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BrewFest at the Boatyard Beer Garden in Romulus held Saturday (photos & video)

BrewFest at the Boatyard Beer Garden in Romulus held Saturday (video)
The Boathouse Beer Garden on route 89 in Romulus held their annual BrewFest on Saturday. FingerLakes1.com’s Zach Cornett was there to capture some scenes from the popular event that features several local craft breweries, live music and food. .             more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Plenty going on in the Finger Lakes October 12th – 14th

Weekend Events: Things to do in the Finger :
Now that we are officially in the month of October, the temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing colors which means it’s that time of year again for haunted houses, pumpkin patches, apple picking and much more! Listed below are a few of the many events taking place this weekend around the Finger Lakes region for your friends and... more

A great, grape day in Naples

A great, grape day in Naples
For many, fall hasn’t officially arrived until 60,000 people have descended upon the tranquil village at the south end of Canandaigua Lake. On Saturday, that happened as the nearly six decades old Naples Grape Festival blended all things grape with live music, artisan wares, carnival food and flea market finds. For Stephen Poliscek and Sarah Corsette, both of Rochester, the... more

Front-Row Seat: That’s one grape musical lineup for Naples fest

Front-Row Seat: That’s one grape musical lineup for Naples fest
Mike Joseph is a Naples civic leader, the co-owner of the Mitchell-Joseph Insurance Agency — and a music guy. A singer-songwriter who hosts multiple open-mics in Naples, Joseph can often be found haunting music venues throughout the region checking out bands and performers of many a genre. That serves him well when it comes time to take on one of... more

Fourth Generation Finger Lakes Dairy Farm hosts 3rd Annual Family-Focused Fall Festival Saturday, October 13th

Fourth Generation Finger Lakes Dairy Farm hosts 3rd Annual Family-Focused Fall Festival Saturday, October 13th
Shtayburne Farm is excited to announce they are again hosting their Fall Family Festival this autumn. This kid-focused event will be hosted by the Hostetler family on October 13th, from 10AM until 4PM, right on their family farm. Shtayburne Farm is a working dairy farm on the west side of Seneca Lake just off State Route 14 in Rock Stream.... more

Erie Canal mural artist paints on-site at the Savannah Art Festival

ERIE CANAL MURAL ARTIST PAINTS ON-SITE AT THE SAVANNAH ART FESTIVAL!
Savannah is Wild about Birds and Nature in preparation of its 4th annual Art Festival! On Saturday, September 29th, 10AM-5PM, those who appreciate all forms of art are invited to attend. Catch a glimpse of James Zeger and students as they paint a mural on-site during the festival! Over the last 11 years James has painted several historic murals throughout... more

Greased pole climb draws crowd to 72nd Jordan Fall Festival

Greased pole climb draws crowd to 72nd Jordan Fall Festival
While the biggest draw to the Jordan Fall Festival on Sunday may be to watch people climb up — or slip down — a greased pole, thousands of people converged at the festival grounds to take in all the festival had to offer on Sunday. The greased pole climb is the biggest event of the three-day festival, said Alicia Persaud,... more

Glass in the Glen 3-Day Celebration

150th Glass in the Glen 3-Day Celebration
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the relocation of Brooklyn Flint Glass Company from Brooklyn to Corning, New York. In celebration of this milestone, the Corning Museum of Glass launched GlassBarge – a 30′ x 80′ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment – in Brooklyn Bridge Park in May. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking... more

‘Hang Around’ tradition continues in Victor

‘Hang Around’ tradition continues in Victor
Saturday was a good day to hang around Victor, for the 42nd time. This year’s Hang Around Victor Day, hosted by the Victor Chamber of Commerce, once again drew crowds of people who wandered among more than 150 tents featuring arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, festival food, local products, and giveaways. Representatives from area service and nonprofit organizations also were... more

TomatoFest finding its groove in downtown Auburn

TomatoFest finding its groove in downtown Auburn
Saturday marks the 33rd annual TomatoFest, and the third year since the festival moved from Emerson Park to downtown Auburn, which organizers say they hope is just the start of another successful 30 years. Like every year, TomatoFest will benefit food pantries throughout the area affiliated with the Central New York Food Bank. Last year’s event raised approximately $16,000 and... more

NYS FAIR RECAP: Another ‘great’ year as attendance records are shattered

NYS FAIR RECAP: Another ‘great’ year as attendance records are shattered
It’s a question that was asked after the 2016 and 2017 New York state fairs: How does the fair follow up a record-breaking performance? We’ll find out in 2019. The fair closed out the 2018 installment of the annual summer festival with a new all-time attendance record. But it was a record-setting fair in other ways. There’s a new single-day... more

People come together for fun, food and nostalgia at Skaneateles Field Days

People come together for fun, food and nostalgia at Skaneateles Field Days
Dozens of young eyes narrowed as children placed a leg forward at the fun run at Skaneateles Field Days Saturday. “On your mark!” Jay Williams exclaimed into a mega phone before one of the competitions began at Austin Park. Many of the children then placed a leg before far over the line before Williams asked them to back up a... more

Opening day numbers for the 2018 State Fair

The 2018 great New York State Fair kicked off Wednesday with a whopping total of 73,596 people in attendance, according to the Fair’s Public Information Officer Dave Bullard. Bullard says it’s a record for the day, though it’s only the second time the Fair has fallen on this date. There were several concerts Wednesday including Blondie taking the stage at... more

Phish announces refunds after 3-day festival canceled

After the three day Curveball music festival in Watkins Glen was canceled over health concerns from severe flooding, Phish has announced plans to refund concert-goers. The plans include opening an online store donating the proceeds to flood relief and recovery across the Finger Lakes region. On the jam band’s website they thanked fans for their understanding and making the best... more

Curveball cancellation hits sour note with estimated $25M-30M loss

While Phish fans have packed up their campers and tents to vacate Watkins Glen, the organizers of Phish's Curveball festival are still recovering from a three-day event that never happened. It's a process that will take months, said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup in a phone interview Monday afternoon. "To my knowledge, we've never canceled an event like that,"... more

The NY State Fair just days away, here’s a sneak peek

The New York State Fair opens Wednesday morning, and it’s fast and furious for vendors and concessions people to get their booths built, inspected and stocked. The man who oversees it all, Troy Waffner, was our guest this morning on Weekend Today in Central New York. Aside from the ‘get ready’ activity, we talked about the ‘new’ of this year’s... more

Anthony Road to host 17th annual Federweisser Festival

Anthony Road Wine Company is hosting their 17th annual Federweisser Festival on Saturday, September 22 from noon to five. The festival is a celebration to kickoff the 2018 harvest season. Federweisser- a partially fermented, frothy, young, wine made from the first fruits of the harvest- will be flowing all afternoon. The celebration will feature traditional German fare including bratwurst, sauerkraut,... more

And the Wayne County Fair winners are…

The 163rd annual Wayne County Fair has announced the winners of the booth and vendor judging. The booths were judged by Linda Valley and Fair Apprentice Tristan Gellatly. Criteria for the judging included how well the theme of the fair was incorporated into the booth, overall positivity and kindness, and decoration. This year’s theme was “Something Old, Something New, Forever... more
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