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Niagara Wine & Beer Fest photo courtesy of the Kenan Center
Niagara Wine & Beer Fest photo courtesy of the Kenan Center

Kenan Center announces 10th annual Niagara Wine & Beer Fest vendor lineup


Tue, Jan 31st 2023 07:00 am

Event will host more than 30 wineries, breweries, specialty vendors & restaurants

The Kenan Center will present the 10th annual Niagara Wine & Beer Fest, brought to the community by Niagara’s Choice Federal Credit Union, from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Kenan Center Arena. Proceeds from the event support arts, educational and recreational programs at the Kenan Center.

“We are so happy to be holding this event once again, after a two-year break,” said Rikki Cason-Weller, marketing and events manager. “This year, we are celebrating 10 years, and look forward to an event that is bigger and better than ever. We will showcase more than 30 vendors, including returning favorites and some new faces, that are sure to be a hit. All tastings are included in the ticket price, as well as a $10 food voucher to use with the three on-site restaurants.”

Nik and the Nice Guys, “North America’s No. 1 Party Band,” will play the entirety of the evening. Their planned set list includes a variety of party chart-toppers from all generations from the ’60s to today’s hits.

•The 10th annual event will feature the following breweries, provided by Try It Distributing’s “Buffalocal” series;

  • Flying Bison
  • Community Beer Works
  • NYBP
  • Big Ditch
  • Black Bird Cider
  • 12 Gates
  • Pressure Drop
  • Resurgence
  • SteelBound
  • Hamburg Brewing Co.
  • Southern Tier
  • Ellicottville Brewing Co.
  • Rohrbach
  • Great Lakes Brewing Co.

•Wineries and distilleries include:

  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars
  • Main Street Winery
  • Schulze Vineyards & Winery
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate
  • Schwenk Wine Cellars
  • Vizcarra Vineyards
  • Honeymoon Winery
  • Sprague Vineyards
  • Niagara Craft Spirits
  • Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery
  • Mountain Mule Ciderhouse
  • North Ridge Distillery

•Specialty vendors and restaurants include:

  • Kissed by the Sun Spices
  • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Zambito Realtors
  • Equitable Advisors
  • Yeddas On The Go
  • Gourmet Dips By Tami
  • Terrior General Store
  • Drunken Candle
  • Scott Baehre Cutting Board
  • Molinaro’s On The Go
  • Molinaro's Ristorante
  • Stooges

All ticket purchasers receive a souvenir glass, tasting journal, and a $10 food voucher that can be used at one of the three restaurant vendors that evening. Wine by the bottle will be for sale. The festivities also include a basket raffle, 50/50 split, and photo booth. Very limited VIP tickets still available online or by calling the Kenan Center.

Free overflow parking with shuttle service to and from the Lockport Board of Education Building, one block north of the arena on Beattie Avenue, will again be available for all hours of the event.

Tickets are $40 general admission or $60 for VIP tickets, available at the Kenan Center business office, 433 Locust St.; or at the Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Ave. Tickets can also be purchased online. Designated drivers will be admitted for $15 at the door. Nonalcoholic beverages will be available for designated drivers.

This is an adult-only event open to those ages 21 and over with proper ID. For information, go to www.niagarawineandbeerfest.com.

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