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Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival: 25th Anniversary

  • people at a wine tasting
  • a little girl painting a pumpkin
  • two women sampling food
  • crowd at the festival
  • a little boy in a red kids car
  • a kid riding a white pony
  • a bar with a sign that says Time for Wine
  • a man on stilts performing a lasso around a little boy
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Cost: Adults $8, children under 15 free

Visit the annual Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival at the Altamont Fairgrounds on September 16th and 17th, 2017. Admission is just $8, and children under 15 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Hours

  • Saturday, 10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Acres of free and convenient parking.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Activities and Vendors

  • Juried Art & Craft Show
  • Food Court
  • Pride of NY Specialty Food Vendors
  • Car Show
  • Wine Tasting and Sales - Featuring major New York State Wineries
  • Kids Activities

Kids Activities

  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Haunted House presented by the Town of Guilderland Police Explorers
  • Clowns, Jugglers & Stilt Walkers
  • Bounces & Slides
  • New This Year: Battle Ball Soccer
  • Pony Rides & Petting Zoo by Dream Ponies and Zoo (12pm to 4pm both days)
  • Amazing Kids Circus (Saturday, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm; Sunday, 11am, 1pm, 3pm)
  • The Incredible Larry (Saturday, 11am, 1pm, 3pm; Sunday, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm)

Entertainment

Saturday, September 16th

  • 11am to 3:30pm: HEY DJ
  • 11:30am to 2:30pm: Old Time Fiddlin & Banjo
  • 12pm to 5pm: 3 Wheel Drive

Sunday, September 17th

  • 12pm to 3pm: Old Time Fiddlin & Banjo
  • 12pm to 4pm: Shades of Grey

Car Show

The Car Show will take place on Saturday, 10am to 3pm, with a rain date of Sunday.

All show cars enter at the Park Street Entrance. The gate for the show cars will open at 9am and close at 12pm for judging. There will be two show car classes (1980 and older/1980 and newer), with trophies for the top 10 show cars in each class and awards given for best bikes. Awards will be given out at 2pm.

Dash plaques and goody bags will be given out to the first 50 cars that enter. The entrance fee is $10 per car/bike, which admits two people to the car show and the festival. Additional admissions for those over 15 may be purchased for $8 each.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle, wine tasting, craft booths, haunted house, bouncy bounce and slide, music, and lots of great apple treats.

Please contact wacksman20[at]gmail[dot]com for questions about the car show.

Wine Tasting

Admission to the wine tasting building is $8 per person and includes a 10oz souvenir wine tasting glass. Individuals must be 21 years of age to participate in the wine tasting. Admission to the wine building to shop is free.

Participants

  • Adirondack Winery
  • Americana Vineyards & Winery
  • Ashley Lynn Winery
  • Black Creek Farm
  • Cascade Mountain Winery
  • Crooked Lake Winery
  • Eagle Crest Vineyards
  • Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
  • Helderberg Meadworks
  • Heron Hill Winery
  • Hunt Country Winery
  • Idol Ridge Winery
  • Lakeland Winery
  • Limeberry Winery
  • Miles Wine Cellars
  • Pazdar Winery
  • Raymor Estate Cellars
  • Sundog Cider
  • Thousand Islands Winery
  • Three Brothers Winery & Estates
  • Tug Hill Vineyards
  • Warwick Valley Wine Co.
  • And more!

Craft Show

This year 100 craft exhibitors will be accepted into the show, with opportunities to reserve double booth spaces. The festival strives to present excellent craftwork to the public. For more information on the craft show, or to apply to be a vendor, visit www.appleandwinefestival.com/artcraftshow.html, or call Northeast Show Promoters at 518.786.1529.

Food Bank

Bring a non-perishable food item or make a monetary donation to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and receive $1.00 off your next purchase of $10.00 or more at Altamont Orchards Farm Market, 6654 Dunnsville Road, Altamont, NY 12009, valid September 25th through October 31st.

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York will be located just inside the entrance.


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