10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn

10 Fitch Avenue, Auburn, New York 13021
Innkeeper(s): Cheryl Barber

Auburn, NY - Nov. 14th - Nov. 30th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 4 Nov 2015, 7:00 am

It is getting much colder now, the leaves have fallen from our beautiful trees, and the snow is floating in the air around our homes. The darkness in the early evening is upon us, but the warmth in our hearts continues to hold steady for our beloved Finger Lakes. Won’t you join us to see what we have to offer in and around 10 Fitch Romantic Luxurious Inn.

Nov. 12th - Dec. 13th - Festival of Trees, The Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum, 295 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. The magnificent Granger Homestead located in the Finger Lakes, will be sparkling with more than 100 trees, wreaths, tabletop decorations and gift baskets beautifully created by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Mon-Wed+Sun/1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs-Fri/1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sat(& Fri. Nov. 28) 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed on Thanksgiving Day. Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors & Members, $1 Students K-12, Free under age 5. Visit http://grangerhomestead.org, for more information.

Nov. 14th - Nov. 15th - Weekend Workshop: Beginning Glassblowing, The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY.  Learn the basics of blowing and manipulating glass in this two-day workshop. We will create simple glass objects, such as colorful paperweights, flowers, free-form sculptures, and vessels. No glassworking experience is required. Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm. **Only 2 spots left as of 10/29** Visit http://www.cmog.org/glassmaking, for more information.

Nov. 19th - Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, NY. 7:00pm. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2015 holiday season with its newest holiday stage spectacular. THIS IS A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED…it’s a cirque show…Broadway musical…holiday spectacular…and family show all in one. The show celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, choreography and exciting production numbers. Tickets: $59.50/$49.50/$29.50. For tickets call 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159.

Nov. 20th - Barrel of Laughs, Comedy Night, New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Join us for a night of laughs at The New York Wine & Culinary Center! The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour will bring its exciting show to our Sands Gallery, featuring an evening of hysterical entertainment as you kick back and relax with friends. Enjoy food stations created by the NYWCC culinary team in our Wine Spectator Theater before you make your way to the Sands Gallery for the entertainment. After the show, you're invited to continue your evening at our Upstairs Bistro bar area which will feature a DJ and exciting bar selections until midnight! The Not Too Far From Home Stand Up Comedy Tour stars comedian Aaron David Ward and his hand-picked fellow comedians who work throughout the Northeast and Midwest on a tour that truly is “not too far from home.” All the comedians either live in or have ties to upstate New York or other parts of the Northeast and have been performing professionally for years. Join Aaron and the other rising stars in the professional standup comedy world for a night of laughter. For more information visit www.thenottoofarfromhomecomedytour.com. *Please note, if you would like to sit as a group, we highly suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early. We will try our best to accommodate your request, but due to space limitations, accommodations may not be possible. Check out https://www.nywcc.com/events/1423757044/barrel-laughs-comedy-night, for more information.

Nov. 20th - Nov. 23rd - 22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, All 16 Member Wineries, 2770 County Road 128 (Ernsberger Rd), Romulus, NY. Experience the holidays and the hustle and bustle of our 22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree. You will receive a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, a recipe collection and an ornament from each of the 16 wineries. You will also receive a Shopper’s Card good at each winery for a discount off your purchase during the event. Travel winery to winery to sample their holiday-inspired dish and sip their fine wines. You'll also leave each winery with a recipe card featuring that dish, and an ornament unique to that location.
Event Hours:
Friday 1-5pm, the following wineries are participating: King Ferry,  Long Point, Montezuma, Six Mile Creek.
Saturday 10-6pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
Sunday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
Check out http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/1/22nd-annual-holiday-shopping-spree-november-20-22, for more information.

Nov. 20th - Nov. 22nd - November Deck the Halls Along Seneca Lake Wine Trail2 N Franklin St #320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. With two of these events taking place on two separate weekends, November 20-22 or December 4-6, 2015, these events are by far our most popular. Go to your chosen starting winery and begin a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. The wineries are decorated for the holiday season. Over the 2-1/2 day weekend event, visit the participating wineries, receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath. These events are both co-sponsored by The Christmas House, located in nearby Elmira, NY. Tickets cost $53 per person or $75 for a couple. Check out http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/deck-the-halls-weekend.html, for more information.

Nov. 22nd - Parlor Music Concert, Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. Operatic soprano Rebecca Carr returns to the Seward House Museum for the fourth annual Parlor Music Concert, accompanied by accomplished conductor and collaborative pianist, Richard Montgomery. The magnificent atmosphere of the Seward House Museum Drawing Room and the 1872 Steinway piano will compliment Carr's voice, which is characterized as a "big, vibrant soprano" that brings "touching" and "remarkable" portrayals to the roles she performs, in a dramatic and engaging program of well-known and most beloved operatic and operetta arias. Reservations are required. Cost:$20 members, $25 general public. Call (315) 252-1283 for more information.

