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Come Celebrate Sonnenberg Gardens Oktoberfest 2017!

September 15, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Sonnenberg Gardens Oktoberfest Party 2017The first annual Sonnenberg Gardens Oktoberfest Party is almost here. Come out to Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park September 29th, 2017, 5:30pm to 9pm for an Oktoberfest celebration featuring live music, beer, wine, and delicious food!

Oktoberfest is a long standing German tradition typically held from mid-to-late September and ending the first weekend in October. The festival involves lots of food, beer, and good cheer. The event is Germany’s largest festival, lasting up to 18 days and annually attracting more than 6 million people from around the world.

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You’ll Have a Vine Time at the 2017 Naples Grape Festival!

August 18, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Naples Grape Festival 2017Come one, come all to the Naples Grape Festival! This Finger Lakes tradition, celebrated every autumn since 1961, is two days of live music, arts & crafts, food, drink, and everything grape. September 23 & 24, 2017 in Naples, NY.

The Naples Grape Festival has been celebrating everything grape every year, the last full weekend in September, since 1961. Thousands of visitors come from all around to enjoy the festivities. And why not? This wonderful Finger Lakes tradition has something for everyone – a testament to the versatility of the grape!

The local grape harvest is the impetus behind the festival and is represented in myriad ways throughout the event. Pies, breads, jams, ice creams, juices, fresh grapes, and more will remind you what the celebration is all about.

There will also be a wide variety of Finger Lakes Region wines at the Wine Tasting Tent. Adults over the age of 21 may enter to sample and purchase from a variety of vintners. Many of the wines featured in the tent are difficult to find elsewhere. The Naples Grape Festival represents a unique opportunity to add some unique and rare wines to your cellar.

Another “grape” big draw to the Naples Grape Festival is the World’s Greatest Grape Pie contest. Wait … grape pie?

Grape pies were created in the 1950’s and remain fairly unique to the Naples area. If you’ve never tried one, well, come out to the festival and you’ll have the chance to try a variety of them. Maybe even The World’s Greatest! The grape pie contest sees dozens of bakers competing for the honor of seeing their creation named “word’s best.” Not to mention the $100 1st prize …

The Arts & Crafts at the Naples Grape Festival are jury selected and remain a proud annual showcase of the talented Finger Lakes artisans. Vendors will display a wide variety of fine, one-of-a-kind, handmade items for the perfect, early-holiday gift shopping experience.

The Naples Grape Festival also sees an excellent selection of locally-made edibles to choose from. No taste bud goes untickled at this event, with vendors offering everything from crepes and Italian sausage to grilled pizza and steak on a stick. A great variety of drinks will be on hand to wash it all down with, too – from fresh squeezed lemonade and smoothies to a host of regional craft beers.

The final incentive for attending the Naples Grape Festival is the all the great live music. Every year, the festival selection committee searches out the best regional artists for a nice blend of rock, blues, jazz, and more. The variety assures everyone a good, toe-tapping time.

Naples Grape Festival 2017

September 23 & 24, 2017 | 10am to 5pm
169 N Main St, Naples, NY 14512
Visit naplesgrapefest.org or follow the festival’s Facebook page for more information and updates.

Naples Grape Festival Lodging
No matter what brings you out to the Finger Lakes region, Sutherland House is here to make sure your stay is the best it possibly can be. Our historic, Victorian, Finger Lakes B&B will bring you peace and comfort in the gently rolling farmlands of Canandaigua, New York. Plus we’re less than half an hour’s drive from the Naples Grape Festival. Book your stay at Sutherland House Victorian Bed and Breakfast today!

Don’t Miss the 13th Annual Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival

June 16, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival 2017The 2017 Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival celebrates its 13th anniversary this year. The week-long event takes place July 14th through the 23rd, 2017 at the Finger Lakes Community College concert hall.

The Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival has been bringing world-class classical music artists to the Finger Lakes since 2005 – and this year is no exception! The 2017 season is set to once again explore some of the greatest chamber music pieces ever written via some of the scene’s top talent.

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Enjoy A New Perspective With A Finger Lakes Hot Air Balloon Ride!

May 26, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Finger Lakes Hot Air Balloon RideGet up, up, and away on a Finger Lakes hot air balloon ride and experience some of the most breathtakingly beautiful vistas you’ve ever imagined!

You already know the Finger Lakes provide unparalleled beauty and relaxation, now imagine seeing them from the air in a majestic and silent hot air balloon! Planes may be faster but nothing rivals the simple grace and elegance of hot air ballooning.

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The 25th Annual Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Wine & Herb Festival

March 24, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Wine & Herb Festival Collect potted herbs and vegetables and savor wine pairings with herb-prepared dishes at the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s 25th Annual Wine & Herb Festival. April 28th through the 30th or May 5th through the 7th, 2017.

Green thumb or not, you do not want to miss the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s 25th Annual Wine & Herb Festival. Even the worst gardeners can appreciate a good wine!

This annual, popular celebration will help you get a head start on your herb garden as well as tickle your taste buds. The multi-layered event includes all 16 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail wineries presenting their wines paired with herb-prepared cuisine.

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