Crest Lincoln to be Title Sponsor of Fork & Cork Festival Sept. 21-22

CREST LINCOLN Executive Manager Carrie Way (left) and the staff at Crest Automotive Group are ready to show off their Lincoln Black Label Cars at the Fork & Cork Festival.

Crest Lincoln Black Label has been announced as the title sponsor for this year’s Fork & Cork Festival coming to downtown Utica September 21-22. The event kicks off fall with two spectacular days of food, wine, craft beer, and live music.

“There’s no better way to engage with customers outside the dealership than at a venue they’re excited to be at and they can stop and casually see the beautiful cars we have to show,” said Carrie Way, Executive Manager at Crest Automotive Group. “We know a lot about what the Mayor of Utica has been doing to grow the city. We’re also partners at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica and we’ve been very impressed with the ambiance that the baseball field brings to downtown, so it’s a perfect opportunity to partner with the team at the Fork & Cork Festival.”

A portion of the proceeds from craft beer and wine sales will benefit the Humane Society of Macomb. The Crest Lincoln Black Label Fork & Cork Festival will also feature beautiful art and handcrafted items from local artisans. Food vendors from local restaurants and food truck favorites will be on hand to satisfy any appetite.

Live music will be going all weekend on two distinct stages, the Acoustic stage and Main stage.

“The fact that Gazette Media Group chose Utica to host this festival is a testament to what we’re doing in our downtown,” said Utica Mayor, Thom Dionne. “The Fork & Cork Festival is just another great addition to the wave of energy we’re bringing to Downtown Utica.”

Crest Lincoln joins other major sponsors including Costco and Lowes. For more information on tickets, vendor booths, and sponsorships at the Crest Lincoln Black Label Fork & Cork Festival, visit, follow @forkandcork.gazette on Instagram, or “like” Fork & Cork Festival on Facebook.