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Special Events

7th ANNUAL NIAGARA WINE & BEER TASTING FEST
JANUARY 27, 2018 5-9 PM

Last year was a sell out! Our popular night of fun returns with more than 30 wineries, breweries, restaurants and specialty food vendors. Plus basket raffle, 50/50 split, live music with The Observers, and a photo booth courtesy of Photo Booth Central of WNY to capture all the fun! Each ticket includes a souvenir glass, tasting journal, and $5 food voucher. VIP guests enjoy early entry at 4 PM, reserved parking, $1 off wine purchases until 5 PM, and a special VIP goodie bag. Overflow parking with shuttle service to and from the Lockport Board of Education Building, one block north of the Arena on Beattie Avenue will again be available for all hours of the event.

Vendors featured are:
Restaurants: Davison Road Inn, Hilltop Restaurant, Steak Stone and Sushi, and Molinaro’s.

Wineries: A Gust of Sun, Black Willow Winery, Flight of Five, Freedom Run, Long Cliff, Midnight Run, Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Schulze Vineyards & Winery, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, The Winery at Marjim Manor, Vizcarra Vineyards, and The Winery of Ellicottville.

Breweries: 12 Gates, 42 North Brewing, Big Ditch, Black Bird Ciderworks, Brickyard Brewing Company, Flying Bison, Live Edge Brewery, New Belgium, New York Beer Project, Pressure Drop, Resurgence Brewing, Saranac, and Woodcock Brothers Brewery.

Specialty food vendors: That Popcorn Shack, Pickle Annies, D’Avolio, Stone Hollow Farm, Sweet & Savory Treats, and Steamworks Coffee.

Tickets are $30 pre-sale; $50 VIP; $40 at the door. Tickets are also available at the Kenan Center Business Office and Arena, or call 433-2617 to charge by phone. Service fees apply to phone and online orders.

This event is for 21 and over. Photo ID required.

Thank you to our major sponsors: Niagara’ Choice Credit Union and M&T Bank. Also Vintage Sponsors: Contracts Unlimited and Try-It Distributing. Barrel Supporters: EnergyMark, External Experts, Friends of the Kenan Herb Club, Kax Solutions & Services, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Center Board of Governors, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, Ulrich Sign Company. Hops Patron: Murphy Insurance Agency. Pint Patrons: Hilltop Restaurant, Kenan Staff, Lockport Inn & Suites, NetPlus Alliance, Pat & Christine Sullivan, Robert Miller Construction Inc, Wittlin, Cain & Dry LLP. Other Sponsors: Ellen Martin for Sweet Chalk Festival, Photo Booth Central of WNY, Ross Rental. After Party Sponsors: Davison Road Inn, Steak Stone & Sushi, and the Village Eatery.


TALES AT THE TAYLOR THEATER
Sunday, FEBRUARY 11; Sunday, APRIL 25 & Sunday, JUNE 17

Join us as we read seasonal tales on the Taylor Theater stage followed by activities and craft. Recommended for ages preschool and up, $5/child. Advance registration required by calling 433-2617.

For weather related closing information please click here.

Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.