Nov. 27th - Dec. 24th - 21st Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, NY. An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 24,  from noon to 4 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Library (and Mother Goose too!), live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. Check out the calendar of events online at http://www.skaneateles.com/visit/events-a-attractions/dickens-christmas

Nov. 28th - Syracuse Wine and Chocolate Fest, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY. Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 3 pm to 9 pm at the Exhibit Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. Sample wines from dozens of New York State wineries and distilleries, and nibble on delectable treats, browse fabulous gifts, listen to fantastic music from "Prime Time Unplugged"! All paid admissions will receive a free wine glass and a tasty treat. Buy tickets online or at all area Wegman's locations now. Tickets are $25 for wine tasters and $15 for Designated Drivers. Free wine samples are included in the price! Check out http://www.cnywineandchocolate.com, for more information.

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Auburn, NY - Nov. 6th - Nov. 14th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 26 Oct 2015, 6:00 am

With its idyllic rolling hills and sparkling lakes, the Finger Lakes region is one of New York State’s most beautiful. Known for its award-winning wineries and jaw-dropping waterfalls and gorge trails. Check out this webpage that has all you need to know about hiking those gorge trails and seeing those waterfalls in New York State!

                                 This beautiful picture was taken at Watkins Glen State Park


Here is something I have never tried before! It is offered every day, and for all ages, at The Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY. A 40-minute Make Your Own Glass experience, offered every day, and for all ages. Are you a glass artist or a beginner looking for a more intensive experience? Take a one-day, weekend, or one- or two-week intensive glassmaking class at The Studio. You'll find classes in a variety of techniques and experience levels, with an international roster of glass artists. Open to ages ten and up, this Make Your Own Glass experience introduces you to the basics of flameworking and offers a focused experience with hot glass. Our professional glass artists will demonstrate how to work with molten glass at the torch, and guide you through the process. You’ll start by turning a mandrel - a metal rod used in beadmaking - in the flame. Your design will be created by melting colored glass rods in the flame and applying the molten glass to your mandrel. Staff will provide a variety of colored glass rods and will teach you several decorative patterns and shapes. Pieces must cool overnight and can be picked up the next day, or shipped within the US and Canada at no additional cost. Spots fill quickly, booking your experience online before your visit is recommended.

Nov. 6th -  Nov. 8th  - Studio Schweinfurth Quilting Retreat, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY. Join us for 3 days of creativity and camaraderie in our new Barbara Feinstein Sewing Studio, or bring a project for our wet studio. All fiber artists welcome whether you are quilting, felting, knitting, dyeing, or working in mixed media. Lunch included, no instructor. The retreat will run from 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9am to 4pm on Sunday. Cost: $80 members/$90 non-members (3 lunches included). Call 315-255-1553 for more info or visit http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/classes_studio.cfm

Nov. 6th - “Cooking with Cheese in the Finger Lakes” Cookbook Dinner, 9070 Ny-89 Trumansburg, NY. Family-style farmer's dinner in Bellwether's Cellar featuring cookbook recipes and Bellwether wine/cider pairings. $100/ticket: 3 course dinner with wine/cider pairings. Cookbook, a bottle of Bellwether Cider, and Lively Run cheese to take home is included in the price of the ticket. Website: http://livelyrun.com/events/cooking-with-cheese-in-the-finger-lakes-cookbook-dinner/?mc_id=1546

Nov. 7th - Bon Vivant, Hosmer Winery, 7020 Route 89, Ovid, NY. It's that time of year! Harvest is coming to an end and the wines are finding a place in the cellar as we reflect and celebrate how lucky we are for the bounty that we have. We invite you to come share this joy as we celebrate the good life at our annual Bon Vivant party. We will be serving fine Hosmer Wine by the glass and delectable edibles to enjoy with a live performance from Donna Colton. This event will be held upstairs in the barn. Saturday, November 7th, 2 -5pm A small fee will be charged for admission. Exact amount TBD. Website : www.hosmerwinery.com

Nov. 7th - Sparkling Wine & Desert Wine Pairing Event, 4565 State Route 414 Romulus, NY. Join us as we spark the holiday season with a special tasting event featuring our sparkling wines and dessert wines. With your paid tasting you’ll receive a delicious complimentary dessert pairing. And what better way to start your holiday shopping than with some excellent sales on featured wines! Be sure to browse our loaded gift shop for a huge selection of assorted gifts, stocking stuffers, and so much more! Website: http://swedishhill.com/events/event-calendar/

Nov. 10th - Nov. 15thMotown The Musical, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. Show Schedule: Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 8:00pm Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm Age Recommendation: 10+ Run Time: TBA “MORE THAN A BROADWAY SHOW. A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC THAT TRANSFORMED AMERICA!” – CBS Sunday Morning. It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL! MotownTheMusical.com. Website: www.rbtl.org

Nov. 11th - Get Ready for The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY. Storytelling, dance, and theater presented in conjunction with upcoming performances of The Nutcracker, featuring members of the Rochester City Ballet, and A Christmas Carol, featuring actors from Geva Theatre Center. Included with general museum admission fees. Website: www.museumofplay.org

Nov. 13th & 14th - Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Prizewinning Play: “Absinthe”, Morgan Opera House, State Route 90 & Cherry Avenue, Aurora, NY. 8:00pm-9:30pm. Tickets: Adults $12, Seniors $10. Call 315-364-7325 for more information or visit http://morganoperahouse.org/event/gloria-ann-barnell-peter-prizewinning-play/?instance_id=443

