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Kenan Center Gears Up for 2nd Annual Wine & Beer Event
Kenan Center Gears Up for 2nd Annual Wine & Beer Event

The Kenan Center in Lockport is gearing up for what will be the 2nd Annual Niagara Wine and Beer Fest, January 26 at the Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Avenue, Lockport, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The event benefits the Kenan Center and its diverse arts, education and recreation programming. Last year's event sold out days in advance, and organizers are expecting another high demand for tickets that are selling for $25 through January 25, and $35 the day of the event.

Wineries featured are: Chateau Niagara Winery, Honeymoon Trail Winery, The Winery at Marjim Manor (new), Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Schulze Vineyards & Winery, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Winery of Ellicottville, Spring Lake Winery, and Long Cliff Winery (new).

Breweries that will be featured are: Flying Bison, Saranac, Brooklyn, Long Trail, and Lake Placid, plus three new breweries: Ithaca Beer Company, Great Lakes Brewing Company, and McKenzie Brewing Company. Beer lovers can expect to enjoy such unique offerings as Ithaca's Flower Power IPA,  McKenzie's Black Cherry Cider, and Brooklyn's Chocolate Stout as well as more traditional brews.

The event will also feature live music with JJ Swing and DJ Vince Davis Jr., a silent auction, basket raffle, and 50/50 split. A variety of food vendors and exhibitors will be on hand including: Blackman Homestead Farms, Hens Honey Bee Farm, Murphy Orchards, Premier Gourmet, The Wine Trail Italian Bistro, and Wagner’s Restaurant. New this year will be a $5 food voucher included with each admission that can be used with the concession eateries. In addition, attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass and 20 tasting tickets. Wine by the bottle will also be available for purchase.

Pre-sale tickets are $25 through January 25 at the Kenan Center Business Office, 433 Locust Street, or at the Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Avenue. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.NiagaraWineAndBeerFest.com. Admission day of event will be $35 if tickets remain, and will be available only at the Arena starting at 11:00 a.m. This is an adult only event, ages 21 and over with photo ID. Designated drivers will be admitted for $10 at the door (no pre-sale tickets). Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Major sponsors for the event are Renewal by Andersen of WNY and Uniland Development Company. Additional support is provided by DLC Creative Inc, External Experts, Friends of the Kenan Herb Club, Kax Solutions & Services, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, Morris Masonry, Murphy Insurance Agency, The Law Office of Jon Louis Wilson, Ulrich Sign Co, and Watts Engineering.

For more information, call 716-433-2617 or email info@kenancenter.org.



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