Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Auburn, NY - Sept. 1st - Sept. 13th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch

Ahh, the beginning of Fall in the Finger Lakes! Here are some fun things to do near 10 Fitch Luxurious Bed & Breakfast, during the first few weeks of September. 

Every Saturday in September, Discover Downtown Syracuse Food Tour, Armory Square, South Franklin, & Walton Sts., Syracuse, NY. A delicious and unique way to discover Downtown Syracuse. A 3 hour walking tour includes stops at restaurants, as well as cultural and historic landmarks. Starts at noon every Saturday in September. Call 1-800-979-3370 or visit  for more information.

Sept. 1st - 5th - Sweeney Todd, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. 1846. Fleet Street, London. Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece has achieved worldwide success as a musical, an opera, in concert and most recently as a film by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp. An infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber, Sweeney Todd returns seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Packed with suspense and humor, this thrilling musical has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. Awards: Winner of 10 Tony Awards, 14 Drama Desk Awards, 7 Olivier Awards. Audience: Anyone who likes meat pies. Or revenge. Rated R (for suggested violence). Visit website or call box office for ticket prices at  1-800-457-8897. 

Sept. 3rd - Savor the Finger Lakes, 545 Third Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. A craft beer, cider and artisanal food experience to jumpstart your Labor Day weekend! Over 30 regional, independent craft brewers and Chefs. For VIPs: private tent, guided pairings, boat tour and more. VIP Hour 4-5 pm
General Admission 5-8 pm. Tickets at our web site: General Admission: $55 adv / $75 door. VIP: $80 adv / $100 door. Lodging and next-day excursion packages for VIPs available. 100% of proceeds go to Healthy Food For All, which provides 1/2-price CSA farm shares to families of limited income. This event is made possible by Tompkins County Tourism.

Sept. 3rd - An evening with the Miró Quartet, First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. 8:00 PM. Admired around the world, the Miró Quartet brings its “explosive vigor and technical finesse” (New York Times) to the festival in a program featuring Beethoven’s great String Quartet op. 59, no. 3 (“Razumovsky”), Schumann’s exhilarating Piano Quintet, and the last complete set of string quartets that Hadyn ever composed.

Sept. 4th - Octets with Miró + Aeolus First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. 8:00pm. The up-and-coming Aeolus Quartet joins the veteran Mirós for two high-spirited octets: Mendelssohn’s euphoric Octet for Strings, op. 20, and Dan Welcher’s vivacious Museon Polemos (“War of the Muses”), which pits both quartets against each other in a battle of the bands, a kind of instrumental Jets. vs. Sharks. 

Sept. 4th7th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale, pARTnership Cayuga ARC Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers (F.A.M.E.) Center for Creative Expression,  39 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021.  pARTnership is about collaboration and community, enabling people to celebrate self-expression and seek empowerment through creativity. 5-7 p.m. Art is available for sale and proceeds go directly to the artist who created the piece. Meet and greet the artists from 5-5:30pm. Reception with light refreshments provided. Free to enter. Questions, call (315) 856-8830.

Sept. 5th & 6th - Skaneateles Fire Department Field Days - Austin Park Pavillion, East Austin St, Skaneateles NY

Saturday 9/5
Car Show – 8:00 a.m. – Registration
Chicken BBQ – 12:00 p.m. until sold out
Children's Fair – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sponsored by Pride & Joy)
Barrigar Brothers – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Rhythm Method – 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 9/6
Chicken BBQ – 12:00 p.m. until sold out
Grand Parade – 4:00 p.m.
Mere Mortals – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Parade Prizes & Drawings – 8:45 p.m.
Fireworks – 10:00 p.

Sept. 6th - 39th Annual Auto Show & Flea Market, Fillmore Glen State Park, Moravia, NY 13118. Rain or Shine. Refreshments: Breakfast Sandwiches & Juice starting @ 6a.m. – Chicken BBQ etc.Door Prizes Donated by Area Merchants • 50/50 Raffle • Large Flea Market - See more at: Cost : $1.00. Telephone : (315) 730-3215

Sept. 9th - Sept. 30th - The Calamari Sisters' Big, Fat, Italian Wedding, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. Present day. A Kitchen. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
When the Calamari sisters bulldozed upon the musical comedy scene, who knew that three years later, one of them would be tying the knot? Or will they? There's nothing like an arranged Italian wedding to bring out the crazy relatives, wacky missteps and of course, food, food, food! Join Delphine and Carmela as they sing, dance, laugh and cook their way through such favorites as "Chapel of Love," "Love and Marriage," "Get Me To The Church On Time" and "River Deep, Mountain High." RSVP for your seat to the wedding! Audience: Anyone who has worn a hideous bridesmaid's dress, or squeezed into a tux or done the Chicken Dance. Rated PG-13. Call the box office for ticket prices & times at 1-800-457-8897.

