What's at the Festival?

Tasting Room

Tasting Room
Throughout the festival, the Tasting Room and Café will be open. Step inside for wine tasting to sample our latest releases and refreshing wines for summer.

Café & Market

Cafe Welcome

The Café & Market will feature additional food selections including salads, house made quiche, naan pizzas, all featuring local ingredients. The Market includes many locally made products to purchase and make at home. Many of our Market products are available to sample in our outside tent space.

Fox Run Beverage Locations

Garlic Festival Beverage Sales

We offer our award winning wines by the glass or bottle as well as soda, ice tea and water. ALSO - additional WINE SATELLITE up the hill in front of vendors in Vineyard Row.

Admission & Parking is FREE!

There will be parking attendants to assist you in finding a parking spot. This is a very busy weekend and you will be directed as to where you can park on the vineyard grounds. There will be shuttles from the parking lots to the festival area available throughout the weekend.

Wine Club Members Tent

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Wine Club Members have a special tent to mingle with the winemakers and sample unreleased wines or barrel samples. Decorations will be provided by the Corning Museum of Glass. Members are allowed to bring up to two guests to join them in the tent. Not yet a Wine Club Member? Signups are available during the weekend.

Glass Blowing Demostrations by the Corning Museum of Glass


Watch live demostrations by a master glassmaker as they tranform a hot ball of molten glass and into something special. The Corning Museum of Glass will be doing demos during the Garlic Festival weekend.

23rd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival - August 1 & 2, 2015 - 11am-5pm

We invite you to join us for this cool-climate garlic festival which is one of the East Coast's hallmark summer happenings. Celebrating the numerous types of garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes region, thousands of enthusiasts will gather the weekend of August 1-2 on the winery's verdant grounds that overlook Seneca Lake.

The two days of the festival include cooking demonstrations, garlic tastings and ample opportunities to meet the area's top artisan garlic growers and chefs. Added to the mix are a rich array of Finger Lakes food producers, live music and entertainment for the entire family. Throughout the festival, step inside the Tasting Room to sample our latest releases and refreshing wines for summer. A garlic-infused festival menu will be offered daily, crafted by acclaimed Rochester chef/restaurateur Tony Gullace, expertly matched to the signature estate wines of Fox Run.

Thursday Night Concert at Fox Run - Thursday, July 30th

Each year they bring record breaking crowds to Fox Run's lawn... and they're back at it again this year, kicking off the Glorious Garlic Festival weekend!

Every summer The Town Pants grace the Finger Lakes with their upbeat folk, rock and Celtic inspired music straight from Vancouver, BC. Their stop at Fox Run is a highly anticipated show by locals and visitors alike, and is a great family friendly event guaranteed to be a good time.

Food and drinks will be available starting at 5 pm with music starting at 6. FREE Admission & Parking. No coolers please!

The Town Pants return for their 6th straight Garlic Festival.

Festival Food Menus
Chef Tony Gullace and his Max Rochester team created a great menu of garlic-inspired festival food that everyone enjoyed throughout the weekend. Plans are already in the works for 2014.

The 2014 menu included:

  • Tabbouleh with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley, Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Roasted Garlic with Roasted Peppers and Pita Chips
  • Local Mushrooms in Garlic-Parsley Sauce
  • Corn and Black Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
  • White Pizza with Roasted Garlic, Mozzarella, Parmesan and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Jumbo Italian Garlic Sausauge with Sauteed Peppers & Onions
  • 40 clove BBQ Pulled Pork with Coleslaw
  • Garlic Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli

  • The Fox Run Café will feature it's seasonal menu with ingredients sourced directly from the on-site garden. Local Chef Brud Holland will also be adding in a few additional items special for the event .

