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WEEKEND EVENTS: Live Music, Cheese & Comedy Scatters Across the Finger Lakes November 2nd – 4th

This weekend is all about sitting back and relaxing! Get out and explore the Finger Lakes and enjoy the many events filled with live music, cheese tastings and humor that is taking over the region!


November 2nd: Live Music – Darwin at WeBe Brewing Company

Spend your Friday night at WeBe Brewing Company where the local favorite Darwin will be playing from 7 pm to 10 pm. Come wrap up your week and start your weekend with a pint or two and listen to some awesome live music.


November 2nd – 3rd: BestFest 2018

BestFest NYS is the new name of the fall season festival scheduled for the New York State Fairgrounds’ new Exposition Center. The event, previously called the Taste NY Fall Festival will run from 4 pm to 10pm on November 2nd and 12 pm to 10 pm on November 3rd.

It will feature many of the best foods and beverages grown and made in New York State, top quality musical entertainment, and fun special events. The brand-new event is produced by Advance Media Group with the New York State Fair. Admission is $5 and tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, including music schedule, list of vendors and more, go to bestfestnys.com.


November 3rd: Geneva Echomen Concert

The very popular Geneva band from the 60’s – The Echomen, will be playing at the Cracker Factory, on Lehigh Street in Geneva, NY on November 3rd from 7 pm – 10 pm. Tickets at the door or can be purchased at Dammick Insurance or call (315) 789-3753 for more information.

The band is a group of Geneva guys who graduated in 1970, but started playing together in the mid 60’s. It is comprised of well know sax player/vocalist Jim Richmond, guitarists Jim Harrison and Gary Ventura, keyboardist Don Dammick and drummer Steve Cocola.


November 3rd: Jeff Foxworthy at del Lago Resort & Casino

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of more than 26 books. In 2014, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s. This Saturday, he will be performing at del Lago Resort & Casino, so get your tickets and get ready to laugh.

Tickets may be purchased dellagoresort.com or call (315) 946-1777


November 3rd: Bad JuJu at Canal Side Tavern and Events

Bad JuJu is rocking the Finger Lakes! On November 3rd they’re bringing their iconic rock show to Canal Side Tavern for one awesome night. Come out and enjoy an evening dedicated to some of the greatest songs in rock music history.

Beginning from 8 pm to 11 pm.


November 3rd: Bon Vivant: An FLX Bounty Meandor

It’s that time of year again! Harvest is coming to an end and the wines are finding a place in the cellar as we reflect and celebrate how fortunate we are for the bounty that we have. We invite you to join us at Hosmer Winery for a taste of the good life with samples of local food and handcrafted goods beginning at 1PM until 5PM. We will be selling Hosmer wine by the glass and serving delectable hors-d’oeuvres to enjoy with a live performance from Donna Colton (so get ready to dance).

This event is free of charge!


November 4th: Harvest Cheese Fest at Grist Iron Brewing Company

Grist Iron Brewing Company is coming back with their Harvest Cheese Fest where multiple vendors will be selling products and sampling some of the best cheeses around the lakes! These vendors include Side Hill Acres, Sunset View Creamery, Lively Run Dairy and many more!

Tickets cost $5 to sample cheese and $15 to sample cheese with a GIB pairing flight, however, no ticket will be required to enjoy the brewery!

Tickets will be sold at the door day-of and the event begins at 12 pm and continues until 4 pm.


November 4th: Sunday Brunch at Portico

At the Finger Lakes #1 Casino, please enjoy a delightful Sunday brunch buffet ($35 per person) from 10 am to 2 pm filled with Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s ($15 per person).

Continuing every Sunday up to December 30th.


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