September

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival

September 20th, 2014 - September 21st, 2014

Our 20th anniversary!! Our festival features great vendors, with everything you need for fiber arts: raw fleece, roving, spinning supplies, needle felting supplies, dyes, yarns, items needed to knit, crochet, weave—and things you won’t know you need until you see them—not to mention unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade finished items! The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival educates the public about fiber and its sources, promotes small farms, supports fiber artists and fiber-related businesses, and provides a venue for the public to interact with the fiber arts world.

October

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 1st, 2014

FREE Live Music and Happy Hour BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music from 6-9pm with Frankie and Tommy an acoustic duo playing 80's Hairband Hits! Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

Festival of Praise Tour 2014

October 1st, 2014

Festival of Praise Tour 2014 with Fred Hammond & Donnie McClurkin October 1, 2014 7:30 PM Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $42.50, $52.50, $62.50 Two of the most recognized men in Gospel music today are teaming up for a fall concert tour that will excite fans across the country. The 2014 Festival of Praise tour, featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin promises to spread the message of God’s love. Both Hammond and McClurkin are Grammy Awards, Stellar Awards and Dove Awards winners with songs commonly heard in the church and on the radio. Hammond’s best-known gospel hits include, “Blessed,” “No Weapon,” and “Celebrate (He Lives.).” McClurkin’s crowd favorites are “Stand,” and “We Fall Down,” a song that made the Top 40 of Billboard’s R&B chart and rocketed past platinum sales of over one million copies. Hammond has entertained his fans for more than three decades. In addition to his successful solo career, this singer/songwriter/producer/musician was a founding member of trendsetting sextet Commissioned and the creator of both Radical for Christ and United Tenors. He’s also achieved success as an actor and producer of stage plays, TV shows and movies. In addition to his musical endeavors, McClurkin pastors the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York and hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, The Donnie McClurkin Show. From traditional gospel, praise and worship, to funk, acoustic rock and a cappella, this show is sure to be one music lovers, church lovers and Gospel music fans will be talking about for years to come. For more info, visit: http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?id=286 To purchase tickets online, visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com/festival-of-praise-2014-featuring-fred-rochester-new-york-10-01 2014/event/00004D1CCAC343DA?artistid=1810800&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

October 3rd, 2014

A celebration of food, fun and the fall. This large outdoor event covers five city blocks and occurs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct.3-5, 2014. Each day is full of crafters, entertainment, food, wine, games, rides, farmers markets, and lots and lots of apples.

Wineglass Marathon Weekend - Corning, NY

October 3rd, 2014 - October 5th, 2014

Wineglass Marathon Weekend Events will be held October 3rd, 2014 - October 5th, 2014.

Joyful Adornments October First Friday - Honkin' BIG Glass Bead Demo

October 3rd, 2014

Join us for October First Friday - Honkin' BIG Glass Bead Demo! Bring new or clean & lightly used towels and/or blankets to be donated to the Schuyler County Humane Society, you’ll receive one ticket for each donation to be in the drawing for 1 of the 3 Honkin’ Big Glass Beads made this evening. Out of town Fans, please send a $10.00 donation/entry to me for the Schuyler County Humane Society or take the towels and/or blankets to your local Humane Society and ask them to email me about your donation. ($5.00 charge for shipping)

Tagsylvania

October 3rd, 2014 - October 4th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Farm-To-Table Wine and Cooking Adventure