    Fox Run Café Menu in 2014 included:
  • Basic Cheeseboard with Lively Run Chévre, Sunset Raw Milk Seneca, Stella Vallis Tomme and Jakes Smoked Gouda
  • Advanced Cheeseboard with Nettle Meadow 3 Sisters, Jersey Girl Colby, Lively Run Cayuga Blue, Muranda Bel Ceillo
  • Garlic Lovers Cheeseboard: Double the Garlic, Double the Cheese! Muranda Roasted Garlic, Nettle Meadow Garlic, Olive Oil Chévre
  • Create Your Own Cheeseboard with your favorite NYS Cheese
  • Featured Salads
  • Naan Pizza with Zucchini and Pesto served with mixed greens
  • House-made Quiche Lorraine served with mixed greens
  • Mixed Greens served with baguette
  • Cup of Soup served with baguette
  • Fox Run Wines available by the Glass & Bottle

  • Garlic Lectures & Demonstrations
    sponsored by Finger Lakes Public Radio WEOS

    The 2014 schedule includes these great chefs and growers:


  • 11:30 am: Cooking Demo: Chef from the New York Wine & Culinary Center
  • 1:00 pm Lecture: Garlic Braiding Demo with Peter Gambino, Gambino Garlic Growers
  • 2:15 pm Cooking Demo: Chef Brud Holland, Finger Lakes Made
  • 3:30 pm: Cooking Demo: Christopher Bates, MS, FLX Wienery


  • 11:30 am: Cooking Demo: Dave Whiting, Red Newt Cellars & Bistro
  • 1:30 pm Lecture: Garlic Braiding Demo with Peter Gambino, Gambino Garlic Growers
  • 2:15 pm Cooking Demo: Chef Brud Holland, Finger Lakes Made
  • 3:30 pm Cooking Demo: Chef John McNabb - Knapp Vineyard Restaurant

Entertainment Schedule

Fox Run Vineyards Garlic Festival is known for the taste and smell of garlic, but an aspect that always receives high praise as well is the enjoyable and varied entertainment. We had a great lineup in 2014 and will publish this year's list once they are confirmed.


Garlic Festival Tent & Vineyard Row Vendors

We have vendors located throughout the grounds, including three large vendor tents as well as additional vendors lined up along our Vineyard Row. We hope that you were able to visit all of our vendors!

  • A & L Garlic, Holley
  • African Presents, Rochester
  • Angel Art Pottery, Lodi
  • Cayuga Creamery, Interlaken
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning
  • Country Gourmet Creations, Moravia
  • Earthly Possession Boutique, Geneva
  • Finger Lakes Black Currants, Penn Yan
  • For Claudia's Sayke, Hammondsport
  • Fox Run Vineyards, Penn Yan
  • Gambino Garlic Growers, Hornell
  • Hooper Garlic, Fultonham
  • Knob View Farm, Stroudsburg PA
  • Java-Gourmet, Inc., Penn Yan
  • Jake's Garlic, Holley
  • JD Gourmet, Hightstown NJ
  • Joe's Jerky, Sherrill
  • Knapp Farm, Lowman
  • Knob View Farm, Stroudsburg PA
  • Lively Run Goat Dairy, Interlaken
  • MacDonald Farms, Romulus
  • Mark S. Bowman, Canandaigua
  • Mele Garlic Farm, Holley
  • Mill Creek Farm, North Chili
  • Muranda Cheese Company, Waterloo
  • Naples Valley Brand Products, Naples
  • Papa's Kettle Korn, York PA
  • Papillon Boutique, Geneva
  • Red Jacket Orchards, Geneva
  • Schiek's Maple Products, Penn Yan
  • Seneca Vegetables, Hall
  • Six Circles Farm, Lodi
  • Stony Brook Wholehearted Foods, Geneva
  • Tabasco Chris, Mechanicville
  • Twin Peaks Garlic Farmers, Canisteo
  • Upstate New York Garlic Farm, Holley

Vendor space for 2014 is SOLD-OUT. Last year's vendors have the first opportunity to renew but we do have a waitlist for vendors. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please download the following form, complete it and return it to the Fox Run Marketing team. Download the Vendor Waitlist Form