North Country Wine, Beer, Food Festival in Ogdensburg Aug. 14 and 15
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 9:20 am

OGDENSBURG – The second annual Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce-sponsored North Country Wine, Beer and Food Festival is shaping up to be a comprehensive event that puts the spotlight on area artisans of both consumables and crafts Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15 at the Lockwood Civic Center and on the river at the Dobisky Visitors Center.

At the civic center, visitors can sample New York State wines, craft beers, cheeses, maple & honey products, sausage, baked goods, unique sauces and spices, locally grown herbs, vegetables, fresh ground coffee and much more.

And in the Dobisky Visitor’s Center just across the Oswegatchie River, visitors can see North Country artisans demonstrating and selling their craft. Outside the Visitor’s Center people will be treated to live entertainment under the tent, McGrath’s Texas Style Bar-B-Q and a beer tent.

Admission is $5 for adults and includes a free embossed souvenir wine glass. Tickets are on sale now at all Price Chopper Stores.

Some of the area wine, beer and food vendors setting up at the civic center include:

C.L. Cook Farms, Heuvelton; St. Lawrence Valley Roasters, Lisbon; River Myst Winery, Ogdensburg; A. Cappione Inc. (beer distributor), Massena; A.J. Missert Inc. (beer distributor), Ogdensburg; Bittersweet Farms, Heuvelton; Big Cheese Pizza, Ogdensburg; Thousand Islands Winery, Alexandria Bay; Otter Creek Winery, Philadelphia; Coyote Moon Vineyards, Clayton; The Nut Shop International, Colton.

In addition, sculptors, painters, canoe makers and other area artisans will be showing off their wares at the Dobisky Center.

Some of the independent artists and members of Artisans of the River Valley who will be on hand include:

Wayne Brown, Heuvelton, sculptor; Ashley Havens, Ogdensburg, gemstone jewelry; David W. Ferry, Ogdensburg, artist; Kelly Charlton, Heuvelton, artist and jewelry; Tammy Joanette, Ogdensburg, primitive country art; Don Potter, Morristown, canoe make; Tina Link, stained glass maker; Karan Marie Cross, Ogdensburg, silver jewelry; Claudia Loomis Chandler, Croghan, alpaca knits, hats and art; Andrew Hunter, Glenfield, pen and ink prints and wood; Lauren Snow Evans, Redwood, pottery.

For more information, call the chamber at 393-3620.