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Vintage CantonCANTON, OH (August 24, 2011) – The Canton Development Partnership, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber, will host its annual Vintage Canton event on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. along Central Plaza North in downtown Canton. Vintage Canton is a sophisticated downtown gathering, offering distinctive center city charm alongside live music, vibrant art exhibits and, of course, quality local wine and wine from around the world! The event gives guests the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying wine from local wineries, delicacies from downtown and greater Canton eateries and memorable live music. This year Vintage Canton will continue to bring you the very best wines and will offer quality micro-brews in the Beer Garden. We will also have a special guest appearance from 2011 Miss Ohio, Ellen Bryan! This year’s Vintage Canton gathering will feature some of the finest quality wines from area wineries and abroad, including Gervasi Vineyard, Canton, Ohio; Breitenbach Wine Cellar, Dover Ohio; Perennial Vineyards, Navarre, Ohio; Myrddin Winery, Berlin Center, Ohio; and Raven’s Glenn Winery at Coshocton, Ohio. Distributors include Superior Beverage, Heidelberg Distributing and L.A. Dick Imports. Microbrew beers from Great Lakes Brewery, Thirsty Dog Brewery and select specialty beers from World Market will also be available in lieu of the eight wine samples included with event admission. Guests will also be able to enjoy small tasting plates for a nominal charge from downtown restaurants and Stark County favorites, including Almost Heaven Ice Cream, Arcadia Grille, Bender's Tavern, Napoli's Italian Eatery, Peter Shear’s Downtown, Primo’s Downtown, Shearer’s Foods and Thorpe's Market Avenue Grille. Attendees will enjoy the fine wines, fine foods and fine friends to the rhythm of live blues. Mostly Blues Band with Mike Lenz will perform from 4:30 to 7 p.m., when Jeff Poulos Blues Revue will take over and finish out the evening at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for Vintage Canton are $25 if purchased prior to 5 p.m. on Sept. 14, and $35 after that time and at the door. Tickets can be purchased online, or at any of seven Fishers Foods locations. The ticket price includes eight wine tastings or microbrew samples, a variety of breads from Broken Rocks Café and cheeses courtesy of Brewster Dairy and Biery Cheese, a collectible souvenir wine glass, and a chance to win a “Younique” Surprise from Gasser Fine Jewelers. Looking forward to the event, but not the wine? Lower-priced, wine-free tickets are available for $10. The event is conveniently located in Central Plaza North, on Market Ave. between Tuscarawas St. and Third Ave. NE. The event will be held rain or shine. This year’s event sponsors include KeyBank along with Gasser Fine Jewelers, Fishers Foods, Schauer Group Insurance, Brookside Country Club, Special Improvement District, The Repository, The Karcher Group, Mix 94.1 and News-Talk 1480 WHBC, PPI Graphics, Canton Chair Rental and The City of Canton. For tickets or details about Vintage Canton, visit www.VintageCanton.org, or call (330) 456-7253. Remember to purchase advance tickets to save $10 on the admission price!

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