For immediate release: July 12, 2017
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A Fantastic Summer Day at Headwaters’ Largest Culinary Festival!

CALEDON, ON – It’s delicious. It’s decadent. It’s cutting edge, (pun intended) and it’s entertaining. Like a lovely meal paired with the perfect beverage, the highly anticipated Wine & Food Festival at Alton Mill pairs 25 Mill artists with talented regional Chefs.

Beer, cider, wine & spirit companies add to the fun atmosphere creating a dynamic culinary and art tourism experience!

Whisking together fine food and fine art at our unique venue, the award-winning Wine & Food Festival takes place on July 22, 2017 from noon to 6pm. Celebrating its eighth year, this festival is a must-do for all foodies!

The focus is on the world-class talent, in both fields, located right within our region. During the day guests (and their taste buds) will be entertained by our outdoor culinary competitions, led by the region’s top Chefs and restaurants. Visitors can make their way indoors to enjoy gourmet food tastings at stations throughout the Mill exquisitely prepared by local Chefs – in each studio find different styles of art as well as a different palate pleaser for your taste buds! Sprinkled around the grounds, visitors can discover wine, spirit and beer samples from partners in the region while shopping for works of art being showcased by Mill resident artists! Let your creativity bubble over by taking part in art demos or do-it-yourself in a mini workshop.

Experience the Mill’s charm and architectural reveals at every corner. Unwind and come to a simmer by listening to fantastic music! The Wine & Food Festival is about a taste of place, a sense of community, and great company. Marinate in the sun and enjoy local, Canadian & International artists, all day long.

The Wine & Food Festival at Alton Mill is both a celebration of local artistic and culinary talents, and a fundraiser for the Alton Millpond Rehabilitation Project. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Millpond project; a community-based endeavor to improve the water quality and fish habitat of Shaw’s Creek.

Create lasting memories, see the works of local artisans, sip on cool drinks and enjoy great food while raising funds for a wonderful project. We invite you to join us at the Mill for our most popular summer event! Advance tickets $25 (available online & at Gallery Gemma located in the Alton Mill) or $35 at the door. We look forward to seeing you!


About Alton Mill Arts Centre:

The historic Alton Mill is in the heart of the Village of Alton, in the rolling hills of Caledon, Ontario, just an hour northwest of downtown Toronto. Its rehabilitation and conversion into an arts and event centre won the Heritage Canada Foundation’s 2009 National Achievement Award for Adaptive Re-use and a 2012 national Business for the Arts award for Best Entrepreneurial Partnership.

With its blend of studios, galleries, shops, café and event spaces in a stunning setting, the Alton Mill is truly unique. Here you can discover art for your collection, handcrafted gifts or a special piece of jewellery. Enjoy the ambiance of a spectacular building and its fascinating heritage exhibit. Hike in our woods, skate on the pond, take an art class, or enjoy a delectable treat from Gourmandissimo Café.