Summer festivals derive from the pagan tradition of inventing reasons to throw massive outdoor parties before it got cold again. Get festive for good reason with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a ticket to the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival (a $27 value at the door) in Kirtland. You can visit the festival on Friday, August 6, or Saturday, August 7.
The Vintage Ohio Wine Festival gathers 19 Ohio wineries to disperse the finest grape bloods on-site, offering wine lovers a tasting-packed weekend at bucolic Lake Metroparks Farmpark. In addition to admission, budding Bacchae will receive a free souvenir glass from which to sample sips and properly quaff wines available for purchase by the glass. Festival-goers will be treated to live music on three stages from the festival's opening at 1 p.m. until it shuts down at 10 p.m. Those seeking a more edifying experience can opt for the Wine Education Tent, where they'll hear discussion on Ohio's five grape appellations, why ice wine is so popular in the state, and why Freon wine is not.
The festival also offers cooking classes, crafts for sale, and exhibits from sponsors. Parking at Farmpark is free; festival-goers are encouraged to explore other transportation options, including shuttle buses and rickshaws propelled by young men, bears, and young men in bear suits.
Must be 21+ with valid ID.