Finger Lakes Events - Festivities for Every Season!

Finger Lakes Events - Festivities for Every Season!

There is no such thing as out of season in the Finger Lakes. Whether leaves are changing, snow is falling, buds are blooming, or the warm sun is sparkling on the lakes, there are glasses being raised in celebration all over the region--and Finger Lakes festivities for everyone in the family!

April 2015 Events

APRIL 4, 2015
Ithaca Farmer's Market opens!
Steamboat Landing, Ithaca, New York

Welcome back the Ithaca's Farmer's Market and the community of vendors who bring this pavillion to life! Browse some homegrown Finger Lakes goodness, from vegetables to regional wine, arts, crafts, and local musicians.   Pick up your weekly groceries, or stop by for breakfast or lunch as you take in the gorgeous views from the Cayuga Lake inlet.  The Farmers Market offers five weekly markets during the growing season, in three differents locations.  


APRIL 19, 2015
Spring Wine & Food Pairing
New York Wine & Culinary Center

Get a taste of spring in the Finger Lakes with fine seasonal local foods paired with New York wines!  Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of three foods that emphasize seasonal ingredients and learn how the flavors change when paired with three different styles of regional wines.  All ability levels welcome to this introduction to wine pairing.

APRIL 24-26, 2015
Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate spring on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail with the classic pairing of wine and cheese! Co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, each participating winery will offer a cheese-themed dish to pair with fine regional wines. Ticket-holders will receive a gift at your chosen starting winery and can collect recipes along the way.   

APRIL 24-26, 2015
23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the 23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival by building your garden as you enjoy fine Finger Lakes wine paired with regional cuisine prepared with fresh local herbs.  Receive a commemorative wine glass, a garden plan, and plant carrier at your starting winery, and collect recipes and a potted herb or veggie plant from each winery along the way.  If you cannot make it to this event, return May 1-3, as the Wine & Herb celebration continues.
 

May 2015 Events


MAY 1-3, 2015
23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the 23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival by building your garden as you enjoy fine Finger Lakes wine paired with regional cuisine prepared with fresh local herbs.  Receive a commemorative wine glass, a garden plan, and plant carrier at your starting winery, and collect recipes and a potted herb or veggie plant from each winery along the way. 

MAY 2-3, 2015
Keuka in Bloom!
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Welcome the beauty of spring in bloom on Keuka Lake!  Enjoy samples of world-class vintages and herb-inspired foods, as you collect tasty recipes, as well as one flower and one herb, potted and ready to plant, from each winery.   


MAY 13, 2015
Winemaker Wednesdays
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Winemaker Wednesdays is a limited series of custom winery experiences for those who love to learn about wine, experience it, and talk about it, as much as they love to drink it.  Each participating winery will offer a special event or activity for this unique series. This is an unticketed event that takes place on the second Wednesday of each given month. 


MAY 16, 2015

Preferred Pairings
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Enjoy an intimate wine and food pairing event provided by the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail and Seneca Lake Wine Trail.  Each participating winery will partner with a creamery to offer ticketed attendees 3-4 delicious pairings of regional cheeses and fine Seneca Lake wines.


June 2015 Events

JUNE 12-14, 2015
Smokin' Summer Kickoff
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Kick off your summer on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail to celebrate summertime foods paired with fabulous Finger Lakes wines!  Check in at your chosen starting winery to pick up your ticket and gift item, and then continue on a self-guided tour to participating Seneca wineries for a taste of summer in the Finger Lakes!

JUNE 13-14, 2015
14th Annual Barbecue at the Wineries I
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Get ready for summer as you sample fine Finger Lakes wines paired with delicious barbecue and grilled foods prepared with local sauces, rubs, and marinades.

JUNE 27-28, 2015
14th Annual Barbecue at the Wineries II
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Another opportunity to celebrate summer's arrival, as you sample fine Finger Lakes wines paired with delicious barbecue and grilled foods prepared with local sauces, rubs, and marinades.

 


July 2015 Events

JULY 10, 11, 12, 2015
Finger Lakes Wine Festival 2015
Watkins Glen, New York

Don't miss the largest showcase of New York State wines served by over 80 wineries and paired with delicious regional cuisine.  Plus, browse local artists, and enjoy live music, culinary classes, cooking demonstrations, and more!

JULY 25, 2015
2015 Finger Lakes Cheese Festival
Sunset View Creamery, 4970 County Rd 14, Odessa, New York

Celebrate and sample the region's artisanal cheese scene and learn about the cheese-making process at the annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival!  


August 2015 Events


AUGUST 8-9, 2015
Hopsfest 2015
Nedloh Brewing Co.
Bloomfield, New York

Check out the second annual Hopsfest hosted by Nedloh Brewing Co., bringing together regional hops growers, brewers and beer enthusiasts and featuring educational seminars on crafting beer, growing hops, home-brewing, and food pairing.


November 2015 Events


NOVEMBER 20-22, 2015
22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Embrace your holiday shopping as you browse, taste, sip, and shop at the wineries along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail!  Get your shopping done, enjoy tastings of fine regional wines paired with holiday-inspired dishes, take home a shopper's discount card, and collect a wine glass, a grapevine wreath, an ornament, and recipes from the wineries along the way.  If you cannot make it to this event, visit during the December 4-6 Holiday Shopping Spree weekend.


NOVEMBER 20-22, 2015
Deck the Halls Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the season with a fun-filled day on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, tasting holiday wines paired with festive foods in wineries decked out in their holiday best. Ticket holders will receive a recipe book, a grapevine wreath, and ornaments from each winery along the way. If you cannot make it to this event, purchase tickets for the December 4-6 Deck the Halls Weekend!


December 2015 Events


DECEMBER 4-6, 2015
22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Embrace your holiday shopping as you browse, taste, sip, and shop at the wineries along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail!  Get your shopping done, enjoy tastings of fine regional wines paired with holiday-inspired dishes, take home a shopper's discount card, and collect a wine glass, a grapevine wreath, an ornament, and recipes from the wineries along the way. 

DECEMBER 4-6, 2015
Deck the Halls Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the season with a fun-filled day on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, tasting holiday wines paired with festive foods in wineries decked out in their holiday best. Ticket holders will receive a recipe book, a grapevine wreath, and ornaments from each winery along the way. 

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