Nov. 14th - Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn, NY. Professor Louie and the Crowmatix, each individual powerhouses, return to Auburn Public Theater for a rockin’ evening of covers and originals. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 315-253-6669 for more information or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/events/professor-louie/

Nov. 14th - Inns of Aurora, Wine Dinner, Champagne & Burgundy, 391 Main Street, Aurora, NY. Hosted in the elegant Lake Side Room of the Aurora Inn, join us for a culinary tour of France with a five course dinner paired with wines from the Bollinger House. A member of the Bollinger House and our Chef will be your culinary guides. Website: http://www.innsofaurora.com/

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Auburn, NY - October 15th - 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 12 Oct 2015, 6:00 am

"Autumn is a second spring, where each leaf is a flower"- (Albert Camus). How true that statement is! Here at 10 Fitch we are enjoying watching each leaf turn to a beautiful different color. Won't you join us? 

We posted this with our last entry, just wanted to share this again, so we all can keep up!
New York State Fall Foliage Report -  Check out the latest report and color progression map for the current best leaf peeping! http://www.iloveny.com/seasons/fall/foliage-report/#.VfRBS3u7EZA

Oct 15th – 16th - George Winston,  Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St, Auburn, NY.  
Thursday 10/15 at 7:30pm | Friday 10/16 at 8pm. Two nights of incredible music with the incomparable pianist, George Winston. In support of Calvary Food Pantry in Auburn, bring a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrance. Tickets: $32 in advance, $35 at the door.  Call 315-253-6669 for more information or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/events/george-winston/

October 17th - Dan Naturman, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St, Auburn, NY.
8pm – 10pm. The hilarious Dan Naturman is the only comedian to ever advance to the semifinals of America’s Got Talent! Tickets $15.  Call 315-253-6669 for more information or visit http://auburnpublictheater.org/events/dan-naturman-comedian/

October 17th - Chestnut Festival, 5480 Route 89, Romulus, NY.  Each fall we harvest the chestnuts grown right at Goose Watch Winery and host one of the biggest celebrations of the year! From 1pm to 6pm enjoy LIVE music while you sample a variety of foods made from our own chestnuts. While you’re here you can also have fun playing lawn games while overlooking the beautiful fall foliage on Cayuga Lake! There is no admission fee and there will be wine, food and Cayuga Lake Creamery available for purchase. Website: http://goosewatch.com/events/chestnut-festival/

October 21st - Movies at the Mack, Theater Mack, 203 Genesee Street, Auburn NY. 2:00pm – 3:30pm. The Apartment (1960) (Jack Lemmon, Shirley McClaine). Films are shown in Theater Mack on the first and third Wednesday’s of the month- at 2 pm and 7 pm.  $3. For more information call 315-253-8051 or visit http://cayugamuseum.org/movies-the-mack-classic-films-on-the-big-screen

October 23rd - Haunted History Tours of Auburn, Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. Costumed guides take guests around the Seward House grounds and to the gates of Fort Hill Cemetery, sharing macabre tales of Victorian funeral practices, the assassination attempt on Mr. Seward, the spectral sightings of Seward family pets, and other spooky accounts of folklore and history. Adults are $10, Children (12 and under) are $8. Reservations required. Please call (315) 252-1283 for more information or visit http://sewardhouse.org/2013-educational-programs/

October 23rd - NY on TAP, 800 South Main Street Canandaigua NY 14424.
A more intimate beer festival where you're not just one of many glasses - you're a fellow beer lover. You'll be able to put a face to the beers you've grown to love! Mingle and taste with breweries from across New York State who will be set up around our gorgeous facility. Sample hearty & delicious beer-friendly fare created just for you by New York Wine & Culinary chefs. All attendees receive a commemorative tasting glass. We are again offering a limited number of VIP tickets available for $60, allowing early entry into the event. VIP ticket holders enjoy an even more exclusive experience from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Click here for VIP tickets. Website: https://www.nywcc.com/events/1440093580/ny-tap

October 24th - Old Fashion Halloween, Ward O'Hara Agricultural, 6880 NY-38A, Auburn, NY. Old Fashion Halloween - O'Hara Agricultural Museum & Karpinski Education Center. Bring the little ones to the Museum/Ed Center for an afternoon of old fashion fun and entertainment. Visit the haunted herb garden or partake in the many activities for young and old. Face painting, coloring contests, pumpkin carving and much much more. All children are invited to come in costume and participate in the Grand Parade that will take place at 3 PM sharp. There will be Trick or Treating for all youth 12 and under throughout the museum. Costumes will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Adults are also encouraged to join in the fun and come in costume. The gift shop will be open for some early Christmas shopping. An affordable lunch will be available and tours of the museum will be conducted.For more info call 315-252-7644 or visit https://blogs.cornell.edu/ccecayuga/files/2013/07/Old-Fashioned-Halloween-Flyer-1b1uzcl.pdf

