Join us, as we celebrate great wine and sweets from down the street and around New York!
Wineries and wine enthusiasts from across the region will gather on March 18, 2017 for an unlimited sampling of dozens of fabulous wines of all styles and tastes. Browse rows of gourmet treats, fantastic jewelry and products for your home and your body. Ticket sales will be limited to insure everyone has a great experience. Plus - we're offering two sessions, so pick the one that works for you! All Wine Samplers receive a commemorative wine glass, and Designated Drivers will get an alternative premium item. Sip, sample and nibble your way to a great time!
More Wineries Added Daily
Audrey's Art Ltd.
G & A Sweet Treats
Jewelry & More from Deb
Tail Waggin Treats
TC's Sauces and Marinades
The Cocoa Exchange
Touch Of Purple
Works of Wood
Young Living Essential Oils/Saratoga Essential Oils
More Vendors Added Daily
As a courtesy to our guests we offer a centralized Wine Check service. It works just like a coat check at a restaurant. If you wish, you can bring your purchases to our Wine Check area and we will hold it for you. We will provide you with a two-part wine label. When you drop off your purchase, please make sure you fill out both halves of the label. You should put one label on your purchase and keep the other half as your receipt.
Use of the Wine Check Service is completely voluntary. You are welcome to carry your purchases with you, but if you would like us to hold your purchases until you are ready to leave, we are happy to assist you. The Wine Check area is for wine purchases ONLY and cannot be used for other goods. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a staff member. If you choose to carry your wine purchases with you, we remind you that New York State law prohibits you from opening wine bottles and drinking the wine on-site. The Utica Wine and Chocolate Festival is not responsible for wine that is not picked up or misplaced because labels were not filled out completely or improperly attached to packages.
Festival Goer FAQ
Anyone is allowed to attend. However, you may only purchase a Wine Samplers ticket if you are 21 or older. ID will be required at the door and all attendees will be checked and wristbanded. All Designated Drivers will receive a red wristband. All Wine Samplers will receive a green wristband.
Your ticket price for Wine Samplers includes unlimited sampling of wines, plus one visit to our Chocolate Fountain. We will provide you with a wine glass to use for your samples. Many vendors also offer nibbles of their products too, so you can sample and purchase their food items. We will also offer Designated Drivers bottled water and an alternate premium item to substitute for the wine glass.
Our shows have typically sold out in advance, so we suggest you buy your tickets early. Most shows offer two sessions, to help reduce crowding and ensure a fun experience for everyone. Please check the specific show location to find out the status of ticket sales.
We don't specifically forbid children from attending, but this is not a family focused event. We encourage you to leave the kids and strollers at home (with appropriate child care, of course). Make it a fun time for yourself!
This is a New York State Farm Market event. You'll be able to enjoy the free samples and buy bottles of your favorites. We offer a "wine check" so you can store your purchases while you enjoy the festival. Please remember - New York State law prevents you from opening the bottles on site.
Please download the forms on this website and return with your credit card payment or check. The email address and mailing address are located on the form. Please feel free to call us with any questions at 315-471-9597.
Absolutely! We strongly encourage you to sell your products. You keep all the money and pay NYS Sales Tax as you normally would. If you are a winery/distillery/cidery you may sell bottles, since this is a Farm Market event.
Unfortunately, no cooking onsite is allowed. You may reheat your food. Please ask us if you need more information.
If you are a food vendor, we STRONGLY suggest that you offer small samples, which will greatly increase your sales. The vendors who sample always have a more productive show than the ones who don’t.
Yes, we provide one 110 outlet per vendor at no extra charge. If you need more power or 220 power, there will be an additional charge. Please let us know in advance if you do need more power so we can be prepared. Please call us so we can provide you with specific pricing information for your venue.
At most of our venues, wifi is available. But please check with us first. If wifi is available, we will provide you with the necessary passcode.
All alcohol vendors must provide liquor liability insurance to Galaxy Events. In addition, you might be asked to add the venue and our sponsors as additionally insured. This specific information will be sent to you once you register.
If you need to cancel at least 14 days in advance, we will refund your money. If we can fill your spot after that deadline, we will refund your money. Or, we will be happy to use your payment to hold a spot in one of our other Wine and Chocolate Festivals.
Load in will begin at 9 am the day of the show. All of your booth items must be removed immediately after the show. If you need to deliver, drop off or pick items before or after that time, please contact us in advance to make special arrangements. We also advise you to bring a cart/dolly to assist in load-in, load-out.
No, we will provide all wine samplers a glass with their admission. Designated Drivers will receive an alternate premium item.
Wineries, Distilleries, Craft Beer and Cideries
Use this form if you are a winery, craft brewery, distillery or cidery.Download Form
Chocolate, Snacks and Treats
Use this form if you are a chocolatier, bakery, cheese maker or plan on selling/sampling any kind of food.Download Form
Crafters and Artisans
Use this form if you are selling any kind of handmade items such as jewelry, art work, crafts, soaps, lotions or other handcrafted products.Download Form
Use this form if you are selling items that are not crafts or handmade items. If you're a direct sales marketer, this is the form you'd use. General Vendors run a home based business with no permanent retail or storefront locations.Download Form
If you are a retail business such as a spa, home improvement business or florist, this is your category. Please call Carrie or Brittney at 315-471-9597 if you're interested. We'll be happy to discuss some of our different options with you. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit Card Form
This is the form you will use to send in a credit card payment for your booth. Please mail/email/fax or scan this completed form with your registration.Download Form