There is a lot to love about the Wine and Walleye Festival! From the Wine & Walleye 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
Each July, hundreds of people gather to get a proper taste of Northeast Ohio by attending the Annual Wine and Walleye Festival! 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.
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 Wine & Walleye 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.
There isn’t a better way to sip and savor the wineries of Northeast Ohio than in the Wine Garden. Previous years have included wine tastings from:
- M Cellars
- Maple Ridge Vineyard
- Laurentia Vineyard and Winery
- Laurello Vineyards
- Ferrante Winery
- Hundley Cellars
- Stonegait Winery
- CLE Urban Winery
- Buccia Vineyards
If you’d like to save money, Wine Garden tickets are typically available in advance at a discounted price.
Stay Near It All at The Lakehouse Inn Retreat
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. When you book any of our cozy accommodations, 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, and farm-to-table dinner 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 Retreat!
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