2023 Grapes and Hops Festival

Grapes + Hops

Saturday, April 1st, 2023 –  The Annual Grapes and Hops Festival at Northwest Arena is a single-day ticketed event on Saturday, April 1st, 2023, with a focus on the New York State craft beer, distillery, and wine industries. The overall intent of the festival is to offer the adult community a day of entertainment at Northwest Arena with samplings of hand-crafted beer, local wines, great food, music, and vendors. This is a 21+ event. A valid state license is required for entry.

The 2023 event will take place on Shults Auto Group Rink A and Plyler Entry Systems Rink B at Northwest Arena. The General Session is from 3 PM – 6 PM. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold that will allow holders 2 PM entry to the vendor floor, a commemorative pint glass, and exclusive access to a VIP lounge with complimentary small bites. Designated Driver tickets are available at a reduced price; Designated Drivers must also be 21+ to enter the festival.


Tickets may be purchased online via Eventbrite, a secure ticketing platform, at the Northwest Arena Box Office, or via phone: 716-484-2624. Presale and online ticket sales end at 11:59 PM on 3/31/2023

Tickets will be on sale on the day of the event with a $10 increase per ticket.


  • VIP Admission
    Early entry at 2 PM, exclusive access to the VIP lounge and small bites, one commemorative pint glass.
  • General Admission
    3-6 PM admission. Includes a commemorative tasting glass.
  • Group Tickets
    GA tickets only. May be purchased in quantities of 10 or more. Only available via the Northwest Arena Box Office.
  • Designated Driver
    Must be 21+

At the Door

  • VIP Admission
  • General Admission
  • Designated Driver
  • Group Tickets
    Not available at the door.

Thank You, 2023 Grapes and Hops Festival Sponsors


Northwest Arena in collaboration with Media One Radio Group is currently accepting applications for vendor spaces for the 2023 Grapes and Hops Festival. Each vendor will receive a 10′ x 10′ space in which they may conduct business.

Vendors will be provided with:

  • One 8′ table and two folding chairs
  • Basic electricity (110V) – higher electricity requirements available upon prior request
  • Signage space for booth location
  • Spaces are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or email us at tonja.rinaldo@northwestarena.com

Wineries, Distilleries, and all Other Potential Vendors, Please Contact Us: