Over 20 FLX Artisan beverage and food producers will be on the Ithaca Commons where guests will experience "tasting trios" of their favorite Finger Lakes wines, ciders, beers, spirits, cheeses, and other amazing food items! The VIP Culinary Experience sponsored by Coltivare features your selection of cooking or wine pairing demonstrations at the Coltivare Presentation Ampitheater to augment your Ithaca Commons Festival experience!
Online sales are no longer available. Tickets will be available starting at 10 AM on Sunday, June 18 on the Ithaca Commons, in front of the downtown Ithaca Visitors Center.
For 10 years, Experience! The Finger Lakes has been offering the highest level premium culinary tours and events in the Finger Lakes by vetting out the best food and beverage producers in the region. What better way to say “thank you” to our FLX partners and our customers than by bringing everyone together for a celebration in our hometown of Ithaca to taste and experience three lakes of Finger Lakes bounty all in one location!
Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (VIP Culinary Experience presentations run from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm)
The downtown Ithaca Commons (VIP Culinary Experience presentations held at Coltivare).
HOW DOES IT WORK:
Festival attendees purchase ticket packs of 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 tickets (Prices start at $25). Each ticket is redeemable for “tasting trios” from some of the Finger Lakes most reputable artisan food and beverage businesses. Artisan food producers will be strategically “paired” next to carefully selected beverage producers for the ad hoc pairing opportunities. Each producer will be selling their featured products so you can bring the fun home with you, as well as stock up on your favorite items without a separate trip up the lakes!
WHO IS GOING TO BE THERE:
Enjoy tasting trios and purchasing opportunities from:
FESTIVAL PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS ON THE ITHACA COMMONS:
The general festival on the Ithaca Commons will include three presentations held at the Bernie Milton Pavillion on the Ithaca Commons as part of the general admission ticket purchase.
The festival will also have a VIP CULINARY EXPERIENCE hosted at Coltivare. In addition to selecting their preferred ticket pack from the main festival on the Commons, Culinary Festival VIPs also choose one from a schedule of six culinary presentations taking place in the Coltivare Ampitheater. All guests will enjoy an engaging 45 minute culinary presentation that include tasting local culinary creations paired with carefully selected beverages from the festival vendors. Special purchasing opportunities will be available to VIP guests after each presentation. Each presentation can seat a maximum of 30 guests, so total of only 180 VIP Culinary Experiences will be offered and are expected to sell out quickly! VIP Culinary Experience guests check in to the Festival at Coltivare to get both their presentation entry ticket, festival ticket pack and included amenities.
VIP FEATURED PRESENTATIONS:
The first 1,000 festival attendees who purchase their tickets online will receive a complimentary wine tote bag and an Experience! The Finger Lakes Explorers loyalty card that entitles the holder to discounts and special deals throughout the Finger Lakes!
Note: In the event of severe thunderstorms, the Festival will be moved to the Hotel Ithaca ballroom and only “will call” online ticket holders will be admitted. So buy your tickets today to ensure your admission, rain or shine!