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Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run Festival

June 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

The Whiskey Run Festival is back for its 6th year in beautiful Wilmington, NY, home of Whiteface Mountain!

JOIN US AT PRESTON FIELD FOR:
• Whiskey Tastings & Food
• History Displays
• Craft Vendors and Demonstrators
• Entertainment by the Music Group, Moonshine Hollow
• 1812 Battle of Plattsburgh Re-enactors in Period Clothing with Tents & Demos
• Battle of Plattsburgh Military Ceremony in Remembrance of Local War of 1812 Soldiers at 12:30pm
• Raffle Drawing at 3:30pm

WHY A WHISKEY THEME?
The Wilmington area has quite a storied history with liquor, legal and otherwise. During the War of 1812, Wilmington supplied good rye whiskey to the American troops at the Battle of Plattsburgh as part of their daily ration. During Prohibition with its proximity to Canada, Wilmington residents provided temporary haven for bootleggers crossing the border, and until recently was home to US Barrel, a whiskey barrel cooperage. So with our somewhat checkered history and natural beauty, we invite you to join us for our annual Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run and Festival.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS FUNDRAISER?
This is our main fundraiser for our proposed new Ruth & Thomas Keegan Memorial History Center building to house the Wilmington Historical Society. The land, which we own, is located on NYS Route 86 between the A&W Restaurant and the Alpine Country Inn & Suites. We need your support to construct a building with a reference library, an archives room, and a display/lecture/community space to promote Whiteface Region history.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THERE!

The Whiskey Run Festival is made possible with a Generous Acts Grant from the Adirondack Foundation.

#adkfoundation

Details

Date:
June 17, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
Wilmingtonhistoricalsociety.org

Venue

Preston Festival Field, Wilmington, NY
2 Cunningham Lane
Wilmington, NY 12997 United States
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Phone
518-524-1023
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