Monday, September 28, 2015

Auburn, NY - October 1st - 11th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch

"Fall in the Finger Lakes" rolls off the tongue as beautifully as it catches the eye. The lakes act as giant mirrors, reflecting the reds and yellows of the surrounding foliage, doubling the vibrant colors the season has to offer. Come see the beauty at and around 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn.

New York State Fall Foliage Report -  Check out the latest report and color progression map for the current best leaf peeping!

Every Saturday & Sunday Night through the end of October - Fairground Frights, NYS Fairground Frights, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY. Syracuse in the Finger Lakes has many options for travelers looking to celebrate Halloween. The Haunted Hayride, the Circus of Horror, the Crypt, Frankenstein’s Mansion and the Insane Asylum are all open to thrill seekers! All events are recommended for travelers nine and above. Rates start at $8 and vary based on attraction, but a ticket to all attractions can be purchased for $20. Website:

Every Saturday from October 1st through November 28th - Finger Lakes Distilling Saturday Tours, Finger Lakes Distilling, 4676 NYS Route 414, Burdett, NY. We now offer a Saturday morning tour of our facilities at 11 a.m. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and consists of a brief introductory video, a walking tour of the distillery, a sampling of three spirits, and a complimentary Finger Lakes Distilling glass. The focus of the tour will be on the production of McKenzie Whiskeys – grain handling, processing, fermenting, distilling, and barrel aging – though other spirits will be covered, as well. The tours will run every Saturday from October 1st through November 28, 2015, and costs $18 per person. Call (607) 546-5510 for more information.

Oct. 3rd & Oct. 4th - Skaneateles Fall Fest, Skaneateles, NY.
Saturday: 11 AM – 4 PM. “Fall in Love with Art” open house at 14 artist studios in and around Skaneateles. Another eight artists will display their work at Loft 42 and Imagine, while student works will be on view at Skaneateles High School.” Tickets available for this self-guided tour at Skaneateles Chamber, Imagine & Gallery 54, Cost: $25/person. An artist reception will be held from 5:30 – 7 pm October 3 at Loft 42, Cost: $50/person
Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM Build your own Scarecrow in Clift Park. In case of rain event will be held at the Skaneateles Y. Tickets $10 per scarecrow available at Skaneateles Chamber and Skaneateles Y. Proceeds benefit Skaneateles YMCA.
Saturday:  Noon – 4 PM. Horse & Wagon Rides departing from the Sherwood Inn.
Sunday: BRUNCH: 8 AM – Noon Bountiful Homegrown Brunch. A delicious pancake brunch featuring locally sourced ingredients and specialty dishes by Chef Joelle Mollinger of Joelle’s French Bistro. Tickets: $9/adults; $6/children. Free for ages 4 and under. Advance sale tickets are available online at Rain or Shine. Free parking. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Sunday: 1 – 6 PM Local musicians, food, raffles, games, face painting, animals and more. Dog friendly. Fun for people of all ages Amberations, 2223 Amber Rd. Marietta.
Sherwood Inn Fall Fest: Noon – 5 PM on the west lawn. Food, live music & beverages. (315) 685-3405.

Oct. 2nd - October 4th - Apple Harvest Festival, Downtown Ithaca, NY.  Ithaca's premier event of the Fall, Apple Harvest Festival is a three day celebration of food, fun, and apples! The 33rd Anniversary of the Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival set to take place on Friday October 2nd (12pm-6pm), Saturday October 3rd (10am-6pm) and Sunday October 4th (10am-6pm). The 2015 Apple Harvest Festival holds plenty of apple’s, local produce, fresh baked goods, family entertainment at every turn, games, rides, prizes and live performances on two stages. First time visitors can witness a variety of wonderful local entertainment while also visiting the historical outdoor pedestrian shopping mall, The Ithaca Commons. The pedestrian mall is the epicenter of the festival and the gateway to a nostalgic journey to harvest season fun. Over 100 vendors will be selling unique apple varieties, hot apple cider donuts, kettle corn, local farm fresh baked goods and a multitude of around the world specialties. Wineries and cideries have regional beverages available for tasting and purchase.  Looking for quality goods, visit 50 different handcrafting artisans along Cayuga Street at the fall craft show which includes jewelry, ceramics, home decor, body care, specialty gifts, unique sculpture, clothing and so much more. Website:!

