CategoryNew York Events

19th Annual Harvest Music Festival – September 18th, 7-9pm

Corning's Gaffer District and Elmira Savings Bank invite you to the 19th Annual Harvest Music Festival. Join us for Finger Lakes wine and beer tastings, live music, food and fun for the whole family! Thursday, September 18th, 7-9pm Southern Tier All-Star Jazz Band: FREE concert in Centerway Square Friday, September 19th, 5-9pm FREE concert in Centerway Square; headlining artist is John Seiger + The All-Stars at 7pm Finger Lakes wine and craft beer tasting in select Gaffer District businesses from 5pm-8pm Gaffer District business shopping and dining promotions Saturday, September 20th, 11am-6pm FREE concert in Centerway Square at 5pm (rain or shine; rain location is Nasser Civic Center); headliner artist is Pam Tillis! Corning Farmers Market, including food and craft vendors, in Riverfront Centennial Park from 11am-5pm Family friendly activities in Riverfront Centennial Park from 11am-5pm Street entertainment Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt Contest at participating Gaffer District businesses Gaffer District businesses: shopping and dining promotions

Oktoberfest 2014 – Hamburg, NY – September 13, 2014

Hamburg Oktoberfest is an authentic German festival that features beer, food, wine, music, a car show, dancing, live entertainment and a beer making competition. This annual event is held in Memorial Park in the beautiful Village of Hamburg each September. Oktoberfest was founded in 2008 by local business owners in the Village of Hamburg with the goal of making the village a better place to live and conduct business. Thanks to a unique partnership between local government and the local business community, we have witnessed a revitalization of the Village of Hamburg. We have sponsored several new events in the Village, including Hamburg Oktoberfest. For 2014, we will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Hamburg Public Library, Hamburg Finance Academy, Imagine Hamburg and the new public Fitness Park!

Oktoberfest 2014 – September 12 & 13, 2014

September 12 & 13 and  September 18, 19, & 20. Camp Eastman • Irondequoit, NY Admission Price Tickets are $8.00 at the gate. Children under 6 are FREE when accompanied by an adult. Friday, September 19 noon - 3p.m. – admission is only $4.00   Leashed and Unleashed animals are NOT allowed on grounds during Town Events   TOUR GROUPS Arrangements can be made by contacting Irondequoit Department of Parks and Recreation at (585) 336-6070, or fax us at (585) 336-6084. Be sure to mention Oktoberfest when you call.   e-mail:

Oktoberfest 2014 – September 13 – October 26, 2014

The Hudson Valley's Greatest Fall Festival Enjoy Fall in the most perfect way - with Oktoberfest 2014 at Bear Mountain State Park Weekends, September 13 through October 26, plus Columbus Day - 12pm-6pm Free Admission.  $8 per vehicle parking fee. (car-pooling, early arrival, and alternate transportation STRONGLY recommended). Visit CoachUSA for bus routes from NYC, or Circle Line for cruises.  2014 Entertainment Schedule 9/13/2014   Alpine Squeeze 10/11/2014   Mountain Express 9/14/2014   Fritz's Polka Band 10/12/2014   The Spitzbaum 9/20/2014   Adam Barthalt Orchestra 10/13/2014   The Diamond Chips 9/21/2014   dSb (die Schlauberger) 10/18/2014   Bergmusikanten 9/27/2014   Spitze 10/19/2014   dSb (die Schlauberger) 9/28/2014   Johnny Konig Band 10/25/2014   Joe Weber Orchestra 10/4/2014   Alex Meixner Band 10/26/2014   The Adlers 10/5/2014   Bobby Heckman & The Royal Bavarians OKTOBERFEST 2014 VENDORS -  if you are interested in becoming an artisan vendor for Oktoberfest 2014, please email for further details and application information.

25th Anniversary Hunt Country Harvest Festival – October 4-5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 -- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hunt Country Vineyards Free Admission - No Reservations Necessary Free Parking - Families Welcome Not to be missed ... the perfect autumn weekend getaway! F E S T I V A L   D E T A I L S The official Harvest Festival Program ... coming soon! Delicious food prepared by the Culinary Arts students of professor Chef Mike Ditchfield of Penn College's School of Hospitality (subject to change; $2 to $6 depending on the dish*) Lake Country Egg Roll with wood grilled chicken, duck, tasso ham, Italy Hill Produce vegetables, grape chutney, spicy mustard, red pepper oil Pulled Pork Sandwich, apple horseradish and cabbage slaw Lamb Barbacoa Burritto, smeared with Italy Hill Produce pepper puree and braised in beer. Sausage Sampler with warm German Potato Salad Vegetarian Chili Vegetarian Grain & Bean plate Chocolate Decadence Apple Fritters with Seneca Farms Vanilla Ice Cream * food tickets may be purchased upon arrival Cooking presentations by Chef Paul Mach, professor of culinary arts at Penn College's School of Hospitality - free Saturday 11:30 Saturday 1:30 Saturday 3:30 Sunday 12:30 Sunday 2:30 Sunday 4:00 Grape Stomping ($1 per person per activity) Saturday 10:30 to 5:00 Sunday 11:30 to 4:00 Hay-wagon rides through the vineyards (Adults $2; Children <12 $1, Infants free) (photo by Heather McKay, GRPP) Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 Special Cellar Tasting with winemaker Jonathan Hunt (limited seating, 45 minutes, $7 per person) Saturday 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 Sunday 11:30, 1:30, 3:30 Tour of our Winemaking Facilities, including the basics of making wine and upclose view of the equipment and facilities used -- free (every hour on the hour; 30 min. duration) Saturday - starts at 11:00; last tour leaves at 5:00 Sunday - starts at 12:00; last tour leaves at 5:00 Official release of 5 wines for tasting & sale: Vidal Blanc 2013 (brand new dry wine) Meritage (2014 blend) Classic Red (2014 blend) Vignoles 2013 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2013 Standard wine tasting -- free Bargain Tent (very limited quantity of older vintages; as long as supplies last) Live Music in the afternoons Saturday - The Stick Mob (with Suzanne Hunt) Sunday - Bourbon Street Parade Fine food purveyors and talented artists exhibiting their products and works, including: Log Lamps/Mike Tari Cosimano e Ferrari Olive Oil Company Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast Chef Lerman's Sauces & Salad Dressings Hedonist Artisan Chocolates GramzGems Created by Nature B's Garden Treasures Sweet Heat Gourmet Finger Lakes Art (Matthew Burnell) Finger Lakes Black Currants Food and wine can be purchased at the event. Relax at a picnic table or under the big tent and enjoy a glass of award-winning wine, great food and live music.  Don't miss the festivities!

