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!

 

January 2017 Events


JANUARY 7-16, 2017
Annual Bargain Bash
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail kicks off its 2017 season with the Annual Bargain Bash, a week long event of deals and discounts, as participating wineries clean out their inventory, and drop prices on select items, from wine, to wine glasses, clothes and other retail items. This event does not require tickets.

JANUARY 13-15, 2017
Halftime Pairings Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate your favorite athletic team, while the Seneca Lake Trail wineries celebrate theirs!  Wineries will feature a sports party pairing, offering wines to sample with a variety of fun finger foods. 

JANUARY 20-21, 2017
15th Annual Wine on Ice
Elmira, New York

Enjoy a winter sampling of the region's best wine, food, and shopping. Taste fine Finger Lakes wines and delicious local fare, enjoy live entertainment, shop for unique gifts from farm and craft vendors, and take home a keepsake wine glass!

JANUARY 28, 2017
2nd Annual Wine and Dine Night
Silver Thread Vineyard at The Fox and the Grapes Bed & Breakfast

Join Silver Thread Vineyard at The Fox and the Grapes Bed and Breakfast for their Second Annual Wine and Dine Night on January 28, 2017. Enjoy a guided tasting of Silver Thread's boutique wines with owner-winemakers Paul and Shannon Brock. Silver Thread is one of Seneca Lake's most critically-acclaimed small wineries and a close neighbor of The Fox and The Grapes. The winery is closed during the winter months, so this event offers an exclusive opportunity to taste and purchase Silver Thread wines in January. The Brocks are experienced wine educators who captivate both expert and novice wine drinkers. Following your tasting, you will be treated to a four-course dinner of Spanish cuisine perfectly paired with Silver Thread’s wines. The package for 2 includes a guided wine tasting, four-course dinner, a Saturday night stay, and full breakfast the next day for $295(per couple, not including tax).


February 2017 Events


FEBRUARY 11, 2017
Preferred Pairings
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Enjoy an intimate wine and food pairing experience on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, in partnership with the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. The Preferred Pairings are a series of two, one-day events on February 11 or March 11. Each participating winery will be matched up with a creamery, offering ticketed attendees 3-4 delicious pairings of regional cheese paired with Seneca Lake wines. 


FEBRUARY 11-12, 2017
Chocolate, Wine & Roses Weekend
Americana Vineyards

What's not to love? Celebrate this decadent and unforgettable pair with a visit to Americana Vineyards!


FEBRUARY 17-19, 2017
Savory World of Seneca Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Enjoy a wine and food pairing, featuring an amazing variety of cuisine from different nations around the world, paired with fine Seneca Lake wines and served in themed tasting rooms.  


FEBRUARY 18-19, 2017
Wine & Cheese Lovers Getaway
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Enjoy a variety of creative and savory food samples prepared with spectacular cheeses and paired perfectly with the great wines of Keuka Lake. Receive a complimentary Keuka Lake Wine Trail glass at your starting winery!


FEBRUARY 17-26, 2017
Ithaca Loves Teachers! 
Winter Recess Events in Ithaca, New York

Winter Recess is now in its 11th year, celebrating Pre-K through K-12 classroom teachers and school district employees in the region with entertainment, activities, family fun, and discounts throughout the Tompkins County community.  Relax, refresh, and renew among friends in a city built on education!


FEBRUARY 25-26, 2017
15th Annual Mardi Gras Weekend
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Collect Mardi Gras beads as you travel the Wine Trail sampling food paired regional wine, served Bourbon Street style! Compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a mixed case of Cayuga Lake Wine Trail wine!

March 2017 Events


MARCH 4, 2017
Red, Red Wine
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the red wines of the Finger Lakes, all paired with innovative dishes prepared by participating Seneca Lake wineries. 


MARCH 11, 2017
Preferred Pairings
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Enjoy an intimate wine and food pairing experience on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, in partnership with the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. Each participating winery will be matched up with a creamery, offering ticketed attendees 3-4 delicious pairings of regional cheese paired with Seneca Lake wines. 

MARCH 18-19, 2017
3rd Annual Bacon on the Lakein!
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail 

Bacon lovers, you will be delighted with this wine pairing event! The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail wineries will offer tantalizing bacon dishes perfectly paired with local wines. Leave a ticket stub in the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Piggy Bank at each winery along the way for a chance to win a BBQ-themed basket of barbecue sauces, utensils, and more! One lucky person will win a BBQ Smoker! The more wineries you visit, the more chances to win.

MARCH 24-26, 2017
Pasta & Wine Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Sample pasta prepared by each winery and perfectly paired with Seneca Lake wines.

