August

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

September 15th, 2016 - October 1st, 2016

Playing September 15 – October 1, 2016 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.; performance times vary. A famous jam session you’ll never forget! On December 4, 1956. A recording session that will go down in history as the one and only time that four legends came together to make music. This is the story of that fateful session between Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This rock ‘n roll megahit is electrifying! Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

October 1st, 2016

Sat. and Sun. Courthouse Park in Cortland is full of pumpkins, crafts, food and entertainment.

Alice in Wonderland at The Strong

October 1st, 2016

11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Journey down the rabbit hole to the world of Alice in Wonderland during preview performances by the New York State Ballet. See familiar characters such as Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, and more. Showings are in conjunction with Allendale Columbia School where the ballet will also be performed in October.

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 1st, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm.

Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 1st, 2016

Every Saturday and Sunday in October! Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 for wine tasting. Phone: 315.549.8797

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

October 5th, 2016 - October 19th, 2016

Playing October 5 - October 19, 2016 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.; performance times vary. Scenes from Rosemary’s life, from childhood to adult. Celebrate the life and musical stylings of one of our country’s finest performers. She was a musical legend. And she had a voice like no other. We are one of the first theatres in the US to present this new musical. Revel in the ups, the downs and that mesmerizing voice as we bring to life the colorful world of Rosemary Clooney. With countless hits and chart-toppers, Rosemary is an American legend and icon. Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 5th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Mind the Gap

October 7th, 2016 - October 8th, 2016

A celebration of female British pop stars Dusty, Petula, Amy, Adele. 8 PM ; Tickets on sale now at hangartheatre.org or 607-273-ARTS

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 7th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Sibyl's Birthday Party

October 8th, 2016

Sibyl was a spiritualist for more than 50 years. You may see a guest show up from time to time that just doesnt seem real. Cost is $20 for everyone or $10 party only. 6:30pm to 9:30pm. An additional gallery reading will be held at the Alling Coverlet Museum $20 per person from 8pm to 10pm. Phelps General Store, 140 Market Street, Palmyra. (315) 597-6981. 

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 8th, 2016 - October 9th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

Explorers of the Night at The Strong

October 10th, 2016

This Columbus Day, learn about the creatures who roam the night. Meet nocturnal animals such as a barred owl from the Seneca Park Zoo. Take pictures with storybook characters that love nighttime, including Janell Cannon’s bat Stellaluna and Jan Brett’s hedgehog Hedgie. Visit the echolocation station to find out how bats use sound waves to find their way in the dark. Create a bat hat or paper plate hedgehog to take home. And be delighted by a performance of Winnie the Pooh: The Musical presented at 2 p.m. by the Rochester Association of Performing Arts.

Columbus Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

October 10th, 2016

Celebrate Columbus Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum! Mention “Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria” and receive a free postcard with admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 12th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 14th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Latin & World Music of Sally Ramirez and Doug Robinson

October 14th, 2016

An evening of world music by celebrated composers from the Latin and European world. 8 PM ; Tickets on sale now at hangartheatre.org or 607.273.ARTS

Historic Palmyra's famous Cemetery Walk

October 15th, 2016

Saturday! One night only! October 15th 6pm 7:30pm and 9pm. 1 night only 3 shows $15 per person get 1 full price ticket and a second 1/2 price ticket. Children $8 must be accompanied by an adult. An amazing journey into the land of the dead. You won't want to miss this. Mark your calendars and save the dates. Historic Palmyra (315) 597-6981. 

 

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 15th, 2016 - October 16th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 19th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Finger Lakes Beer Festival at Watkins Glen International

October 21st, 2016 - October 22nd, 2016

Finger Lakes Beer Trail and Watkins Glen International bring you over 30 New York State craft breweries and distilleries. Enjoy live music, food, beer and friends at this unique event. Each guest receives a commemorative sampling glass with tasting coupons.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 21st, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Play Ball Gala at The Strong

October 21st, 2016

Attend Rochester’s most playful gala for grown-ups only—the Play Ball! Explore the museum while enjoying great entertainment, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and creative cocktails. Proceeds from The Play Ball benefit The Strong’s educational mission. Fees apply.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

October 22nd, 2016

The western shores of Seneca Lake are home to some of the most well-respected wine-makers in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you will learn their stories and taste the outcome of their commitment and passion to their craft. Our first stop is Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt. Johannes comes from a wine-making family in Germany that has been making wines since the mid 15th century. He left Germany, and moved to the Finger Lakes to express his own vision of fine wine making.

Enjoy an intimate experience with Johannes as he shares with you the progress of his young vineyard, followed by a wine-tasting designed to share with you the personality of the fruit in its purest form. Next, get ready to never think about wieners and burgers the same way again. The FLX Wienery is the special eatery project of couple Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke. Christopher is a Master Sommelier and Isabel was named by Mobil Travel Guide as offering the Best Service in the World. Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations.

