Naples Grape Festival

Naples Grape Festival
Finger Lakes wine tent participant

Naples Grape Festival is an annual festival in Naples, New York, United States, dedicated to grapes.[1][2][3][4] The town of Naples is in the center of Finger Lakes American Viticultural Area (AVA), a region known for grape-growing and wine making in the Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York. Around 80,000 people attend the festival each year.

The festival, which has been held since 1961, includes arts and crafts vendors, a wine-tasting tent, food, live music, [5] and a grape pie contest.[6] One festival casualty was in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic caused it to be cancelled.

Other grape festivalsEdit

Grape festivals elsewhere include the Turpan Silk Road Grape Festival in Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China [7] and the Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair in Lodi, California.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Van Dyne, Ed (September 13, 1964). "Grape Festival Time in the Finger Lakes Area". The New York Times. p. XX3. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  2. ^ Goldman, Dan (September 28, 2008). "Naples goes purple". Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY). Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  3. ^ "One-tank trip: Grape Festival". The Corning Leader. September 25, 2004. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  4. ^ Smith, Jeffery (September 29, 2003). "Thousands flock to Naples to enjoy fruit of the vine". The Corning Leader (Corning, NY). Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Music at the Naples Grape Festival". August 27, 2009. Archived from the original on 22 September 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Fodor's Guide on the Naples Grape Festival". Retrieved 21 December 2009.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Xinjiang celebrating Grape Festival". Retrieved 21 December 2009.

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Coordinates: 42°37′13″N 77°23′58″W / 42.620227°N 77.399495°W / 42.620227; -77.399495