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All About the Capital Strawberry & Wine Festival 2024 in Troy, NY

Mark Your Calendar for June 15 & 16, 2024

A new location, delicious wine, new and returning vendors, live music, food trucks, and everything strawberry - get all the details on the 2024 Capital Strawberry & Wine Festival, happening June 15 & 16!

strawberries on the left, white wine being poured on the right

Strawberries & Wine…and Spirits, and Food Trucks, and Music, and…

The Capital Strawberry & Wine Festival is the ultimate early summer festival, taking place before the heat waves of July and August. Strawberries are one of the first produce items to come into season in this region, signifying the start of summertime.

While many vendors will be offering strawberry-themed drinks, desserts, and food items, festival goers can expect to enjoy a full range of the best foods, wines, and spirits offered throughout New York State.

Festivities include live music performances on both days, craft and specialty food booths, food trucks, and the New York wine and spirits tasting tent. Get a sample of everything, plus a commemorative tasting glass to use at the event and take home.

the joseph bruno stadium

The Same Great Festival in a New & Exciting Location

This year’s Capital Strawberry & Wine Festival is slated to take place at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, known to locals as “The Joe,” the home of the beloved Tri-City ValleyCats. It is just a 10-minute drive from Albany.

This classic venue comprises a mix of indoor and outdoor open-air spaces, which is ideal for an event like the Capital Strawberry & Wine Festival.

Festivities will take place on the concourse. The entire concourse and stadium are wheelchair accessible, and there’s also handicap parking available - and plenty of free parking for all guests.

crowd at festival

The Capital Strawberry & Wine Festival is an all-weather event, featuring a mix of open areas, tents, and other covered sections. Vendors showcasing wine and spirits will be sheltered beneath tents, ensuring a cozy atmosphere rain or shine.

2024 Festival Hours:

  • Saturday, June 15: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 16: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Meet the Vendors: Here’s Who Is Coming

Take a look at the wide variety of specialty food vendors, wineries, and other local and regional businesses that will be on site at the festival!

3 Brothers Wineries & Estates

3 Brothers Wineries & Estate is located in New York wine country in the Finger Lakes. They provide beer, hard ciders, and craft sodas as well as wine, and they were one of the first wineries to be certified by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation as a sustainable vineyard.

ABC Woodworking

ABC Woodworking is based in Oswego. This one-man shop produces high quality wood-carved items, including cutting boards, cheese slicers, lazy Susans, and cribbage boards.

adirondack winery's soaring strawberry wine

Adirondack Winery

Adirondack Winery was one of the first micro wineries in the area, with wines made in small batches in the back of their Lake George tasting room. The operation has expanded to a Queensbury location, and they also have their own cidery brand.

Albany Distilling Company

Albany Distilling Company of Albany has near perfect Google reviews. They use both modern and classic brewing methods, and they brew one batch at a time.

The Bees Knees Honey

The Bees Knees Honey of Athens, NY was founded in just 2021, and they have hives across Greene County and the Central Hudson Valley. 

The Candle Slinger

The Candle Slinger is located in Saugerties, and they carry high quality soy candles and handmade soaps that are highly fragranced, eco-friendly, and long lasting.

Cooper’s Daughters Spirits 

Cooper’s Daughters Spirits in Claverack is a woman-owned, family-operated distillery, cooperage, and orchard. Their spirits are created with local grains, fruits, botanicals, and tree syrups.

cousins maine lobster roll

Cousins Maine Lobster

You’ve likely heard of Cousins Maine Lobster, which of course originally hailed from Maine, but now they have food trucks, restaurants, and they offer delivery across the country. Experience true Maine lobster that has been responsibility sourced. 

Ferreira-Carpenter Winery

Based in Warwick, NY, Ferreira-Carpenter Winery sticks to a strict process for their wine making, only creating the product from the finest grapes from the best vineyards.

Flickering Fern Candle

Flickering Fern Candle in Saratoga Springs makes handcrafted, hand-poured candles in small batches with natural waxes.