From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc.

Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day.

Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum.

Departure Locations: This tour runs from 9:30 am-5 pm, depending on pick up location Ithaca pick up available upon request – please call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 22nd, 2016 - October 23rd, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

Bow Making - Primitive Pursuits Workshop

October 23rd, 2016

We will take bulky pieces of wood and work following the grain to transform them into sleek, efficient hunting tools. Though the staves we use will be pre-harvested, we will learn about tree identification, harvesting, and processing in the context of the bowyer. All aspects of bow making will be covered, and you will leave on Sunday with a finished hunting bow.

The self-bow is one of the most fascinating pieces of primitive technology, in that if shaped the right way a single piece of wood can store enough energy to shoot an arrow deadly enough to take down large game. Through working with your stave you will connect with the wood, the forest, and the ancient skill of bow making that is in all of our shared ancestry. Not only will you walk away with a finished bow, you will have the tools to make more bows on your own.

FEE: $225 Friday 5:00PM - 8:00PM Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM Sunday 9:00AM - 4:00PM (Fee includes all materials 15 Students maximum)

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 26th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Food & Wine Lovers Weekend Getaway

October 27th, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat October 27-30, 2016 A weekend getaway filled with two 8-hour wine & beer tours, delicious food and a painting event. Read all details on our website.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 28th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 29th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

M is for Monster

October 29th, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 1 to 4 p.m. Get ready for a ferociously fun time! Stop by Elmo’s World to meet the furry red monster and other creatures. Take pictures and speak with fantastical hand puppet characters. Delight in storybook tales about friendly beasts. Design your own monster using a dice game. Craft a creature on a coffee filter and learn how to make it vanish.

The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum's Closing Day

October 30th, 2016

Closing Day for the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum’s 32nd season! Receive a free postcard with admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat

October 31st, 2016

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Bring the littlest trick-or-treaters to enjoy Halloween activities and prizes! Come in costume and collect prizes from favorite storybook characters including Little Bo Peep, Red Riding Hood, and others. Dance to Halloween music, play party games, check out books in the Spooky Story Station, and make a creepy craft.

September

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

September 15th, 2016 - October 1st, 2016

Playing September 15 – October 1, 2016 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.; performance times vary. A famous jam session you’ll never forget! On December 4, 1956. A recording session that will go down in history as the one and only time that four legends came together to make music. This is the story of that fateful session between Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This rock ‘n roll megahit is electrifying! Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

October

The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

October 1st, 2016

Sat. and Sun. Courthouse Park in Cortland is full of pumpkins, crafts, food and entertainment.

Alice in Wonderland at The Strong

October 1st, 2016

11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Journey down the rabbit hole to the world of Alice in Wonderland during preview performances by the New York State Ballet. See familiar characters such as Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, and more. Showings are in conjunction with Allendale Columbia School where the ballet will also be performed in October.

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 1st, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm.

Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 1st, 2016

Every Saturday and Sunday in October! Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 for wine tasting. Phone: 315.549.8797

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

October 5th, 2016 - October 19th, 2016

Playing October 5 - October 19, 2016 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.; performance times vary. Scenes from Rosemary’s life, from childhood to adult. Celebrate the life and musical stylings of one of our country’s finest performers. She was a musical legend. And she had a voice like no other. We are one of the first theatres in the US to present this new musical. Revel in the ups, the downs and that mesmerizing voice as we bring to life the colorful world of Rosemary Clooney. With countless hits and chart-toppers, Rosemary is an American legend and icon. Rated PG. Tickets may be purchased at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse box office. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-457-8897, or online at FingerLakesMTF.com/tickets.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 5th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Mind the Gap

October 7th, 2016 - October 8th, 2016

A celebration of female British pop stars Dusty, Petula, Amy, Adele. 8 PM ; Tickets on sale now at hangartheatre.org or 607-273-ARTS

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 7th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Sibyl's Birthday Party

October 8th, 2016

Sibyl was a spiritualist for more than 50 years. You may see a guest show up from time to time that just doesnt seem real. Cost is $20 for everyone or $10 party only. 6:30pm to 9:30pm. An additional gallery reading will be held at the Alling Coverlet Museum $20 per person from 8pm to 10pm. Phelps General Store, 140 Market Street, Palmyra. (315) 597-6981. 

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 8th, 2016 - October 9th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

Explorers of the Night at The Strong

October 10th, 2016

This Columbus Day, learn about the creatures who roam the night. Meet nocturnal animals such as a barred owl from the Seneca Park Zoo. Take pictures with storybook characters that love nighttime, including Janell Cannon’s bat Stellaluna and Jan Brett’s hedgehog Hedgie. Visit the echolocation station to find out how bats use sound waves to find their way in the dark. Create a bat hat or paper plate hedgehog to take home. And be delighted by a performance of Winnie the Pooh: The Musical presented at 2 p.m. by the Rochester Association of Performing Arts.

