Wine on the Fox returns May 4-5 to Oswego
Buy wine packages by Friday, May 3, for the best deals on 190 wines!
Your neighbors, a little live music, and a glass of sparkling rosé – it’s the perfect start to spring, and it’s happening Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, in Oswego.
Better yet? It’s all for a great cause.
Celebrate the coming of spring and the ascendance of Illinois wines, plus wines from Spain, Italy, California and more, at Wine on the Fox presented by john greene Realtor, May 4 and 5 at Village Square Park.
Now in its 13th year, Wine on the Fox highlights the best in Illinois wineries, along with selections from other famed international wine-growing regions, for a unique wine festival benefitting the Oswego community.
This year, Wine on the Fox offers even more for those new to wine and lifelong vinophiles with new wine education seminars and an expanded selection of wines. Sit in on a seminar to learn about different varietals, then jump in on the fun. Small pours are just one ticket, and with more than 190 wines and two local craft beers to choose from, you’re bound to discover a new favorite.
Plus, tempt your senses with wine pairings from a variety of food vendors, sit back and chill or get up and dance to live music from Wild Daisy, Cadillac Groove and other fan favorites, peruse unique finds from charming downtown Oswego shops at our Mother’s Day Boutique, and let the kids roam with children’s activities at this family-friendly event.
Most importantly, proceeds from Wine on the Fox benefit Oswego event programming and community amenities throughout the year. Fourth of July fireworks, Movies in the Park, and other fun for Oswego families is all made possible because of the contributions of Wine on the Fox sponsors, participating businesses, and attendees.
Packages begin at just $15 when purchased online or at Village Hall before the event and include a commemorative glass, a wristband, and seven wine tickets, and this year, all 1-ounce servings are just one ticket each, making Wine on the Fox the perfect entry point to learning about wine – and a great opportunity to discover new favorites. Then buy a full glass, or take home a bottle or case!
Tickets and details
As always, Wine on the Fox is free to enter.
A commemorative 2019 Wine on the Fox glass and wristband are required to consume alcohol at the festival and are included in every package. Buy online before the event to save $5 on every package and get additional tickets! Pre-sale packages include:
Intro to Wine Package. $15.
Get 7 wine tasting tickets, a commemorative glass, and a wristband.
Wine Lovers Package. $20. Get 14 wine tasting tickets, a commemorative glass, and a wristband.
Wine for Two Package. $25. Get 14 wine tasting tickets, two commemorative glasses, and two wristbands.
Additional wine tickets are available for $1 each at the event.
Buy pre-sale ticket packages online at www.wineonthefox.com (a small online ticketing fee applies), or in-person at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill. Pre-sales end at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Wine glasses, wristbands and tickets purchased online can be picked up at Will Call the day of the event.
Packages will be available at the gate for an additional $5. Act now and buy your wine packages online or in person at Oswego Village Hall before 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3, to save $5 and get more tickets per package!
Wine on the Fox happens rain or shine.
Please note that no beverages may be brought into the festival park, except water, milk and children’s drinks.
Designated drivers are rewarded for their role in keeping the event and our community safe with complimentary bottled water and soda. The designated driver tent is sponsored by the Oswego Rotary Club, as a part of its Operation Impact, an initiative to reduce teen driving accidents in Oswego.
Thank you to our sponsors!
This year’s Wine on the Fox presented by john greene Realtor is sponsored by john green Realtor, Floral Expressions, The Growing Place, ChiroOne, Byline Bank, Elite Remodeling Group, Passanante’s Home Food Service, and For River Academy of Music and Art. Wine on the Fox sponsors help support Oswego events and amenities all year long!
- john greene Realtor
- Floral Expressions
- The Growing Place
- ChiroOne Wellness Centers
- Byline Bank
- Elite Remodeling Group
- Passanante’s Home Food Service
- Fox River Academy of Music and Art
Volunteers are needed to help make Wine on the Fox a success – and they have a blast! Sign up to pour wine at one of our tents, or help out selling tickets or bottles of wine, and as a thank you, you’ll get a wine glass, wristband, and either a festival food voucher or discounts on an exclusive volunteer wine package.
You can also earn monetary donations for your Oswego-based non-profit organizations when your members volunteer at Wine on the Fox! Contact Julie Hoffmann at 630-551-2344 or email@example.com for more information.
This year’s Wine on the Fox will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Village Square Park, 100 Parkers Mill, near Oswego Village Hall, to avoid downtown construction.