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 2015 Events

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 3, 2015
Savor the Finger Lakes Craft Beer and Artisan Cider Festival
VIP Hour 4-5 PM, General Admission 5-8 PM
Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing

Sample craft beers and ciders from over 30 regional vendors, paired with artisanal appetizers created by local chefs at the Ithaca Farmers Market on Cayuga Lake. Proceeds will benefit Healthy Food For All, a non-profit program that makes farm fresh organic produce accessible to families with limited income. Sponsored by Tompkins County Tourism, Edible Finger Lakes and the Ithaca Farmers Market. 

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!

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
18th Annual German Festival
Lucas Vineyards, Interlaken, New York

Celebrate Lucas Vineyards' 18th Annual German Festival with grape stomping, grape pies, tasty German food, Alphorn and Polka contests, balloon art and costumes, as well as live music by the Enzian Bavarian Band and Dancers!  Come rain or shine, and sample Lucas Vineyards' award winning Rieslings and Gewurztraminer.  


October 2015 Events

OCTOBER 2-4, 2015
33rd Annual Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival
Downtown Ithaca, New York

Kick off Finger Lakes Cider Week with Ithaca's premier Apple Harvest Festival, featuring a three-day celebration of food, family fun, and apples!  Taste regional ciders and wines, talk with the makers, enjoy entertainment for the whole family, and browse over 100 vendors selling unique apple varieties, hot apple cider donuts, kettle corn, local baked goods, and other specialties, as well as hand-made crafts and gifts. 

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.


OCTOBER 2-11, 2015
4th Annual Finger Lakes Cider Week
Various locations around the Finger Lakes

A week long celebration of craft cider made here in the Finger Lakes, featuring tastings, demonstrations, classes, and entertainment.  Stay tuned for events to be announced!  Find a location near you in the Finger Lakes!


OCTOBER 24, 2015
Finger Lakes Beer Festival
Watkins Glen, New York

Get a taste of Finger Lakes brew as the Finger Lakes Beer Trail and Watkins Glen International bring you 30 craft brews from 15 New York State craft breweries.  Enjoy live music, great food, regional beer and lots of fun! 

November 2015 Events


NOVEMBER 14-30, 2015
Ithaca Winter Festival
Ithaca High School, Ithaca, New York

Celebrate winter's arrival in Ithaca with events and entertainment each day through mid-December, including Small Business Saturday on November 28th. 


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 1-14, 2015
Ithaca Winter Festival
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 on December 5th, Santa and Gingerbread Crafts on December 6th, and Evening of Fire and Ice at the Ice Bar on December 10th, Ice Wars Ice Carving Competition on December 10-12th, the Annual Chowder Cook-off & Wine and Cheese Expo on December 12th, and a Winter Artist Market on December 13th.


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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