October 24th - The Seward House Museum Presents : A Harvest of History! Seward House Museum, 33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021. 2pm – 5pm. Kickoff the start of Haunted History week by learning about autumnal traditions amid the falling leaves of the Seward House gardens. Enjoy cider and donuts while strolling through the grounds and visiting outdoor stations dedicated to such topics as the historical significance of pumpkins, the bounty of the fall harvest, and the origins of nineteenth century New York ghost stories. This event is free & open to the public.  Call 315-252-1283 for more details or visit http://sewardhouse.org/calendar-of-events/?cid=all&mc_id=1473

October 27th - Murder on the Menu - Murder Mystery Dinner, Bristol Harbour Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road, Canandaigua, NY. Cash Bar @ 5:30 pm, Buffet Dinner @ 6:30 pm. Come join in the fun and put your sleuthing skills to the test! It's going to be an evening to die for! This special Bristol Valley Theater "whodunnit" event includes a buffet dinner, the announcement of our 2016 Summer Season, drawing the winners of the Get Away Give Away raffle AND killer cookies by Michelle Alvaro! This fun-filled evening will take place at Bristol Harbour Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road in Canandaigua. Call 585-374-9032 to reserve your seat today! All reservations must be received by October 16th. $60 per person. Website: http://www.bvtnaples.org

October 30th - Auburn Chamber Orchester Presents: Made in America, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY. Auburn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Steven Frackenpohl, will honor American composers with a concert titled “Made in America."  The performance will feature compositions by Gershwin, MacDowell, Joplin, Ives, Ellington, Frackenpohl and Sousa. 7:30pm-8:30pm. The concert is open to the general public with a $5 donation at the door. For more information, go to http://www.auburnchamberorchestra.com.

October 31st - The Great Harvest Feast, Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora, 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY. Join us on Halloween for our annual harvest dinner. This year, a bountiful, Hogwarts-inspired feast will transpire featuring the best of harvest, both on the plate and in the glass. Five delicious courses will be served family style at communal harvest tables starting at 5:00 p.m.! Reservations are required as seating is limited. $75/person, plus tax & gratuity. Please contact Emily Edsall at 1-800-243-5513 ext. 306.

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Auburn, NY - October 1st - 11th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 28 Sep 2015, 6:00 am

"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! http://www.iloveny.com/seasons/fall/foliage-report/#.VfRBS3u7EZA

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: www.frightnightsatthefair.com.

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 www.skanarts.org
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 www.baltimorewoods.org 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. www.thesherwoodinn.com (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:http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithacaevents/33rd%20Great%20Downtown%20Ithaca%20Apple%20Harvest%20Festival!

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: http://www.varickwinery.com

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, http://www.heronhill.com/News---Events/Events.

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: https://www.nywcc.com/events/1440441530/keuka-brewing-co-brewmaster-dinner

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 info@cbcraftbrewers.com. 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, http://www.southerntieroutdoorshow.com.

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: http://www.bvtnaples.org

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 : https://www.nywcc.com/classes/1435605580/chefs-table-family-style

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.

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10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Easily Core A Whole Apple With A Melon Baller And Make Stuffed Baked Apples 15 Sep 2015, 4:57 pm

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. 
  • Preheat your oven to 350. 
  • Wash and core your apples and place them in a baking dish with a little room around each one.
  • I figure on about 2 tablespoons of granola per apple that I'm fixing and put that in a bowl.  
  • Then I add about a teaspoon of brown sugar and a tablespoon of melted butter PER APPLE to that.  
  • You can also add additional nuts or dried chopped fruit, such as cranberries, raisins or cherries if you like.  
  • Then you mix that all up until well combined.
  • Use a teaspoon to fill your cored apples with the yummy mixture.  Make sure you push the filling down into the apple firmly, really pack it in there and mound some up on the top.  A sprinkle of freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese on the top is the crowning glory!
  • Now add to the bottom of the baking dish about an inch of water and gently slide the dish into the oven.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until fork tender but not mushy.
And here's the video to show you how to get the core out of those apples so you can bake them up!  Of course we would be happy to make them for you right here at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn during your stay with us.  Hope to see you soon!

10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Auburn, NY - Sept. 14th - Sept. 30th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 10 Sep 2015, 7:30 am

September is bittersweet, as we savor the warm days and cool nights of summer’s end and welcome the excitement and joy of fall in the Finger Lakes! Come and celebrate another spectacular season of bountiful harvest in New York's wine and apple country! 

Beak and Skiff Apple Farm and Country Store, 2708 Lords Hill Road (Rte. 80, LaFayette, NY.       For a family-friendly apple adventure, head to Lafayette, New York, to take a tractor ride to the orchards for prime picking of the season's best Empires, Northern Spies, Red Delicious, or McIntosh varieties.  Visit the farm's country store, wander the corn maze, or sample apple wines, cider, and apple vodka at the nearby Beak and Skiff Winery.

Red Jacket Orchards, 957 NY-5, Geneva, NY
One of the oldest orchards in the region, Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, New York, was originally planted in 1917 and has grown for the last 50 years under the management of the Nicholson Family.  Located along the rolling hills of Seneca Lake, the orchard and juice company is certified by Food Alliance as a sustainable producer.  Offering some of the region's finest fresh fruits and juices, the Nicholsons are committed to using environmentally-friendly practices, such as Integrated Pest Management, to produce quality products while protecting their fertile land.

