The Finger Lakes Wine Festival®, supported by The Corning Museum of Glass, is proud to name Holiday Inn® as the Official Hotel of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, through 2008.
"We are thrilled about our new partnership with the Holiday Inn hotels," states Craig Rust, president of Watkins Glen International. "As tourism to the Finger Lakes continues to grow, business collaborations, like this one, are important and help us increase the popularity of the Wine Festival and our region's wine industry."
"The Holiday Inns of the Finger Lakes would like to thank the Finger Lakes Wine Festival for the opportunity to partner with them on this great event," states Allen Fusco President of the Holiday Inns of Upstate New York Marketing Group. "We feel that this is a major tourism event in our region and are proud to be a part of it. We look forward to a long and exciting relationship with the Finger Lakes Wine Festival."
The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, held at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen., NY, takes place July 14-16, 2006. The Holiday Inn® hotels of the Finger Lakes, located throughout the region in Auburn, Corning, Elmira, Horseheads, Ithaca and Waterloo/Seneca Falls, are all within a convenient scenic drive to the Festival.
Shop, sip and savor at the region's largest wine celebration - the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, supported by The Corning Museum of Glass. 80 prestigious wineries from Upstate New York will be on hand to offer tastings and sales. Enjoy quality arts & crafts vendors, gourmet foods, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, live music, pace car rides, and in the center of it all, The Hot Glass Roadshow, courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass. The Festival officially kicks off Friday, July 14th at 6pm, as Bacchus toasts a crowd of toga clad guests at the returning Yancey's Fancy Cheese Launch of the Lakes. New for 2006 is Finger Lakes Tri-Fecta's final bicycle race, hosted by FingerLakesRacing.com, Saturday night at 5:30pm.
For tickets and information, please contact the Watkins Glen ticket office, toll free, at 866-461-7223, or log into the official website at www.flwinefest.com. Purchase your tickets before June 23 and save!
For lodging information and reservations, log onto the Holiday Inn hotels of the Finger Lakes at http://www.hifingerlakes.com/FLWINEFESTHOTELS.html. Rooms are booking fast, so log in today.