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!

July 2015 Events

Ithaca Farmer's Market
Steamboat Landing, Ithaca, 
Saturdays, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Sundays, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM 
Tuesdays in DeWitt Park, Ithaca, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

A must-visit in Ithaca!!  Don't miss the Ithaca's Farmer's Market and the community of vendors who bring this pavillion to life!  Browse stalls of 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.  See Ithaca Farmer's Market Hours and Locations for details.

JULY 24-26, 2015

Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show
Clift Park, Skaneateles, New York

Welcome the 37th annual Antique and Classic Boat show, held in Skaneateles for the 21st year and featuring over 90 water and land displays of mahogany runabouts from the early 1900s, as well as launches, sailboats, canoes, and rowing craft and race boats, many restored to their original condition.  Exhibitors come from Central New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, South Carolina, and Canada to take part in the boat parade, contest, and antique model boat display.  Admission to this three-day event is free, and all can enjoy free concerts, historical tours, activities for the kids, fine boutiques, galleries, restaurants, 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!  

JULY 25-26, 2015, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (Rain or shine!)
39th Anniversary Season of the Sterling Renaissance Festival & Summer Marketplace
Sterling, New York

Enjoy over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians, and musicians for their 39th Anniversary Season in bringing an authentic English Renaissance village to life in Sterling, New York!  Join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction, or Trial & Dunke, browse dozens of artisan demonstrations of fine craftsmanship, and enjoy family entertainment and timeless delicacies all weekend long!

August 2015 Events

AUGUST 1-2, 2015, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
23rd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival
Fox Run Vineyards, Penn Yan, New York

Join Fox Run Vineyards and thousands of enthusiasts in celebrating the various types of garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes region at the 23rd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival, August 1-2, hosted on the winery grounds overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake.  Enjoy two days of cooking demonstrations, a garlic-infused festival menu, garlic tastings, live music, family entertainment, and opportunities to meet the area's top artisan garlic growers and chefs, as well as regional food producers.  Stop by the tasting room to sample Fox Run's summer wines and latest releases.

AUGUST 1-2, 2015, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (Rain or shine!)
39th Anniversary Season of the Sterling Renaissance Festival & Summer Marketplace
Sterling, New York

Enjoy over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians, and musicians for their 39th Anniversary Season in bringing an authentic English Renaissance village to life in Sterling, New York!  Join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction, or Trial & Dunke, browse dozens of artisan demonstrations of fine craftsmanship, and enjoy family entertainment and timeless delicacies all weekend long!


AUGUST 7, 2015, 5:30-8:00 PM
Brew at the Zoo!
Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, New York

Celebrate the 19th Annual Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo fundraiser, featuring regional beer and wine tastings, animals on exhibit, delicious food, and music. Advance tickets ($50 per person) sell out every year, so reserve your tickets soon!  Group tickets (6+) are available for $45 per person, and individuals purchasing tickets at the door pay $60 per person.  Anyone under 21 (including infants and toddlers) will not be admitted.


AUGUST 8-9, 2015, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (Rain or shine!)
39th Anniversary Season of the Sterling Renaissance Festival & Summer Marketplace
Sterling, New York

Enjoy over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians, and musicians for their 39th Anniversary Season in bringing an authentic English Renaissance village to life in Sterling, New York!  Join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction, or Trial & Dunke, browse dozens of artisan demonstrations of fine craftsmanship, and enjoy family entertainment and timeless delicacies all weekend long!

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.

AUGUST 15-16, 2015, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (Rain or shine!)
39th Anniversary Season of the Sterling Renaissance Festival & Summer Marketplace
Sterling, New York

Enjoy over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians, and musicians for their 39th Anniversary Season in bringing an authentic English Renaissance village to life in Sterling, New York!  Join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction, or Trial & Dunke, browse dozens of artisan demonstrations of fine craftsmanship, and enjoy family entertainment and timeless delicacies all weekend long!

AUGUST 29, 2015, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM
2nd Annual Homebrew Competition, Abandon Brewing Co.
Penn Yan, New York

Join Abandon Brewing Co. for their 2nd Annual Homebrew Competition, celebrating local home brewers!  The competition is open to all, and all brewers may enter up to three beer styles.  The winner will get to brew their recipe with Abandon's brewers, name their brew, add it to the tap room board, and have their beer served on tap at Abandon Brewing Co.!  Enjoy live music at the event, as well as food truck fair, specialty Abandon beer releases, Zugibe wines, hand-rolled cigars, spirits from Finger Lakes Distilling, and more!  See site for entry details.

September 2015 Events

SEPTEMBER 18-19, 2015
20th Annual Harvest Music Festival
Corning's Gaffer District, Corning, New York

Corning's Gaffer District and Elmira Savings Bank invite you to the 20th Annual Harvest Music Festival in Corning, New York!  Enjoy live musical performances by local and regional talents throughout Corning's historic downtown, as well as a Finger Lakes wine and craft beer tasting, local food, and craft vendors, browse the famous Corning Farmer's Market, and bring the family for children's activities, entertainment, and more!

SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2015
Harvest Celebration of Food & Wine
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Harvest season is an exciting time in the Finger Lakes and a fun time to learn from tasting room staff and to enjoy a first sip of recently released wines!  Celebrate harvest on Keuka Lake with a sampling of the region's exquisite wines paired with delicious dishes made with local seasonal produce!


October 2015 Events


OCTOBER 2-5, 2015
34th Annual Wineglass Marathon Weekend
Corning, New York

The wildly popular Wineglass Full and Half Marathons are officially sold out, but come on out and cheer on the athletes and join in the excitement and festivities!  Over 6,000 Full Marathoners from 43 states and 8 countries will begin their scenic 26.2 mile run in Bath, New York, and almost 3,500 Half Marathoners will cover 13.1 miles from Campbell, New York, all finishing on Corning's beautiful historic Market Street.  The Wineglass 5K runs througout the City of Corning on Saturday, October 3rd, and is a family-friendly event that gives runners of all ages and skill levels the chance to participate in the Wineglass Experience.

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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