The Naples Grape Festival is an annual community event celebrating Naples' grape harvest, local businesses, and the community. Dating back to the late 1800's, the Festival showcases the uniqueness of the Naples community and its hard-working, creative and friendly residents. Over the years, its included parades, carnivals, street dances, and grape-stomping as well as arts, crafts, great foods, and beverages. And, let us not forget the "World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest!" The Naples Grape Festival has been the recipient of the Finger Lakes region's Reader's Choice Award for "Best Festival in the Finger Lakes" for a number of years including 2021.
"Naples Grape Festival 2022 benefits the Naples community by giving to the Naples Historical Society and the Naples Rotary Club.
The Naples Historical Society is about preserving the rich history of Naples while the Naples Rotary Club is about creating a bright future for our community!"
—Tom Hawks II, President
Naples Grape & Arts Festival LLC
The Naples Rotary is proud to feature the work of local artist, Darryl Abraham, at this year's Naples Grape Festival 2022. There are several reasons for our pride:
One, Darryl's dad, George "Doc" Abraham, was a long-time Rotarian whose enthusiasm for our Naples community was infectious. He helped put the Festival on the map through energetic promotion on his and Katy's radio show, "The Green Thumb". Each week he'd ferry grape pies to Rochester media stars, getting them hooked on Naples after one bite! We know Doc would love Darryl's connection to this event.
Two, Darry's work is beloved and familiar to many of us. It's accessible and joyous. We have it in our homes. It graces the entrance to our High School. If Darryl has ever done any art or sign work for you, your invoice arrives in an envelope he illustrated — a unique work!
Three, I referred to Darryl as "local" and he is. He was born here; he grew up on Cohocton Street. He lives there today. He attended Naples Central School, graduating in 1966. He did his undergraduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University and received his master's degree from University of North Carolina. He taught there after graduation, and eventually returned to Naples to raise his family. He's part of the community. He's there with a helping hand and a shy smile.
While Darryl's art features familiar fields, farms and vistas, his work is widely known. It is exhibited in big-city art galleries. It can be found in major collections, in U.S. Embassies across the globe, and in the Smithsonian.
Yes! We're pleased that Darryl's work helps us tell our Naples story. We hope you'll stop at the Rotary Booth on Saturday, September 24th from 2 to 4 and get Darryl to autograph your Naples Grape Festival 2022 Tee-shirt and/or poster!
Tom Hawks II
Naples Grape and Arts Festival LCC President
2019-20 Naples Rotary Past-President
PS: Want to know more about Darryl? Read this article his sister Leanna Landsmann wrote for Life in the Finger Lakes.
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Associate Your Business with the Best! Become a sponsor of the Naples Grape Festival and use the exposure we have received as a 3 time winner of the Reader's Choice winner as the Best Festival In The Finger Lakes, and get your message out to 1000's of visitors attending the festival while visiting our beautiful Naples New York valley.
There are two ways to become a sponsor, either at the Community or Corporate level:
1. Make a donation in your company name. Donations from $100.00 - $299.00 will have your company name, logo and contact information listed on our web site. Donations ranging from $300.00+ will have your company name, logo, contact information and a link to your web site listed on our web site. All listings will remain on our web site starting when your donation and information are received until June 1st, 2023.
2. Choose to have a physical attendance and setup a booth on our grounds. Your physical presence gives your company an opportunity to pass out literature, increase your contact list of potential new customers who learn more about your company offerings. Your business name, company logo, contact information and a link to your web site will be listed on our web site. Contact us directly to discuss your needs and pricing.
Applications are available on our downloads page.
Contact Jo Anne at 585-749-2248 to discuss your marketing ideas.
The Naples Grape Festival could not continue without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you!
Naples Grape Festival 2022 is Proudly Presented by the Naples Grape and Arts Festival LLC
All proceeds go to the Naples Historical Society and Naples Rotary Club.
The Naples Historical Society is all about preserving the rich history of Naples while the Naples Rotary Club is all about creating a bright future for our community!