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Wine on the Fox pre-sale tickets available for purchase

Tickets are on sale now for Wine on the Fox, presented by john greene Realtor, returning May 5 and 6 to downtown Oswego.

The festival promises to offer a little something extra this year, with additional wine selections, multiple tiers of wine, and an opportunity to creatively interact with Oswego businesses.

“Some of the feedback we’ve heard from attendees was simply a desire for more diversity in the wines we had to offer,” said Julie Hoffman, community engagement coordinator of special events for the Village of Oswego. “This new model welcomes back and celebrates our Illinois favorites while also offering patrons new selections to try. We also hope the new pricing tiers will let attendees get adventurous with some new vintages, whether they’re on the hunt for a new, inexpensive table wine or a more exotic gift-worthy selection.”

Also new this year, Oswego’s small businesses are joining in on the fun with interactive and crafty demonstrations and make-and-take activities, free to event attendees.

Plus enjoy live entertainment from last year’s favorites Junkyard Groove and Lincoln Don’t Lie, the up-and-coming Althea Grace Duo, the crowd-pleasing American Idol contestant Gina Glocksen Band, and more, while noshing on food pairings from tasty Italian to gourmet grilled cheese.

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.

Packages this year begin at $15 and include a commemorative glass, a wristband, and seven wine tickets. Small, 1-oz. pours begin at just one ticket each. A two-day Mother’s Day Package includes a commemorative glass and wristband, 22 tickets to be used over two days, and the choice of a special gift from downtown Oswego businesses Bentleys’ Pet Stuff, Aroma Roots, or The Garden Faire.

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

A 2018 Wine on the Fox glass is required in order to consume alcohol at the festival. Please note that no beverages may be brought into the festival park, with the exception of milk and other children’s drinks. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase for off-site consumption only.

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.

Wine package tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite. A small online ticketing fee applies. Wine glasses and tickets purchase online can be picked up at Will Call the day of the event.

Tickets go on sale at Oswego Village Hall in the weeks prior to the event, and will also be available at the door.

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