Columbus Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

October 10th, 2016

Celebrate Columbus Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum! Mention “Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria” and receive a free postcard with admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 12th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 14th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Latin & World Music of Sally Ramirez and Doug Robinson

October 14th, 2016

An evening of world music by celebrated composers from the Latin and European world. 8 PM ; Tickets on sale now at hangartheatre.org or 607.273.ARTS

Historic Palmyra's famous Cemetery Walk

October 15th, 2016

Saturday! One night only! October 15th 6pm 7:30pm and 9pm. 1 night only 3 shows $15 per person get 1 full price ticket and a second 1/2 price ticket. Children $8 must be accompanied by an adult. An amazing journey into the land of the dead. You won't want to miss this. Mark your calendars and save the dates. Historic Palmyra (315) 597-6981. 

 

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 15th, 2016 - October 16th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 19th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Finger Lakes Beer Festival at Watkins Glen International

October 21st, 2016 - October 22nd, 2016

Finger Lakes Beer Trail and Watkins Glen International bring you over 30 New York State craft breweries and distilleries. Enjoy live music, food, beer and friends at this unique event. Each guest receives a commemorative sampling glass with tasting coupons.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 21st, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Play Ball Gala at The Strong

October 21st, 2016

Attend Rochester’s most playful gala for grown-ups only—the Play Ball! Explore the museum while enjoying great entertainment, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and creative cocktails. Proceeds from The Play Ball benefit The Strong’s educational mission. Fees apply.

The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour

October 22nd, 2016

The western shores of Seneca Lake are home to some of the most well-respected wine-makers in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you will learn their stories and taste the outcome of their commitment and passion to their craft. Our first stop is Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt. Johannes comes from a wine-making family in Germany that has been making wines since the mid 15th century. He left Germany, and moved to the Finger Lakes to express his own vision of fine wine making.

Enjoy an intimate experience with Johannes as he shares with you the progress of his young vineyard, followed by a wine-tasting designed to share with you the personality of the fruit in its purest form. Next, get ready to never think about wieners and burgers the same way again. The FLX Wienery is the special eatery project of couple Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke. Christopher is a Master Sommelier and Isabel was named by Mobil Travel Guide as offering the Best Service in the World. Today, their collaborative energies go into creating Wienery and Burger “Art” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients that unveil their creations.

From their house-made sausages and freshly ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, get ready for what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe. After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. We will explore exquisite white varietals followed by examples of vineyard variations in their Cabernet Franc.

Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals. Enjoy a private tasting featuring their array of unique wines as the perfect ending to a great day.

Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum.

Departure Locations: This tour runs from 9:30 am-5 pm, depending on pick up location Ithaca pick up available upon request – please call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 22nd, 2016 - October 23rd, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

Bow Making - Primitive Pursuits Workshop

October 23rd, 2016

We will take bulky pieces of wood and work following the grain to transform them into sleek, efficient hunting tools. Though the staves we use will be pre-harvested, we will learn about tree identification, harvesting, and processing in the context of the bowyer. All aspects of bow making will be covered, and you will leave on Sunday with a finished hunting bow.

The self-bow is one of the most fascinating pieces of primitive technology, in that if shaped the right way a single piece of wood can store enough energy to shoot an arrow deadly enough to take down large game. Through working with your stave you will connect with the wood, the forest, and the ancient skill of bow making that is in all of our shared ancestry. Not only will you walk away with a finished bow, you will have the tools to make more bows on your own.

FEE: $225 Friday 5:00PM - 8:00PM Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM Sunday 9:00AM - 4:00PM (Fee includes all materials 15 Students maximum)

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 26th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.

Food & Wine Lovers Weekend Getaway

October 27th, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat October 27-30, 2016 A weekend getaway filled with two 8-hour wine & beer tours, delicious food and a painting event. Read all details on our website.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 28th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 29th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

M is for Monster

October 29th, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 1 to 4 p.m. Get ready for a ferociously fun time! Stop by Elmo’s World to meet the furry red monster and other creatures. Take pictures and speak with fantastical hand puppet characters. Delight in storybook tales about friendly beasts. Design your own monster using a dice game. Craft a creature on a coffee filter and learn how to make it vanish.

The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum's Closing Day

October 30th, 2016

Closing Day for the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum’s 32nd season! Receive a free postcard with admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat

October 31st, 2016

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Bring the littlest trick-or-treaters to enjoy Halloween activities and prizes! Come in costume and collect prizes from favorite storybook characters including Little Bo Peep, Red Riding Hood, and others. Dance to Halloween music, play party games, check out books in the Spooky Story Station, and make a creepy craft.