9 Shamrockin’ Events in the FLX

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once again, and we’ve picked the region’s 9 shamrockin’ events in the FLX for you to paint green this month and on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day itself. So, dust off your lucky leprechaun hat, grab your gold jewelry and let your inner Emerald Islander run loose for a week of legendary events.

Whatever your ancestry, get into the Irish spirit for St. Patrick’s Day this month. From live bands and food pairings to beer releases and charcuterie, here are some ways to celebrate the Emerald Isle.

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Winery Celebrations

Varick Winery – March 14th 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Varick Winery! Play along in their coin game and drink their green wine! Enjoy Irish fare, Corned Beef & Cabbage!

Sheldrake Point Winery – March 14th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Grab your friends, and spend the afternoon with Sheldrake Point Winery. They’ll be getting in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit with a lively performance by local Celtic band Doolin O’Dey. Enjoy wine by the glass and local cheese and charcuterie in their Garden Room.

Treleaven Wines – March 14th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early with the Treleaven crew! Throw on something green and head on out to Treleaven for great food, drinks, and live music by The Ampersand Project beginning at 6:00 pm.

Irish or not, they will have something for everyone to enjoy – including a delicious St. Patrick’s Day menu from Simply Cookie.

Brewery Celebrations

GAEL Brewing – March 15th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at the only Irish-American microbrewery in Upstate NY. Come for the craic. Brand New Beer Release!!! – NY Kitchen Kolsch brewed especially for our beer pairing dinner at NY Kitchen on Thursday March 19th. Live music with the Party Nuts Lite in the Brewing Area from 1:00 pm -4:00 pm. Free food by Pete Weaver with Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and More!!! They will also be open on St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday March 17th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Slainte.

Steuben Brewing – March 17th 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm The perfect setting for St. Patrick’s Day- Traditional Irish music & food, special beer releases and lots of good company.


St Patrick’s Day at Monk’s! – Monks on the Commons – March 14th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Get your Irish on!! Enjoy rousing Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, and songs along with a cold pint!

Smith Opera House – March 20th – 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm It’s the annual ST PAT’S PARTY at The Smith Opera House in Geneva NY! One of the Town Pants favorite regions in the world, and the best place to dust off those green suits and party like the Irish! Slainte!

Seneca Cheese Company – March 13th 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Check out The Seneca Cheese Company for a unique St. Patrick’s Celebration semi-acoustic Rock show.

Premier local rock bands An Artist’s Depiction, The Season, and The Variables will rock the house with special semi-acoustic versions of their songs. Expect this show to have an unusually entertaining balance as they combine the infamous lore of Friday the 13th with the lucky holiday weekend of St. Patrick’s Day – and all the while, mingling the energy of upbeat rock music with the classy cheese and drink pairings of the only artisan cheese tavern in the area.

Seneca Cheese Company – March 14th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Enjoy a special St. Patrick’s Celebration Performance with the Smoking Loons, live at the Seneca Cheese Company!

Plan your itinerary with these 9 shamrockin’ events in the FLX this March.

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Oktoberfest in the Finger Lakes

Oktoberfest in the Finger Lakes

The Guide to a beerlicious getaway this Fall to celebrate Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest is a traditional 2 week long festival in Munich, Germany celebrating the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Theresa in 1810. Since then, the festival has grown to include food, music, games, and eventually beer. Also known as the worlds largest folkvest, drawing in 6 million people each year.

Luckily for you, you can enjoy Oktoberfest right in the Finger Lakes. There is no flying involved, language barrier, or 6 million people to deal with and you can enjoy it whenever you want between September and October. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in the FLX.

The Frankfurters Band

Deer Run Winery | Oktoberfest | 9.29.19 | 1 pm – 4 pm

Celebrate Oktoberfest with German-American music provided by The Frankfurters, locally brewed Oktoberfest beers, German wines, and food available.  Hoffe dich zu sehen – Hope to see you!

Lucas Vineyards | 22nd Annual German Festival | 9.15.19 | 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The 22nd Annual German Festival at Lucas Vineyards will feature live music and dance by the Enzian Bavarian Folk Band, traditional German food, award winning Rieslings and Iced wine, beer, wine slushies, animal encounters, polka dancing and lessons, grape stomping, grape pies, and fun contests throughout the day. Don’t miss out on this fan favorite event!

