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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!

05
Oct 2019
Thru
06
Oct 2019

Genesee Country Village & Museum will be showing off the best of the local harvest scene at this year’s Fall Festival and Agricultural Fair, Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
05
Oct 2019
Thru
06
Oct 2019

SEVEN NEW ARTISTS ON FREE SELF-GUIDED ART TOUR AND SALE

OCTOBER 5-6, 10am – 5pm

 

Various locations throughout the trail in and around
10 am TO 5 pm
05
Oct 2019
Thru
06
Oct 2019

Enjoy family fun at Newark Valley’s 40th annual Apple Festival with tours of the Colonial Farmhouse, demonstrations of 1800’s skills, music, dancing, great food, crafts, spinning & weaving, kids; activi

8980 Main Street
10 a.m.
(607)-642-9516
05
Oct 2019
Thru
06
Oct 2019

The Hunt Family proudly presents their 30th Annual Harvest Festival!

Grape Stomping, Tours, Live Music, Haywagon Rides through the Vineyards, Free Standard Tastings.

4021 Italy Hill Road
05
Oct 2019
Thru
06
Oct 2019

Harvest is always an exciting time at Treleaven!

658 Lake Road
12 - 5
05
Oct 2019
Thru
26
Oct 2019

Come aboard the MV Teal to view the breath taking fall foliage from the perspective of the lake.   Mid-day eco-cruises and evening sunset cruises available through October.  Check our website for specific availability

1000 Allan H. Treman Park Rd. , Ithaca, NY 14850
12:30pm
(607)-327-5253
05
Oct 2019

The 2019-20 Syracuse men's basketball team will host its first FREE signing event at Destiny USA this weekend.

9090 Destiny USA Drive
2:30pm
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
06
Oct 2019

A day for the family to celebrate the year's grape harvest with live music, hayrides through the vineyard, bounce house, face-painting, candy, lawn games, grape stomp & more. Costumes are encouraged!

3772 West Lake Rd
12pm
(585)-346-0850
06
Oct 2019

Downtown Corning’s newest outdoor dining and entertainment venue, Market Street Social, is hosting an official

125 Denison Pkwy E, Corning, NY 14830.
10 AM
06
Oct 2019

1st Sunday of the month means brunch at Sapalta dining at Plum Point Lodge! Brunch buffet with eggs to order, smoked salmon Benedict has been a favorite among the regulars!

$24 for adults

$12 kids

3482 Plum Point Road S
8am
(607)-243-7535
06
Oct 2019

Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music by Virgil Cain in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake!

9301 County Route 76
12:30 PM
(607)-868-4241