Current Events

There’s always something exciting happening in the Finger Lakes Region! From wine festivals to quirky annual events, there is plenty to celebrate. Whether you’re looking for the perfect family-friendly festival with arts and crafts or lake events happening during your stay, we can help! Take a look at the many events below or browse through the events by month.

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Bacon on the Lakein

Location Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Dates Start Date: 3/09/2024 ‐ End Date: 3/10/2024
You read it right; we said BACON! The wineries have skillfully matched delectable bacon creations with CLWT wines to delight your palate. Your taste buds will thank us! In addition to savoring bacon-infused delights, you'll have the opportunity to taste a wine that perfectly complements each dish and enjoy up to three more additional wine tastings at each winery you visit. Here’s a quick rundown: The event days are Saturday, March 9th and 10th, from 10am to 5pm. Tickets are good for both days. Tickets are sold as a Single Ticket for $59, and a single Designated Driver Ticket for $32.00. Tax and service fee apply. Ticket price includes all participating wineries. Ticket price also includes a souvenir wine glass for each person. Groups and ticket sales are limited to 12. If you ignore this limit, you risk being turned away from the participating wineries. Please help us make this event as fun and pleasant as possible for all by respecting the event policies and winery staff.  Expect diversity. Some wineries will be offering the standard bar tasting while others will be offering a sit-down experience* that may take longer. Take your time during the day and enjoy both! Single Ticket includes: 1 wine and food pairing at each winery 3 additional wine tastings per winery 1 recipe collection 1 souvenir wine glass Designated Driver Ticket Includes: 1 food sample at each winery Non-alcoholic beverages 1 recipe collection 1 souvenir coffee mug Participating Wineries: Americana Vineyards Buttonwood Grove Winery Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery Hosmer Winery Knapp Winery Lucas Vineyards Montezuma Winery Six Mile Creek Vineyard Swedish Hill Winery Thirsty Owl Wine Co. Full Event Details...

Burning of the Canes

Location 670 State Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527 Dates Event Date: 3/16/2024
Saturday, March 16th 12-4PM Join us to celebrate the hard work & countless hours our vineyard team puts into pruning throughout the winter! One thing we know how to do is celebrate, and this event is no different. Instead of disposing of our discarded canes through mulching, we embrace the ancient winemaking tradition of the "Burning of the Canes," using them to build a bonfire right on our back patio. This is not only a great way to thank our team for their hard work, but also an opportunity to look ahead at the start of the next vintage! Join us for the bonfire, delicious food & wine, and live music by the talented Blue Eyed Soul. Admission is free! Chef Brud Holland and his crew will be braving the cold and grilling up some great food once again this year!  Food Menu: -House-made Riesling Sausage skewer with maple syrup OR Carnitas tacos (2) with onions, cilantro, and salsa roja *both include a side of griddle fried potatoes & onions as well as Cabernet Franc apple sauce -Potato Chowder -Soft pretzels (2) with Chardonnay fondue -House-made jumbo molasses cookies We encourage you to bring chairs and blankets, no outside food or beverages. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. EVENT DETAILS >>...