Our Algoma Wisconsin Winery annual Ladies Fest is just around the corner, on July 10, 2010. We’ve been fielding a lot of questions about the event, so we thought we’d provide a few FAQs. Read on to learn about food choices, dance lessions, massages and more!
Do I need to purchase a ticket prior to the event?
We do not offer pre-sales of tickets unless it’s a discounted package price for 10 or more ladies. Simply purchase your ticket at the gate on July 10th. The line is the longest between 11:30 am. and 1 pm., but it’s a festival atmosphere so nobody seems to mind.
What is the food that is included?
You will have a choice: (while supplies last)
Poppyseed Chicken Pasta Salad
Julienne Chicken Breast Strips, Red & Yellow Peppers, Fresh Grapes, and pasta mixed through with poppyseed dressing
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Grilled Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese & Caesar dressing wrapped in a tortilla. The dishes will be catered in by The Marq (the former Apple Creek Inn out of De Pere)
Other food to be purchased on the grounds includes items like cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, turtle brownies, and strawberry shortcake.
What is the shopping all about?
The shopping “Faire” will include over twenty vendors and will be set up just outside of the festival grounds. A large variety of purses, jewelry, kitchen wares, and other fun items will be available. There will also be experts on hand to advise you in skin care, financial decisions, and travel.
What kind of dance lessons are going on and at what times?
Throughout the day, there are belly dancing demos and lessons.
How do the massages work?
The massages are from 11am to 5 pm, and are given by a team of 20 professional massage therapists in a separate tent. They are there to pamper you and help you to enjoy the benefits of massage. Every lady that receives a massage will also be given a free bottle of water afterward. A third glass of wine, soda, or water will be offered to ladies who are unable to receive a massage due to lack of availability, any personal health condition, or your personal preference. The therapists reserve the right to refuse a massage to anyone at any time.
If I purchase wine, is there some way to get it to my car?
Yes, we will have “pool boys” to serve and help out. We will also be running a jeep as a shuttle. This is a clean event, so don’t worry about the pool boys. They are harmless.
What bands are playing and when?
Kerry Michaels acoustic rock from 11 am. to 3 pm., and the Mango Brothers Band from 3 pm. to 7 pm.
Do I have to be a member of the Ladies of the Vine to attend?
You do not need to be a member, but you will become one just by attending this event.
You get special treatment as soon as you become a member, including 10% off of all gift merchandise and free tours for you and your party (May through October). We also will keep you informed via email about upcoming Ladies’ events and specials.
Is the winery open that day and will there be tours?
Yes, we will be open from 9 am. to 7 pm. Tours normally cost $3.75 per person and run from 9:30 am. to 5 pm. Once you become a LOTV member, your tours are free.
Will there be any non-alcoholic beverages?
Yes, non alcoholic sparking grape juice, soda, and water.