Friday, August 19, 2016

Auburn, NY - Sept. 1st - Sept. 30th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch



The Finger Lakes, in Upstate New York, during the Fall, is the Best Place to Be! The Fall Festivals, the apple picking, the wine tasting, and the warm weather just add to the wonderful atmosphere known here near 10 Fitch. Here are some neat things to do around the area during the month of September. We would love to have you visit us and stay awhile. 


Sept. 1st - Sept. 4th - IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY.  Be here as three-time WGI winner Scott Dixon looks to top Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, and the rest of a talented field for a return trip to Gatorade Victory Lane. Check out http://www.theglen.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2015/IndyCar.aspx for tickets and more information.


Sept. 9th - 31st Annual TomatoFest & The Brew Run Series, 128 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY.  Features a buffet of music, children’s activities, food vendors and more. Four stages of live music. The section of Genesee Street between William and South Street will be sectioned off, along with the neighboring section of State Street. Prison City Pub & Brewery will host a new Brew Run 5K Race at 4:00 pm. Proceeds from the run will be donated to area food pantries. Genesee & State Streets & Exchange Street Plaza:
This long-standing fundraiser for the local food pantries is moving downtown! Friday night kick-off event will include a sponsor reception, live music acts scheduled at A.T. Walley's, Parker's Grille, Moondog's Lounge, Prison City Pub & Brewery & Osteria Salina, plus Music on the Mall on State Street from 7 - 10PM. On Saturday, 11AM - 6PM, come back downtown to enjoy an more live music with street performers, food & fine art vending & activities for the whole family. The event will also offer two ticket music performances at Auburn Public Theater.
On Saturday on State Street, Prison City Pub & Brewery is hosting & toasting a 5K BrewRun Series from 3 - 7PM. Enjoy a special release beer, awards, live music & see why an active lifestyle & local craft brewing go so very well together! Check out http://www.cnytomatofest.org/ for more information.

Sept. 10th - Glorious Grape Day, Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Wine Trail, Romulus, NY. Grapes, grapes and more grapes. Enjoy wine tastings and complimentary grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more. Admission: Free. $4.00 for wine tasting. Check out http://www.varickwinery.com/ for more information.

Sept. 10th - Some Like It Hot @ Hosmer Winery, 7020 Route 89, Ovid, NY.  From 1PM - 6PM; FREE ADMISSION • Live music from the Jess Novak Band • Local cuisine from Paulie's Global Kitchen • Wine by the glass or bottle. • Local artisans will be showcasing their hand-crafted specialties. • The event is outside overlooking our vineyards and starts at noon. Admission is free. Bring along your lawn chair and plan to spend the afternoon! Phone: 607-869-3393 Website: www.hosmerwinery.com.


Sept. 10th - Sept. 11th - M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY. Nearly 60 years after the first Clothesline, Rochester’s largest and longest-running fine art and crafts festival continues to thrive. It’s now the place to: ◦browse and buy original artwork by more than 400 New York state artists ◦experience all-day live entertainment ◦sample food from some of Rochester’s favorite vendors ◦enjoy free family art activities ◦search for bargains at the Gallery Store’s Sidewalk Sale and art library’s used book sale ◦visit the museum (included in admission). Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–5pm. Admission: $5 (MAG members $4) 10 and under free if accompanied by an adult. Check out the website @ http://mag.rochester.edu/events/clothesline-festival/ for more information.

Sept. 10th - Professor Louie and The Crowmatix, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. This very special two-act Benefit Concert brings the best of the Woodstock sound to TomatoFest 2016. Rory Block, who will open for the Crowmatix at 8:00pm is to Bonnie Raitt what Bonnie Raitt is to the rest of us blues playing mortals: inspirational. Professor Louie and the Crowmatix will follow Block and have an impressive background: they backed up Van Morrison and Bob Dylan and then collaborated for over a decade with the Band. The Rock of Ages Horn Section will join the Crowmatix to lift this concert to another level. You don’t want to miss this one and we only have 200 seats. Proceeds will benefit Central New York Food Pantries. 8:00pm, tickets $30. For tickets and more info, click Here! 

Sept. 15th - Sept. 24th - First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, 406 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. Since its debut in 2012, the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the most successful fringe festivals in the U.S. This 10-day, multi-arts festival now boasts over 500 performances and events – more than a quarter of which are Free – in 25+ venues in downtown Rochester, NY. Celebrating and inspiring creativity, the non-profit Fringe includes everything from theatre, music, comedy and dance, to children’s entertainment, spoken word, visual arts and film, and much more. For more information and ticket sales, check out http://www.rochesterfringe.com .




