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Day Date at Vintage Ohio Wine Festival

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This summer has been about ALL THE THINGS! The mister and I have been taking lots of day trips and a few road trips over the past few months. Now that the summer is winding down, I can’t wait to share about all the cool places and things I have found, like the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival!

enjoying the beautiful scenery at Lake Metroparks Farmpark outside Cleveland, Ohio

The Mister and I received two tickets to attend the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival so I could share about it, and it was definitely one of my favorite trips of the summer! So be sure to pin this post so that you can add this to your bucket list next summer! Now for all the deets!


What is The Vintage Ohio Wine Festival?

The Vintage Ohio Wine Festival took place at Lake Metroparks Farmpark this year from August 2-3 and was produced by the Ohio Wine Producers Association. There, we found splendid wineries from all over Ohio and got to sample as many as we could! Plus, we had some great food and enjoyed the entertainment!

entertainment at Vintage Ohio Wine Festival

One of the first things you see when you get there is the ferris wheel. The colorful wheel is a fabulous touch as you can enjoy all the scenery on a ride. It is definitely a highlight of the festival. There is also some great vendors, which I can’t wait to share about the new plus size boutique I found from going.

If you want to get away from the crowds, there are plenty of places to go to relax, like near the pond. The mister and I enjoyed chatting and watching everything from afar as we recharged a bit.

Sampling wines from Ohio wineries offering regional wines at the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival


What Makes this a Great Date?

Since I have a lot of food allergies, the whole dinner and a movie thing doesn’t work well for us. Therefore, I love a creative date idea. Wine tasting is one of our favorite date ideas too! The music, the ferris wheel, the music…well…it all adds a certain whimsical feel.

Wine pouring at Vintage Ohio Wine Festival outside Cleveland, Ohio

The mister and I enjoyed traveling from tent to tent, comparing notes, and sampling the wines. We even found a few new wineries to visit for future dates! While it was crowded, the crowd had a food feel to it, and I felt really relaxed. Okay, so the wine helped, but seriously, people were really nice!

Wine pouring at Vintage Ohio Wine Festival outside Cleveland, Ohio

Lines moved quickly, and we even talked to some of the other attendees to get ideas on which wineries to try next. We also got tips on which wines to try! It was definitely a good time overall!

Enjoying the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival outside Cleveland, Ohio


What to Wear on a date like this?

I seriously got compliments on my outfit ALL DAY LONG. So…of course, I have to talk about what I wore.

Sampling wines from Ohio wineries offering regional wines at the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival

With it being summer, I wanted to keep it light. However, when wearing dresses in the summer, beware of summer breezes! This dress from The Flourish Market is just the right length. It also works for summer as it is fairly light. However, I plan to get a lot of wear this fall with it too!

enjoying the beautiful scenery at Lake Metroparks Farmpark outside Cleveland, Ohio

Since it was an outdoor event, I made sure to grab my favorite summer hat to protect my scalp. I found this cute hat at Apricot Lane while exploring Pinecrest this summer! Because I burn easily, I tend to wear hats when I am outdoors for an extended time.


Final Thoughts

If you live or plan to visit Northeast Ohio or Cleveland next summer, make sure you add the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival to your list of things to do. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram, so be sure to check them out!

Sampling Wine at Vintage Ohio Wine Festival

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  1. Sara Zielinski
    September 17, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    This looks like you had a great time.

  2. Kimberly Lehman
    September 18, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    This looks like an awesome date! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Bite Buff
    September 18, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to this festival. Too many summer events to get to!

  4. Kristen
    September 19, 2019 at 2:39 am

    The first thing I thought when I opened your blog was how much I loved your dress! Did the belt come with it? This is definitely something I’d love to check out in the near future. I love trying new wines!

  5. Sandy Klocinski
    September 22, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Looks like you had an awesome time. Thanks for sharing. I will check this out

  6. Shane A
    September 29, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    What a fun date! I need to look up similar events near us. This really looked like a fun time.

  7. Mary Gardner
    October 2, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    It looks like you had so much fun and I really adore your dress!

  8. Tanya Guthrie
    October 3, 2019 at 3:40 am

    This looks like so much fun! The weather looks perfect for a festival. Plus, could you two look more adorable? I love both of your looks here!!

  9. Mary Gardner
    February 28, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    This looks like such a fun day and your outfit is great!

  10. Rosie
    April 19, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    This does sure look like a fun time! And don’t you look adorable in that outfit, perfect for a wine festival!

  11. Hannah Chase
    May 24, 2020 at 1:15 am

    Sounds like an awesome date and I love your dress!

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