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Cultivate The Uncommon

Music • Whiskey • Culture

October 20-21, 2023 | Geneseo, NY

The Experience

Hoochenanny Whiskey Festival

The inaugural Hoochenanny Whiskey Festival is a celebration of NY craftsmanship pairing local culinary, craft whiskey, and cocktails with an invigorating music lineup that includes regional and national artists.

Our tagline “Cultivate the Uncommon,” reflects our commitment to celebrating the extraordinary and pushing boundaries. Embodying this ethos is the Rickhouse Rendezvous, a one-of-a-kind educational whiskey tasting experience. Featuring fan favorite brands from across the state, including specially-curated distillers from the NYSDG, the Rickhouse will deliver programming that invigorates the spirit and tantalizes the palate.

This festival will invigorate your spirit and tantalize your palette with the perfect blend of local culture, community, and hospitality.

The Whiskey

Rickhouse Rendezvous

Explore our “turn-of-the-century rickhouse meets prohibition-era speakeasy” whiskey experience which features interactive, educational experiences designed to deepen connections with New York whiskey culture.

We are excited to welcome

  • Ironwood Studios Inc.
  • Golden Oaks Foods makers of Nunda Mustard
  • Fan Ship Handmade
  • Creekwalkers Creation’s
  • Once Again Nut Butter
  • The British Blacksmith
  • Ratchili
  • Canna Health and Wellness
  • Jazz House Designs
  • Princess Isis Designs
  • These Old Bones
  • Sweet Arts Bakery
  • Jesse Harrington Art
  • Venus in Silk

Local Vendors

Makers Fair

At the forefront of the festival, a vibrant market will be open to the public. Offering an array of locally sourced products as well as showcasing the region’s creative artisans.

The Lineup

Ticket Information

General Admission

Saturday 1-Day Pass

Enjoy the music, the hospitality, and cultivate the uncommon at this inaugural event. Take advantage of the music, the whiskey, and the culture of the makers.

Current GA Tier:



VIP Admission

Saturday 1-Day VIP Tickets

Join us in this celebratory festival honoring the authentic and traditional, while pushing the unconventional. You will be treated to a blend of artistic disciplines so locals and travelers can experience the future of maker culture and its rebellious innovators. In addition to the experience, you will enjoy access to a private viewing area with a private bar serving specialty cocktails. Along with other surprises you don’t want to miss!

Current VIP 1-Day Tier:


the whole expedition: two-day vip

Friday & Saturday 2-Day VIP Pass

Kick off your weekend in style, sampling the best bites, libations and sounds from the region all within the confines of the beautifully historic Wadsworth Homestead.

Regionally celebrated bites from: The Normal in Lima, Rio Tomatlan in ​​Canandaigua, Park Inn in Hammondsport, Crisp in Rochester, Zweigles, Hotel Canandaigua and The Strathallan Hotel & Spa

Complimentary tastings and special concoctions from: O-Neh-Da Vineyards, Point on the Bluff Vineyards, Iron Smoke Whiskey, Hinny Hard Seltzer and Rohrbach Brewing Company

Giveaways from: Naples Maple Farm, Hotel Canandaigua, The Strathallan Hotel & Spa and Niagara Label


  • 7:30pm KATY STRONG

Current VIP 2-Day Tier:


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Geneseo, NY

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