October 4th, 2014

Immerse yourself in the bounty the Finger Lakes. On this one-of-a-kind culinary wine tour, you will create a Finger Lakes meal from the ground up. Our day unfolds at Silver Queen Farm. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer, who will take you into his fields to harvest the day’s bounty for your cooking class. Upon your return, regional chef Samantha Buyskes will be ready to begin the class. Part hands on, part demonstration class, you will learn and discover the beauty and richness of making a meal with ingredients grown from the farm. With your assistance, Chef Samantha will prepare and demonstrate the creation of a three-course lunch featuring the farm's ingredients and wines made at local Silver Thread Vineyards. Enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes as you learn about preparation and cooking methods, shopping tips, and the magic behind the wonderful regional food of our area. Each guest receives the recipes from the meal, and has the opportunity to purchase the farm-fresh ingredients to bring a bit of Finger Lakes freshness home with you. After the class, we make our way to Silver Thread Vineyards. Here you will meet Shannon or Paul Brock, the winery's owners and winemakers. They will share with you a vineyard tour and wine cellar experience that describes what goes into making their fabulous award-winning wines. You will then enjoy a wine tasting paired with Finger Lakes cheese and other locally sourced products. Afterwards, you will of course have the opportunity to purchase the wine featured during your cooking class to complete your home menu. Join us for this very special tour series, expand your mind, palate, and skills as you indulge in the wonders of the Finger Lakes. Sunday, May 25 - A Taste of Spring Saturday, June 28 - A Trip to Provence Saturday, July 12 - A Twist on Asian Saturday, August 2 - Great Tex Mex Saturday, September, 6 - Southern Style Saturday, October 4 - A Taste of Autumn Tour Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and departs from Downtown Ithaca Price: $135 per person (includes 3-course meal, all tasting and cooking class fees). Tour Guide Gratuity not included.

16th Annual Autumn Festival of Ales

October 4th, 2014

This craft beer festival features over 40 craft beers, live entertainment and a chili cook-off to benefit Mercy Flight. Over 3,000 beer lovers will travel to Honeoye Falls to sample craft beer brewed exclusively by CB Craft Brewers. Beers include CB’s year round brands and over 30 custom beers brewed for restaurants and bars throughout WNY. Festival tents will be set-up at the Honeoye Falls Fireman’s Field located at 321 Monroe Street in Honeoye Falls, NY. Festival hours are 1pm-5pm. The event will also feature live music, hand-rolled Dominican Cigars by Santiago Cigar Factory and local food vendors. Tickets sales will begin late summer 2014.

Naples Open Studio Trail

October 4th, 2014 - October 5th, 2014

Naples Open Studio Trail is a group of artists who open their studios to the public in October.  Free art event and live demonstrations in all mediums of artwork

LEGO Castle Adventure Exhibit Opening Weekend

October 4th, 2014 - October 5th, 2014

Be a knight, be a princess, or become a noble craftsman using one of the greatest building materials of all time—LEGO bricks! Explore the majestic castle and sit upon the royal throne. Opening weekend only, make LEGO inspired crafts and enjoy an amazing display of LEGO trains, buildings, and detailed scenes by the LEGO Users of Central New York. Included with general museum admission fees

The Paulsen Baker Band with special guests John Garvey and Al Keltz

October 4th, 2014

7:00 p.m. Bristol Valley Theater's Fall for the Arts series kicks into gear with our annual visit from the Finger Lakes' favorite folk band. Great music and so much fun that John Garvey will come out of retirement to join the band for his only appearance this year!  Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

A Buck's Tale - A German Tradition

October 4th, 2014

“A Buck’s Tale” is based on a German tradition in the “Pfaltz” region in Southwest Germany that began in the Middle Ages and has turned into a celebration in the modern day. The story is about how two German towns found peace through the gift of a goat buck. Lively Run owner, Susanne Messmer, is native to the area and is bringing this fun celebration to the Finger Lakes. Please read our blog to find out more information about “A Buck’s Tale.” The event is celebrating the beginning of our herd’s breeding season and will focus on Lively Run’s goat buck, Austin. We will tell the story of “A Buck’s Tale,” and celebrate the German way - with local beer, live music, and delicious German food. Featuring: Local beer from Bandwagon Brewpub Live music from Rebecca Colleen with Peter McDonald from 1:14-4:15 “A Buck’s Tale” presentation at 12:00pm German Food - save lunch for your visit at Lively Run! Tours – reservations recommended. Please contact us to reserve your spot in a tour. Cheese Tastings Family Games Vendors Schedule: 10am - Doors open 11am - Tour 12pm - Procession of the buck 12:15pm – “The Buck’s Tale” by Susanne Messmer 1pm – Family Games 2pm - Tour 3:30pm – Tour ** We will be holding the event whether it is rain or shine.

