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!

 

April 2014 Events


APRIL 25-27, 2014
22nd Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's 22nd Annual Wine & Herb Festival with fragrant potted herbs and veggies for your garden, a plant carrier, recipes, and a souvenir wine glass.  Enjoy herb-prepared cuisine as you sample wines from the trail.  See Cayuga Lake Wine Trail for event details and participating wineries.

APRIL 25-27, 2014
Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail


Take a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, visiting over 30 unique, participating wineries. Participants will pick up a gift item and tickets at a chosen starting winery and will receive a first sampling of wine paired with a sample of a cheese-themed dish the winery has prepared. This event is co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person.


May 2014 Events

 

MAY 2-4, 2014
22nd Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's 22nd Annual Wine & Herb Festival with fragrant potted herbs and veggies for your garden, a plant carrier, recipes, and a souvenir wine glass.  Enjoy herb prepared cuisine as sample wines from the trail.  See Cayuga Lake Wine Trail for event details and participating wineries.

MAY 3-4, 2014
Keuka in Bloom
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

A sell-out every spring!  Enjoy samples of world-class vintages and herb-inspired foods from each participating winery.  Tour all seven wineries, and head home with fabulous wines, great recipes, and 14 plants for your spring garden.  


MAY 11, 2014, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch at the Crystal Lake Cafe
Americana Vineyards
4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken, NY 14847

Celebrate Mother's Day with a full-service brunch from the Crystal Lake Cafe and free carnations for all moms.  Reservations only!  Call 888-600-8067 to reserve a table.


MAY 11, 2014, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM
Mother's Day Brunch at Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant

2770 Co. Road 128 (Ernsberger Road), Romulus, NY 14541

Knapp Vineyard Restaurant celebrates the moms in our lives with a special buffet as a tribute to the love and tireless support moms give.  Bring all the important women in your life to this Mother's Day Brunch feast, including carved top round of beef or pork, French toast with wild berry cream cheese filling.  Eggs Benedict, pasta, seasonal vegetables and fresh seasonal fruit.  Each mom receives a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

MAY 14, 2014
Winemaker Wednesdays
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Winemaker Wednesdays is really for one kind of person: the type of person that not only loves to drink wine, but adores learning about it, talking to people about it, experiencing it. Certainly everybody is invited to this limited series of unique, custom winery experiences, though it has been conceived for passionate, curious fans of wine, winemaking and all that goes into it. Each winery has crafted some kind of unique, or special event or activity for these days.  Every Winemaker Wednesday takes place on the second Wednesday of the given month. These are unticketed events, though additional fees may apply. Please call the winery to schedule an appointment.

 

June 2014 Events

JUNE 6-8, 2014
Smokin' Summer Kickoff
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

This is one of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's newest wine and food pairing weekend events. Come celebrate summer, the many wonderful foods associated with this beautiful time of year, and the fantastic wines that pair with grilled and summertime foods!  Check in at your chosen starting winery, pick up your ticket and gift item, then enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake during this 2-1/2 day event. This event is co-sponsored by JAVA-GOURMET. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person. 

JUNE 15, 2014, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Father's Day Brunch at the Crystal Lake Cafe
Americana Vineyards

4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken, NY 14847

Celebrate Father's Day with a full-service brunch from the Crystal Lake Cafe.  Reservations only!  Call 888-600-8067 to reserve a table.


JUNE 15, 2014, 10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Father's Day Special Menu at Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
2770 Co. Road 128 (Ernsberger Road), Romulus, NY 14541

Barbeque is the theme for this Father's Day Menu, including Grilled Italian sausage sandwiches, barbequed pulled pork, smoked pork butt, in-house made barbeque sauce, Cornell Chicken BBQ, ribs, and braised brisket.  All will be served with a tasty slaw and tangy side dishes.  A la carte menu.  Please call for reservations 800-869-9271.


JUNE 15, 2014
Montezuma Winery 11th Annual Wildflowers & Wine Celebration

2981 Auburn Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

On Father's Day, bring Dad our to enjoy learning about wildflowers, grasslands, and the creatures of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex that need them.  Montezuma Winery & the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge will partner for this family, fun-filled event.  Activities include scheduled bus tours of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, wildlife displays, interactive kids' activitities,  petting zoo, arts and crafts vendors, and live music.  Enjoy Chickend BBQ, kettle corn, homemade ice cream by Cayuga Lake Creamery, and of course, wine!  A portion of the wine sales will be donated to the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to continue conservation projects.

JUNE 21-22, 2014
Barbecue at the Wineries I
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Discover how well Finger Lakes wine can pair with delicious barbecue and grilled foods prepared with the flavors of local sauces, rubs, and marinades.  Early summer is a beautiful time to visit Keuka Lake and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding wineries.

 

JUNE 28-29, 2014
Barbecue at the Wineries II
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Discover how well Finger Lakes wine can pair with delicious barbecue and grilled foods prepared with the flavors of local sauces, rubs, and marinades.  Early summer is a beautiful time to visit Keuka Lake and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding wineries.

JUNE 28-29, 2014, 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
10th Annual Cherry Festival, Varick Winery

5102 Rte. 89, Romulus, NY 14541

Pick cherries, and enjoy cherry products--from cherry wine, cherry preserves, cherry salsa, and cherry butter!  Families can enjoy the Beverly Animal Shelter activity tent with face painting, crafts, and cats, dogs, rabbits, and ferrets waiting for adoption.  The Seneca County 4-H corner will also offer a petting zoo and carnival games, including bean bag toss, ring toss, pick-a-duck, drop-a-cork, football toss, and milk bottle toss.  Talented Artisans will offer handmade jewelry, pottery, hair accessories, ribbon-woven products, pet products, quilted bags, pursed, decorative wine bottles, soap products, squash seed oil, clothing & fashion, rocks, fossils, minerals, and more!  Feast on BBQ, wraps, handcrafted cheese, beef jerky, dried fruit, and delicious baked goods, and enjoy live music from 1:00-5:00 PM.  

 

July 2014 Events

JULY 5, 2014, 12:00-9:00 PM
Birthday BBQ Bash!
Americana Vineyards

4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken, NY 14847

A fun-filled day of tastings, concerts and local vendors, and a spectacular fireworks display from 10-11 PM!

 

JULY 11, 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 11-13, 2014
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Watkins Glen, NY

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival offers the largest showcase of New York State wines with over 80 wineries paired with regional artisans, live music, culinary classes, and breweries, all in one beautiful location.  


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!!

 

August 2014 Events

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 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!!

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, 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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