April 2017 Events

APRIL 8-9, 2017
Tapas & Wine Weekend
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the hors d'oeuvre with a delightful pairing of sweet and savory bites served with samples of fine Keuka wines. Receive a complimentary Keuka Lake Wine Trail glass and appetizer plate that conveniently holds your wine and tapas on one plate!

APRIL 21-23, 2017
Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

The pairing of wine and cheese is as classic and popular as this Seneca Lake Wine Trail event! 


APRIL 28-30, 2017
25th Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Kick off your spring gardening on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail!  Enjoy Finger Lakes wines paired with herb-infused cuisine, and collect potted herbs and vegetables, as well as recipes from each winery along the way.

May 2017 Events

MAY 5-7, 2017
25th Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Kick off your spring gardening on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail!  Enjoy Finger Lakes wines paired with herb-infused cuisine, and collect potted herbs and vegetables, as well as recipes from each winery along the way.


MAY 6-7, 2017
Keuka in Bloom!
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Take in the beauty of Keuka Lake in the spring, and sample world-class vintages of Keuka Lake wines paired with herb-inspired foods. Ticket holders will receive one flower and one herb, each in a 4" pot, at each winery along the way.


MAY 20, 2017

Seneca Lake Wine & Food Festival
Clute Park, Watkins Glen, New York

Celebrate the fabulous Finger Lakes food and drink community at Clute Park in Watkins Glen, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. Local restaurants, wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries will offer tastes of the region while you enjoy activities and entertainment.

June 2017 Events


JUNE 1-JUNE 30, 2017

Bangles and Bottles!
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

If you love wine and jewelry, visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail during this summer’s Bangles & Bottles event. During the months of June and July, join Bangles and Bottles for $65, and collect all 16 unique charm bracelets, one from each winery.  In addition, receive a "Winemaker's Pick" sample at each winery, and a 5% discount on wine purchases. 


JUNE 2-4, 2017
Ithaca Festival
Ithaca, New York

Get a true taste of Ithaca, 10 square miles surrounded by reality, and an unforgettable experience as Ithaca celebrates the artist in everyone, a tradition since 1977!


JUNE 9-11, 2017
Smokin' Summer Kick-Off
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate summer with fabulous wines of the Finger Lakes paired perfectly with grilled summertime foods!


JUNE 10-11, 2017

Fire it Up! BBQ & Wine Weekend I
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Get a taste of how well cool climate wines pair with mouth-watering barbecue, summer side dishes, and grilled foods prepared with local sauces, rubs, and marinades! 

JUNE 24-25, 2017
Fire it Up! BBQ & Wine Weekend II 
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Another opportunity to get a taste of how well cool climate wines pair with mouth-watering barbecue, summer side dishes, and grilled foods prepared with local sauces, rubs, and marinades! 

July 2017 Events


JULY 1-JULY 31, 2017

Bangles and Bottles!
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

If you love wine and jewelry, visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail during this summer’s Bangles & Bottles event. During the months of June and July, join Bangles and Bottles for $65, and collect all 16 unique charm bracelets, one from each winery.  In addition, receive a "Winemaker's Pick" sample at each winery, and a 5% discount on wine purchases. 

JULY 14-16, 2017
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Watkins Glen, New York

Come and get a taste of the largest showcase of New York State wines, with over 80 wineries paired with regional artisans for an unforgettable taste of the Finger Lakes, as well as live music, culinary classes, breweries, and more, on the southern tip of Seneca Lake!

August 2017 Events

September 2017 Events


SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2017

Harvest Celebration of Food & Wine
Keuka Lake Wine Trail


Sample delicious dishes highlighting the region’s seasonal produce and paired perfectly with fine Keuka wines. 

October 2017 Events

 

November 2017 Events


NOVEMBER 11-12, 2017
Keuka Holidays I
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the holiday season as you sample fine Keuka wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders will receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery along the way. Wineries will be decked out in holiday decorations and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas. Please note: Tickets for this weekend are NOT usable on the weekend of November 18-19.


NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017
Deck the Halls
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Get in the holiday spirit with a weekend of fun, sampling holiday wines and festive foods in decorated tasting rooms along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail! Receive a recipe book and collect ornaments along the way to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath.

NOVEMBER 18-19, 2017
Keuka Holidays II
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the holiday season as you sample fine Keuka wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders will receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery along the way. Wineries will be decked out in holiday decorations and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas. Please note: Tickets for this weekend are NOT usable on the weekend of November 11-12.

December 2017 Events


DECEMBER 1-3, 2017

Deck the Halls
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

If you missed your chance to Deck the Halls on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in November, get in the holiday spirit with a weekend of fun, sampling holiday wines and festive foods in December!  Receive a recipe book and collect ornaments along the way to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath.

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