Live music and children’s activities will also be featured for the fall festival.
The wine sampling includes 30 different types of wine options from around the world, including Argentina, New Zealand, Australia and California. Standard Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Malbec are just a few varieties that will be available.
While sampling wines is a centerpiece of the festival, there will be activities for all ages and tastes.
“We have artists coming from North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Alabama,” said Carolyn Morris, festival coordinator of artist marketing and vending. “There will be jewelry, pottery, photography, textile, paintings – water and oil, acrylic. The art will be offered at different price points.”
There will also be unusual wine-related art involved wine bottles and materials, she said.
“Examples include wine bottles that have been melted and turned into candles and bulletin boards with reused wine bottles,” Morris said.
The event has children’s crafts and activities available.
“There will be a sandbox, puppet making and paper weaving,” Morris said. Also featured are inflatables, a moon walk and giant slides. The majority of the children’s activities are free. A family can come down and spend money, and enjoy the park without an expense.”
This year will be the fifth year for the art and wine festival in Woodstock. There have been about 54 artists booked for the event and a growing interest since it began.
“We have had great support from the city. They have embraced the event,” Morris said.
The festival will feature easy listening live music from local singer-songwriters and food favorites from a number of vendors.
Tickets may be bought at the gate or in advance from TicketAdvanced from the Woodstock Art and Wine website at www.woodstockartandwinefestival.com/wine.php.
The Park at City Center is at 101 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock.
For more information on the festival, visit www.woodstockartandwinefestival.com.