2015 Naples Grape Festival
Proudly presented by the Naples Rotary Club
The Naples Grape Festival, a Finger Lakes autumn tradition celebrating the grape harvest, has been celebrated since 1961. Visitors to Naples Valley in Naples NY come in the crisp cool air to sample all that this beautiful area has to offer, including delicious homemade grape pies and jams, as well as talented artists and craftsmen, wineries and breweries, local musicians and cuisine.
The Naples Grape Festival will be held at the Naples High School Grounds and across the street at Memorial Town Hall from 10am til 5pm, rain or shine.
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 Naples Valley has to offer.
There will be a wide variety of great food to choose from 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.
Grape Pie Contest
For all those aspiring and accomplished pie bakers out there, you are welcome to enter your pie into 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 a panel to determine the winner based on taste, texture, appearance and flavor.
Wine Tasting Tent at the Naples Grape Festival
The Naples Grape Festival proudly features the wines of the Finger Lakes Region.
2015 Wineries & Microbreweries:
- Lakeland Winery
- Raymor Estates Cellars
- Thousdand Islands Winery
- Crooked Lake Winery
- Three Brothers Wineries & Estates
- Stever Hill Vineyards
- Heron Hill Winery
- Lyonsmith Brewing
- Arbor Hill Winery
- Inspire Moore Winery
- Anthony Road Winery
- Penguin Bay Winery
The wine tasting tent will be located behind Memorial Town Hall at the festival. Admission for the wine tasting tent is $10 per person this year and ID will be checked at the door.
Directions: Naples Village is located on State Route 21 which doubles as Main Street in the Village. Naples is approximately 16 miles South of Canandaigua and 9 miles South of Bristol Mountain. Memorial Town Hall is just north of the central business district and Naples High School is directly across the street. Nearest cross streets are Monier St. and Academy Lane.
Traffic into Naple Village gets a little hectic at festival time with so many visitors and only one thoroughfare in and out of the primary area. If you plan on coming to the festival it is wise to get into the village before 11 AM to avoid traffic jams. Then you can park at Widmers walk or take the shuttle to the grounds and enjoy your day.