Sept. 15th - Oct. 1st - Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Presents: Million Dollar QuartetMerry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY. A famous jam session you’ll never forget! On December 4, 1956. A recording session that will go down in history as the one and only time that four legends came together to make music. This is the story of that fateful session between Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This rock ‘n roll megahit is electrifying! Awards: Nominated for 3 Tony Awards. Rated PG. Call (315) 255-1785 or 1-800-457-8897 or check out http://fingerlakesmtf.com/2016-season/index.html for more information and tickets.

Sept. 16th - Sept. 17th - Harvest Music Festival, Centerway Square Corning, NY.  The two-day event begins Friday, September 16, with the wildly popular Finger Lakes wine and craft beer tasting and a concert in Centerway Square. The festivities continue throughout Saturday, September 17, with the Corning Farmers Market, local food and craft vendors, children's activities, tractor display, shopping and dining incentives and a concert in Centerway Square! Guests will enjoy free musical performances by many local and regional talents throughout Corning's historic downtown during the duration of the two-day event at many different locations. Check out http://www.fingerlakes.org/things-to-do/events/13/gafferdistrict.com/harvestmusicfestival for more information.

Sept. 18th - Tiffany Sunday Concert Series Presents: Organ Concert by Dr. Thomas Donahue, Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY. Sunday at 2pm, admission $10 per person unless otherwise noted. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments served during a brief Intermission. Tickets may be purchased at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during their regular office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or call 315-252-0339. Visit http://www.willard-chapel.org/Events.html for more information.

Sept. 18th - German Festival, Lucas Vineyards, 3862 County Road 150, Interlaken, NY. This lively fall festival includes Authentic Live Music and Dancing by The Enzian Bavarian Band and Dancers and German Food. Also highlighting the day will be Grape Stomping, a Photo Booth, Face Painting, Alpacas & Local Vendors featuring their hand crafted items. German Food, Grape Pies, Wine Slushies, Wine by the Glass & Bottle and Cayuga Lake Creamery Ice Cream will be available for purchase. Contests will include Best Potato Salad, Polka and Alphorn. This event is fun for the whole family. Rain or Shine (under the tents). $5 cover charge, 12 and under free, Free parking, No coolers permitted. For more information, click here! 

Sept. 24th - Sept. 25th - Naples Grape Festival, 136 Main Street, Naples, NY. Since 1961, the grape festival has been held every September to celebrate the area's grape harvest, talented artisans, wine makers, local and regional music and cuisine on the grounds of the Naples High School and Memorial Town Hall. Bake a pie for the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest and sample everything "grape" that our valley has to offer. Taste Finger Lakes wines in the wine tent. You'll find arts and crafts, reviewed by a jury of independent artists, for every taste and budget. Throughout the 2-day festival you can enjoy area musicians performing rock, blues, jazz and original music to get your feet tapping and your heart singing. 10am-5pm. Check out http://naplesgrapefest.org for more info!

Sept. 24th - Sept. 25th - Savannah Art Festival at the Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. Savannah is Alive with Color! Join us to enjoy art from fine area artists, an art/photography contest, great food, trails and so much more! Admission is $5.00 per person. 10 am - 4 pm. Call (315) 365-3580 for more information.

Sept. 25th - Tiffany Sunday Concert Series Presents: Bare Bones Trombone Ensemble, Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY. Sunday at 2pm, admission $10 per person unless otherwise noted. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments served during a brief Intermission. Tickets may be purchased at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during their regular office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or call 315-252-0339. Visit http://www.willard-chapel.org/Events.html for more information.





Monday, July 18, 2016

Auburn, NY - August 1st - August 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch





Can you believe the end of the Summer is here already? Here’s hoping for a pleasant and warm fall! There are so many things to do around 10 Fitch. We’d love to have you and your honey come stay for awhile and enjoy the area and each other! Here are some things to do in the area during the month of August. Hope to see you soon! 



July 1st - August 28th - This is Auburn: A Pictorial History Exhibit, Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY. Learn about the history of the city of Auburn through photographs, prints and paintings. Located on the second floor of the museum. The Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm. Admission: Non-Members $5, Members Free, Children under 12 Free. Visit http://cayugamuseum.org/ or call 315-253-8051 for more information.

July 27th - August 17th - Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Presents: Crazy For You, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY. All Singin’, All Dancin’! Take a down and out tycoon, a theatre in need of saving, a slew of leggy show girls and a bunch of rednecks from Nevada and you have the makings of a song and dance extravaganza. Gershwin’s CRAZY FOR YOU is fun for the entire family and chock full of classic songs (“I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me”) and toe tapping choreography. Awards: Winner of 3 Tony Awards. Rated PG Call (315) 255-1785 or 1-800-457-8897 or check out http://fingerlakesmtf.com/2016-season/index.html for tickets and more information.

