From its modest beginnings in 1981 as a small street fair to the exciting regional event it is today, the Wine Country Harvest Festival - affectionately known as WineFest - has continued to improve with age, just like fine wine. WineFest encompasses two parks: Gibson Park, one of the original downtown festival venues, and Gravel Pit Park, the largest festival site.
Attendees have the opportunity to sample 100 different wines, enjoy the sounds of dozens of entertainers, try their luck at grape stomping, and meander through hundreds of exhibitor tents. Part street fair, part arts and crafts festival, part music festival, part harvest festival, today’s WineFest hosts an average of 20,000 visitors from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Ontario, and beyond who come to sample the best wines from the region and experience a weekend celebration of music, art and the fruits of the vine!
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