Wine tasting is only part of what makes this a fantastic summer event!
Nestled along the scenic banks of the Cannon River, Hannah’s Bend Park is the host site for the Cannon Falls Wine & Art Festival. The event is in its ninth year and features over a dozen regional wineries & cideries plus food vendors, and a variety of art to peruse and purchase (over 80 vendors in all.)
The Wine Market
While the Art Festival is free to attend (parking is free as well), one aspect that makes this festival unique is that it includes wine sampling, AND you may also purchase bottles to take home — an excellent opportunity to both try and buy wine from locations all across the state, that would otherwise be impossible to visit all in one day — or even two!
Tickets must be purchased for wine sampling (and to shop the wine market). $25 includes 10 tastings, or $35 for 15 wine tastings. Both options include a commemorative take-home wine glass. If you’d prefer not to participate in wine tasting, wine is available by the glass and beer from other vendors onsite.
Want to go for free? Read on for your chance to enter to win a pair of tickets— plus, everyone who enters will receive a coupon for $2 off/ticket.
Art & Wine Collide
Sip wine and stroll through art along the Cannon River? Yes, please! The festival is host to many accomplished local artists, artisans and other vendors — and YES, the selection is juried. From pottery and painting to lawn art and everything in-between, here are just a few highlights:
The Bee Shed – Honeybees conspire with prairie and woodland flowers to combine the energy of the sun and the minerals of the earth into the perfect natural energy source – Honey.
Lawrenz Jewelry (Northfield, MN) creates unique and limited-edition jewlery using up-cycled components and found objects.
Garden Designs & Sculptures is another festival favorite, with metal garden art hand-created by artist Jose Quiroz, in all shapes and sizes.
Adorable dog (and other animal-themed) tableware by artist Tami Anderson of Z Art Designs (Minnetonka, MN) melts hearts, and makes everyone smile!
Luvy Rapp is a barnwood artist local to Cannon Falls, and will be bringing his fabulous birdhouse creations.
Sara Werzel with Auntie B’s wax brings a fine line of hand-poured candles in fantastic fragrances..
And the Festival Food?
- Ruhland’s Strudel Haus bakes on-site handmade sweet and savory strudels with crust so flaky it melts in your mouth.
- Cannon Falls Lions Club is back with their delicious steak sandwiches (and other grilled favorites including brats and the infamous Spam burger.)
- White Oak Fired Pizza has crust so crisp and light you’ll want to polish off the whole pizza yourself.
Festival Nitty Gritty
While admission to the festival is free (and parking is free as well), you must purchase tickets for wine tasting: $25 includes 10 tastings, or $35 for 15 wine tastings. Both options include a commemorative take-home wine glass. If you’d prefer not to participate in wine tasting, wine is available by the glass and beer from other vendors onsite.
** GIVEAWAY CLOSED**
To receive a coupon for $2 off per ticket:
Wineries & Cideries – More to come!
Aspelund Winery Kenyon, MN
Cannon River Winery Cannon Falls, MN
Carlos Creek Winery Alexandria, MN
Falconer Vineyards Winery & Nursery Red Wing, MN
Flower Valley Vineyard Red Wing, MN
Garvin Heights Vineyards Winona, MN
Indian Island Winery Janesville, MN
Parley Lake Winery Waconia, MN
Schram Vineyards & Winery Waconia, MN
Hannah’s Bend Park is located just 30 minutes South of Saint Paul at at N 9th St., Cannon Falls, MN. You can also visit the Wine & Art Festival’s website at www.cannonfallswineandartfestival.com.