Vintage Canton 2012 boasts fine wine, food and fun downtown on Sept. 20

CANTON, OH (August 23, 2012) – The Canton Development Partnership, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber, will host its annual Vintage Canton event on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. along Central Plaza North in downtown Canton.

Vintage Canton is a sophisticated downtown gathering, offering distinctive center city charm alongside live music, vibrant art exhibits and, of course, quality local wine and wine from around the world.

The event gives guests the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying wine from local wineries, delicacies from downtown and greater Canton eateries and memorable live music. This year Vintage Canton will continue to bring the very best wines and will offer quality micro-brews in the Beer Garden.

This year’s Vintage Canton gathering will feature some of the finest quality wines from area wineries and abroad, including The Bluebird Winery at Little Forest Inn, Breitenbach Wine Cellars, Fishers Foods, Gervasi Vineyard and Ravens Glenn Winery, along with selections from distributors, including L.A. Dick, Superior Beverage and Heidelberg Distributing.

Microbrew beers from Heidelberg, Superior Beverage and World Market will also be available in lieu of the eight wine samples included with event admission.

Guests will also be able to enjoy small tasting plates for a nominal charge from downtown restaurants and Stark County favorites, including Arcadia Grille, Basil Asian Bistro, Bender’s Tavern, Chocolates by Erin, Desert Inn Resaurant and Lucca Downtown.

The whole evening will be set to a musical backdrop of the rhythms of the Ryan Humbert Band: All Strung Out, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Jeff Poulos Blues Revue closing out the night from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for Vintage Canton are $25 if purchased prior to 5 p.m. on Sept. 19, and $35 after that time and at the door. Special group-rate pricing is available for groups of 20 at $20 per ticket. Lower-priced, wine-free spectator tickets are available for $10.

Tickets can be purchased online, at any of seven Fishers Foods locations and at the Canton Regional Chamber offices (222 Market Ave. N in downtown Canton). The ticket price includes eight wine tastings or microbrew samples, a variety of breads and cheeses courtesy of Brewster Dairy and Biery Cheese, a collectible souvenir wine glass, and a special surprise from Gasser Fine Jewelers.

The event is conveniently located in Central Plaza North, on Market Ave. between Tuscarawas St. and Third Ave. NE. The event will be held rain or shine.

This year’s generous event sponsors include KeyBank, along with Gasser Fine Jewelers, Aultman Health Foundation, Fishers Foods, Schauer Group Insurance, Kenan Advantage Group, Brookside Country Club, the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District, The City of Canton, About Magazine, News-Talk 1480 WHBC and Mix 94.1, Canton Chair Rental, Rice’s Nursery and PPI Graphics.

For tickets or details about Vintage Canton, visit www.VintageCanton.org, or contact event manager Krista Schumacher at kristas@cantonchamber.org or (330) 458-2091.

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