Burlesque show at Eremita Winery

October 4th, 2014

Last chance to see the WTS before they leave for tour! The temptation ... Whiskey Tango Sideshow is an outrageous assemblage of burlesque dancers, singers, acrobats, musicians, and costume designers that will entertain you with their cabaret nouveau stylings. Eremita Winery is inside a late 1800's church, what better venue to host the burlesque show. Serving wine, beer, and non alcoholic beverages. October 4th Doors open at 7. Show 8 - 10 PM $17 in advance | $20 at the door Tickets are limited. Call (607)474-5002 to reserve your tickets today. EremitaWinery.com 2155 E Church Street Lodi NY 14860

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 5th, 2014

Ruddy Well Band -- A homegrown entity from Syracuse, New York, and two time Sammy Award winner for People’s Choice and Best Americana, the Ruddy Well Band has roots in Americana folk and rock with strong harmonies and high energy-driving rhythms. Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Seneca "mini" Monster Kayak Race on the Canal

October 5th, 2014

paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to take on "the monster" we will be starting and ending at our location (1278 Waterloo Geneva RD Waterloo, NY 13165) and the race will be about 13 miles! *with an optional lock ride or run around* Shirts for those who PRE-register and prizes for the winners! There will also be a "lazy paddle" for those who wish not to race, and just enjoy the canal at the peak of leaf season!

NYWCC - Fall Festival

October 5th, 2014

New York Wine & Culinary Center

Featuring all day activities: 

  • Hot Mulled Cider, Doughnuts, Grilled Corn in NYWCC Garden Tent
  • Local Vendor Fair in Sands Gallery featuring Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, Chef Lerman's Sauces, The Mustard Seed 'N' More, Moo Moon Chocolate, Shimmering Light Farm, and more! 
  • Pan Seared Pork Cutlet Hands-On Cooking Class 12:00, 2:00 & 4:00 
  • Roasted Root Vegetable Stew Hands-On Cooking Class 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 
  • Fall-Inspired Cocktail and Dessert Demonstrations in the Wine Spectator Educational Theater
    $5 per person - Tickets available for purchase at the door.
    Pumpkin Beignets (Doughnuts) Demo: 12:00, 1:30, 3:00
    Fall in Love with NY Cocktail Class: 12:30, 2:00, 3:30
    Grape Shortbread Bars Demo: 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
  • Flights of seasonal beers, ciders & wine in Tasting Room
  • Pumpkin carving in NYWCC Garden Tent

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 8th, 2014

FREE Live Music and Happy Hour BOGO from 5-6pm beer, wine and mixers Live Music with Dirty Birds starts at 6pm Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9pm

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

October 10th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Tagsylvania

October 10th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Opening Reception and Exhibit: Threads

October 10th, 2014

In our past, talk of “threads” has symbolized an old-fashioned art form that was more about practicality than aesthetics. However, the Flick Gallery at the Arts Center of Yates County exhibit opening on Friday, October 10th, leaves that notion behind as masterful fabric creations are featured. Wine tastings will be offered by Heron Hill Winery and an array of tasty snacks will embroider our exhibit of fabric arts forms. The exhibit features Eve Botelho of Rochester, Kris Gregson Moss of Glen Falls, Sally Alexander Acomb of Keuka Lake, and works from Natural Fiber Clothing Designs, a studio of the Rochester Folk Art Guild. The opening is from 5:00 to 7:00PM. The Arts Center of Yates County is located at 127 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York. More information can be found at www.artscenteryatescounty.org or by calling 315-536-8226 or emailing info@artscenteryatescounty.org .