July 5th - August 31st - City Summer Concert Series, Various Parks in Auburn, NY. 

Hoopes Park, 100 South Herman Avenue.

Market Street Park, 55 Market Street.

Clifford Field Park, 81 Mary Street.

Click here for the complete Event Schedule!





August 4th -  August 20th - Auburn Public Theater Presents: My Son The Waiter, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY. 90 minutes of non-stop laughter starring Brad Zimmerman! This comedic ‘Jewish tragedy’ will have you rolling down the aisle! Thursdays at 2pm & 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, & Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm. Check out http://auburnpublictheater.org/events/my-son-the-waiter/ for tickets and more info!

August 5th - August 6th - 2016 Wheat Harvest Festival and Parade, Rural Life Museum, 920 State Route 34B, King Ferry, NY. Celebrate this tradition at the Rural Life Museum! Festival runs Friday and Saturday. Friday Night from 6:30 -10:00 pm - food, music & dancing. Saturday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Kick off the day with a parade at 11:00 am then stay for the festivities. Mouthwatering firehouse chicken, pulled pork, talented crafters, vendors, demonstrations, music, child-centered events, beautiful horses and much more. Check out http://www.genoahistorical.org/ or call 315-364-8202 for more information.

August 6th - Expression Fest 2016, 3077 Center Road, Moravia, NY. This festival is an experiment to spread positivity and awareness as well as celebrate the value of human expression within original ideas and concepts. This is a family friendly event, art activities for all ages. Check out https://expressionfest.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/432449700298102/ for more information.

August 6th - 24th Annual Glorious Garlic Festival, 670 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY. The Glorious Garlic Festival takes place in the middle of the vineyards of Fox Run, August 6 & 7, 2016 11:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Feast on food flavored with fresh garlic, enjoy festival vendors including regional garlic farmers, pick up a tip from local Finger Lakes chefs garlic cooking demonstrations. Soak up some sunshine and picturesque views of Seneca Lake while listening to great musical entertainment. Be refreshed by the award-winning, hand-crafted wine. FREE Admission & Parking.  Call 800.636.9786 or check out www.foxrunvineyards.com for more information.



August 6th - Strawberry Jamboree Summer Festival at Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm,4240 East Genesee Street, Auburn, NY. 11am-5pm. FOOD, ALPACAS, LIVE MUSIC, TOUR OF HYDROPONIC STRAWBERRY FIELD FREE TASTINGS, & MUCH MORE! Check out http://www.strawberryfieldsupick.com/ for more information.




August 6th - August 7th - Park Avenue Summer Arts Festival, Park Ave, Rochester, NY. One of Rochester's oldest and most unique neighborhoods celebrates its Annual Festival of arts, crafts, music and shopping. This festival annually attracts over 250,000 people! Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Admission: Free! Check out http://www.rochesterevents.com/park-ave-festival/ for more info!

August 6th - CNY Wine & Jazz Fest, Northrup Park, Park Street, Wolcott, NY. Annual agri-tourism event featuring some of CNY finest wine producers together with upscale vendors with a backdrop of live jazz music throughout the day. 11am - 8pm. Check out http://wolcottlionsclub.com for tickets and more information.

August 6th - August 7th - Finger Lakes Riesling & Craft Beer Festival, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Now in its 8th exciting year, the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival offers visitors even more to do—from Riesling wine and New York State craft beer samplings and seminars to cooking demonstrations, an arts & crafts fair, live music and local farmers market. FOR THE ADULTS: Wine Garden featuring Riesling tastings and sales by the bottle, along with craft beer tastings, grape stomping, & Live music. Special farmers market featuring area fruits, vegetables, flowers and more Expansive arts & crafts show and sale. Enjoy the agricultural bounty that the Finger Lakes has to offer with our Food and Wine Education Seminars! As part of your entrance into the festival's Wine & Beer Garden, you will have access to our seminars, happening every hour on the hour inside the New York Wine & Culinary Center's Educational Theatre. A season’s worth of adventure in one fun weekend! 10am-5pm. Check out http://rieslingfestival.com/activities for tickets and more information.


August 6th - August 7th - Sterling Renaissance Festival - Fantasy, Fairies & the Future Weekend, Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Road, Sterling, NY. Follow your Fantasy to the 40th Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival’s 2016 season, as they present a special event as part of their seven weekends of merriment. Come celebrate all things Fantastical as the town of Warwick pays tribute to myth, legend, and dreams of the future. Sprites and Fairies, Barbarians, mythic creatures, and travelers from other times and other worlds are welcome to traverse the shire in a celebration of myth and science. So pull out those outfits that you wouldn’t dare wear anywhere else. Join our Adult Costume Exhibition, where adult fantasy travelers are invited to exhibit their favorite fashions for fun and prizes, or just enjoy being someone else for a while. Check out http://www.sterlingfestival.com/ or call 800-879-4446 for tickets and more information.

