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.

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.

We have a great lineup of music, chefs and local artisans in our demo tent to accompany our great selection of vendors who join us year after year helping make this event so popular. Download the festival map HERE in preparation for your visit. Pick up an event program upon arrival for a complete weekend schedule.

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.

Glorious Garlic Festival Dinner - Saturday, August 1st

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Tasting Room at Fox Run Vineyards, we are bringing back the Glorious Garlic Festival dinner one more time!

A gorgeous view of Seneca Lake will serve as the backdrop for this 6-course dinner. Chef Brud Holland has created a menu filled with the best selections of Finger Lakes sourced ingredients infused with garlic and paired with Fox Run wines. This tented event will be held at the top of the vineyards, offering a sunset view and moon lit lake accompanied by live music by Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band.

Complete details and the dinner menu can be found HERE.

Garlic Dinner outdoor tent

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.

Festival menu outside:

Tabbouleh with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley,Lemon and EVOO
Roasted Garlic & Hummus with Roasted Peppers and Pita Chips
Mushrooms in Garlic-Parsley Sauce
Garlic Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli
Garlic and Herb Marinated Chicken Sandwich with Lettuce, Tomato & Pickled Onion with Roasted Garlic Mayo
White Pizza with Roasted Garlic, Mozzarella, Arugula, Parmesan, EVOO
Jumbo Italian Garlic Sausage with Sautéed Peppers & Onions
40 clove BBQ Pulled Pork with Coleslaw

    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 Cafe cases

    Café Festival menu inside the Tasting Room:
    Basic Cheeseboard: Lively Run Chévre, Sprout Creek Toussaint Stella Vallis Tomme and Jake’s Smoked Gouda
    Advanced Cheeseboard: Sprout Creek Margie, Muranda Bel Ceillo, Danascara Dulcinea, Lively Run Cayuga Blue
    Garlic Lovers Cheeseboard: Double the Garlic, Double the Cheese- Muranda Roasted Garlic Cheddar, First Light Farm Garlic Chévre
    FLX Pâté Plate: Country Pâté, Verjooz Pickled Egg, Remembrance Farms Spicy Greens with Baguette
    Naan Pizza: Zucchini Pesto or Tomato Mozzarella served with mixed greens
    Garlic Mac & Cheese served with mixed greens
    House-made Quiche with tomatoes, garlic & greens with Swiss served with mixed greens
    Featured Salads served with baguette
    Cup of Soup served with baguette
    Mixed Greens served with baguette

    Garlic Lectures & Demonstrations
    sponsored by Finger Lakes Public Radio WEOS

    The 2015 schedule included these great chefs and growers:

    Saturday, August 1st:

  • 11:30 am - Cooking Demo by Chef Andrew Chambers from the
    New York Wine & Culinary Center
  • 1:00 pm - Garlic Braiding Demo with Peter Gambino, Gambino Garlic Growers
  • 2:15 pm - Executive Chefs Roberto A. Parrilla and Nyssa Trepes, Kismet New American Bistro, Naples, NY - Visit their website to download the recipe they made during the festival.

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. Join us for a great lineup of local and international musicians.

Saturday, August 1st:
12-2 pm: Virgina Schwartz & Friends(former fiddler for The Town Pants)
3-5 pm: Bob & Dee

Sunday, August 2nd:
12-2 pm: Rebecca Collen & The Chore Lads
3-5 pm: Not Sold Separately (Duane & Dave Keogh of The Town Pants)

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
  • 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
  • Ideuma Creek Alpacas, Unadilla
  • Jake's Garlic, Holley
  • Java-Gourmet, Inc., Penn Yan
  • JD Gourmet, Hightstown NJ
  • Joe's Jerky, Sherrill
  • Knapp Farm, Lowman
  • Lively Run Goat Dairy, Interlaken
  • 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
  • Schiek's Maple Products, Penn Yan
  • Seneca Farms, Penn Yan
  • Seneca Vegetables, Hall
  • Six Circles Farm, Lodi
  • Stony Brook Wholehearted Foods, Geneva
  • Stu Gallagher Photography, Syracuse
  • Tabasco Chris, Mechanicville
  • Twin Peaks Garlic Farmers, Canisteo
  • Upstate New York Garlic Farm, Holley

Vendor space for 2015 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