Sept. 14th - Violinist Fritz Gearhart, Hockett Family Recital Hall,  Ithaca College,  953 Danby Rd.,  Ithaca, NY. This event is free and open to the public. It features professional violinist Fritz Gearhart. Violinist Fritz Gearhart has performed for audiences from coast to coast. He has appeared in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie six times since 1998. Gearhart has been heard frequently on National Public Radio including several live broadcast performances. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Music.

Sept. 15th - Sept. 30th - The Calamari Sisters' Big, Fat, Italian WeddingMerry-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. 16th - Candlelight Dinner and Ghost Tour, 111 South Main Street, Naples, NY. Have a family-style dinner at the Naples Hotel and a talk with innkeeper Dominick Gallo. After dinner, enjoy a ghost tour of the entire hotel. Dominick has experienced numerous ghostly events, and as you tour the hotel he will be there to validate the spooky happenings that occur every day! 4pm-9pm. The cost of dinner and tour is about $35. Dinners will be schedule for Wednesday nights in the fall. Call hotel for more information at (585) 374-5630.

Sept. 18th & Sept. 25th - Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run Vineyards, Fox Run Vineyards
670 South Route 14, Penn Yan, NY. Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass. Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online, or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $40 per person plus tax

Sept. 18th - Harvest Music Festival
Downtown Corning, NY. Gaffer District and Elmira Savings Bank invite you to the 20th annual Harvest Music Festival. Join us for Finger Lakes wine and beer tastings, two days of live music, food and fun for the whole family! Website: http://gafferdistrict.com/events

Sept. 19th- Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant, Chef's Signature Wine Dinner, 2770 Ernsberger Rd. Romulus, NY.  This dinner, scheduled during the height of harvest promises to be a gastronomical experience not to miss, as the chef works with local products to create flavors of the Finger Lakes that all of us will enjoy. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. 6:30PM - 10:00PM Tickets $74.90, visit website to purchase, www.knappwine.com

Sept. 19th - The Best of Seneca West Wine Tour
The western shores of Seneca Lake are home to some of the most well-respected wine-makers in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you will learn their stories and taste the outcome of their commitment and passion to their craft. Our first stop is Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt.
After lunch, we make our way up the road to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, where we will enjoy a private tasting in the winery. Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014. Our final stop of the day is Red Tail Ridge Winery. Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region.
Price: $145.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum. Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 10:30 am-4:30 pm) Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd (Rte 14), Geneva NY 14456 Belhurst Castle, 4069 Westlake Rd., Geneva NY 14456 To book this tour visit: http://experiencefingerlakes.com/wine-tours/seneca-lake/seneca-lake-full-day-wine-tours/best-seneca-west-wine-tour/or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at (607)-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Sept. 19th - Early Fall Foliage Festival at Buttonwood Grove, 5986 State Rte. 89, Romulus, NY. 1:00 – 5:00 PM - Join us for our annual Early Fall Foliage Festival and sit back and enjoy the music of Phil Dumond. A native of Watertown, N.Y,  Phil has been playing small concert venues and showcases for close to 30 years, opening for such acts as Buffalo Springfield, Benny Mardonis, George Jones and Willy Nelson. Using a looping system Phil’s rhythm’s and layering adds a complex texture to his music. Close your eyes and you will swear there’s more than a solo act going on! We’ll have food, vendors, wine pairings, wine slushies, and more! No cover charge. Website: http://www.buttonwoodgrove.com

Sept. 19th - Through the Tasting Glass: The Wondrous Wines of Keuka Lake
Keuka Lake…where wine making first began in the region over 150 years ago. It is the birthplace of the Finger Lakes wine industry and the home of wine innovation ever since. This tour celebrates the wineries on Keuka who made history all those years ago, and those who continue to make history with some of the most talked about wines in the region. The tour begins in the village square in the heart of Hammondsport. Learn about the birth of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry as we make our way to Pleasant Valley Wine Company, the first bonded winery in the United States. We will tour their historic winery, see the champagne caves from the late 1800’s, and learning how the winery grew to become Taylor Wine Company. We will then head back into the village of Hammondsport to enjoy a wine-pairing lunch at Luna Mezza Grille featuring local finger lakes wines. After lunch, the tour continues at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Visit Chateau Frank, their family’s sparking wine facility.
The tour culminates with a private tasting at Heron Hill Winery, where we will feature vineyard-specific vintages of rieslings, cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals that are defining our region in the 21st century. To book this tour visit http://experiencefingerlakes.com/ or call Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.
This tour is only available for private parties upon request, beginning May 24 and ending November 29th. A minimum of 5 guests is required to run this tour, a maximum of 13 can be accommodated. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party. Website: http://experiencefingerlakes.com/wine-tours/keuka-lake

