Syracuse Wine Festival


Scroll down to the ‘PAINT ‘N SIP’ Section with All the details! (Scroll past the ‘2024 Exhibitor Listing’ and ‘Here is What is On Tap in 2024’ Sections). If you have any questions, email us at info@empirestatewineevents.com. 

April 6, 2024 at the CNY Regional Market, Building F. 2100 Park Street. Syracuse, NY 13208.

Syracuse Wine Festival

There are two sessions plus a VIP option. Session 1 ($30) is from 1pm-4pm and session 2 ($35) is from 6pm-9pm. The VIP ticket ($40) gets you into session 2 an hour earlier, at 5pm, so you have more time and shorter lines during the first hour.


Tickets for Designated Drivers (DDs) will be sold for $10 at the door. This ticket allows the DD to participate in food sampling, paint n sip, games, DJ/photo booth, and dinner purchases. There is no limit to the number of DD tickets available.

Here Is What Is On Tap in 2024!

Included with your ticket is unlimited sampling of the wines, spirits, and specialty food offered by participating vendors. There will be full meals and beverages for sale (not included with the ticket price) by THREE participating food trucks. There will be a DJ, free photo booth, free Paint-N-Sip attraction by a professional instructor, Chair Massage for an extra half-off fee, board games, and a few vendors selling their beautiful items.

Wine Sampling

We work hard to attract as many NY wineries to our shows as we can. Check the above Exhibitor Listing to see who we can thank for their participation at this show. 

Spirits Sampling

We are also grateful for the participation of distilleries of excellence in NY. It is a great privilege to learn about their farms and stories and to purchase their spirits.

Specialty Food Sampling

We aim to bring you the best quality specialty food producers who are willing to sample their products throughout each session. You will definitely want to purchase your favorites to take home.

Paint ‘N Sip

This year we will have an instructor leading the Pain ‘N Sip section! Scroll down for details!

Three GREAT Food Trucks

We will have three great food trucks for you to purchase a meal. They will be outside but you can order indoors and enjoy your meal at the tables with your friends. Scroll down for details!

DJ and Photo Booth

We will have a DJ and free photo booth so you can dance and dress up for fun photos with your friends. Scroll down for more details!

Chair Massage

This year we will be offering chair massage by Hand in Health. There will be an extra fee but at HALF off their usual. Scroll down for details!

Board Games

Not everyone is an extrovert, and some prefer a more laid back evening. So this year we will put out a sampling of board games for you to enjoy playing as you sip. Let us know which ones you like and we will take note of the favorites for next time. 

Wine/Spirits Holding Area

When you purchase your favorite bottles of wine or spirits after sampling them, we will keep them for you in the holding area. You just need to save your tickets from your purchase and pick them up on your way out. 

Paint ‘N Sip with Diana Myers

Many thanks to Diana Myers (aka the Artzy Nana!) for offering a FREE guided experience AGAIN this year in the Paint ‘N Sip section. There is no pre-registration, and there may be a short wait to get a seat. Plan for about a 20 minute lesson where there will be about 15 people seated per class.


We are taking submissions this year via Facebook Post (on the Event Page Discussion Tab of the Syracuse Wine Festival Facebook page) for a drawing to be used as the SUBJECT in the Paint ‘n Sip activity. The theme will be to combine the GREAT NORTH AMERICAN TOTAL SOLAR EXCLIPSE (which takes place the Monday after the show) with the theme of WINE. Scroll down for more details! 🌚🌝🍷

About The Submission

Your submission may include the colors White, Red, and Black, as well as any colors that can result from mixing these, such as various tones of Pink and Gray. You can add text or other subject matter (must be appropriate or will not be considered). You can hand draw and snap a photo for a post. OR, you can use a free tool like Canva, which is what we used to create the above example, and then download and post it.

If you choose to make a submission, post it on the Event Page Discussion tab below by March 15, 2024 so we have plenty of time for people to vote by likes and comments. We will tally the results by April 1 and announce the winner, who will receive 2 free tickets to the April 6 festival to the session of their choice. If you had already ordered tickets (just to be sure in case we are sold out!), then we will refund your tickets including the Eventbrite fees. 

Just a reminder that Facebook is in no way responsible for this contest! Only one submission per person please. The team from the Syracuse Wine Festival, in collaboration with Diana Myers, will tally the likes and comments to determine the winner. 

Event Page Discussion Tab – Click Here then click ‘Add a Post’ To Submit Your Drawing

NOTE: If you go to the Event and do not see the ‘Add a Post’ box, you may need to toggle from the ‘About’ view to the ‘Discussion’ view.

Diana Myers Bio

Diana Myers has been painting for more than 3 decades. After years of teaching with ‘Painting with a Twist’, she started her own mobile ‘Paint And Sip’ business titled ‘Art by Diana Myers.’ A very busy Nana, she also leads online classes at the Artzy Rose, which is on Facebook and most social networks. We are thrilled to have her teach a simple wine class on multi media paper using her step-by-step technique!

Paint ‘N Sip 

Here we were last year painting the subject of a wine glass. 

Finished Masterpieces

Perfect Sounds DJ Music Entertainment Will Return in 2024!

We would like to thank and welcome back Tom Soccocio, Jr, owner of Perfect Sounds DJ Music Entertainment, who energizes dance floors by playing the hottest hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today! You and your crew will also have a blast in the large photo suite that features a huge variety of fun props. Not only will you get a printed photo strip but you will be able to text a copy to yourself or email it so you can share it right away on social media. Feel free to request your favorites and shake what you got on the dance floor throughout the entire event. 

Perfect Sounds Music Entertainment

Welcome Back Chair Massage by Hand in Health

Again this year, we have an exciting offering of Chair Massage by Hand in Health. It requires an extra fee, but at HALF their usual price. The fee is $1/minute for a 5-15 minute session. There is no advance registration, so just queue up at the show and be ready to pay by cash or card. Massage will be over clothing in a chair so no need for screens or tables. They will sanitize the chairs between every patron and use face cradle covers for extra sanitation around the face. Thank you to Hand in Health for coming back this year! 

Hand in Health Website
Wanna buy a meal at the show? We got ya covered!

Three Great Food Trucks Again this Year — These Are the Most Popular Ones In Syracuse!

Don’t miss the food trucks at the festival! They will be parked outside but you can buy your meal inside!