Gourmet Creations

Gourmet Creations is based out of Flemington, NJ, and they carry a variety of flavorful veggie dips, dessert mixes, olive oil blends, rubs, seasonings, pickle mixes, and sauce mixes.

woman models cork purse on the left, vendor booth on the right

House of Cork

What if you had an environmentally friendly cork handbag, purse, or other accessory? What would it look like and feel like? Find out for yourself when you check out House of Cork.

In the Pines Fashion Boutique 

Check out In the Pines Fashion Boutique while at the festival for handmade jewelry, arts and crafts, and new and like-new clothing.

Jerky Hut NY

Jerky Hut NY of Albany uses the freshest cuts and highest quality meats to create their gourmet beef jerky. Their flavors range from mild to spicy, and they also have organic jerky and exotic game jerky.

Kristina Fermann Creative Arts

Kristina Fermann specializes in unique, elegant necklaces, bracelets, and earrings made from natural materials, and she also does paintings.

Lakeland Winery

Lakeland Winery will be visiting from Syracuse, and they’re known as the first custom winemaking facility in the state, as well as an “urban winery.” Their focus is drinking wine that you like, period, without any of the pompousness that can come with the industry on what wine enthusiasts are supposed to like.

spoon in jar of raw honey

Laura’s Raw Honey

Laura’s Raw Honey is a third-generation beekeeping business based in Pennsylvania with raw, unprocessed honey. Every batch is hand prepared, with products sourced from over 1,000 beehives.

Lovely Essentials

Lovely Essentials is based in Utica, and they carry handmade bath, body, and homegoods. They aim to provide self care products that “raise your vibrations and help your prioritize yourself and your body.” Think bath bombs, body bombs, body butters, candles, and more.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes has locations in Albany, Clifton Park, Utica, Poughkeepsie, and elsewhere - they’ve grown to over 500 bakery locations since 1997. This is the largest specialty cake company that offers a modern spin on a classic treat.

Pail Shop Vineyards

Pail Shop Vineyards of Fly Creek makes small production wines in a converted barn that overlooks the hills of Fry Creek Valley. Grapes are sourced from the best growing regions in New York State.

Schenectady Distilling 

Schenectady Distilling boasts almost perfect Google reviews, as patrons love their handcrafted spirits and their brand 36 Locks. 36 Locks pays homage to the Erie Canal and its 200-year history. They carry farm-to-glass craft beer, wine, and cider.

springbrook hollow farm distillery bottles

Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery carries vodka, gin, and moonshine, created from clean, unprocessed water on their 200 acres in Fort Ann. The area has been a coveted source of water for centuries, and this water is what gives their spirits their unique flavor.

Sundog Cider

Sundog Cider of Chatham, NY offers traditionally fermented hard cider that has been handcrafted in a 100% solar powered mill, using a blend of sweet and tart apples.

Thousand Islands Winery

Thousand Islands Winery of Alexandria Bay produces 23 varieties of wines in the categories of dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, sweet, fruit, and dessert wines. They produce over 50,000 gallons of wine each year.

True Honey Teas

True Honey Teas is based out of Virginia, and they provide perfect blends of “tea, honey, and love.” If you always put honey in your tea, you must make a point to stop by this vendor at the festival.

Truth North Granola

Hailing from Vermont, True North Granola offers 11 different flavors of granola, chock full of healthy ingredients, including Chocolate Granola, Granola Blues, Pumpkin Granola, and more. Several of their flavors are gluten free.

Tug Hill Estate

Tug Hill Estate in Lowville is home to the Tug Hill Vineyards, Spirits, and Orchards brand. They believe in authentic winemaking and hand-maintain their vineyards.

Victorian Wine Estate

Victorian Wine Estate in Wilson, NY focuses on wine that is light and elegant, yet also rich in flavor. They use classic European wine grapes for their concoctions. 

And there’s even more where that came from!

strawberry in wine, strawberries next to wine

Get Your Tickets & Mark Your Calendars for the Capital Strawberry and Wine Festival

The Capital Strawberry and Wine Festival tickets are $20 a day or $30 for both days, and that includes unlimited tastings at the tasting tent. Designated driver tickets are $10 for one day, or $15 for both.


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