Gould Hotel Farmers Market Harvest Dinner

October 10th, 2014

The Gould Hotel is hosting the Farmers Market Harvest Dinner - featuring products from the Seneca Falls Farmers Market. The dinner will be a 5 course family style meal, beginning at 6:00 on Friday, October 10th. The cost is $30.00 per person, which includes taxes and gratuities. Call 315-712-4000 for reservations.

The Inns of Aurora "Harvest Party"

October 10th, 2014

Join us for local cocktails, beer, and hors d'oeuvres ! 5:00-8:00pm $35/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Southern Tier Outdoor Show

October 11th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014

Explore the great outdoors at the 8th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben County.  Over 100 indoor and outdoor exhibitors, 3-D archery range, professional seminars, wildlife and archery shows.  October 11-12,2014 at Wilkins RV Center in Bath NY.  9am - 5pm both days. $5 per car buys admission to all shows, professional seminars, parking and show program.

A Taste of the Finger Lakes!

October 11th, 2014

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Spend a delicious afternoon sampling culinary delights specially prepared by the chefs from a cornucopia of local restaurants paired with tempting tastes of the tastiest local vintages. $20 admission buys you and your palate a ticket to paradise! (21 and older only). Call 585.374.9032 for more information.

Cheese Trail Open House

October 11th, 2014

Finger Lakes Cheese Trail  popular Fall Open House is coming up on Columbus Day Weekend. The one-day Fall Open House is slated for Saturday October 11, from.10:00am-5:00pm both days. Twelve of the 13 Trail members will be participating, with many opening up their farms to cheese lovers that Saturday. There will be many new events and activities at the individual farms for the Open House, and trail-wide visitors are encouraged to play Cheese Trail Bingo as they visit the farms for a chance to win a holiday cheeseboard.

The 9 Creameries that will be hosting the Open Houses on their farms are: 
Crosswinds Farm & Dairy, Ovid
Dutch Hill Creamery, Chenango Forks
Engelbert Farms, Nichols
Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery, King Ferry
Jerry Dell Farm & Store. Freeville
Muranda Cheese Co., Waterloo
Shtayburne Farm, Rock Stream* 
Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, Candor
Sunset View Creamery, Odessa

3 Creameries will be participating off site:
Heaven Scent Farm, at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in Geneva
Keeley’s Cheese Co., at the Ithaca Farmers Market (9:00am-3:00pm)
Kenton's Cheese Co., at the Ithaca Farmers Market (9:00am-3:00pm)

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 12th, 2014

Virgil Cain -- A multi-talented musician, who layers crowd-pleasing songs by looping live guitars, keyboards and electric violin parts on top of each other. Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm

Fiddlers of the Genesee

October 12th, 2014

2:00 p.m. Toes will tap and feet will stomp as this roots music entourage returns to the BVT stage! With a repertoire that runs from reels, jigs, and hornpipes to waltzes, western swing and bluegrass, the Fiddlers (and guitar, banjo, mandolin, and hammered dulcimer players!) shed a whole new light on old-time music. Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

Endangered Species Day

October 12th, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -- Cost: Free with paid admission or zoo membership -- People of all ages can protect our planet’s endangered plants and animals and take action to help preserve the future of these species. Come to the zoo to show your support for conservation and see some of the endangered species in our collection. Stop by Explorer’s Outpost to pick up an educational activity for the kids to complete during your visit. Donate $1 to Friends of the Zoo toward conservation of animals in the wild in celebration of our centennial and receive a unique zoo wrist band.

Columbus Day Castle Play

October 13th, 2014

Construct a magical kingdom using gigantic castle blocks, dress up as a king or queen, enact a story of adventure with royal court puppets, and more. Included with general museum admission fees.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 15th, 2014

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Loose Change BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm Live Music from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

Keuka College Green & Gold Weekend

October 17th, 2014

Keuka College will host its first-ever Green & Gold Celebration Weekend October 17-19, 2014. This inaugural event will include a home coming and family weekend component for current students, reunion activities for alumni, and many other options for the local community and friends of the College to attend. From theater performances to a farmer's market to sporting events and even a 5K challenge, Keuka College will have something to offer everyone during this exciting, fun-filled weekend. We hope that you will save the date and stay tuned for more details to follow as we finalize the schedule. Visit our website regularly for updates throughout the summer.