August 10th - Sept. 3rd - Skaneateles Festival, Village of Skaneateles, NY. From Artistic Directors Aaron Wunsch & Julia Bruskin.
Welcome to the 2016 Season!
This promises to be a "remember when" summer at the Skaneateles Festival...

- Remember when the lights came up on the orchestra atop the new Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards?

- Remember when the stage shook with dancers for the first time?

- Remember when Wynton Marsalis sounded the first chord with his 15-piece orchestra?

We have filled this season with music to linger in your memory long after the Festival ends. While some moments will be grand and glamorous, others will be intimate, surprising, haunting, peaceful.

Let the music take you places you've never been, and where you never thought you'd go. Check out http://skanfest.org/news.cfm for all you need to know for this month long event!


August 12th - Music on the Mall Revival, 12 State Street, Auburn, NY. Live outdoor music
performances in the State Street band shell from 7:00 – 10:00 pm every second Friday June – September. For more details contact the Downtown Auburn BID, www.auburndowntown.org 315-252-7874



August 13th - Founder’s Day, Downtown Auburn, NY. Featuring 3rd annual Art Flaire fundraising event for Unity House of Cayuga County in Market Street Park. Car show and live music throughout the day make this the happening summer outing! Contact the Downtown Auburn BID for more details at 315-252-7874 or
www.auburndowntown.org/





August 13th - August 14th - Sterling Renaissance Festival - Grand Finale Weekend! Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Road, Sterling, NY. This is the weekend which promises to be one filled with exceptional fun, unbridled hilarity and merriment as it is the last chance for a whole year to enjoy a repast of many unique and varied Festival foods, gather fine hand-crafted wares from many skilled Artisans and share a toast of your favorite ale to yet another glorious season at the Sterling Renaissance Festival. The Grande Finale…the one you must not miss! Check out http://www.sterlingfestival.com/ or call 800-879-4446 for tickets and more information.

August 14th - The Great Race, Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY. The Great Race is the nation's largest team only run, bike and paddle triathlon. Hundreds of 2, 3, or 4 person teams begin with a runner (5k or 10k) who hands off to a biker (10 or 20 miles) who then hand off to their kayaker or 2 canoeists. Young or old, serious racers or beginners (check out the news story below), compete for glory or the pursuit of fun and fitness. After the race, the annual post-race celebration begins. Racers and spectators alike are in for the fun, food, and refreshments. Call (315) 252-7139 for more information or visit http://www.great-race.com/

August 20th - Anniversary Celebration, Theater Mack, 203 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY. Join Cayuga Museum for a 1930s themed party in Theater Mack for the museum’s 80th anniversary! Check out www.theatermack.org or www.cayugamuseum.org. Call 315-253-8051 for more information.

August 20th - August 21st - Cortland Celtic Festival, Dwyer Memorial Park, Preble, NY. A day of music, food, dancing, exhibits, demonstrations, and vendors, all with a Celtic flair! Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Check out http://www.cortlandcelticfestival.com for more information.

August 24th - September 10th - Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Presents: Treasure Island, A New Musical, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY. A modern, compelling look at the classic adventure…In 2008, Wall Street told a story of greed, corruption and betrayal. In 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson told the same story. This is a new take on the classic tale – a high-stakes adventure for adults and children alike. TREASURE ISLAND re-examines the essence of heroism, the journey to maturity and the strength of the human spirit in the face of extreme conditions. Rated PG. Call (315) 255-1785 or 1-800-457-8897 or check out http://fingerlakesmtf.com/2016-season/index.html for tickets and more information.

August 26th - September 5th - The Great New York State Fair, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY. Since 1847. The New York State Fair is New York's largest annual event - - a tradition that draws consumers of all ages, interests, and incomes from across the state and Northeast Region. Featuring everything a state fair can offer such as Nationally recognized entertainment, food and commerical vendors, music, the best in agricultural - livestock competition, business-industry exhibits, midway and much much more. Hours: 8am-12am, Admission Charge. Call 315-487-7711     or check out http://nysfair.ny.gov  more information.




August 28th - Tiffany Sunday Concert Series Presents: Bittersweet Celtic Ensemble with Charlotte Ellis, Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY. Sunday at 2pm, admission $10 per person unless otherwise noted. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments served during a brief Intermission. Tickets may be purchased at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during their regular office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or call 315-252-0339. Visit http://www.willard-chapel.org/Events.html for more information.