Glenora Wine Cellars – Leaves & Lobsters on the lawn – September 13 & 14, 2014

Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513   Saturday September 13th, 2014 or Sunday September 14th, 2014 12:00pm – 4:00pm   Choose between the Lobster Dinner or the Ala Carte Menu! Lobster Dinner $52.00 plus tax General Admission $15.00 (tickets are available online or over the phone) Join us for a lobster bake! Lobster Dinner Ticket holders receive admission to the event, a whole Lobster, ½ doz steamed clams, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, corn bread, rolls, homemade brownies, and iced tea. General Admission Ticket holders receive admission to the event and live entertainment. -Ala carte menu available (items priced individually). Wine is available by the glass and bottle. Saturday’s Band is Steve Southworth & the Rockabilly Rays play from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Vineyard Stage. Sunday’s Band is Bob’s Brother’s Band will play from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Vineyard Stage.

Hosmer Winery – Some Like It Hot – September 6th, 2014

Join us for our annual Some Like It Hot event at the winery, September 6th from 1PM - 5PM; FREE ADMISSION • Live music featuring The Cheyenne Band • Local cuisine • Wine by the glass or bottle. • Several 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: E-Mail:   About Cheyenne Band: The Cheyenne Band is a four piece group that has been pleasing country music fans in the area for years. They strive to blend the traditional country sound with the sounds of today's modern country. When you come out to hear The Cheyenne Band you will hear some of the best vocals in the area backed up by pedal steel guitar(something every country band should have - See more at:

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest – September 16-17, 2014

The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is a celebration of all things wine.  The event’s main focus is highlighting the wonderful wineries to be found in the Hudson Valley and all over New York.  As a NY Farm market, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest offers New York wineries the opportunity to sell wine by the bottle, thus offering a marvelous opportunity for guests to purchase the state’s finest wines directly from the winery. The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest takes place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY The address is: Dutchess County Fairgrounds 6550 Spring Brook Avenue Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant – Beef Barrel & Blues Fest – September 13, 2014

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Sep 13, 2014 Venue: Knapp Winery Beef, Barrel and Blues is a fantastic combination for a great afternoon in Finger Lakes wine country. Build your own burger- an 8oz angus grilled burger and choose the cheese and gourmet trimmings yourself. Pair it with a sampling of our winemakers choice in a Knapp glass and you get to keep the glass too. All this in a rustic winery atmosphere with live blues music from the Blue Gills. Farm to Table Part One 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Sep 20, 2014 Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant There is no better time to dine in the Finger Lakes. Someone said, we are the tree the Big Apple grows on. A plethora of fresh vegetables, meats and dairy are used during this incredibly fresh and bountiful time. Farm-to-table refers to a movement where food is produced locally and delivered to you, in some cases, the very same day. Our chef works with producers from across the street and around the region. Together with the freshness of the season and his very creative culinary skills plus the wine from this terroir, this is a wine dinner not to miss. Ever so popular, we have scheduled two dates. Sept 20 and Oct 18. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. 1st – Country Pate- Rustic  terrine of local pork, pitt ham, house smoked bacon and herbs and spices. Thinly sliced with fresh baked bread and served with herbed Chevre spread and cornichons Knapp Winery, 2013 Pinot Noir & Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2012 Proprieter’s Reserve Chardonnay 2nd- Butternut Squash Bisque- Velvety Butternut squash, cream, herbs and spices spiked with Knapp Seyval Blanc and Red Jacket cider. Finished with maple spice crème fraiche. Knapp Winery ,2013 Seyval Blanc & Glenora Wine Cellars, 2013 Concrete Egg Fermented Pinot Blanc 3rd- Braised Brisket Napoleon- Tender beef brisket braised for 20 hours in garlic and red wine served over puff pastry with gorgonzola mousse, dressed hydroponically grown arugula and merlot reduction Zugibe Vineyards, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon &  Glenora Wine Cellars, 2012 Merlot 4th- Pork Loin Roulade Slices of roasted Schrader farms pork loin stuffed with a blue cheese, wild mushroom and sausage mixture. Served over local roasted garlic whipped potatoes with braised greens and brown sauce. Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2010 Cabernet Franc & Zugibe Vineyards, 4 Freds Red 5th Course- Maple, pumpkin & Brandy Bread Pudding Rich bread pudding spiked with Knapp Brandy and rich swirls of spices intertwined with roasted pumpkin and local maple. Served with Cayuga Creamery’s vanilla bean ice cream and whipped fresh cream. Knapp Winery Brandied Chai Tea & Chateau LaFayette Reneau Late Harvest Riesling $74.90 per person includes tax and tip