Tagsylvania

October 17th, 2014 - October 18th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

The Inns of Aurora " Belgian Beer Dinner"

October 17th, 2014

Join as we explore the beers of Belgium with four paired courses. 6:30pm $60++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Fall Harvest Celebration

October 18th, 2014

Help Vineyard View Winery celebrate harvest as well as our one year anniversary with music, food, fireworks, local beer and of course GREAT WINE!!

John Patrick Penick - An Evening in the October Hours

October 18th, 2014

7:00 p.m. BVT audiences will remember Jon Penick's BVT debut 10 years ago in My Way as he enraptured fans with his classic crooning. Jon's released his first album of original songs, The October Hours, and he's coming back to where it all began to give us a taste, with a concert of acoustic songs perfect for a chilly autumn evening. And of course, we'll coax a few blue eyes favorites out of him before he's through! Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

Zoo Boo

October 18th, 2014 - October 19th, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $8 per child, plus the cost of zoo admission (admission is free for zoo members) All children participating in Zoo Boo must have a ticket in addition to regular zoo admission. Only members may purchase advance sale tickets; all others purchase tickets at the door on Zoo Boo days. Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, animal demonstrations, live entertainment, costumed characters, games, tattoos and more! The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine.

Fall into Red - An Exclusive Dry Red Wine Event

October 18th, 2014

Fall into Red an Exclusive Dry Red Wine Event @ Ventosa Vineyards Saturday Oct, 18th 6-8pm Tickets must be purchased in advance 5 Premier Red Wine Producers Damiani Wine Cellars - Hector NY Zugibe Vineyards - Geneva NY Shaw Vineyards - Himrod NY Hosmer Winery - Ovid NY Ventosa Vineyards- Geneva NY All in 1 stop! Each winery will pour 3-4 Samples of their Dry Reds Light Hors D'oeuvres with each pairing Each Guest will receive a 19 1/2 oz Crystal Bordeaux Wine Glass Wine for Sale by the Bottle and the Glass Stock up for the Fall, Winter and Holidays! Quantity Discounts!! Menu Duck Confit En Croute Slow cooked duck confit in phyllo pastry topped with a classic mole` sauce Fall Harvest Bruschetta A blend of apples, cranberries, red onion and fresh herbs served on a toasted crostini drizzled with a balsamic reduction Wild Mushroom Arancini A wild mushroom risotto breaded and fried until golden brown, topped with Seneca Salt Company Rosemary Flake. Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Ventosa Vineyards homemade mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto Di Parma and drizzled with fresh herb pesto Muranda Cheese Company High end cheese display compliments of Muranda Cheese Company. Aged Gouda, Aged BelCiello, Blue Cheese and British Cheddar. Olives, Almonds and Crudite`s Java Gourmet Java Bark and Seneca Salt Bark Chocolate samples. Keuka Coffee Roasters Italian Espresso Blend coffee samples $30.00 Ticket must be purchased in advance!! Dress is casual

Chestnut Festival at Goose Watch Winery

October 18th, 2014

Come experience the Chestnut Festival on October 18th from 12pm – 5pm where we celebrate the harvest of our chestnut groves in the most delicious and fun way! With over 17 acres of nut groves at Goose Watch Winery, we have plenty to go around! Sample a mouth-watering variety of chestnut foods while listening to LIVE music by the very talented Peace & Blues Trio! Also treat yourself to the fresh flavors from Cayuga Lake Creamery who will be featuring a Chestnut Ice Cream made from our own chestnuts! And to really get you in the fall spirit be sure to sip on some of our mulled wine that will compliment the beautiful fall foliage of Cayuga Lake! Admission is free with food and beverage items available for purchase. As always, our tasting room will also be open for tastings and featuring some amazing fall sales!

