Overview

In late 2021, the Naples Grape & Arts Festival LLC conducted a month long survey to determine how best to maximize the "guest experience" of the tens of thousands of visitors to the Naples Grape Festival. Much of the feedback spoke highly of what the Festival already offers especially the social aspects of getting together with family and friends during the celebratory weekend. However, what was unexpected was from local residents who spoke of long ago events that were no longer part of the Festival. This nostalgia formed the basis for bringing back many of the activities that had been enjoyed by Neapolitans in the earlier days of the Festival. With the enthusiasm of a team of volunteers, we are delighted to offer the following Community Events as part of Naples Grape Festival 2022.


Friday, September 16th

    Fireworks Extravaganza
      Kick-off for Naples Grape Festival & NCS Homecoming
      9:00pm, Front of Hazlitt's Winery, Naples, NY

Saturday, September 17th

    Parade
      10:00am, Main Street, Naples, NY
    Street Dance
      6:00pm, Main Street, Naples, NY

Sunday, September 18th

    Home Winemaker's Competition
      1:00pm, Engine 14 Brewery, 52 West Avenue, Naples, NY
    Chili Cook-off
      3:00pm, Set-up by competitor, Engine 14 Brewery, 52 West Avenue, Naples, NY
      4:00pm, Tasting open to the public

$2 FOR '22 Community Events Fundraising Campaign

We are launching a fundraiser to help finance these events... $2 for '22. Just $2.00 (or more) from everyone reading this page and we can make it happen! We have set up a special Venmo account to make your donations easier. (And, kids, this is where you can help your parents and grandparents who haven't quite adopted this form of payment yet!) Of course, checks are always welcome!

You can a make a donation by either going to the Venmo account or mail a check to the address below:

Venmo: @naplesgrapefestse
(please designate which event you want to support)

Checks payable to: Naples Grape Festival SE

Mail to: Naples Grape and Arts Festival LLC
6202 Stemple Hill Rd
Naples, NY 14512
Attn: Mitch Bay - Treasurer


Community Events 2022 Sponsors

Naples Volunteer Fire Department

HawksPro Vacations LLC

Caruso's Cafe

Messineo et al

Engine 14 Brewery

Town of Naples NY
Village of Naples NY

Naples Ambulance

Irondequoit Landscape

Naples Valley Chiropractic

Town of South Bristol


Prospective Community Events Sponsors

If your organization would like to donate $100 or more to our new Community Events, we want to recognize you by listing your organization (and link to your website) on our the Community Events pages of our website.

Show your community support by donating $100 or more and sending your organization's logo, website address, mailing address and contact information to Tom Hawks II at thawks@naplesgrapefest.org

You can a make your donation by either going to the Venmo account or mail a check to the address below:

Venmo: @naplesgrapefestse
(please designate Community Events Sponsor)

Checks payable to: Naples Grape Festival SE

Mail to: Naples Arts & Crafts Festival LLC
6202 Stemple Hill Rd
Naples, NY 14512
Attn: Mitch Bay - Treasurer

Contact Tom at 585-704-7210 with any questions you might have.

Our NEW Naples Grape Festival Community Events cannot happen year after year without your generous support. Thank you!.


Naples Grape Festival 2022 is Proudly Presented by the Naples Grape and Arts Festival LLC
All donations and proceeds from Community Events and the Grape Country Gala go toward supporting present and future Community Events. The goal of these events is to bring families and friends together by providing positive, fun and enriching experiences for Naples community residents!