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Coshocton's Taste for Summer Festival lets you celebrate Summer early

 Ribs at Coshocton's Taste for Summer Event
courtesy Coshocton Taste for Summer

You can enjoy a fun weekend getaway and get a jump on the Summer season when you attend Coshocton, Ohio's 4th annual Taste for Summer Festival being held on Saturday, May 17. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland.

Taste for Summer Festival Being held at Clary Gardens, this Summer wine & barbecue event gives visitors the chance to start celebrating the Summer festival season a tad early and to enjoy some great regional wines and some mouth-watering ribs.

The Festival will feature wine tasting from 8 wineries (including Raven's Glenn Winery, Shawnee Springs Winery and Yellow Butterfly Winery -- owned by former Cleveland mayor Mike White) in addition to barbecue vendors offering their delectable products.

Other activities at Taste for Summer include a craft show, a live auction, aerial tours of the Three Rivers Wine Trail and a free stagecoach ride to nearby historic Roscoe Village (where you can tour the Village and do some shopping).

The Festival will also have live musical entertainment including a concert by the group Sticks and Stones (5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) followed by a fireworks display.

For those visitors who are golfers, check out the Nine and Wine event where you can play 9 holes of golf and taste a different wine at each tee. The event takes place from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the River Greens Golf Course.

Hours for the Taste For Summer Festival are noon - 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Wine tasting tickets are $10 per person and the ticket includes 10 tastings and a souvenir wine glass. You must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the wine tastings.

For those visitors wishing to stay overnight, check out the Coshocton Village Inn & Suites located at 115 N. Water St. in Coshocton. Amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and a free continental breakfast. Call 740-622-9455 for more information or to make reservations.

For more information about the Taste For Summer Festival or to purchase advance tickets call 740-502-5227 or get online at

Clary Gardens is located at 582 W. Chestnut St. in Coshocton, Ohio. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland.

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