Sept. 11th - Dec. 30th - Breaking Bread: Food, Culture & What’s on Your Plate, Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Tuesday through Sunday. Noon until 5pm. Admission $5, children under 12 are free! Visit for more information.

Sept. 12th & Sept. 13th - TomatoFest, Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. The event will feature craft and commercial vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, rides, nonprofit booths, a farmer’s market, a pasta dinner, and more! Free Centro shuttle bus from Auburn High School parking lot to the main gate. 11:00am  until 6:00pm. Cost $3 per adult, $1 per child, children under 12 free with a canned good.

Sept 12th - Cruisin' Classic Car Show, King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry, NY 13081. Bring your friends and roll on up in your hottest car, truck or motorcycle you have! The first annual Poorboys Classic Car Cruisin’ will take place on Saturday, September 12 where classic cars of every description - antique roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and much more - will be on display at Treleaven by King Ferry Winery. 
The event will run from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There is no charge to partake in this cruise in - all makes and models are welcome. Admission is FREE to the public with food, wine, craft beer, wine slushies and wine and craft beer tastings available for purchase. 
Make sure you come hungry as  10-10 BBQ will be serving up their scrumptious grub. Feel free to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the oldies that will be playing, help yourselves to a variety of fun lawn games and take a stroll down memory lane viewing some of the classic cars of the ‘good old days’ on display.  In case of inclement weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. 
* Parking will be available for free.
* Picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may bring your own blankets and chairs. 
* No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.
Cost : Free. Telephone: 315-364-5100. Email:

Sept. 12th - Guided Shorebird-Viewing Walk, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, 3395 US Rt 20 East, Seneca Fall, NY 13148. As summer flies by, so do the shorebirds that use the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge as a stopping point during their migration.  Throughout the months of August and September, certain species of those little birds you’re used to seeing along the coast will stop to rest and feed in the prime habitats created at Montezuma.  Thanks to local birding experts, you are able to get a close view of these birds through the refuge’s annual Guided Shorebird Walk series.  All tours will start at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and guests will carpool/caravan to the viewing sites.  Some moderately-difficult walking and significant time out in the sun will occur, so please come prepared with water and sunscreen.
Guided by Mike Tetlow of the Rochester Birding Association. Time: 10:00am. Telephone: 315-568-5987. Email:

Sept. 12th - Glorious Grape Day, Varick Winery & Vineyard, 5102 Rt. 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Romulus, NY. Celebrate the harvest with complimentary grape treats. Enjoy wine tasting and grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more. $4.00 to sample six wines. Fare is complimentary. Check out, for more information.

Sept. 13th - What's It Worth?, Rural Life Museum, 920 Route 34B, King Ferry, NY 13081. Be honest. Haven't you ever looked at Great Aunt Sadie's quilt (or water pitcher or necklace) or Great Grandpa's pocket watch (ice tongs or hay knife) and wondered "what's this worth?" Come to the Rural Life Museum and have your items appraised. This is a fundraiser for the museum, but costs will be moderate.  Food and beverages will be available. Appraisals will be conducted by several CNY appraisers. Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Cost: Moderate Fee. Telephone: 315-364-8202 for more information.

Sept. 13th - Fort Hill Cemetery Tour, 19 Fort Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Join historian and guide,  Laurel Auchampaugh, for a fascinating tour of the beautiful wooded Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown Auburn. Its hilltop location, fortified many centuries ago by the mysterious mound building peoples of North America, later was reputed to be the site of an important Cayuga council seat and village. In 1852, the hilltop was dedicated for its current function and it remains an active cemetery today. On the tour you will learn about the lives of several eminent citizens who are buried there – including the man first buried there, Judge Elijah Miller, his famous son-in-law William H Seward, his daughter and granddaughter. Also visit the gravesites of abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman and members of the Osborne, Willard and Case Families. Tickets may be purchased at the event or at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St. Auburn NY. Starts at 2pm. Admission: $10 per adult, 18 and under Free! 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Auburn, NY - August 15th - August 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch

Can you believe the summer is almost over?? Here are a few things we found that would be fun to do around the Finger Lakes at the end of August...

