East End Arts: Winterfest / Live On The Vine — February 22 / March 18

WINTERFEST Continues in 2018!

11th Annual: February 22 – March 18, 2018

East End Arts and the Winterfest Steering Committee are excited to announce that Winterfest will be back in 2018, taking place from February 22, 2018 to March 18, 2018. Entering its 11th anniversary year, Winterfest is excited to continue with framework that broadens the benefits to the entire East End region of Long Island, representing a collective of businesses including wineries, breweries, restaurants, hotels, performing arts, art galleries, and retail businesses. Music offered during the festival will be arranged by host venues.

Winterfest was developed in 2006 as an economic engine to support businesses during the slow winter months. As a trailblazing project that crosses disciplines to include arts, tourism and agriculture, Winterfest was the 2012 recipient of the Arts Destination Marketing Award, presented by Americans for the Arts and Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI).

“Winterfest has proven its value to the East End by highlighting the area as an exciting destination through brand recognition,” says Patricia Drake Snyder, Executive Director of East End Arts, a founding partner of the project. “Now as the festival umbrellas to include all activities on the East End, it will be a powerful marketing tool to support the winter economy.”

Also, a brand new website has just completed with more focus on the venues and the lodging partners. This year Winterfest is offering two organized tours – A winery tour on March 3 and a brewery tour on March 10. In addition, Winterfest added to their team; someone who will have a specific focus to organize personal Winterfest Experiences. The venues and lodging are all coming up with different packages for a better experience for the visitors, so check the website for new and improved details!

The Winterfest Kick-Off Party is scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2018 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at Hotel Indigo East End in Riverhead. The evening will feature music by East End Trio and Keith Sloane along with tastings by Winterfest-participating local restaurants, vineyards and breweries. Tickets are $50 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-winterfest-kickoff-party-tickets-41619867143. Hotel Indigo East End is located at 1830 West Main Street, Route 25, Riverhead, NY 11901, 631-369-2200, indigoeastend.com.




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