About the Festival

Hosted by the Lift Bridge Community Association, a non-profit 501(c)3, along with coordination by the City of Ashtabula, the 9th Annual Wine and Walleye Festival will be alive and well again on Bridge Street in the Historic Ashtabula Harbor.  Be sure to mark your calendars for July 28-29, 2018 as the festival has officially been moved up to July for the second consecutive year with hopes of great weather, summer vacation schedules, and an all-new fireworks celebration scheduled for Saturday evening following the lighted boat parade.

Live music and entertainment, wine and craft beer tasting, gourmet food stations including fresh walleye and perch, boutique shopping, and more! The festival will continue to offer the Wine Garden Tent providing some of the best local and regional wines from several wineries found throughout the Grand River Valley.

River and Lighthouse Tour

Sunset Cruises

Fireworks Fun Cruise

Wineries Participating

Here are the wineries participating in this year's festival. The Wine Garden is quite possibly the main attraction of the weekend to those patrons looking to taste some of the best varieties of wine available throughout the Grand River Valley. Expectations of 8 to 10 different wineries will be present.

Daily Event Program

Wine & Dine Pairing Dinners 

Indulge your senses in a delectable collection of culinary experience designed to showcase the dynamic relationship with local wines. Each restaurant will be paired with a winery the evenings of the festival where the winemakers will collaborate with the chefs to create perfect marriages of food and wine highlighting what these experts do best. Dinners will be at each of the local restaurants and will have a different winery representative present each night.

Reservation(s) highly recommended at the Bridge Street restaurant of your choice.

Pricing may vary per restaurant.

Swirl, Sniff, and Sip – Wine Classes

New for 2017, The Wine & Walleye Festival will be providing wine education to all those looking to learn a little more about the wines they consume or plan to consumer throughout the weekend. We will have an array of wine classes all weekend long, ranging from beginner classes, where we will show you how to smell and taste wine to more advanced classes such as the history behind Ohio wines, current industry trends and growth opportunities, as well as what the future holds for our Grand River Valley.

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