February Events in the Finger Lakes!

When the winter chill has you wishing for warmth, take your pick of toasty treats to ward off spring fever this February–from chocolate and wine to wine and cheese pairings, teacher festivities, discounts, and more!   Whether you are a teacher, wine enthusiast, chocolate lover, cheese connoisseur, or all of the above, there are festivities in the Finger Lakes this February for every palate and occasion.

Browse February 2014 Events, and pencil in your mid-winter getaway!


Teachers!

Celebrate Ithaca Loves Teachers Winter Recess, February 14-23 in Ithaca when public school teachers, school district employees, teachers’ union retirees in the pre-K-12 community, and their guests will enjoy activities, events, and discounts for lodging, dining, outdoor recreation, indoor relaxation, and family fun.  Make the most of your winter recess celebrating teachers in a city built on education!

Present your Very Important Teacher (VIT) card at Satori Day Spa & Salon during Teacher Week 2014, and receive 20% off any service and 10% off all products!

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Winter Recess Fiber Arts Festival, on February 17, hosted by La Tourelle Resort & Spa!  Meet local artists with fiber, hand spun yarns, handmade soap, wooden bowls & buttons, felt jewelry & art, pottery, handbags, hats, art, quilts, and more!  Door prizes will be given to the first 50 VITs with coupons.


Chocolate Lovers!

A truly decadent combination to experience–Chocolate & Wine Weekend on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, February 7-9,  Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake.  Pick up a gift item at your starting winery and then start sampling chocolates or foods prepared with chocolate and creatively paired with wine. Over the 2-1/2 day event, visit over 30 unique participating wineries and enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person.


Wine Enthusiasts!

“Say Cheeeese!” on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, February 8-9 and receive a wine glass, wine charm and recipe cards from up to 16 participating wineries as you travel along the trail experiencing fine wines and creamy cheese recipes.

Winemaker Wednesdays on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail are for those who love to learn about wine, talk about wine, and experience it, as much as they love to drink it.  Each winery has crafted a unique event or activity for every second Wednesday of the given month. These are un-ticketed events, though additional fees may apply. Please call the winery to schedule an appointment.

If wine and food pairings are your thing, attend one of the Preferred Pairings events on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.  The Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail have developed a relatively new series of smaller, deluxe, one-day events in the first quarter of 2014.  Visit several different member wineries to enjoy 3-4 pairings of fantastic local cheese paired with 3-4 samples of award-winning wines.

 

See  February 2014 Events for more details and listings for every season!

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