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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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Food & Wine Experience

Location 670 State Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527 Dates Event Date: 7/05/2024 Time Starts: 11:30 AM ‐ Ends: 1:30 PM
Enjoy a unique, personalized tour with a lunch focused on food and wine pairing. You’ll begin by sipping our welcome wine on an in-depth walking tour (uphill) of the vineyards and winemaking facility, which overlooks Seneca Lake. Following the tour, join the owners and chef Brud Holland for a plate of seven delicious bites alongside a flight of seven incredible wines, including a dessert wine. This light lunch will be served in our historic barrel room – a dairy barn dating back to the 1800’s. Please come prepared in case of inclement weather as part of this tour is outdoors (umbrellas, rain jacket, etc.). *Due to the nature of the menu, we are not able to accommodate any menu substitutions or dietary restrictions for this event. Tickets & more information can be found at  EVENT DETAILS >>...

2024 NASCAR race @ Watkins Glen International

Dates Start Date: 9/14/2024 ‐ End Date: 9/15/2024 Time Starts: 3:00 PM ‐ Ends: 11:59 PM
Watkins Glen International will make its NASCAR Playoffs debut in 2024 as the famed Finger Lakes Region track’s race weekend moves to September to help determine the champions in the NASCAR Cup Series.   NASCAR today released its full schedule for 2024, placing the Go Bowling at The Glen race weekend on the second weekend of September, introducing the historic New York road course to the opening round of the Playoffs. “We’re excited to have Watkins Glen International in the NASCAR Playoffs, creating an even more competitive atmosphere for drivers and teams, and more intense racing for fans,” said Chip Wile, Senior Vice President and Chief Track Properties Officer at NASCAR. “We’ve produced some incredible race weekends at Watkins Glen, and we’re looking forward to tackling this new territory.” Below are the dates, times and broadcast partners for the 2024 NASCAR race weekend at Watkins Glen International: Saturday, Sept. 14 – NASCAR Xfinity Series (3:00 p.m. ET; USA Network, MRN/SiriusXM) Sunday, Sept. 15 – NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen (3:00 p.m. ET; USA Network, MRN/SiriusXM) Fan can purchase tickets at  For the full 2024 NASCAR schedule, please visit

Finger Lakes Country Music Festival

Location W Jackson St, Palmyra, NY 14522 Dates Event Date: 9/23/2024
Finger Lakes Country Music Festival has become one of the top Country and Folk artists in the 2023 music scene, delighting fans with a unique Country and Folk sound. So experience it live and be there in person for a 2024 Finger Lakes Country Music Festival Country and Folk concert. More info and updates at

2024 Naples Grape Festival

Location Entire Town of Naples, NY - south end of Canandaigua Lake Dates Start Date: 9/28/2024 ‐ End Date: 9/29/2024 Time Starts: 8:00 AM ‐ Ends: 5:00 PM
The Naples Grape Festival, held annually in Naples, NY, celebrates the region's rich viticultural heritage. This vibrant event showcases local grape products, including wines, pies, and jams, alongside a diverse array of crafts, art, and live entertainment. Visitors enjoy grape stomping competitions, wine tastings, and delicious food from local vendors, making it a delightful celebration of community and harvest in the picturesque Finger Lakes region. Event Details -->...