The Niagara Wine Festival 2016 has several interesting events lined up at different locations in the region from September 10 to September 25th. But undoubtedly the most entertaining events take place at Montebello Park in St.Catharines during the two weekends from September 16 to 25. This historical park is the venue for a fabulous celebration that includes wine, food and live entertainment. The location is stunning as Montebello Park is one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in the region. And it is the place to be during the weekends of the wine festival as you can enjoy local wine, culinary delights and music that truly showcase Niagara’s bounty and talent.
VQA by the Glass or Bottle
Festival tokens can be purchased at the park or online and these will enable you to buy food and wine at the event. They are the mandatory currency accepted by vendors during the festival. Each token costs $3.25 while a pack of 10 is available for $32.50. You can always buy more after you finish using the tokens. It is convenient to buy tokens online so that you don’t have to stand in queues at the park. Tokens purchased online can be collected at the Will Call booth situated at the Lake and William Street entry for real tokens. Food and wine sold by the vendors at the event are available for one to three tokens per portion. You can enjoy amazing VQA wines by the sample, glass or bottle. Only those aged 19 and above with a valid ID proof can purchase alcoholic drinks. Wristbands will be provided for visitors to wear and these should be shown while purchasing wine.
The Montebello Park Experience is incomplete without the amazing live musical acts that up the entertainment quotient. A marvellous line-up of artists will showcase their brand of music across various genres such as country and rock on the Centre Stage. Local bands and tribute bands ensure foot-tapping music that will have you swaying to their beats. On opening night on September 16, you can listen to Whitney Pea’s soothing vocals. After that, swing to the tunes of The Caverners, an all-Canadian tribute band to the Beatles. They will belt out classic Beatles tracks such as Hard Day’s Night, She Loves You, Get Back and more. Closing day on September 25 has three top-notch acts performing at the park. There’s new and classic country music and rock tunes by Evermile. Singer and songwriter Brad James will entertain you with some wonderful songs while country and rock band Cold Creek County will enliven the night with their powerful music. Other live acts too will perform during the two weekends.
Admission to the park is free and access is as follows during the weekends:
- Fridays: 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Sundays: noon to 8 p.m.
Celebrate Niagara’s wine country by living it up at Montebello Park during the Niagara Wine Festival.