“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”  ~Albert Camus

September and October are perfect months to enjoy the bouquet of visions and experiences the Finger Lakes offers!

  1. Enjoy a Harvest Progressive Dinner at Sonnenberg Gardens

    The Marvelous Wonderettes at Merry-go-round Playhouse – Wed. September 14 – Sat. October 1. See schedule for times. $37-$39. Auburn.

  2. Galactic Cowboy Orchestra at Smith Opera House – Fri. September 16. General Admission $15,  Seniors and Colleges Students $10, Students Grades 12 and under Free. Geneva.
  3. Finger Lakes Cork & Fork – Fri. September 16 and Sat. September 17. Friday VIP Partners & Pairings $50, Saturday Main Event $25. Seneca Falls. (See the Travel Maven’s Article “Finger Lakes Cork & Fork Showcases Region’s Finest Food & Wine”)
  4. Roseanne Cash at Harro East Ballroom – Fri. September 16 @ 8 p.m. $45. Rochester.
  5. Historic Maplewood Home Tour – Sat. September 17 @ 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Day of event $12, Advance $10 and $8 for Seniors. Rochester.
  6. Leaves & Lobsters on the Lawn at Glenora Wine Cellars – Sat. September 17 & Sun. September 18 @ 1 – 5 p.m. (service until 4 p.m., music until 5 p.m.) $52 plus tax. Dundee.
  7. An Evening with Garrison Keillor – Sun. September 18 @ 8 p.m. $39.50 – $69.50. Ithaca.
  8. Purple Foot Grape Stomping Festival at Casa Larga – Sun. September 18 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door, under 21 Free. Fairport.
  9. Greentopia Festival – Sat. September 17 – Sun. September 18. See Schedule for music, culinary events, speakers, etc. Free. Rochester. (See the Travel Maven’s post “Greentopia Festival: Eco-movement Takes Root at Rochester’s High Falls – September 17-18, 2011” or check out my “video postcard” for the festival of a longer piece I’m working on.
  10. Prohibition Party at the George Eastman House – Sat. September 17 @ 6 p.m. $250. Rochester.
  11. Harvest Progressive Dinner at Sonnenberg Gardens – Sun. September 18 @ 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Members $50, Non-members $55. (Advance reservations and payment required). Canandaigua.
  12. German Festival at Lucas Vineyards – Sun. September 18 @ 12:30 – 4:30. $5. Children 12 and under Free. Interlaken.
  13. TheatreRocs Annual Showcase at Geva Theatre Center – Mon. September 19 @ 6:30 p.m. $25. Rochester.
  14. Finger Lakes Trails & Greenways Conference at Cornell – Fri. September 23 (afternoon workshops and reception @ 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) & Sun. September 24 @ 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. See schedule for events. $50 for conference, additional fees for Fri. Workshops. Ithaca.
  15. Crystal City Jazz & Harvest Festival – Fri. September 23 @ 5:30 – 9 p.m. and Sat. September 24 @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Corning.
  16. Fall Skyrides start at Bristol Mountain – Sat. September 24. Adults (13-64) $9, Children 3 – 12, Groups of 20 or more and Seniors $6, Children under 3 free. Canandaigua.
  17. Living History Event: Seneca Encounter with LaSalle at Ganondagan – Sat. September 24 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Adults $5, Members, Seniors and Students age 6 – 18 $3, Children 5 and under $3. Victor.
  18. Naples Grape Festival – Sat. September 24 & Sun. September 25 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Naples.

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