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Wine Country Harvest Festival Overnight Trip!
It’s our Trip Back to Wine Country! This year we will be going to the Harvest Festival (Wine Fest) in Northeast, PA. It's a weekend full of music, food, art shows, winery tours entertainment and WINE along the shores of Lake Erie! WineFest encompasses two parks: Gibson Park,(2 Gibson Street) one of the original downtown festival venues, and Gravel Pit Park, the largest festival site. Attendees have the opportunity to sample 100 different wines, enjoy the sounds of dozens of entertainers, try their luck at grape stomping, and meander through hundreds of exhibitor tents. WINERIES: ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE: FOOD DURING FESTIVAL: If you don't wish to purchase food at the festival, try Skunk and Goat Tavern, 17 W. Main St. in Northeast. The website is,[masked]. Or try simple fare at speedeeZ Bar and Grill, 1 E. Main St. Phone is[masked]. LUNCH BEFORE THE FESTIVAL: The Group will meet on Saturday for lunch about 11:45 at the Brewerie at Union Station, a historic train station from the past. It's a brewpub offering craft beers and great eats! Our group visited before Wine on the Lake and took lots of pictures! It is at 123 W. 14th St., Erie, PA 16501. Phone[masked], website is After lunch, check-in to the Hotel (See below). SAT EVENING: After the Festival, we will venture out to Sloppy Duck Saloon, very close to the Hotel (you can walk!) and near Commodore Perry and Presque Isle yacht clubs. FUN! FUN! The tavern is located at 726 W. Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA. From their website, ( Sloppy Duck features two decks that overhang the water, as well as a main dining area and a tiki bar area. No matter where you sit, you will have breathtaking views of the bay and of course, the famous Lake Erie sunset. When you visit Sloppy Duck, we want to make you feel at home. Others may want to visit bars on State Street in Erie. WEAR THE SCARLET & GRAY: This is also the night of the Ohio State/Penn State Football game and the Duck will be full of Nittany Lion supporters! OH! IO! SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Free Breakfast at Hotel and Checkout by 11AM. Optional: For those who enjoy taking pictures and views of Lake Erie and Presque Isle, visit Bicenntennial Tower, right on the Bay on State St. at Dobbins Landing. After pictures, we will head to Ohio and have lunch at Ferrante about 1PM, visit Hundley, Laurello and maybe a Farmers Market/Pick Your Own Grapes winery if time allows HOTEL: Right on the Bay! Two rooms are now avail!! You can call the hotel if you’re interested in joining the group. Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, 701 W. Bayfront Pkwy in Erie. You MUST CALL[masked] for $99 group rate. NOT ON-LINE! Please note Akron Canton Wine Group or Joyce when calling. You will need credit card to reserve, but PAY upon arrival in Sept. Cancel 24/48 hrs prior to arrival without charge. Need to reserve at least 10 Rooms for discount! TICKETS: NOW ON SALE! General Admission: $6 Presale/ $8 At the gate Includes festival admission only. Sat Tasting Pass: $25 Presale/ $30 At the gate Includes festival admission SATURDAY (29th) ONLY, wine samples and a commemorative wine glass (while supplies last). Pass can be used Fri/Sun but no refund will be given. GO HERE: Tickets will soon be available in person at: North East Area Chamber of Commerce (44 W. Main St., North East) Participating wineries (cash/check only) All Erie County First National Bank locations (cash/check only) Through Thursday 9/27/18 Tickets also available at the gate each day of the festival

Gravel Pit Park

10300 W. Main Road (Rt 20) · Pennsylvania, PA


What we're about

Do you enjoy wine and having fun? This group is for you! We attend wine tastings, visit local wineries and wine bars, the occasional Happy Hour, and events where we can learn about wine or wine/food pairings (Wine and Chocolate is one of our favorites!). We schedule weekend trips to wineries in the area, PA and the Lake Erie Wine Trail in NY.

We like to have fun and are usually outside at wineries in the Spring and Summer months. We usually attend the Kent Art and Wine Festival, Vintage Ohio and the Hudson or Medina Wine Festivals. We also schedule "non wine" events such as dancing, seeing live bands or plays.

Everyone is welcome - from the novice to the experienced taster. Let's enjoy all the Akron/Canton area has to offer! Meetup is all about the fun and meeting new people!

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NOTE: By attending this group's events, you acknowledge you are 21 years of age or older. Also, drinking any alcoholic beverage at events is not a requirement, you do so on your own. Organizer is not responsible, nor liable for any issues, etc. that occur if you drink alcohol.

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