German Festival Contests

– Best Dessert Competition* (2019 category is “German Chocolate Cake”)
– Grape Pie Eating Contest
– German Fest König (King) & Königin (Queen) Costume Contest

Admission is $8 per person (children 6 and under are free). 

Watkins Glen International | Ticket Galaxy Beer Fest | 10.26.19 | 11:00 am

Close out the season in style at Watkins Glen International with the Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival! This event features the best in New York State breweries, distilleries, and cideries, with added entertainment including live music, a corn hole tournament, stein-holding competition, and much more.

Boathouse Beer Garden & Brewing Co. |BREW FEST | 9.28.19 | 12:00 pm

  • Dozens of local and regional brewers & cider makers!
  • Amazing live music performances all day and into the evening,
  • Great food from a variety of vendors
  • Lots of fun and games                     

List of Local Craft Breweries

Climbing Bines Hop Farm & Craft Ale Company

Two Goats Brewing

Steuben Brewery

Young Lion Brewing

Wagner Brewing

Rooster Fish Brewing

Ithaca Beer Co.

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8 of the Best Spots on the Finger Lakes Beer Trail

Many visitors know that the Finger Lakes is home to some of the best wineries in the world. What may surprise you, however, is that this region also features some incredible breweries. The Finger Lakes Beer Trail is a fantastic way to explore these spots. The trail features the best Finger Lakes breweries, with pre-planned itineraries and great resources on booking your very own beer tour. Find out everything you need to know this attraction!

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Explore the Finger Lakes Beer Trail

The Finger Lakes Beer Trail website features around one-dozen pre-planned itineraries, all based around different areas of the region. They also list some fun Finger Lakes Beer Trail tours. If you’d like to design your own tour, take a look at our Finger Lakes Tours special! Call S&S Limousines and tell them that Finger Lakes Premier Properties sent you. Now that you’ve decided on transportation, it’s time to pick which wineries you’ll be visiting on your custom tour! We’ve selected our favorite winery from eight of the Finger Lakes below.

Conesus Lake: CB Brewing

CB Craft Brewers, and the attached brewpub called Pint & Goblet Tavern, are both great examples of the innovative New York spirit. Started in 1997, this brewery has grown dramatically and is now one of the biggest in the region.

Honeoye Lake: Irish Mafia Brewing Company

Though the name might sound intimidating, Irish Mafia Brewing Company is a fantastic brewery with a great sense of humor. Carrying both wine flights, wine slushies, a great menu of snacks, and a selection of fantastic beers, you’re sure to have a great time!  

Canandaigua Lake: Young Lion Brewing

Like many craft breweries, Young Lion Brewing started as a passion project among friends. Now, it’s an impressive brewery located at the north end of Canandaigua Lake. Visit their taproom to enjoy some of their newest creations!

Keuka Lake: Abandon Brewery

Located in a reconditioned barn that dates back to the 1800s, Abandon Brewing Company features a great selection of beer in a unique setting. This eco-friendly brewery uses geothermal energy to heat the brewing and fermentation area of the brewery and solar power to provide lighting to one of the buildings.

Seneca Lake: Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Wagner Walley Brewing Company

Okay, we’ll admit it: we couldn’t choose between these two fantastic breweries. Climbing Bines Hop Farm specializes in small-batch, hand-crafted ale and is known for using hopes and barley that is harvested just down the road. Wagner Walley Brewing Company was the first craft brewery on Seneca Lake and features a wide variety of brews. No matter your taste, you’ll find something delicious at Wanger Brewing!

Cayuga Lake: Boathouse Beer Garden & Brewing Company

The Boathouse Beer Garden & Brewing Company celebrates the beauty of the Finger Lakes region and the artistry of the local craftsmen. Enjoy a view of Cayuga Lake or admire the locally crafted boats burnished by the Finger Lakes Boat Museum that are on display.

Owasco Lake: Prison City Pub and Brewery

You don’t have to get locked up to enjoy Prison City Pub and Brewery! They have a wide selection of beers, as well as a fantastic menu of snacks, entrees, and desserts. They even have a kid’s menu, if you’re bringing the little ones along!

Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties

After your day of exploring the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, return to a wonderful home from Finger Lakes Premier Properties. We have the best selection of houses in the region, with properties along seven of the Finger Lakes. Plus, with our available specials, there are always great new ways to save on your reservation.

Take a look at our full selection of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.