September 20th - Lucas Vineyards 18th Annual German Festival, 3862 County Road 150, Interlaken NY, 14847. Live Music by The Enzian Bavarian Band and Dancers, Grape Stomping, Grape Pies, German Food,Alphorn and Polka Contests, Balloon Art and Costumes with highlight the Festival. Lucas Vineyard’s Award Winning Rieslings and Gewürztraminer will be featured. This event is fun for the whole family. Rain or Shine (under the tents). From 12:30 to 4:30pm, $5 cover charge, Free parking.
Sept. 26th - Rose Hill Food & Wines,  3373 Route 96A, Geneva, NY. 
As the sun begins to set over Seneca Lake, enjoy the tastes of autumn, with hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by area restaurants and wineries. The event will also include a raffle of many items and services donated by local businesses. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased through the Geneva Historical Society. For tickets or more information call 315-789-5151. Proceeds from the event support the historical society. Website: http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com

Sept. 28th - Rupert's Table - New Orleans Creole, 431 Main Street, Aurora, NY.
Join Chef Rupert for a three-course New Orleans Creole inspired meal at the Inns of Aurora, E.B. Morgan House. Package includes dinner, overnight accommodations and homemade breakfast in the morning. $400 per couple. Website: http://innsofaurora.com

Sept. 30th - Fall Garden Mixer: Celebrate NYS Cider,
800 S Main Street, Canandaigua NY. We're continuing our popular Summer Garden Mixers and adding one more to the calendar for fall. Join us in our Garden Tent to celebrate the beautiful autumn season in New York State that provides for our fastly growing cider and hard cider industry! Cideries from across New York State will showcase their prized ciders, along with other fall-friendly beverages for you to sample. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare light bites incorporating incredible local bounty. Bring your friends and kick off cider season with us! 6:00-8:00pm, $10 per person. Website: http://nywcc.com

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Auburn, NY - Sept. 1st - Sept. 13th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 26 Aug 2015, 5:00 am

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 www.syracusefoodtours.com  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: www.savorthefingerlakes.com. 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: www.moraviany.com/fillmore-car-show/#sthash.RV4ruYOW.dpuf. 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 www.cayugamuseum.org/exhibits 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: info@treleavenwines.com

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: Andrea_VanBeusichem@fws.gov

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 www.varickwinery.com, 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! 

10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Auburn, NY - August 15th - August 31st, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 11 Aug 2015, 5:00 am

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. www.facebook.com 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. Andrea_VanBeusichem@fws.gov. 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. snc@cayugacounty.us 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 www.summeronice.com, 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 www.glenora.com, or by calling 1.800.243.5513, or at Wegmans.  www.glenora.com/events/Jazz-Greats

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. www.fingerlakesmtf.com

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 www.winesymposiumfingerlakes.com.

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 : www.fairhavenny.com

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: www.nywcc.com/events/1435771273/dr-frank-winemaker-dinner

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 www.cortlandrep.org

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
  www.nysfair.org 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.  www.midlakesnav.com

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.

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10 Fitch InnSider Secret - Easy Way To Clean Your Stove & Gas Grill Grates 4 Aug 2015, 12:33 pm

InnSider Secret - In The Kitchen; 6 Simple Steps to Go from Greasy Mess to Gleaming


Toaster Oven Tray - Before

We cook a lot here at 10 Fitch. We make a mess of our stove top and gas grill. 

We also have a large toaster/convention oven that we use all the time. One of the things we toast in it is garlic bread, which has a high fat content and therefore makes the tray under the wire rack really grungy. Using any other method to try and clean the baked on grease has resulted only in frustration and disappointment, that is, until now.  When I saw this method for cleaning stove top parts I thought I would give it a go on the toaster oven tray and just look at my results are below.  I was so happy with how they came out that I cleaned my stove top burners too and they also came out wonderful.  If you want to try this yourself -

You will need:

    •    Plain household ammonia
    •    Plastic bags large enough to put your stove grates in and close securely - if you have ziptop bags they will fit in, that’s perfect!  If not, then garbage or leaf bags will work if you can tie the opening into a knot or secure closed with a rubber band
    •    Rubber bands if you need them to close your bag

    1.    First of all, take a picture of your greasy grates.  No, I’m not kidding. Why? Because after you use this InnSider Secret to get them gleaming you may not believe how gross they really were unless you have proof so go ahead and take that picture now, otherwise you might not get anyone to believe you when you tell them how great this works!
    2.    Take the bottle of ammonia, your bags and rubber bands, if needed, outside.  You want to do this outside because ammonia has very harsh fumes so you need good ventilation.
    3.    If you do not want to get all greasy I suggest that now would be a great time to don a pair of rubber gloves. It’s time to gather up those nasty grates!  Bring them outside and place them inside the bag(s).
    4.    Pour about a 1/2 cup of ammonia into each bag.  That’s all you need.  It’s actually not the ammonia that is going to produce the magic here but the fumes.
    5.    Almost done!  Close the bags securely.  If large enough, you can tie the opening into a knot like I did. Or you can use rubber bands.  If your grates fit into ziptop bags, perfect!  Just zip them closed.  It’s important to make sure that no matter how you close your bags that they are closed very tightly as it’s the fumes trapped inside the bag that are going to work wonders on the grease and grime on your grates.  Now you will need to leave them there for at least 12 hours or overnight.
    6.    After at least 12 hours it’s time to open up the bags, pour out the ammonia and bring in the grates where a quick scrub in hot soapy water will reveal how beautifully clean and grease free they are!  My grates were really bad so I did end up having to use a scraper and some elbow grease before they were clean to my satisfaction but it was way easier and they came much cleaner than any other method I had tried before.

