around Geneva. Times vary for individual events and food and wine purchase.
Tickets can be purchased in advance beginning Monday, Aug. 22 on the Chamber's website. These tickets must be picked up at the Chamber office by Wednesday, Sept. 7 or will be held at "will call" at the festival. No refunds will be given on unused tickets.
A complete schedule will be available mid-August on the Chamber's website.
Source: Geneva Chamber Of Commerce News Release