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 19th, 2014

Agonal Rhythm Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 22nd, 2014

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Joe and Sarah Mull BOGO from 5-6pm wine, beer and mixers Live Music from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

Tagsylvania

October 24th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Kevin James

October 24th, 2014

Kevin James Friday, October 24 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Prices: $38, $55 & $88 KEVIN JAMES, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Zookeeper (2011) can be seen this October in his latest film, Here Comes The Boom. James also starred in Columbia Pictures’ blockbuster Grown Ups (2010) along with Adam Sandler; previously, James and Sandler worked together on I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007). James broke into the film world in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, but his comedy career started well before that as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. Aside from his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard (2006) for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House (2006) and the upcoming Hotel Transylvania (2012) for Sony Pictures Animation. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Kevin-James-tickets/artist/703068.

NYWCC - NY on Tap

October 24th, 2014

New York Wine & Culinary Center

Friday Oct 24th  7:00pm to 9:30pm 

A more intimate beer festival where you're not just one of many glasses - you're a fellow beer lover. You'll be able to put a face to the beers you've grown to love! Mingle and taste with more than a dozen breweries from across New York State who will be set up around our gorgeous facility. Sample hearty & delicious beer-friendly fare created just for you by New York Wine & Culinary chefs. All attendees receive a commemorative tasting glass.

Ithaca Oktoberfest

October 25th, 2014

Ithaca Oktoberfest October 25, 2014 Now in its third year, Oktoberfest celebrates the Fall with beer, wine, and food tastings, Sample Finger Lakes wines and beers as well as tasty morsels from local restaurants and food vendors.

Halloween Spooktacular

October 25th, 2014 - October 26th, 2014

Calling all witches, princesses, and superheroes! Come dressed in your Halloween costume, dance to Halloween tunes, make a spooky craft, and enjoy performances by Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy. Included with general museum admission fees.

Finger Lakes Beer Festival

October 25th, 2014

20+ New York State Beers -  great food & live music

Zoo Boo

October 25th, 2014 - October 26th, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $8 per child, plus the cost of zoo admission (admission is free for zoo members) All children participating in Zoo Boo must have a ticket in addition to regular zoo admission. Only members may purchase advance sale tickets; all others purchase tickets at the door on Zoo Boo days. Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, animal demonstrations, live entertainment, costumed characters, games, tattoos and more! The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine.

Harvest Game Dinner at Veraisons Restaurant

October 25th, 2014

HARVEST GAME DINNER Veraisons Restaurant At The Inn At Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 800.243.5513 www.glenora.com – info@glenora.com Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5pm $65 per person plus tax and gratuity Reservations required by calling 1-800-243-5513 Join our culinary team for our annual Harvest Dinner celebrating Fall and the Harvest held outside amoungst the fall foliage and crisp Autumn air. Executive Chef Orlando Rodriguez and Executive Sous Chef Sarah Hassler have planned a menu that focuses on fruits and vegetables grown locally, enhanced by memorable proteins, and paired with wines carefully selected to suit the character of each dish. A deliberate dichotomy of the hearty and the delicate; the evening is sure to be a true celebration of all things autumn. Amuse Scotch Quail Egg - carrot mustard Glenora 2003 Brut First Course Deep Fried Squab - Black Strap Molasses-Marinade, Remembrance Farms Flower Power Greens Glenora 2013 Pinot Noir Rosé Second Course Braised Wild Boar Pot Pie - Evergreen Farm & Muddy Fingers Farm root vegetables, puff pastry Zugibe Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir Main Course Pan Seared Elk Chop- Evergreen Farm lacinato kale, roasted Glenora Farms grapes, Hawk Meadow Farm shiitake mushrooms, cipolinni onion custard, & elderberry jam. Glenora 2012 Merlot Fourth Course Maple Thyme Souffle - duck egg crème anglaise, cinnamon walnut croquant Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2013 Late Harvest Riesling Our dinner will be held outside amongst the fall foliage and crisp autumn air. Please dress accordingly. Seating will be communal, not individual. Reservations required – Please contact Emily Edsall at 1-800-243-5513 ext. 306 Website: http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Menus/Harvest-Dinner Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283238221880398/

