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Ontario Barn Festival


Wayne County is known for producing some of the region's yummiest fruits and veggies, and among its farms is the Lake Ontario Wine Trail. This group of wineries includes Ontario Barn Vineyards, sponsor of the 6th annual Ontario Barn Festival. Five bands that broadly fall under the Americana genre anchor the event. There's jug band Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers, roots performers Waitin' On A Train, and country & western swing two-steppers Skiffle Minstrels. For my money, I'd check out old-time country & bluegrass singer-guitarist Norman Hasman, and world-beat-influenced group Hypnotic Clambake, which has been described as \a Bar Mitzvah on acid. In between tunes, you can pick apples, chow on barbeque, or enjoy wine sampling at the vineyard's renovated tasting room.