From Wine Country Harvest Festival Website:This exciting regional event hosts an average of 20,000 visitors from Ohio, New York, Ontario, and Pennsylvania and beyond. WineFest's growing venues now include three locations on over 30 acres: Gibson Park, one of the original downtown festival venues, Heard Harvest Park, located in the heart of historic downtown North East, and Gravel Pit Park, our largest festival site.
Festival events include weekend-long wine tasting, free winery tours, live entertainment, grape stompi ng, bed races, a 5K run, cruise-in car show, and free s huttle buses between parks. WineFest also hosts a myriad of food offerings and exhibitors, a juried Arts and Crafts Show featuring exclusively handcrafted goods made by regional artisans, and a Fine Arts Show.
New for 2013:
Longer wine tent hours in both Gibson and Gravel Pit Parks, with a new Wine Trail in Gravel Pit Park featuring spacious wine tents occupied by individual wineries
Expanded family and children's activities in Heard Harvest Park
North East's Got Talent! competition live on the Gravel Pit Park stage on Sunday, with cash prizes and fun for all!
North East's proximity to Lake Erie and its unique geology make this region ideally suited for agriculture - with over 30,000 acres of Concord grapes alone under cultivation, this area is one of the largest grape-growing regions in the country. With its rich history, North East attracts frequent visitors from the Erie, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo metropolitan areas. Local attractions include over 20 wineries, scenic Lake Erie, a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as biking, fishing, boating and swimming, as well as cultural attractions afforded by Mercyhurst North East, a private university. Easily accessible from three interstate highways, North East lies within a 180 mile radius of over 11 million people.