Northern Kentucky Wine Festival

By Stefanie Kremer for CityBeat

Home to the first commercial vineyard in the United States, Kentucky was once producer of more than half the nation's grape and wine output. Now, Kentucky is reclaiming its proud heritage and rebuilding its wine industry to take its place among the world's best. There's no need to travel to Napa Valley for a wine tasting when you have the hills of Kentucky in your backyard.

Party Town presents the seventh Annual Northern Kentucky Wine Festival at Mainstrasse Village. The celebration featuring Kentucky's own wineries kicks off at 3 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. Like any good party should, the wine festival will have local food, artisans and live music. $10 admission includes a souvenir wine glass and four sample tickets. Additional sample tickets may be purchased for $1 each or six for $5. Rain or shine. Must be 21 to attend. Mainstrasse Village, Covington, Ky. Complimentary parking is available in the IRS parking lot at Fourth and Johnson streets. mainstrasse.org.

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