SUMMERTIDE FESTIVAL 2017 will feature the best of the best from the Hudson Valley to the Berkshires and beyond. Event attendees can choose from three different ticketed events over the course of the weekend, or buy a weekend pass. All tickets are for entry and entertainment only. Food and beverages are additional but there will be tasting opportunities from an array of local wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants.
Beverages will be in abundance at SUMMERTIDE FESTIVAL 2017. There will be cash bars serving wines by the glass from selected wineries including Cascade Mountain, Hudson Chatham Winery and Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, and beer from Chatham Brewing.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, July 7, at 6 pm with a grand farm-to-table BBQ From featuring Smithfield’s own Full Circle Farm, and wood-fired pizza from Executive Chef Maria Laura Quintero of MuchaChula Catering and Chef Donna Hanusik. A dessert station will feature various strawberry delights along with Hudson Valley Apple crisp topped with Cascade Mountain Winery’s own Heavenly Daze dessert wine.
Widely acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician, E’lissa Jones will kick off Friday night’s entertainment followed by the legendary Advanced Phunk, featuring Steve Ide, Bobby Mcveety, Ram Miles, and the Berkshires’ favorite horn section. Fireworks, in celebration of Cascade Mountain’s 40th anniversary by Legion Fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm. One hundred early bird tickets are available here and cost $75. Tickets will cost $85 after the one hundred early bird tickets are sold out.
In addition to the food mentioned below there will be a 40 x 60 ft. event tent filled with regional wineries, distilleries, breweries, creameries, including Cascade Mountain, Hillrock, Hudson Chatham Winery, Chaseholm, Old Chatam, Sprout Creek, and Jacuterie.
Saturday, July 8, from 3 pm – 10 pm will feature a star-studded bill of artists featuring: Jonathan Edwards, Kerri Powers, Cole Quest and The City Pickers, and The Peter Muller Band. Cole Quest, Woody Guthrie’s grandson, will lead everyone in a tribute during the show, and there will be a Woody Guthrie exhibit in the winery for the entire month of July. One hundred early bird tickets are available here and cost $100. Tickets will cost $125 after the one hundred early bird tickets are sold out.
Saturday's Farm-to-table fare will be prepared by Cascade Mountain Winery’s newly appointed Executive Chef, Maria Laura Quintero, owner of MuchaChula, Amenia’s outstanding boutique catering company, and Donna Hanusik Cascade’s chef. Also on Saturday, Lobster will served by Lobster Craft (tickets must be purchased in advance online for $30) along with BBQ, wood-fired pizza and grilled vegetables. End the night with some Hudson Valley Apple crisp topped with Cascade Mountain’s Heavenly Daze syrup.
On Sunday at noon the Wine & Food Festival will continue featuring some of the Hudson Valleys Favorite Wineries, distilleries, breweries and creameries. The Ram Miles Trio will be on stage from 2 pm – 4 pm. Small plates will be served featuring locally produced cheeses and charcuterie from around the valley. BBQ and wood-fired pizzas will also be available as well as lots of delicious wine & Beer. Sunday’s Jazz, Wine, and Food Fest lunch is $40 per person.
Children are welcome. There is free admission for children under 12 years old and tickets for children over 12 are $35 ($25 early bird.)
THE EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE