Ninth Annual Riverside Wine Festival Returns


Ohio Wineries are back for the The Arts Partnership’s Riverside Wine Festival 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday June 24, at Riverside Park (231 McManness Ave.). Riverside Wine Festival offers wines from Ohio wineries ranging from world-class wines to fun-to-drink wines made from fresh fruit. Attendees can sample wines from each winery and bottles will be available for purchase to take home. Riverside Wine Festival was voted the Best Wine Festival in 2016 by readers of Ohio Magazine. Wineries participating in Riverside Wine Festival are:

  • Camelot Cellars – Columbus
  • Chateau Tebeau – Helena
  • Gillig Winery – Findlay
  • Paper Moon Vineyards – Vermillion
  • Sycamore Lake Wine Company – Columbus Grove
  • The Winery at Versailles – Versailles

The event’s live entertainment will feature two bands. Entertainment is sponsored by Gathering Wine. Bands include:

  • James and Some Names: covers a wide variety of genres and styles ranging from jazz, rock, and funk to folk and bluegrass.
  • 730 Club: features soft rock, smooth jazz, pop, classic rock, and jazz rock.

Exhibitors to be featured at the event include Danby Wine Coolers, Lipsense, LulaRoe leggings, Running River Soaps, Rustic Bendz jewelery, and Ziss Glass. Arts and paintings will be on display and for purchase by Don Huber, KanDu Studios, Eric Siebeneck, Jen Sowders, and Anita Riemans. Fine foods from local vendors will be available from Kimmel’s Mountain Man Meats, Big Jerk, The Gathering, and Little Red Bakery.

Attendees can also enjoy mini paint and partake sessions from Awakening Minds Art. For no extra cost, attendees can also take advantage of large yard games such as corn hole and giant Jenga.

Admission for Riverside Wine Festival is $20 presale (through 4 p.m. on June 23) and $25 at the gate, five tastings and commemorative wine glass included. Tickets for those not tasting or those under 21 are $10. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase. Attendees of legal drinking age can purchase tasting privileges with proper identification and in accordance with applicable laws.  Group presale rates are available for groups of eight or more people at a discount of 15%.

Free parking is available at Riverside Park and the East lot of Riverside Suites located at 1100 E. Main Cross Street. A shuttle will be provided from this lot from 2 pm to 6 pm to bring attendees to the event entrance.

Presale tickets can be purchased by visiting The Arts Partnership box office at 618 South Main Street in Findlay, calling The Arts Partnership at 419-422-4624 or visiting the Business hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Proceeds from the event benefit The Arts Partnership’s arts education programs.

Riverside Wine Festival is sponsored by Gathering Wine, Citizens National Bank, Ohio Logistics, Alvada Construction, Spectrum Eye Care, Fresh Encounter, Gilmore Jaison Mahler, UIS Insurance, Culligan Water Conditioning, The City of Findlay, Findlay Implement, LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac Pahl Photography LLC, and Hancock County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.