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 2014 Events

JULY 25, 2014, 8:30 PM
Dinner & a Movie at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery & Copper Oven
6800 Rte. 89, Ovid, NY 14521

Enjoy dinner at The Copper Oven, and stay for a movie under the stars!  Grab a bottle of your favorite wine from Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, and enjoy a vintage 80s flick overlooking the vineyard!  Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and get comfy!  Movie begins at 8:30 sharp.  Free admission!!

JULY 25-27, 2014
Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show 
Skaneateles, NY

Browse beautifully restored antique wooden boats from across the United State and Canada, enjoy live music, children's activities, shopping, and more at the 19th Annual Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show on gorgeous Skaneateles Lake.

JULY 26-27, 2014
Finger Lakes 50-Mile Garage Sale 
Scenic Byway Route 90, from Montezuma to Homer, NY

Fifty miles of roadside treasures, festivities, and food stretch along scenic byway Route 90 from Montezuma in the north to the Village of Homer in the south for this giant garage sale!  A Finger Lakes tradition since 1988, this roadside sale offers 50 miles of treasures for everyone--from antiques and clothes, to books and more!  Browse rain or shine from 8 AM until 4 PM during the last week and July, and please keep an eye out for pedestrians, as the road can become congested with shoppers at times.  Happy browsing!


JULY 26, 2014

Finger Lakes Cheese Festival 
Sunset View Creamery
4970 County Road 14, Odessa, NY

Enjoy a day on the farm and a taste of the region's goodness at the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival, hosted by Sunset View Creamery, and featuring the creameries of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, along with fabulous local wineries, breweries, eateries, and artists.  Bring the family and browse 25 vendors displaying local products (soap, honey, alpaca products, ice cream, fudge, vegetables & more!), participate in a seminar, learn to make cheese, sample a splendid variety of regional food, or kick back and enjoy some live music.  Children will enjoy a Dairy Olympics competition, an activity tent, face painting, and more!  Admission is $2.00 per person, and children under 12 years are free!  The first 500 people to turn in their parking stubs with receive a commemorative bag!

 

August 2014 Events

AUGUST 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 PM
Brew at the Zoo & Wine, too!
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Syracuse, NY

Enjoy a night out at the 18th annual Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo! Taste regional beers and wines, eat delicious food and enjoy live music.  Anyone under the age of 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted.  Tickets required and may be purchased in advance for a discounted price (if available--this event sells out during advance sales every year!).  See you at the zoo!  

AUGUST 2-3, 2014
22nd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival 
Fox Run Vineyards
Penn Yan, NY

Join Fox Run Vineyards for the 22nd Annual Glorious cool-climate garlic festival--one of the East Coast's hallmark summer happenings.  Celebrate the numerous types of artisan garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes region, while you stroll the winery's beautiful grounds overlooking Seneca Lake. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, garlic tastings, live music and entertainment, and opportunities to meet the area's top artisan garlic growers and chefs.  A garlic-infused menu will be offered daily, crafted by acclaimed Rochester chef/restaurateur Tony Gullace, expertly matched to the signature estate wines of Fox Run.  During the festival, Fox Run will be accepting new, unwrapped toys to be donated to Yates County Christmas for the Needy.  On May 14th this year, the organziation lost its toy inventory during the floods in Penn Yan. It was a devastating loss to the organization.  Please bring a new toy donation to help fill the bin!


AUGUST 8, 2014, 8:30 PM

Dinner & a Movie at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery & Copper Oven
6800 Rte. 89, Ovid, NY 14521

Enjoy dinner at The Copper Oven, and stay for a movie under the stars!  Grab a bottle of your favorite wine from Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, and enjoy a vintage 80s flick overlooking the vineyard!  Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and get comfy!  Movie begins at 8:30 sharp.  Free admission!!

AUGUST 9, 2014, 11 AM-5 PM
Strawberry Field Summer Jamboree Festival
Route 20, just west of Skaneateles, NY

Enjoy a family fun-filled day at Strawberry Fields, includes a bouncy fun house, live Alpacas, local crafters & vendors, food, live music, and of course you can still pick strawberries!!! 


AUGUST 9-10, 2014
Hopsfest
Hosted by Nedloh Brewing Co.
Bloomfield, NY

Nedloh Brewing Co. is proud to host the first Hopsfest, a new festival that will bring together brewers and enthusiasts to celebrate, sample and learn about hops and craft beer. Held at the new brewery the weekend of Aug. 9-10, 2014, the event is expected to attract more than 3,000 people from across New York State. Hopsfest will feature educational seminars with tips on crafting great beers, growing hops, home brewing and pairing beer with foods. Beer lovers will be able sample craft brews from Nedloh Brewing Co. and different breweries from across Upstate New York. In addition to a food truck rodeo, there will be a Big Green Egg Grill chef cook-off.

AUGUST 22, 2014, 8:30 PM
Dinner & a Movie at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery & Copper Oven
6800 Rte. 89, Ovid, NY 14521

Enjoy dinner at The Copper Oven, and stay for a movie under the stars!  Grab a bottle of your favorite wine from Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, and enjoy a vintage 80s flick overlooking the vineyard!  Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and get comfy!  Movie begins at 8:30 sharp.  Free admission!!

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!

AUGUST 30, 2014, 8:45-10:15 PM
Ring of Fire Cruise
Canandaigua, NY

Cruise into relaxation on the Lady during the annual tradition on Canandaigua Lake of lighting flares along the shoreline to signify the end of the summer season! Saturday, August 30th 8:45-10:15pm $25 Upper Deck Seating/$20 Lower Deck Seating Snacks & Beverages available for purchase! Please call The Canandaigua Lady at 585-396-7350 or visit our website to purchase your tickets in advance as this is a popular cruise!

September 2014 Events

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
German Festival at Lucas Vineyards
3862 Co. Road 150, Interlaken, NY 24847


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 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.

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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