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Old 01-11-2016, 04:27 PM   #1
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2016 Finger Lakes Wine Festival Rally

Join us at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival in beautiful Watkins Glen NY from Thursday, July 14th through Tuesday, July 19th. Wine Festival activities include Friday night Launch Of the Lakes toga party & Wine Festival on Saturday and/or Sunday. (July 15-17). http://www.flwinefest.com/?homepage=true (And yes, we will wear togas to the party J but they are optional attire.)

On Sunday night, we’ll plan to enjoy Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake dinner cruise.

At this time, our rally can offer up to 20 sites at Clute Memorial Park in Watkins Glen, NY. Please reserve your campsite by February 1st. They will process applications on a first come, first serve basis. You will find rates info and the 2016 Registration Form at http://www.watkinsglen.us/clute-park-campground
Other campgrounds are located nearby in the Finger Lakes region. If you decide to stay elsewhere, you are welcome to join in rally activities.


Co-hosts: Lori Erkson, Dave Orsini, Sharon & Craig Sylvester.

Details for activities with rates TBA later. Please contact Lori with any questions at lorierkson@gmail.com.
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:34 AM   #2
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Update - We have 9 sites of the 20 reserved. Please let me know if you book a site at Clute for this rally. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:34 AM   #3
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We have 10 sites reserved and the campground is asking us to encourage folks to reserve their sites now because they have a waiting list. Please let me know if you reserve a site for this rally. Thanks, Lori
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Lori, I hear we have less than 10 sites left for the rally? We had a great rally in 2014 and a greater rally in 2015 and I hear that 2016 is going to be even greater!! I am dusting off my toga and am ready to party.....

Do you have any pictures of last years rally that you can share (please leave my toga picture out)? Craig


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Quick question, is it family (kids!) friendly?

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Old 02-12-2016, 12:06 PM   #6
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It is (though Watkins Glenn area during race weekends can be pretty wild).

Hurry though if you plan on going, only 3 spots left after I booked my spot today.

The weekly rate is only $325 and there is lots to see and do in the Finger Lakes.

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Quick question, is it family (kids!) friendly?

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Hi Matt, the campground and our rally is family friendly. However, children cannot attend the events at the Wine Festival. The Finger Lakes area has lots of activities and parks to explore.
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Some photos from the fun last year

Photos from the dinner boat cruise, the Lady of the Lakes toga party, campfires and sharing meals at the campground pavilion.
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Hi Matt, the campground and our rally is family friendly. However, children cannot attend the events at the Wine Festival. The Finger Lakes area has lots of activities and parks to explore.
Matt, I may be incorrect. I just read a Trip Advisor post about children in the festival. However, Dave and I have attended for a number of years and have not seen children there. The wine tasting occurs in 5 large tents. Lots of folks are lined up to taste the wines and buy their favorites. Saturday is more crowded than Sunday. We will have a table in the live music area to take a break from the crowds but that area is also crowded. Friday night's Launch of the Lake toga party is for adults. At the campground, we will share some meals and campfires. Children are very welcome there. I will post some links about the festival, the campground and the boat cruise.
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Photos from the 2014 Watkins Glenn Wine Festival Rally.

The Wine Festival, State Park, Corning Glass Works, the "dinner" cruise (WOW), and some campfire fun. A great time for everyone.

Dave Swanson's camera had the wrong date loaded for the Park photos as Laura and I could not make that side trip.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:17 AM   #11
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Rally info

If you have reserved your site at Clute Memorial Campground, will you please send me an email with your name and phone number if you have not done so already?


lorierkson@gmail.com


Reserving a site at the campground is the first step for this rally because Clute has a waiting list of campsite requests for the festival weekend. I will email more detailed information about tickets and other activities/events at the end of March.


Clute Memorial Campground:
Clute Park Campground | Watkins Glen, NY

Finger Lakes Wine Festival (Saturday and/or Sunday):
Festival - Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Launch of the Lakes Toga Party (Friday night):
Special Events - Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Captain Bill's Dinner Cruise (Sunday night):
Seneca Harbor



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We are new to FROG and today we contacted Clute Campground and got on a wait list for the week. If we get a site will plan to arrive Wed July 13 and leave Tues July 19.
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Wow that filled up fast...
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2016 Finger Lakes Wine Festival Rally

Sold Out but waiting list available at Clute Memorial Campground. Please call Clute to add your name to the waiting list if you have not yet reserved your site. 607-535-4438. Lori
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Not Toga folks but we do like wine!
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We had a fun rally start last night with our meet-n-greet followed by breakfast and arts & crafts this morning. 
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Looks like everyone had a great time!

Hoping to be a participant next year!
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Looks like everyone is having a great time Lori. Thanks for posting some pics.
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Had to wrap Craig in his frog toga. LOL
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