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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County

October 23rd, 2014

The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome. Contact the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or info@artscenteryatescounty.org.

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?

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

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.

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?