Every Sunday in August : Polo GamesAndrews Road, Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 3pm, small parking fee. pages/Skaneateles-Polo-Club/107709246037766. 

Every Friday in August : Skaneateles Community Band Concerts LakesideClift Park, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 7pm. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, Austin Park Pavilion, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. (315) 685-0552 for info.

August 15th - Guided Shorebird-Viewing Walk. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, 3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, New York 13148. As summer flies by, so do the shorebirds that use the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge as a stopping point during their migration.  Throughout the months of August and September, certain species of those little birds you’re used to seeing along the coast will stop to rest and feed in the prime habitats created at Montezuma.  Thanks to local birding experts, you are able to get a close view of these birds through the refuge’s annual Guided Shorebird Walk series.  All tours will start at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148) and guests will carpool/caravan to the viewing sites.  Some moderately-difficult walking and significant time out in the sun will occur, so please come prepared with water and sunscreen. Guided by Steve and Linda Benedict of the Eaton Birding Society. 8:00 am. 315-568-5987, ext. 228

August 16thThe Friends of Sterling Nature Center's Annual Pork Roast Fundraiser. Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156. Pork Roast Menu: Roast Pork, salt potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce, beverage and dessert!!! Take-out and pre-sale tickets are available. Noon – 4:00 pm. 315-947-6143

August 16th - August 17th - Summer On Ice: Craft Beverage Festival, 9934 Route 414, Hector, NY 14841. Standing Stone Vineyards and Wagner Vineyards are co-hosting the first ever Summer On Ice: Craft Beverage Festival on the beautiful Standing Stone grounds overlooking Seneca Lake, showcasing their ice-style wines along with other craft beverages of the region including the craft spirits of Finger Lakes Distilling -- along with the best artisan foods of the Finger Lakes Region.
There will be 6 walk-around Tasting & Pairing Stations running all afternoon, 2 Craft Beverages Cooking & Mixology Seminars led by Chef Brud Holland & Mixologist Jason Scarbrough (1:00pm) and Chef Brittany Loughlin & Mixologist Matthew William (3pm). Live Jazz will be provided by Maplewood Jazz Team from 2-5. Tickets $35 at the door, or $30 in advance at, and include admission to all Festival activities along with a commemorative Festival glass.

August 16th - Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837. Spend the day listening to great jazz musicians, overlooking the vineyards and Seneca Lake.
Featuring: Gerald Albright!  Sunday, August 16th, 2015- 2pm $28.00 per person GROUNDS OPEN AT 12:00 PM.  NO CAMERAS OR RECORDINGS, LAWN SEATING ONLY!
RAIN OR SHINE-NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES, NO PETS. Food and Beverage will be available for purchase all day.  Tickets go on sale May 4th at, or by calling 1.800.243.5513, or at Wegmans.

August 19th - September 5th - Sweeney Todd - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY.    An infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber, Sweeney Todd returns seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him. 1-800 457-8897.

August 21st & 22nd  -  Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes, Geneva, NY 
2015 WINE SYMPOSIUM OF THE FINGER LAKES An event celebrating the excellence of Finger Lakes wines and wineries New York was selected this year by Wine Enthusiast magazine as the world's top wine region and its wines are increasingly being recognized for their excellence.
The third annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes, which is scheduled for August 21-22 in Geneva, New York, is intended to celebrate the growth and success of the Finger Lakes' wine industry, and help build on that energy to keep the local industry moving forward.
The event lineup includes a Grand Tasting on August 21 at Geneva's lakefront Visitors Center during which the winners of the 2015 Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge will be announced. The Riesling Challenge is a signature event of the Symposium, when some of the area's top winemakers judge the Rieslings in six classes. The Rieslings also will be available for attendees to sample at the Grand Tasting.
This year, tickets will be sold on an a-la-carte basis, instead of a one-price full package basis, allowing attendees to pick the seminars and events that interest them most. Symposium events on August 22 will include an opening session with a panel of wine experts followed by seminars aimed at giving wine enthusiasts a better understanding of the offerings of the Finger Lakes Wine region.
The event continues on Saturday with Winemakers Lunches hosted at downtown Geneva restaurant venues, and a "Red, White and Blues" street tasting on Linden Street where wineries are invited to pour a vinifera red and a vinifera white wine or sparkling wine at 6pm.
The goal is to let people know that the Finger Lakes wine industry is not only thriving but has really attained a magnificent stature among world wine regions. The Wine Symposium spotlights that stature, and invites more people to be a part of the celebration. Admission: For more information or to buy tickets, visit

