Finger Lakes Food Revolution Events
We hope you had a chance to visit a participating Finger Lakes Food Revolution event to sample the wonderful foods and wines produced in the Finger Lakes and nominate all your favorites for a Finger Lakes Foodie Award!
September 10, 2012
The Rochester Foodlink Festival of Food is the largest independent tasting event in Upstate New York, with over 100 local restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers, specialty food purveyors, bakeries, and farms. Guests sample the best food and drink in the region.
September 14-15, 2012
Discover the region’s largest culinary showcase of fresh foods, fine wines and farmer’s favorites. Admission: Friday Night + Saturday Main Show $50, Regional Show Case $20
September 16, 2012
Purple Foot Festival is one of the largest grape stomping festival in the Eastern U.S.! Celebrate harvest through the old world tradition of stomping grapes. Festival Highlights include interactive and unique experiences with Grape Stomping – Jump in Anytime, Wine Tastings at Harvest Bars. Admission: $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
September 29-30, 2012
The Naples Grape Festival began in 1961 to celebrate the regions grape harvest. Enjoy wine, food, arts, crafts and local/regional music. Bake a pie for the World’s Greatest Grape Pie Contest and sample every thing “grape” that our valley has to offer. Admission: Free
Naples Grape Festival, Naples NY
October 6-7, 2012
Nominate for “Best Local Artisan Cheese” and other categories as you travel around the Finger Lakes and visit the farms during Cheese Trail’s two-day fall leaf peeping Open House (Saturday and Sunday, 10-5 both days). To see the list of participating farms click here. Admission: Free
Debra Whiting’s Harvest Celebration
October 11, 2012 5-8pm
Nominations will be taken at the event that captures the essence of culinary creations and farm fresh produce during the heart of harvest — a true locavore experience. In addition, numerous local restaurants, farm markets, wineries, breweries, and other food vendors in the area. Attendees will have the opportunity to see, sample and socialize while enjoying a variety of fabulous Finger Lakes fare in honor of the late Deb Whiting, a pioneer of the Finger Lakes food movement.
Ticket prices per person are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For tickets and info call the chamber at 607.535.4300 or visit www.watkinsglenchamber.com as details become available.
October 14, 2012
Join us on Sunday, October 14th from 12pm-5pm for our Fall Festival. The day is filled with Fall Fun for the whole family including: Live music, live caricatures by caricature artist, bounce house, exotic animal meet and greet, magic, face painting and more!
Also enjoy offerings from several local food vendors which include: Simply Crepes, Cindy’s Pies, New York Wine and Culinary Center, Inspire Moore Winery, Arbor Hill Winery, Rorhbach Brewery, Custom Brewcrafters, Snow Daize Snow Cones, K-Dog Kettle Corn, Smokey Mountain Maple Syrup, Hemlock Farms Alpacas and more to be announced. This is a great family event and we hope you will join us.
Fall Foliage Sky Rides: ($9 adults/$6 kids)
19 Participating Restaurants in the Finger Lakes
Get ready to nominate in all the restaurant categories and eat like a king this fall at Finger Lakes Restaurant Week. There are 19 of the top locavore restaurants in the Region participating in this week-long culinary journey through the Finger Lakes!
For a full list of participating restaurants, menus and more go to www.restaurantweekfingerlakes.com or visit Finger Lakes Wine Country Restaurant Week on Facebook.