There is a lot to love about the Wine and Walleye Festival! From the Walley-Eye’d 5K to fireworks and wine tastings, this one-of-a-kind summer festival has something for everyone. Read on to learn more about this cherished Ashtabula Harbor tradition! And, if you are looking for more ways to make the most of your next summer getaway, take a look at our free Geneva-on-the-Lake Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on restaurants, events, wineries, and more, so that you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying your getaway.
Your Guide to the Wine and Walleye Festival
A Lake Erie Summer Tradition
2019 marks the 11th Annual Wine and Walleye Festival. Each year, hundreds of people gather to get a proper taste of Northeast Ohio! It is a three-day event that takes place on the historic Ashtabula Harbor. You can look forward to live music, wine and craft beer tasting, a wine garden, boutique shopping, and more. Remember to come hungry! A variety of gourmet food stations and food trucks are always in attendance.
The 2019 event takes place on Friday, July 26; Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28.
Special Festival Events
In addition to days filled with music, great food, and wine tasting, you can also look forward to a variety of events. One of the most anticipated events of the festival is the Walley-Eye’d 5K; it is one of Northeast Ohio’s most challenging and fun summer races!
When night time comes around, you won’t want to miss fireworks or the lighted boat parade. Watch as boats, large and small, make their way across the Ashtabula Harbor in style! The lighted boat parade is free to attend, and the fireworks take place shortly after the parade ends.
Last but not least, the Wine Garden is the festival’s main event. Read on to catch a sneak peek of what wineries to expect this year!
Participating Wineries (Tentative)
There isn’t a better way to sip and savor the wineries of Northeast Ohio than in the Wine Garden. This year, you can look forward to wine tastings from:
- The Lakehouse Inn Winery
- M Cellars
- Maple Ridge Vineyard
- Markko Vineyard
- Laurello Vineyards
- Kosicek Vineyards
- Ferrante Winery
- Hundley Cellars
- Park Avenue Winery
- CLE Urban Winery
There will be over 40 wines to sample this year! If you’d like to save money, Wine Garden tickets are available in advance at a discounted price of $20 per person or $35 for a weekend pass. Prices will increase on the day of the festival.
Stay Near It All at The Lakehouse Inn Resort
Whether you are touring the wineries of Ashtabula this summer or celebrating at the festival, you will love the central location of our boutique inn and resort. When you book any of our cozy accommodations, like The Sturgeon Suite, you can always look forward to the best amenities, vacation packages, and top-notch service. Gorgeous views of Lake Erie, easy beach access, complimentary breakfast, farm-to-table dinner, and daily wine tastings are a few amenities that we offer guests. When you are ready to plan your summer getaway, check our seasonal specials and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at The Lakehouse Inn Resort!
If you are looking for more fun summer events, like the Wine and Walleye Festival, remember to request your free Geneva-on-the-Lake Vacation Guide!