Wow are we spoiled in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Normally my “what’s happening” posts & email are full of events and happenings! Not so much in January.

The nICE Festival is happening on Sunday though. says:

A NYWCC classic! Our nICE Festival showcases NYS ice wines & seasonal wines. Vendors will be pouring wine tastings and passing out cheese samples in our Sands Gallery.

This year we’ll be featuring unique demos in our Wine Spectator Theater in honor of the end of the football season! One of our experienced chef instructors will be demonstrating how to create amazing tailgate and game-day appetizers with plenty of samples to pass around. Tailgate dress is encouraged as you sip on NYS ice wine, or your favorite beer from our cash bar!

Also in the Sands Gallery will be a chili sampling station. These chilis will be prepared by teams of participants from the hands-on cooking class earlier in the day. It’s up to the festival attendees to taste-test, and cast their vote for the best chili recipe!

There’s something for everyone at this festival, so come celebrate all the delicious NYS food and drink that come with this time of year!

Also Lights on the Lake at Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool NY is still going through the 12th!