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Toast of Ohio Wine Festival – Sandusky, Ohio

The Toast of Ohio Heritage Wine Festival takes place at Jackson Street Pier in downtown Sandusky, offering samples from regional wineries, food trucks and vendors. In the past, there has been music entertainment.

This is a ticketed event but does give you admission to the Merry-Go-Round Museum, which the event supports.

2024 DATE: June 8, 2024
Location: 301 Jackson St
Sandusky, OH 44870
Website: https://www.facebook.com/merrygoroundmuseum

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This post documents my experience on July 26, 2014, when it took place next to the Merry-Go-Round Museum.

For the first time, I didn’t head to the Merry-Go-Round Museum

…to ride the carrousel…

…or admire the wonderfully carved and painted animals on display.

No, I was actually here for the Toast of Ohio Wine Festival

…where festival goers were having a blast…

…thanks to a music performance by SandTown

…and a wee bit of help from the contents of this wine tent.

For a $5 tent admission, you received a wine glass and two sample tickets…

…to use at such Ohio wineries as Stoney Ridge (Bryan)…

Quarry Hill (Berlin Heights)…

Matus Winery (Wakeman)…

…and many others.

From there, you could enjoy your wine outdoors with friends…

…pick up some jewelry for your partner…

…and soak up the any extra alcohol with perch tacos (Cedar Point)…

…fried chicken wings (Gram’s Goodies)…

…sauerkraut balls (Creative Cuisine)…

…and gourmet fudge…

…all greasy rich foods that seemed up to the task.