Toaster Oven Tray - After

Here's a larger photo (upside down) of my gleaming toaster oven tray!

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Auburn, NY - August 1st - August 14th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch 1 Aug 2015, 5:30 am

Hello August!  Looking for a summer wrap up get away,  with your honey? 10 Fitch is the perfect place to stay! We found these events going on in the Finger Lakes area near us :)

Every Sunday in August : Polo Games. Andrews Road, Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 3pm, small parking fee. www.facebook.com pages/Skaneateles-Polo-Club/107709246037766. 

Every Friday in August : Skaneateles Community Band Concerts Lakeside, Clift 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.

July 30th - August 1st - The PiTCH" - Funny Face, Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Come see the next generation of musical theatre writers present their new works in development! Engage with a new team each week as you share your insight and feedback in the open forum discussion after each performance. Based on the 1957 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, a fashion photographer falls in love with a shy bookworm as she becomes a model on the streets of Paris.  Revisit the song and dance of this golden age classic brought to life once again. Performance times : Thursdays 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays 8pm. For more information about Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival visit www.FingerLakesMTF.com Cost: $20/ticket. Telephone: 800-457-8897.

August 1st - August 12th - Saturday Night Fever, Merry Go Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY 13021.  Based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” and Norman Wexler’s 1977 screenplay it inspired, this cultural phenomenon centers around Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local dance hangout. There he escapes into the admiration of the crowd, a growing relationship and the pulse of the beat that enables him to forget the realities of his life, his dead-end job and his gang of deadbeat friends. This mega-musical takes you back to the bell bottoms, loose hips and the irresistible groove of disco! Awards: Nominated for 5 Academy Awards and 2 Tony Awards. Audience: Anyone who like disco. Or disco balls. Rated PG-13. Website : www.fingerlakesmtf.com

August 1st - Picnic on the Porch at Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Romulus NY 14541. Enjoy a beautiful day at the winery. Have lunch, soak up the sunshine at our picnic tables, listen to music, play lawn games, or enjoy the view from the rocking chairs on our porch. Picnic fare such as foot-long hot dogs, coneys, salt potatoes, and home-grown sweet corn for sale. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines. Website: http://www.varickwinery.com

August 1st - August 2nd - 23rd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival, 670 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527. We invite you to join us for this cool-climate garlic festival which is one of the East Coast's hallmark summer happenings. Celebrating the numerous types of garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes region, thousands of enthusiasts will gather the weekend of August 1-2 on the winery's verdant grounds that overlook Seneca Lake.
The two days of the festival include cooking demonstrations, garlic tastings and ample opportunities to meet the area's top artisan garlic growers and chefs. Added to the mix are a rich array of Finger Lakes food producers, live music and entertainment for the entire family. Throughout the festival, step inside the Tasting Room to sample our latest releases and refreshing wines for summer. A garlic-infused festival menu will be offered outside daily, crafted by acclaimed Rochester chef/restaurateur Tony Gullace, expertly matched to the signature estate wines of Fox Run. Our cafe will also have some garlic focused menu items created by Chef Brud Holland and our cafe team. Website: http://www.foxrunvineyards.com/events-garlicfestival.asp

August 1st-August 30th - Untold Stories: Treasures from the Seward Family Collection
Collaborative exhibit with the Seward House Museum, Cayuga Museum of History & Art
203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Cost: Admission $5, children under 12 free. Telephone:315-253-8051. Website: www.cayugamuseum.org/exhibits/

August 5th - Summer Garden Mixer: Celebrate NYS IPA, The New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. We're celebratingNational IPA Day a day early! Join us in our Garden Tent and rejoice in America's most popular beer style. Breweries from across New York State will bring their IPA brew, as well as other samples for you to try. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare beer-friendly light hors d'oeuvres for you to savor while you mingle with friends and brewery representatives. Website: https://www.nywcc.com/events/1435688618/summer-garden-mixer-celebrate-ny-ipas

August 6th - August 9th - Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Fans enjoy NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Sprint Series all in one action-packed weekend. Do not miss a minute of the action with Zippo 200 on Saturday and Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday. Stay for the weekend and take in all the sights of The Glen. Website: http://www.theglen.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2015/Cheez-It-355-at-The-Glen.aspx

August 7th - Brew at the Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Enjoy a night out at the 19th annual Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo fundraiser. Taste regional beers and wines and enjoy delicious food and music. Who knew philanthropic endeavors could taste so good? Advance sale: $50 per person Group tickets (6+): $45 per person Day of: $60 per person (If available -- this event sells out during the advance sale every year!) Tickets required. Reserve online or by phone at (315) 435-8511 x113 or purchase at the membership desk. Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted. Website: http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/brew-at-the-zoo

August 7th - First Friday Gallery Night,  Ithaca, NYFirst Friday Gallery Night is a monthly community celebration taking place in and around Downtown Ithaca. Local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings, and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. Gallery Night takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues. Discover what makes Ithaca such a marvelous place to live, work, dream, and play! Website: http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/First%20Friday%20Gallery%20Night

