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Capital Region apple fest expanding its wine list

07 Sep

ALTAMONT, NY — Fresh from the huge annual Scottish Games extravaganza held over the Labor Day Weekend, the Altamont Fairgrounds will be hosting the Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival the weekend of September 17-18.

The 18th annual event, which this year changed its name from the Capital District Apple Festival & Craft Fair, has a new layout. All art and craft exhibition have been re-juried, and the wine portion of the event has been expanded to include more wineries and lectures. The rides and children’s activities have been expanded to make it more affordable for families. And, there is no additional charge to attend any of the lectures or to participate in the wine tastings.

General admission is $8 at the gate, although children under 15 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. In addition, $7 advance-sale tickets are available at all Price Chopper markets until Friday, September 17. Parking is free.

In addition, attendees are urged to bring a non-perishable food item or make a monetary donation to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. In doing so, they will receive $1 off their next purchase of $10 or more at Altamont Orchards Farm Market or Altamont Orchards Pick-Your-Own Orchard through October 31. Altamont Orchards is located at 6654 Dunnsville Road.

You can get driving directions to this Albany County event online.

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Posted by on September 7, 2010 in Agriculture, Festival, Fundraiser, Wine

 

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