"As this is the second time we've set up this event, we're determined to make it bigger and better," said Jeannie DiBella, events manager at The Telegraph, the primary sponsor of the festival.
"Last year, it was raining during the entire event," DiBella
"Even so, we managed to pull in 1,400 attendees.
This year, good weather permitting, we're confident we can get 2,000 people."
There has been a marked upsurge in the number of vendors this year, as well.
"The wineries and breweries that participated last year were thrilled by the turnout," said DiBella
"The word got out, and now everyone wants to get in on it this year."
One change since last year is an initiative to "go green.
Instead of the usual plastic cups that are handed out at these kinds of events, a $20 ticket will get you a special commemorative glass with the logo on the front and 10 sampling tickets.
"The glasses are only given to the people who are actually sampling," DiBella
"The tickets for designated drivers and children obviously don't include that.
The point of the festival, she
stressed, was to make it a day for the whole family.
"That's part of the allure of having this at Mel's Funway Park," she
is equally optimistic about the outcome of the festival.
"We're really looking forward to this," she