August 22nd - Fair Haven’s Pirate Fest. Village of Fair Haven, Main Street, Fair Haven, NY. Noon till Midnight. Come party like a pirate or walk the plank! Free. Website :

August 22nd - Dr. Frank Winemaker Dinner, 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Join us in the Sands Gallery for a Winemaker Dinner unlike any other! The New York Wine & Culinary Center’s Chefs will be pairing Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars' delicious portfolio of wine with entrées made with fresh, local ingredients. Discover the incredible pairings of the five course meal while Meaghan Frank, great granddaughter of Konstantin Frank, will discuss the line-up of unique, award-winning wines. Located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars has long been associated with the New York wine revolution. Its founder, Dr. Konstantin Frank, helped pioneer the introduction of the European vitis vinifera grapevines in the eastern United States. Now in its third generation, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars continues to be New York’s most award-winning winery since 1962. 6-9:00pm in the Garden Tent. Website:

August 22nd - Food Truck Rodeo to benefit the Cayuga Museum!, 203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY
2pm - 6pm. Organized by : Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab Museum.
The Cayuga Museum of History and Art brings local history and culture to theforefront of community consciousness to foster active public stewardship of the past. Featuring trucks from the Syracuse Food Truck Association- The Chicken Bandit and Toss N' Fire Mobile Wood Fired Pizza- as well as beer, wine, and music in Theater Mack! The event will take place on the Cayuga Museum grounds and a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit the Museum. Come hungry and support these great local businesses and local history in your community! Don't miss the chance to try some of the best food around, right here in Auburn-- Chicken Bandit and Toss N' Fire are selected to be 2 of 20 food trucks across NY state to be in the first ever food truck competition at the NYS Fair on September 6, 2015!

August 26th - Rose Hill After Hours, 3372 Rte 96A , 1 mile south of rts 5 & 20, Geneva, NY. 5:30-7:30pm, $15 per person includes 2 glasses of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and a snack. Adults 21 and over only. 315-789-3848. Website : www.genevahistoricalsociety.comvisit/rose-hill-manison/hours-and-admission

August 26th - September 5th -Suds, The  Rockin 1960 Musical. Cortland Repertory Theatre, Dwyer Park, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY. For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit

August 27th-September 7 - The Great New York State Fair,  581 State Fair Blvd Syracuse, NY
13209.  Experience one of the largest & oldest state fairs in the United States! Delight in traditional fair favorites such as agriculture displays, livestock demonstrations, and Ferris wheels. Want something served on a stick? Eat up delicious fried fare and wash it down with a New York State brew or the world renowned "wine-slushie". The Great New York State Fair offers a variety of family fun activities along with cultural presentations and world famous entertainment acts! Enjoy a great line up of free performances in Chevy Court featuring Meghan Trainor, Melissa Etheridge, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg and Nick Jonas.
    •    Gates open at 8:00 am daily. Exhibit buildings are open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, with the exception of Labor Day when they close at 9:00pm. The Midway is open until midnight every night of the Fair
    •    Admission: See website for event admission for 2015 or 1-800-475-FAIR

August 28 & 29 - Moonlight Cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles Skaneateles NY.  8:30pm. $15 adults.  Gratuity included.  No reservations. Tickets available at 11 Jordan St.  Skaneateles beginning 9AM day of cruise.  315 685-8500.

August 29th - October 18th -  Water Effect Art Gallery Event, Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. The Schweinfurth Art Center fall exhibit will feature artwork inspired by water. The exhibit will include 78 pieces by 57 different artists, and will include a range of mediums, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, textiles and video. The Artist Reception will be held on Friday, September 4, from 5-8pm. Entry to the Artist Reception is free, and the event is open to the public.