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Naples Grape Festival


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Since 1961, the grape festival is held every September in our valley to celebrate the areas grape harvest, talented artisans, wine makers, local and regional music and cuisine. The Naples Grape Festival is held at the Naples High School Grounds and across the street at Memorial Town Hall from 10am till 5pm, rain or shine. Come and enjoy wine, food, arts, crafts and local/regional music. Bake a pie for the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest and sample every thing "grape" that our valley has to offer.

Fine Arts & Crafts at the Naples Grape Festival

For over 20 years we have been proud to showcase the craftsmen of the Finger Lakes. All of our art displays are reviewed by a jury of independent artists to insure the selections for sale on the festival grounds of Memorial Town Hall and at the Naples High School are hand made and high quality.

Throughout the show you will find arts and crafts for every taste and budget. We pride ourselves on offering a large variety of merchandise at both the Memorial Town Hall and at the Naples High School.

Food at the Naples Grape Festival

Festivals and great food go together and we work hard to insure the guests at our festival have a marvelous selection of edibles to choose from. We are delighted to have variety like crepes, artichoke french, italian sausage, BBQ, roasted corn, fudge, dips, homemade sauces, steak on a stick, bombers, pizza, grilled pizza, ice cream, homemade mustard varieties, grapes for your table, grape pies, and other grape delicacies, maple syrup goodies, fresh squeezed lemonade, old fashioned soda, smoothies and portobello mushroom sandwiches.

Music at the Naples Grape Festival

Every year, the Naples Grape Festival selection committee listens to local and regional musical artists and bands searching for the right blend of rock, blues, jazz and original music to get your feet tapping and your heart singing.

Grape Pie Contest at the Naples Grape Festival

For all those aspiring and accomplished pie bakers out there, we welcome your entry to the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest. Unique to our area of the Finger Lakes, Grape Pies were created in the 1950's and credited to longtime Naples resident Irene Bouchard. Joseph's Wayside Market sponsors the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest at the Naples Grape Festival where contestants enter a freshly baked pie anonymously to be judged on Saturday afternoon by our panel to determine the winner based on taste, texture, appearance and flavor. We are thrilled to say we have had winners from every age group-teenagers to Grandma and one year Grandma and Granddaughter took 2 of the top 3 spots!

Judging begins at noon and winners announced at end of judging and score compilation. Trophies and checks for the winners are presented at the contest.

Wine Tasting Tent at the Naples Grape Festival 
The Naples Grape Festival proudly features the wines of the Finger Lakes Region.

The wine tasting tent will be located behind Memorial Town Hall at the festival.

Admission for the wine tasting tent is $15 per person this year and we will check your ID at the door so please be prepared.

2016 Grape Festival Wineries & Brew Crafters

  • Noble Sheppard Craft Brewery
  • Home Town Brew, LLC
  • Lyonsmith Brewing
  • Anthony Road Wine Company
  • Lakeland Winery
  • Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard
  • Arbor Hill Winery
  • Thousand Islands Winery
  • Raymor Estate Cellars, LLC
  • Penguin Bay Winery
  • Fulkerson Winery
  • Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
  • Crooked Lake Winery
  • Heron Hill Winery
  • Limeberry Winery

The 2016 Music schedule: Saturday Sept. 24th, 2016:

11AM-Noon- TBA
12:15-1:30 Ronnie Lickers 
2PM-3:15 Woody Dodge www.woodydodge.com… 
3:45-5PM Funky Blu Roots www.funkybluroots.com