Oct. 3rd-Oct. 4th - Pumpkin Chunkin' at Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Romulus, NY.
Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. How good is your aim? We dare you to try to hit the target! Guess the weight of Varick Winery's giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines, fare is complimentary. Website:

Oct. 4th - Tunes in the Tent @ Heron Hill Winery, 9301 County Rt. 76, Hammondsport, NY.
Music by Crosseyed Cat Band! Sip, eat, relax & enjoy live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake! Casual food prepared by Blue Heron Cafe will be available to purchase in the tent...only with Heron Hill wines and NY craft beer. Free admission, 12:30 pm to 5:30pm. Check out their website, for more information,

Oct. 9th - Keuka Brewing Brewmaster Dinner, 800 South Main Street Canandaigua NY. Celebrate the fall season in New York State with Keuka Brewing Co. in our latest Brewmaster Dinner Series! Located in Hammondsport, NY, Keuka Brewing prides themselves on producing small batches of great beer. For this one-of-a-kind dinner, enjoy creative dishes developed by NYWCC chefs, while Keuka Brewing representatives walk you through each course with a perfectly paired brew! Website:

October 9th - 12th - 18th Annual Apple Tasting Tour, Wayne County. As the largest apple-producing county in New York State – Wayne County Tourism is partnering with 12 farms, farm markets, wineries, and a distillery in the area to host the tour, which includes “Tasting Weekend” on Oct. 9-12 (Columbus Day Weekend). Apple Tasting Tour activities include U-Pick Apples, Wine/Spirits/Hard Cider Tastings, Apple Tastings, and Kids Activities (hay rides & playgrounds, petting zoos, crafts, etc.) For more information call 800-527-6510 or go to Apple Tasting Tour.

Oct. 10th - Festival of Ales, Honeoye Falls Fireman’s Field located at 270 Monroe St., Honeoye Falls, NY. The Annual Autumn Festival of Ales featuring craft beer, live entertainment and a chili cook-off to benefit Mercy Flight. Over 3,000 beer lovers will travel to Honeoye Falls to sample over 30 craft beers brewed by CB Craft Brewers. Beers include CB year round brands and private label beers brewed for restaurants and bars throughout WNY. Several food vendors will be on hand as well. Festival hours are 1pm-5pm. For more information call 585-624-4386 or Tickets are $35 (advanced) and $45 (at the gate).

Oct. 10th - Oct. 11th  - Southern Tier Outdoor Show, Wilkins RV, 7520 State Rte. 415, Bath, NY. For $5 an entire family can enjoy exhibitors, demonstrations, wildlife shows and professional seminars. There will be interactive activities such as bowhunting, retriever contest, chili cookoff, youth fishing derby, hunting simulator, as well as food, shows and seminars! Call (607)-664-2300, or check out their website,

Oct. 11th - Fiddlers of the Genesee, 151 S. Main Street, Naples, NY. 2:00 pm at Bristol Valley
Theater - 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. Website:

Oct. 11th - Chef’s Table-Family Style, New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Join us at The Center for a great family meal! Come create a perfect Sunday dining experience under the professional guidance of our Chef Instructor. Learn strong culinary fundamentals as you slice, dice, saute, and roast your way to a delightful dinner that will be shared with your group. Bring the kids - leave the cleanup to us! We recommend children ages 12 and up join us. 5pm to 7:30pm. Instructor: Jeffory McLean. Location: Hands on kitchen. Menu: Chicken Wellington, Pesto Macaroni & Cheese, Glazed Carrots , & Apple Tart Tatin. Price: $50.00. Class: Registration Open. Website :

Oct. 11th - Oct. 26th - Haunted History Tours of Auburn Seward House Museum, 3 South Street, Auburn, NY. Costumed guides take guests around Auburn’s Historic District, sharing macabre tales of Victorian funeral practices, the assassination attempt on Mr. Seward, the spectral sightings of Seward family pets, and the mysterious incident of Anthony Schimer’s gold. Adult tickets run $10 while children under 12 are $8. October 24, 25, and 26 at 6:00 and 7:00 PM – please call (315)252-1283 for more information and to make reservations for specific date & time.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Easily Core A Whole Apple With A Melon Baller And Make Stuffed Baked Apples

Yay! It's Autumn! Time for all those delicious apple and pumpkin recipes right?  

Have you ever made stuffed baked apples?  They are so delicious and really very easy to make but one thing you have to do is take the core out of the apple while keeping the bottom of the apple in tact so that whatever you stuff it with stays inside.

I'll share a little video with you later that will show you exactly how we core our apples here at 10 Fitch when we are baking up a bunch of them for the first course at breakfast. You can fill your apples with anything really.  I like to use granola and cheese.