Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Uncork the Fun!

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first commercial wine vintage in America at the Swiss Wine Festival Thursday through Sunday (21-24 August) in Vevay.

From area wines, twirling batons to culinary delights sizzling on grills, the Swiss Wine Festival each year celebrates -- and salutes -- the cultural heritage of Indiana's Switzerland County.

Now in its 36th year, the four-day event, held on Vevay's riverfront, blends tradition and fun. From opening day on Thursday to closing time Sunday evening, the Swiss Wine Festival caters to all ages and interests. There's a complete schedule here.

Three entertainment stages offer everything from polka music to country. There are riverboat cruises, canoe races, a beer garden and wine pavilion, and fireworks on Saturday night. Keep in mind that if you want to participate (feet-first) in the annual Grape Stomp, you need to forfeit both dignity and shoes.

For more information, check the website, or call 800:435-5688.

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