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!

October 2014 Events

October 30, 2014
Halloween in Dowtown Ithaca
Ithaca, New York

Join the Ithaca Halloween Parade!  Bring your kids to the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (301 W. Court Street) at 3:45 PM and parade to the Commons while trick-or-treating.  Participating merchants on the Commons and on the surrounding streets will welcome trick-or-treaters 4-6 PM.  Enjoy music, cider, and chili from 4-6 inside Center Ithaca, as well as games and a bounce house.

November 2014 Events

NOVEMBER 1, 2014
Fermentation Festival
Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery & Copper Oven
Ovid, New York

Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery & The Copper Oven present the 1st Annual Fermentation Festival, a live culture convergence of seriously tasty stuff. Come explore the wonders of live food such as sauerkraut, kombucha, bread, pickles, yogurt, beer, wine, and more. Join in on a one-to-one discussion with C.R.E.W. winemaker & owner, Tom Challen, as he demonstrates the transformation from fruit to wine. Relish in the fermented creative wonders of The Copper Oven while enjoying live music and local vendors!

NOVEMBER 1, 2014, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sparkling Wine & Dessert Festival
Swedish Hill Winery
Romulus, New York

Start your holiday shopping with Swedish Hill Sparkling wines and dessert wines, featuring complimentary dessert pairings and wine sales.  Enjoy browsing the tasting room gift shop for unique wine-related presents to wrap up for the holidays!

NOVEMBER 2, 2014, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Squishing of the Squash
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Syracuse, New York

What happens to the pumpkins when Halloween is over? The squash get squished! Watch as animals throughout the zoo stomp, romp and chomp pumpkins of varying sizes!

NOVEMBER 8-9, 2014
Keuka Holidays I
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Ring in the holiday season on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail.  Seven participating wineries will offer tastes of their finest wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery. The wineries will be alive with holiday decorations and cheer, and gift shops stocked with unique and locally crafted items perfect for holiday gift-giving. Please note, tickets for Keuka Holidays I are not valid for the Keuka Holidays II event on November 15-16.

NOVEMBER 15-16, 2014
Keuka Holidays II
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Ring in the holiday season on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail.  Seven participating wineries will offer tastes of their finest wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery. The wineries will be alive with holiday decorations and cheer, and gift shops stocked with unique and locally crafted items perfect for holiday gift-giving. 

NOVEMBER 14-16, 2014
Canandaigua Christkindl Market
Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum
Canandaigua, New York

Celebrate the 8th Annual Canandaigua Christkindl Market held on the lawn of the majestic Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum in a series of three decorated, heated tents, bringing together over 130 regional artisans and unique food vendors.  Enjoy live entertainment, holiday music, a raffle tent, prizes, German fare, and happy hour prices on wine and beer.  

NOVEMBER 21-23, 2014
Deck the Halls Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the 23rd Annual Deck the Halls Weekend!  Enjoy a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings at participating wineries decorated for the holiday season.  

NOVEMBER 21-23, 2014
21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Experience the scents and sights of the holidays at this Cayuga Lake Wine Trail event.  Visit all 17 participating wineries, and take home a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, unique ornaments, a shopper's discount card, as well as holiday recipes from each winery.  Grand prizes will be awarded, including a 2015 Season Pass to the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, a one-night stay at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, a one-night stay at La Tourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro, or a $100 discount on a limousine ride.  Visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail page for more details.

NOVEMBER 29, 2014
Ithaca Small Business Saturday
Ithaca, New York

Small Business Saturday celebrates small businesses and all they do for their communities. Start your holiday shopping at local Ithaca businesses and support friends and neighbors. Enjoy giveaways, free gift-wrapping, and more!

December 2014 Events

DECEMBER 5-7, 2014
Deck the Halls Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the 23rd Annual Deck the Halls Weekend!  Enjoy a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings at participating wineries decorated for the holiday season. 


DECEMBER 5-7, 2014
21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Experience the scents and sights of the holidays at this Cayuga Lake Wine Trail event.  Visit all 17 participating wineries, and take home a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, unique ornaments, a shopper's discount card, as well as holiday recipes from each winery.  Grand prizes will be awarded, including a 2015 Season Pass to the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, a one-night stay at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, a one-night stay at La Tourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro, or a $100 discount on a limousine ride.  Visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail page for more details.

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5/28/10 - 5/31/10
5/29/10 - 5/31/10
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