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!

August 2014 Events

AUGUST 29, 30, 31, and SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
33rd Annual New York State Festival of Balloons
Danville, NY

Enjoy a day of high-flying fun at the New York State Festival of Balloons!  This weekend-long festival features hot air balloons of all shapes, sizes, and color, as well as plenty of free entertainment.  Enjoy balloon launches and rides, art and craft vendors, a car show, and tasty international cuisine--weather permitting!

September 2014 Events

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
All You Can Eat Chocolate Party
Life's So Sweet Chocolates, 116 West Green Street, Ithaca, NY

Purchase a "golden ticket" to this sweet event, and enjoy an outrageouse chocolate buffet (if it fits on the plate, it's yours!), a choice of one soda fountain special (created especially for this event) and a sweet take away favor.

SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2014
Glenora Wine Cellar's U.S. Vintage Grand Prix
Watkins Glen, NY

Celebrate the history of legendary Watkins Glen International during one of the largest sportscar vintage racing events in the United States, featuring a variety of historic cars from as far back as the 1930's with a spotlight on the 2014 marque: MG.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
Glorious Grape Day
Varick Winery & Vineyard, 5102 Route 89, Romulus, NY

Grapes, grapes and more grapes! Enjoy wine tasting and grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more!

SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2014
Harvest Celebration of Food and Wine
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Experience the scents and sights of this exciting season in wine country.  Come taste the exquisite wines of Keuka Lake and sample delicious dishes highlighting the region's seasonal produce.  Enjoy the energy of the wineries during harvest, and taste a first sip of recently released wines.

SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2014
Leaves and Lobster on the Lawn
Glenora Wine Cellars, 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY

Enjoy Glenora wines, a gorgeous view, a lobster dinner, and live entertainment on the lawn at Glenora Wine Cellars!

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
German Festival at Lucas Vineyards
Lucas Vineyards, 3862 County Road 150, Interlaken, NY 

Enjoy fun for the whole family with a live German Band & Dancers, grape stomping, grape pies, German food, Polka contests, and costumes! Rain or shine under the tents, and a cover charge per person. Ages 12 and under are free.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2nd Annual Woof & Wine Fest
Fulkerson Winery, 5576 Route 14, Dundee, NY

Come enjoy a day out with your four-legged friends while supporting rescues, shelters, and local businesses.  Shelters and rescues will be present with adoptable dogs, and there will be plenty of unique vendors, along with great live music, wine tasting, food, and a raffle tent chockfull of great items!  Leashed dogs are welcome.  This event is free to attend and open to the public!


SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2014, all day
19th Annual Harvest Music Festival
Gaffer District, West Market Street, Corning, NY

Corning's Gaffer District and Elmira Savings Bank invite you to the 19th annual Harvest Music Festival.  Enjoy free concerts, a scarecrow scavenger hunt, Corning's Farmers Market, street entertainment, family-friendly activities, shopping and dining promotions, and wine and beer tastings.

SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2014
CabarEtc: Back to the Garden
Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY

Enjoy a musical tribute to fold-rock trailblazers Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Laura Nyro.  Challenged by traditional images of women in the music industry, they bravely explored territory outside the accepted confines of popular music.  These prolific singer-songwriters paved the way for women in music, art, and life.  Back to the Garden pays tribute to these women, their influence, and inspiration.


SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Antique & Classic Boat Show International in Skaneateles
Skaneateles Country Club, 3344 W. Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY

The Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society invite you to Skaneateles Lake, known for its extremely clear, clean waters and surrounding rolling hills.  See 150 vintage and classic boats from across North America, browse craft and other vendors, take a ride into the village aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, or shop for your own antique boat.


SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014

Ferrari Challenge North America
Watkins Glen, NY

This event brings world class drivers and spec versions of the Ferrari 458 Italia to Watkins Glen International, September 19-21. It is Ferrari Challenge North America’s only stop in the Northeast United States. Catch all of the action of this unique series where expert competitors compete against gentleman drivers on equal terms.

SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2014, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday 10 AM- 4 PM
The 20th Annual Finger Lakes Fiber Festival
Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock, NY

The 20th Annual Finger Lakes Fiber Festival is a two-day festival devoted to all fiber arts with a special focus on hand spinning.  Register early for a wide range of exciting fiber arts workshops, enjoy a fleece show and sale, demonstrations, competitions, exhibits, fiber animals, and 75+ high quality vendors of equipment books, patterns, dyes, yard, raw and processed fiber for every purpose, as well as beautiful finished goods. There will be great food, sheep shearing, free horse and wagon rides, and ample parking.  Adults $5 per day, children 12 and under are free.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Rose Hill Mansion Food and Wine Celebration
Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Route 96A, Geneva, NY

The Geneva Historical Society’s annual celebration of the region’s food and wine invites guests to enjoy the tastes of autumn, with hors d’oeuvres and wine graciously provided by area restaurants and wineries.  Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Society’s programs and the operation of its properties.

October 2014 Events

OCTOBER 4, 2014
Experience the Harvest Crush
Cayuga Ridge Winery Estate Winery

Join Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery for exciting harvesting equipment demonstrations while harvest is in full swing!  Watch grapes being pressed into juice, and enjoy a fresh sample.

OCTOBER 25, 2014
Finger Lakes Beer Festival 
Watkins Glen, NY

The Finger Lakes Beer Trail is excited to partner with Watkins Glen International to present the inaugural Finger Lakes Beer Festival this fall. Formerly Glentoberfest, this festival will feature five hours of sampling 50+ brews from 25 New York State craft breweries, 2/3 of which will be Finger Lakes breweries.  Take home a commemorative glass, and enjoy live music, great food, pace car rides (weather permitting!), and on-site camping.  Must be 21 or over to attend.  


OCTOBER 25, 2014, 8:00 PM-midnight
Americana Vineyards 12th Annual Hallo-wine Spooktacular
Americana Vineyards
4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken, NY 14847

Join Americana Vineyards at their 12th Annual Hallo-wine Spooktacular costume party for dancing, tasty treatss, a costume contest, and the release of their first ever Lemberger!

November 2014 Events

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 eevnt.  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.

 

December 2014 Events

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 eevnt.  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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