Summer festivals derive from the pagan tradition of inventing reasons to throw massive outdoor parties before it gets cold again. Get festive for good reason with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a ticket to the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival in Kirtland, Ohio (a $25 value in advance, a $27 value at the door). You can visit the festival on Friday, August 5, or Saturday, August 6, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
The Vintage Ohio Wine Festival gathers more than 15 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 to sample sips and properly quaff wines available for purchase by the glass. Festival-goers will be treated to live music on three stages, including the smooth 'n’ sassy tunes of Roberto Ocasio's Latin Jazz Project on Saturday. Watch demonstrations by The Loretta Paganini School of Cooking, where cuisine connoisseurs will discuss pairing delicious foods with the right wine and how to cook raw meat using only the heat of a car headlight.
The festival also offers food for empty bellies, crafts for sale, and exhibits from sponsors. Festival-goers can explore alternate transportation options, including shuttle-buses and limos driven by retired baseball mascots.
Must be 21 or older with valid ID.