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Annual Festivals & Special Events

Fun for the whole family

There are a number of great annual festivals and events throughout the Finger Lakes every year. Finger Lakes events showcase the rich character of our communities year-round.

The Finger Lakes are best known for the wine produced in this region and there is a festival to celebrate just that. The Seneca Lake Food and Wine Festival held in Watkins Glen at Clute Memorial Park is one of the events of the year to celebrate the wineries located along Seneca Lake, the region's most heavily populated wine trail. And how could you have wine without the cheese? Be sure to visit the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival to find the perfect cheeses to beautifully accompany the wine that best suites your palette. 

Need to work off the wine and cheese? Have no fear! The Finger Lakes proudly presents the Wineglass Marathon that was named a top destination and must-do marathon by Livestrong, Active Times, and others, the Wineglass course is a fast, flat, and scenic point-to-point course through the southern Finger Lakes, and a Boston Marathon qualifier race.

GlassFest in Corning celebrates the long history of glass and glassmaking in Corning, with many events held in Corning’s Gaffer District and at the Corning Museum of Glass. Looking for out of the box unique celebrations of music, art, and more? Don’t miss the Rochester Fringe Festival celebrating the not so mainstream art of the ‘fringes’. More music abounds at the Geneva Music Festival with music and the arts taking place with celebrations around the Finger Lakes in various towns and communities. 

Celebrate your Scottish Heritage with a down home community feel at the Dundee Scottish Festival where you'll be wearing your kilt and tapping along to the bagpipes in no time. 

The region offers a wide variety of outdoor experiences, ways to connect with nature and beyond and all of those opportunities can be showcased at the Southern Tier Outdoor Show

Look below to find the biggest, annual events in the Finger Lakes that pique your interest and give you the flavor of what the region has to offer!

28
Sep 2019

The Windmill welcomes Keuka College alumni, students and families for homecoming weekend.

3900 State Route 14A
8:00 a.m.
(315)-536-3032
04
Oct 2019
Thru
27
Oct 2019

Barrel Series Experience

October 2019
Location: 1886 Reserve Room

Available Fridays at 2 PM, Saturdays at 11 AM and 2 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. 

9683 Middle Road
11am and 2pm
(800)-320-0735
05
Oct 2019
Thru
06
Oct 2019

Celebrate the bountiful Western NY harvest as the village shines in its finest fall colors!

1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
05
Oct 2019

Enjoy a family friendly, day-long celebration of the harvest in the Finger Lakes!

West Main Street
12:00 PM
(607)-535-3003
06
Oct 2019

The 38th Annual Guthrie Wineglass Marathon

START TIME - 8:15am

1 W. Market Street, Suite 103 Corning, NY 14830
8:15am
(607)-654-7601
12
Oct 2019
Thru
13
Oct 2019

The 13th Annual Southern Tier Outdoors Show will be held on October 12-13, 2019 in Bath, New York!

15 East Washington Street
9:00AM
12
Oct 2019

Listen to the soulful rock sounds of Andrea Dodge, while you enjoy delicious food and great shopping!

3900 State Route 14A
11:30
(315)-536-3032
13
Oct 2019

We host this event during the changing of the leaves, when our already beautiful view is enriched with the colors of fall.

3050 Swick Rd.
12:00PM
(315)-530-2663
14
Oct 2019

Due to Columbus Day weekend being a very popular and beautiful time to visit The Finger Lakes, The Windmill Farm and Craft Market will now be open on Columbus Day.

3900 State Route 14A
8:00 a.m.
(315)-536-3032
15
Oct 2019

Receive a FREE gift with paid admission.  Open 12 to 5 p.m.  Admission:  $6/Adult; $3/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members.  Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Poi

7606 North Ontario St
12:00 pm
(315)-483-4936
17
Oct 2019
Thru
20
Oct 2019

A night sure to send a chill down your spine, these guided tours look into the dark recesses of the village and explore some hair-raising tales of lore.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
Varying
(585)-294-8218
18
Oct 2019
Thru
19
Oct 2019

Elmira Savings Bank Broadway Series
2019-2020 Season at the Clemens Center
A BRONX TALE

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:30 P.M.
(607)-734-8191