Have a Question? Here are some answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival…

The 2020 Adirondack Wine & Food Festival has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. You can read our full release about the matter here. Anyone who has already purchased a ticket will receive a full refund (minus ticket processing and credit card fees due to terms of our ticket vendor). We DO plan to RETURN in 2021 and we hope you’ll join us June 26th and 27th, the last weekend in June.

Yes. All ticket holders will get a refund for the tickets they purchased (minus ticket and credit card processing fees charged by our vendor). Please allow 1-2 weeks from Aug. 10th for these refunds to process. You can then contact info@adkwinefest.com for more information or to address a refund not coming through.

The 2020 ADK Wine & Food Fest has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but we will return in 2021! Our festival returns to its normal weekend, the last weekend in June, next year with our dates scheduled for June 26th and 27th, 2021.

Our friends at Big Brothers Big Sisters rely on our festival for fundraising – and now with the 2020 festival canceled, they are denied critical fundraising at a time when they need it most. We encourage anyone who can afford it to please donate to our friends at Big Brothers Big Sister of the Southern Adirondacks here. 

Our festival is a licensed New York State Farmer’s Market. At entry, with a tasting ticket, you receive a 21+ wristband and souvenir wine glass that you will use throughout the festival for sampling. Our craft beverage and artisan food producers will offer small samples of their products, with the hope that you will find some new favorite products to purchase and bring home with you!

To make this Try-Before-You-Buy experience even easier, we provide a Purchase Drop-Off / Pick-Up service with two tent locations on the festival grounds so that you may drop your purchases off for pick up on your way out of the festival – no carrying around heavy bags!

If you’re feeling hungry and would like to purchase more substantial food items, several food trucks will be on hand offering menu items to purchase ala carte.

Absolutely! Our vendors will be offering artisan foods for both sampling and purchase (such as crackers, cheese, jerky, kettle corn, ice cream, and everything in between!), food trucks, wine-themed crafts, and more. Chef William Creation’s Culinary tent will have cooking demonstrations all weekend long, and Adirondack Broadcasting will be on hand to provide a backdrop of upbeat music for the weekend. *NEW this year: we are adding a cocktail demonstration at the culinary tent! You also would be able to purchase a Designated Driver ticket at the lower price of $15, which still includes food sampling! Designated Drivers are so important to the festival!

As Lake George is known countrywide as a popular family vacation destination, the Adirondack Wine and Food Festival is proudly family friendly. Children 15 years old and under receive free admission, and those between the age of 16-20 years old receive a discounted admission at our Designated Driver price of $15.

With adult supervision, children may sample from all of our artisan food vendors. The Festival Commons Grounds is a large, flat grassy area with crushed gravel walking paths. It may be considered stroller-friendly.

We have a Kids Activity tent sponsored by the Fun Spot featuring children’s activities like lawn games, bubbles, coloring and more; and there is a fantastic state-of-the-art Natural Children’s Playground and Skateboard Park located just outside the festival grounds (yes re-entry is allowed with wristbands, no problem).

Not at all! We offer a FREE drop-off / pick-up service. You can drop your purchases off at one of our 2 Purchase Drop-Off Tents, and then pick them up when you’re ready to leave! It’s like a coat check for your goodies!

Yes! We do offer discounted rates for groups/bus tours of ten or more people for $28 per ticket for Saturday General Admission Tasting Tickets, and $25 for Sunday General Admission Tasting Tickets (plus taxes and fees). Contact the Festival Manager for details- festmgr@adkwinefest.com

VIP Tickets, 2-Day Tickets and Saturday tickets are in high demand and may sell out prior to the festival weekend. Assuming tickets are still available, we will be selling tickets at the gate and accept cash and credit cards only.

With the exception of registered Service Dogs, pets are NOT allowed on Festival Grounds. We follow the rules of the US Dept of Justice and ADA for Service Dogs, which states service dogs are allowed to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the festival grounds. Such service dogs must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered at all times.

Festival Staff may ask Service Dog owners two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not considered service animals under the ADA, nor in the state of New York; therefore Emotional Support Animals are NOT allowed on festival grounds.
Disappointed you can’t take your pet onto festival grounds? Don’t fret! We are excited to give you an option so everyone, both two and four legged, have a fun filled day. We’re happy to recommend North Country K9 Crew for your dog sitting and dog walking needs in and around Lake George to keep your dog occupied while you enjoy the festival! Advance reservations MUST be made for their services. Please contact or send an email to North Country K9 Crew here>>

Yes! Please watch the weather forecast and plan accordingly. Note, that in the past, our attendees have had some of the best times in the rain! In inclement weather, less people attend and that means you are more likely to have shorter lines and more time to talk with the vendors and experience their products. Bring a poncho, umbrella and galoshes and you’re golden, as all of the vendors are under 10×10 tents and we have large take a break tents, too!

The festival does not have a designated parking lot, but there is metered parking available through the village of Lake George. There are also several public parking lots available for a nominal daily rate. Click here for more info on recommended parking locations!

Limited Handicap Parking is available just outside the festival gates. The Festival space is a flat, grassy, oval-shaped field that includes a crushed gravel path. There are well-manicured sidewalks just outside the festival grounds.

Vendors operate at 10×10 covered tents, serving and selling their products from standard 6′ or 8′ tables that vary in height from table height to bar top height.

No. Smoking is not allowed.