St. Clair Winefest 2018

Cancer Support & St. Clair team up for Winefest

We are pleased to announce the 24th annual Winefest, benefiting Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County for the eighth year in a row.

Festivities are slated for Saturday, October 6th from 12:00-9: 00 pm and continuing on Sunday, October 7th from 12:00-6: 00 pm. Enjoy a large selection of food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, upbeat live music and dancing, a silent auction, tours, cork pulling & grape stomping competitions, fun activities for the kids, and a wide selection of local New Mexico wines and craft beer.

Admission at the gate is only $5 and includes a complimentary wine glass. Free admission is offered to all active-duty military and law enforcement, as well as those with promotional free admission tickets, although donations will be accepted at the gate.

“This event has continually grown to be one of our largest fundraisers,” said Joanna Costilla, Patient Advocate at Cancer Support of Deming & Luna County. “The money raised has a great impact on the lives of many local cancer warriors. When you’re fighting cancer, the last thing anyone should be concerned with is how you’ll afford getting to your treatment.”

We will donate 100% of admission, ribbon donations, vendor fees, and silent auction to the local non-profit. Last year’s donation was a substantial $9,300 which helped offset the cost of travel for many local cancer patients who often attend treatments many miles away.

“We’re excited to be continuing this great partnership,” said Lora Robinson, Tasting Room Manager. “It supports a great, local cause and we really have a fun time with it.”

Live music provided by local favorite “Caliente” will be featured on Saturday evening, with a variety of other popular bands with a great selection of tunes throughout the weekend.

Live Music Line-Up
Saturday, Oct 6th
12pm – 3pm Illusions
4pm – 7:30 Caliente
Sunday, Oct 7th
12pm – 2:45pm Eli James Band
3:15pm – 6pm Unlyshed

“We strive to provide a great event for everyone to come out and enjoy,” said Naomi Morales, Event Coordinator. “Partner businesses who donate to our silent auction and community members who come out and join us keep this event successful.”

Saturday, October 6
12:00 pm – Winefest Day 1 Officially Opens
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Live Music by Illusions
12:00 pm – Silent Auction Bidding Begins
12:30 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
1:30 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
1:45 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
2:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
3:00 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
3:15 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
3:30 pm – Basic Winery Tour
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Live Music by Caliente
5:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
6:00 pm – Silent Auction Bidding Ends
6:00 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
6:15 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
7:30 pm – Firework Display
9:00 pm – Winefest Ends

Sunday, October 7
12:00 pm – Winefest Day 2 Officially Opens
12:30 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Live Music by Eli James
2:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
2:15 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
2:30 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
2:45 pm – Bling Your Bra Contest (bring a decorated bra and be ready to either model it over your clothes or display on a hanger. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!)
3:00 pm – Booth Contest Winners
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Live Music by Unlyshed
3:30pm – Basic Winery Tour
4:00 pm – Silent Auction Bidding Ends
5:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
5:00 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
5:15 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
6:00 pm – Winefest Ends

Promotional tickets are available at  Cancer Support of Deming & Luna County and the St. Clair Winery Tasting Room.