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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Wine on the Fox tickets on sale now!

Celebrate the coming of spring and the ascendance of the best Illinois wines, plus wines from Spain, Italy, California and more, at Wine on the Fox!

Tickets are on sale now for Wine on the Fox, returning for the 13th year on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, to Oswego.

The Illinois wine industry has exploded in recent years, claiming its spot among other famed wine-growing regions. Come discover what Oswegoans have known for years – that Illinois IS wine!  See for yourself -- enjoy local wine selections from around Illinois plus selections from other famed international wine-growing regions at this unique wine festival.

Plus, tempt your senses with wine pairings from a variety of food vendors, sit back and chill, or get up and dance to live music from Wild Daisy, Cadillac Groove and other fan favorites, and let the kids roam with children’s activities at this family-friendly event.  

Most importantly, Wine on the Fox offers an opportunity for friends and neighbors to come together to toast to the arrival of spring in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, all benefitting the Oswego community.

Proceeds from Wine on the Fox benefit Oswego event programming and community amenities throughout the year. Fourth of July fireworks, Movies in the Park and other fun for Oswego families is made possible because of the contributions of Wine on the Fox sponsors, participating businesses and attendees.

Packages begin at just $15 when purchased online or at Village Hall before the event and include a commemorative glass, a wristband, and seven wine tickets, and this year, all 1-ounce servings are just one ticket each, making Wine on the Fox the perfect entry point to learning about wine – and a great opportunity to discover new favorites. Then buy a full glass, or take home a bottle or case!

Tickets and details

As always, Wine on the Fox is free to enter.

A commemorative 2019 Wine on the Fox glass and wristband are required to consume alcohol at the festival and are included in every package. Buy online before the event to save $5 on every package and get additional tickets! Pre-sale packages go on sale Monday, March 4, and include:

Intro to Wine Package. $15. Get 7 wine tasting tickets, a commemorative glass, and a wristband.
Wine Lovers Package. $20. Get 14 wine tasting tickets, a commemorative glass, and a wristband.
Wine for Two Package. $25. Get 14 wine tasting tickets, two commemorative glasses, and two wristbands.

Additional wine tickets are available for $1 each at the event.

Buy pre-sale ticket packages online at www.wineonthefox.com (a small online ticketing fee applies), or in-person at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill. Pre-sales end at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Wine glasses, wristbands and tickets purchased online can be picked up at Will Call the day of the event.

Packages will be available at the gate for an additional $5. Act early and buy your wine packages online now to save $5 and get more tickets per package!

Wine on the Fox happens rain or shine.

Please note that no beverages may be brought into the festival park, except water, milk and children’s drinks.

Designated drivers are rewarded for their role in keeping the event and our community safe with complimentary bottled water and soda. The designated driver tent is sponsored by the Oswego Rotary Club, as a part of its Operation Impact, an initiative to reduce teen driving accidents in Oswego.

 

Volunteers needed!

Volunteers are needed to help make Wine on the Fox a success. Have fun, support the community and earn giveaways! Financial donations are available to non-profit Oswego-based organizations that provide volunteers.  Contact Julie Hoffmann at jhoffman@oswegoil.org for more information.

 

Sponsor Wine on the Fox

When you sponsor Wine on the Fox, your dollars go even further. Proceeds from this highly anticipated annual event help make Oswego events happen all year long, and show your business’ dedication to the Oswego community. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Julie Hoffman at jhoffman@oswegoil.org or 630-551-2344.

This year’s Wine on the Fox will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Village Square Park, 100 Parkers Mill, near Oswego Village Hall, to avoid downtown construction.

For more information or to buy tickets visit www.wineonthefox.com. For a full listing of events happening this summer around Oswego, visit www.GoOswego.org.   


Wine on the Fox on dry ground at Village Hall

Wine on the Fox, presented by john greene Realtor, will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at Village Square Park, adjacent to Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill.

The event is expected to bring heavier-than-usual traffic to downtown Oswego, especially along Washington Street and at the intersection of Route 31 and 34.

Event grounds at Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, are expected to be dry, but rainfall over the past several days has resulted in changes to available parking for this event. Free parking will now be available for Wine on the Fox in two lots:

  • On the grassy property immediately west of Oswego Village Hall. Enter from Washington Street. Conditions in some parts of this lot may be wet. Look for instructions from volunteers to avoid wet areas.
  • On the gravel lot at the former Alexander Lumberyard, 59 S. Adams Street, thanks to our parking sponsor, Shodeen Group. Please note that construction fencing will be up on this property, and there will be just one entrance/exit. The Oswego Police Department will be assisting pedestrians across Route 31.

The Uber/Lyft rideshare drop-off point for this event is along Washington Street west of Route 31. Instruct your driver to look for the ‘Rideshare Drop-off’ signs, and do not allow your driver to block traffic on Route 31.

About Wine on the Fox

Wine on the Fox, presented by john greene Realtor, is Oswego’s annual wine festival, featuring Illinois and international wines, and benefitting special events and amenities in Oswego all year long. This family-friendly event is free to enter, and offers 190 different wines, plus food vendors, children’s activities, a Mother’s Day pop-up boutique, live music, wine education seminars and more.

Wine packages begin at $15 when purchased before 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in person at Village Hall or online at www.wineonthefox.com. Wine packages begin at $20 when purchased at the gate.

More information is available at www.wineonthefox.com. For a full listing of events happening this summer around Oswego, visit www.GoOswego.org.   


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