Americana Vineyards Winery Hallo-wine party

October 25th, 2014

Americana Vineyards Winery is excited to announce  their 12th annual Hallo-wine Spooktacular Halloween costume party slated for October 25th, from 8:00pm to midnight.  Party goers are encouraged to dress up to the theme so they can participate in the costume contest, which is just one of the games taking place that evening.

 

The cover charge for the party is just $15,  Industry Folks $5.0,0 with the guest list being capped at 400.  So, people interested in attending should RSVP as soon as possible by calling the winery at 1-888-600-8067. 

Tunes in the Tent at Heron Hill Winery

October 26th, 2014

Black Diamond Express Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

The Inns of Aurora "The Art Of The Party Cooking Class"

October 28th, 2014

Learn the recipes and tricks to be the perfect host ! 6:00-8:30pm $75/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 29th, 2014

BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music with Waterside Acoustic 6-9pm Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9pm

Halloween in Downtown

October 30th, 2014

Join in the Halloween Parade! The parade meets at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center at 3:45pm and parades to the Ithaca Commons while trick or treating at local businesses. There will be free music, hot cider, and chili inside Center Ithaca. The Downtown Ithaca Alliance also offers free time in the bounce house and free face painting for trick or treaters.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat Party

October 31st, 2014

Halloween activities and prizes for the littlest trick-or-treaters. Meet favorite storybook characters, dance to Halloween tunes, and play games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

Tagsylvania

October 31st, 2014 - November 1st, 2014

In 1740 Atsingnetsing was a quiet village located in what today is known as Big Flats. With just 147 residents it was a wonderful place to live; that is until October 31st of that year. It was reported by the lone survivor at the time that a strange thick fog encompassed the village and the residents were possessed by beings with an uncontrollable craving for blood. They terrorized each other in ways far beyond comprehension of the normal mind. By the stroke of midnight on that fateful night Atsingnetsing was renamed Tagsylvania by the neighboring town folks as the town appeared to have been overtaken by some type of otherworldly creatures. The 1 lone survivor had a story so bizarre, no one would have believed it but for the evidence that lay everywhere within the town. A virus or an evil beyond mere comprehension – no one will ever know. What we do know is that every fall a thick fog begins to rise from the swamp behind Tag’s. Within that fog resides something that possesses all those in its path – and the residents of Tagsylvania seem to return to replay the night of their untimely demise… Do you dare to join them?

Biggest Halloween Party Around at the Holiday Inn Elmira

October 31st, 2014

Holiday Inn Elmira 760 E Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 Friday, October 31 - Downstairs opens at 7 p.m.; Upstairs opens at 9 p.m. The Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview and Pembrook Pines Media Group are proud to present the Biggest Halloween Bash around! The party begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 31st. DJ Mike with Lowell Taylor Entertainment will start the party downstairs at 7:00 p.m. DJ Criztian from Pembrook Pines Media Group will open the upstairs party at 9:00 p.m. And as always, there will be a costume contest with prizes! Cash and prizes of more than $500! Please note that you MUST be at least 21 with a valid ID to get in. Valid ID accepted is Government issue Driver's License or Non Driver's ID, Passport or US Military ID Advance sale tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview and at the Pembrook Pines Media Group Front Office. Tickets are $9. For more information please call 607.734.4211.

The Inns of Aurora "Halloween Murder Mystery Party"

October 31st, 2014

Join us for an interactive "Who Dunnit" complete with dinner and overnight accommodations at Rowland House ! $380/couple Reservations Only Please. 315-364-8888

November

The Inns of Aurora "Greek Wine Dinner"

November 8th, 2014

Join us to explore Greece with a five paired course dinner ! 6:30pm $75++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888