Vintage Canton 2013 boasts fine wine, food and fun downtown on Sept. 19
CANTON, OH (August 29, 2013) – The Canton Development Partnership, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber, will host its annual Vintage Canton event on Thursday, Sept. 19, 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 the very best wines and will offer quality micro-brews in the Beer Garden. This year’s Vintage Canton gathering will feature some of the finest quality wines from area wineries and abroad, including Al-Bi Winery, The Bluebird Winery at Little Forest Inn, Breitenbach Wine Cellars, Gervasi Vineyard, Meniru Meadery and Raven's Glenn Winery, along with selections from distributors, including Fishers Foods, Heidelberg Distributing, L.A. Dick and Superior Beverage. Microbrew beers from Heidelberg and Superior Beverage 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 Arcadia Grille, Basil Asian Bistro, Bender’s Tavern, Canal Tavern of Zoar, The Canton Club, Chocolates by Erin, Desert Inn Restaurant and Thorpe’s Market Avenue Grill & Pub. The whole evening will be set to a musical backdrop of the rhythms of the Ryan Humbert Band: All Strung Out, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Jeff Poulos Blues Revue closing out the night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets for Vintage Canton are $25 if purchased prior to 5 p.m. on Sept. 18, and $35 after that time and at the door. Special group-rate pricing is available for groups of 20 at $20 per ticket. Lower-priced, wine-free spectator tickets are available for $10. Tickets can be purchased online, at any of seven Fishers Foods locations and at the Canton Regional Chamber offices (222 Market Ave. N in downtown Canton). The ticket price includes eight wine tastings or microbrew samples, a variety of breads and cheeses courtesy of Hazel Artisan Bakery Cafe, Brewster Dairy and Biery Cheese, a collectible souvenir wine glass, and a chance to win a piece of fine jewelry from Gasser Fine Jewelers. 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 generous event sponsors include KeyBank, along with Gasser Fine Jewelers, Fishers Foods, Kenan Advantage Group, Brookside Country Club, the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District, The City of Canton, About Magazine, News-Talk 1480 WHBC and Mix 94.1, Canton Chair Rental and PPI Graphics. For tickets or details about Vintage Canton, visit www.VintageCanton.org, or contact downtown event manager Erin Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 458-2072.