August 8th - August 9th - Sterling Renaissance Festival - Fantasy, Fairies, & the Future Weekend, Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling, NY 13156. Follow your fantasy to the 39th Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival's 2015 season, as they present a special event as part of their seven weekends of merriment. Fantasy weekend takes place on August 8 & 9. Come celebrate all things Fantastical as the town of Warwick pays tribute to the myths and legends of Old England. Sprites, Fairies, Witches, and Robin Goodfellow himself will be seen in a masquerade of folkloric characters. Pull out those outfits that you wouldn't dare wear anywhere else and join their Favorite Fantasy Costume Contest, or just enjoy being some one else for a while. Stories, entertainments and pageants will all serve to appease the inhabitants of the unseen world that surrounds the woodlands of Warwickshire. Shakespeare's The Tempest will play the boards too, as music, mischief, and mystery rule. Time: 10.00 am – 7:00 pm. Cost: Call or visit web site for ticket prices. Telephone: 800-879-4446

August 8th - Canal Splash Historic Walking Tour, Montezuma Heritage Park, Main Entrance off Route 90 on High Street, Montezuma, NY 13117. Here's an opportunity to learn more about New York's Canal transportation system that first opened at the middle section of the State between Montezuma and Rome in 1817. Mike Riley, Canal Historian, will be your tour guide highlighting several historic canal sites with the remains of three canals along the present day Seneca River/Barge Canal that tell the story of the evolution of the Canal System. Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cost: Suggested donation $5. Telephone:315-776-4656

August 8th - Jack Ass Day, SwedishHill Winery, 4565 State Route 414, Romulus, NY 14541.
It’s Doobie, The Donkey’s, Birthday and an excuse to really celebrate Jack Ass style! Join us for our biggest event of the year complete with LIVE music, Jack Ass Wine Slushies, BBQ food, craft vendors, games and our Fourth Annual Cornhole Tournament! Admission is free and all food and wine items are available for purchase. Contact info@swedishhill.com for vendor and cornhole tournament informationAugust 8th - 6th Annual Founder's Day, Downtown Auburn, Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Car show, vendors, live music, family activities, food and refreshments. Time: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. Telephone: 315-252-7874. Website: http://swedishhill.com/events/jackassday/

August 9th - Renaissance Festival, 1553 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606. Enjoy more than 100 stage and street performers recreating an authentic English Renaissance Village. Come hungry....extreme Renaissance food awaits! $25 per person (bus only) Admission is on you to be paid at venue. Call for bus reservations and pick up locations 723-1322. Website:

August 10th - August 16th  -  44th Annual Madison Bouckville Antique  Week & Big Field Show,  6994 State Route 20, Bouckville, NY.  Week long, town wide, free admission event. The Big Field Show (8/14-8/16) features: over 2000 dealers and vendors; antiques and collectibles plus food vendors. 1-800-234-4697. www.madison-bouckville.com

August 11th - August 13th - Empire Farm Days, Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. The event will run through Thursday with a wide variety of exhibitions, demonstrations and information related to farming and agriculture. Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Telephone:877-697-7837. Email: mwickham@empirefarmdays.com

August 12th - Star Party:Perseid Meteor Shower, Baltimore Woods Nature Center,  4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY.  It’s the annual Perseid Meteor shower, one of the year’s finest. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lie back and watch for meteors when you’re not at a telescope. Back up date is August 13th. Pre-registration is available online. www.baltimorewoods.org

August 12th - Mid-Lakes Navigation presents Pirate Day! Tickets available at 11 Jordan Street, Skaneateles, NY, beginning at 9am the day of the cruise. This “one of a kind” experience invites people of all ages to dress up, board the Judge Ben Wiles and set our for an encounter with Pirates. All day, all cruises. 315-685-8500. www.midlakesnavigation.com

August 13th - September 5th - Skaneateles Festival, Skaneateles, NY.  World Class Music by the Lake. Concerts throughout the month including chamber ensembles and orchestra. Here is a link to the scheduled events: www.skanfest.org/news.cfm

August 14th - Garden Concert Series feat. Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry NY 13081. Every Friday night, July through August, Treleaven will have live music in the outback from 6-8PM. Enjoy fabulous food and delicious wine or craft beer while the tunes carry your cares away! You won’t want to miss a single one! Friday, August 14th will feature the duo of the Diana Jacobs Band, Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall, playing music ranging in genre from Blues and Rock to R&B and Gospel. Diana Jacobs will be on the vocals and Dave Kuyendall on the guitar. Wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer from Cortland Beer Company will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * Picnic tables will be available, but you may bring your own blankets and chairs. *Alcohol purchased off-site may not be brought on-site. Website: www.facebook.com/events/1435730210066849/

August 14th - August 15th  - "Woman in Gold",  Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street,
Auburn, NY 13021. WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. Time: Friday 1pm & 8pm, Saturday 8pm. Cost: $6. Telephone: 315-253-6669. Website: www.auburnpublictheater.org/cinema.php?eventID=707

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