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 2016 Events

AUGUST 4, 2016, 6:00-8:30 PM
Lucas Vineyards Nautie Summer Nights Free Music Series

Shelter (Acoustic Rock)
Interlaken, New York

All ages are welcome to enjoy free live music on the lawn of Lucas Vineyards, overlooking Cayuga Lake.  Wine, sangria, beer and wine slushies are available for sale, as well as food from Pig Vycious BBQ.  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket!

AUGUST 4-7, 2016
Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen
NASCAR Series at Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, New York

The stars of NASCAR return to Watkins Glen International, as the race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heats up!  Don't miss a minute of the action!

AUGUST 6-7. 2016
Hosmer Winery's 30th Anniversary Celebration
Ovid, New York

Hosmer Winery is celebrating 30 years, August 6-7, 2016, and is inviting all who contributed, including an entire roster of winemakers, past and present. Enjoy live music, delicious BBQ, and of course, a glass of Hosmer wine, tastings, and more!  On Sunday, enjoy brunch, live music, and mimosas!


AUGUST 6-7, 2016
24th Annual Glorious Garlic Festival
Fox Run Vineyards, Penn Yan, New York

Enjoy fine wines, tasty garlic-inspired festival fare, live local entertainment, educational lectures, cooking demonstrations, vendors, and more, August 6-7, 201611 AM-5 PM at Fox Run Vineyards! Admission and parking are free! 

AUGUST 6-7, 2016
Finger Lakes Riesling & Craft Beer Festival
New York Wine & Culinary Center, Canandaigua, New York 

Join the wineries, breweries, food and craft artisans and musicians of the Finger Lakes, August 6-7, 2016, to celebrate all the region has to offer. Enjoy regional wine and craft beer, seminars, cooking demonstrations, an arts & crafts fair, live music, local farmers market, fireworks, and more!

AUGUST 10-13, 2016
56th Annual Pageant of Steam
Pageant Fairgrounds, Canandaigua, New York

Experience the Pageant of Steam, featuring displays of antique farm equipment and stationary steam engines, plowing and saw mill demonstrations, a craft and flea market, tractor pulls, live music, food, and more!

AUGUST 11, 2016, 6:00-8:30 PM
Lucas Vineyards Nautie Summer Nights Free Music Series

Steve Southworth and the Rockabilly Rays (Dancin’ Oldies)
Interlaken, New York

All ages are welcome to enjoy free live music on the lawn of Lucas Vineyards, overlooking Cayuga Lake.  Wine, sangria, beer and wine slushies are available for sale, as well as food from Pig Vycious BBQ.  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket!

AUGUST 12-14, 2016
Watkins Glen Italian American Festival
Clute Park, Watkins Glen, New York

Enjoy delicious food, a beer and wine garden, a marketplace of crafts and gifts, live entertainment, amusement rides, a bocce tournament, a festival parade, a pasta eating contest, bingo, fireworks over Seneca Lake, a vocal talent contest, and more!  Proceeds from the festival are provided to local charities.

AUGUST 25-28, 2016
Pickin' in the Pasture Blue Grass Festival
Lodi, New York

Enjoy world-class bluegrass music in the heart of the Finger Lakes, featuring legendary performers and exciting new bluegrass artists. Camp, listen to bluegrass, and explore nearby attractions in the Finger Lakes. 

September 2016 Events


SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen
Watkin
s Glen, New York

A tradition since 1993, the Grand Prix Festival brings more than 600 classic sports cars to the village of Watkins Glen.  Enjoy live music, wine tastings, food courts, children’s activities, and fireworks at dusk.  This year, attend the Walk of Fame Award Ceremony featuring former drivers, the "The Legends Speak" lecture about the Can-Am racing days in the late 1960s through the 1980s, the Tech Inspection at Smalley's Garage, site of the first pre-race Tech Inspection in 1948, and more!  Participation in the festival is open to anyone with a qualifying vehicle.  Contact Watkins Glen International for more information.


SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2016
Crystal City Harvest Music Festival

Corning, New York

Kick off Corning's Harvest Music Festival with the wildly popular Finger Lakes wine and craft beer tasting and a concert in Centerway Square.  Festivities continue Saturday, September 17th, with the Corning Farmers Market, local food and craft vendors, children's activities, tractor displays, shopping and dining incentives, and a concert in Centerway Square.  

SEPTEMBER 17-18, 2016
Harvest Celebration of Food & Wine
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

There is nothing quite like harvest time in the Finger Lakes!  Come and taste the fine wines of Keuka Lake paired with delicious dishes prepared with fresh fall Finger Lakes produce.  Fall is a fun time to learn from tasting room staff, and enjoy a first sip of recently released wines.


SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2016
Naples Grape Festival
Naples High School Grounds, Naples, New York

Since 1961, tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to the small village of Naples, New York, to celebrate the grape harvest in the Finger Lakes. The festival features a juried art show, wine tasting, "the Worlds Greatest Grape Pie" contest, live original music, a variety of food, and everything grape, including pies, breads, jams, ice cream, kuchens, juice, grapes and more! 

 

October 2016 Events

OCTOBER 2, 2016
35th Annual Wineglass Marathon
Corning, New York

Whether you are a runner, walker, wheeler,  or spectator, you will find inspiration and excitement on the streets of Corning's Historic Gaffer District at the 35th Annual Wineglass Marathon event.  The Wineglass Marathon offers a variety of races for all levels of runners, including the full marathon, the half marathon, and the Corelle 5K on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  These races fill up fast!  If you do not register to run, head to beautiful downtown Corning anyway to join in the excitement and cheer on the athletes as they cross the finish line.  

OCTOBER 21-22, 2016
Finger Lakes Beer Festival
Watkins Glen, New York

Finger Lakes Beer Trail and Watkins Glen International bring you over 30 New York State craft breweries and distilleries, along with live music, tasty regional food, a commemorative sampling glass, and tasting coupons.


November 2016 Events

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016
23rd 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. 

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016
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. 

December 2016 Events


Saturdays and Sundays in December 2016
23rd Annual Dickens Christmas

Skaneateles, New York

Step back in time, and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.  The celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 24th from noon to 4 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Library (and Mother Goose too!), live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

DECEMBER 2-4, 2016
23rd 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 2-4, 2016
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. 

Ithaca Winter Festival 2016
Ithaca High School, Ithaca, New York

Celebrate winter's arrival in Ithaca with events and entertainment each day through mid-December, including Santa's arrival in downtown Ithaca, Santa and Gingerbread Crafts, an Evening of Fire and Ice at the Ice Bar, Ice Wars Ice Carving Competition, the Annual Chowder Cook-off & Wine and Cheese Expo, and a Winter Artist's Market.

 

 

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