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SPECIAL EVENTS | Festival of Food/Purple Foot Festival


Eat, drink, and be happy. Oh, and add stomping grapes into the equation to be even happier. Foodlink is hosting its 10th annual Festival of Food Monday, September 16, while Casa Larga's 18th annual harvest celebration, the Purple Foot Festival, will be held Sunday, September 15.

The Festival of Food will be held Monday at the Rochester Public Market (280 N. Union St.) 6-9 p.m. and will feature more than 100 local restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries and farms — and you get the chance to sample them all. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. All proceeds benefit Foodlink. Visit for more information, or call 328-3380.

The Purple Foot Festival runs Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., rain or shine, at Casa Larga Vineyards (2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport). With grape stomping, vineyard tours (ASL tours and tastings available), hayrides, food, live music, and much more, it's a great way to welcome in the fall harvest. Tickets are $12 for members of the Wine Lover Club, $14 in advance, $16 at the door, and free to those under 21. Visit or call 223-4210 for more information.