continues its annual celebration of garlic in 2013 during the first weekend in August. The festival dates this year are August 3rd and 4th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. This trademark event never disappoints and always draws immense crowds of garlic and wine enthusiasts because truly, who doesn’t love garlic? And secondly, who doesn’t love garlic and wine? Combine them with the magnificent location of Fox Run Vineyards overlooking one of the deepest parts of Seneca Lake and the result is a joyous and delicious experience that cannot be beat.
The two-day festival includes a multitude of components from cooking demonstrations and garlic tastings to live music and entertainment and even a live flameworking demonstration by a flameworker from the Corning Museum of the Glass. The Fox Run Beverage Barn offers Fox Run estate wines by the glass as well as water and soft drinks. Admission and parking are free for the event. Many of the area’s top artisan garlic growers and chefs will be in attendance to offer garlic growing, storing, and cooking advice to festival goers. Tents filled with vendors from across the region are a staple at the festival. You can find anything from baked goods, local cheeses, flowers, vegetables, and coffee to art, pottery, jewelry, and more.
To ensure that you have your fill of garlic, acclaimed Chef Tony Gullace of Max Rochester will serve a menu of garlic-inspired foods that pair perfectly with Fox Run wines. The Tasting Room and the Café & Market will be open each day as well.
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Celebrate America’s birthday with not one, but four exciting days of fireworks displays!
Thursday, July 4
Corning Memorial Stadium,
: Fireworks follow a concert that begins at 8:30 p.m.
Clute Park, Watkins Glen: Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 5
Dunn Field, Elmira: Fireworks follow the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game, which starts at 7:05 p.m. The
host the Cooperstown Hawks. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.
Saturday, July 6
Champlin Beach, Hammondsport: The
fireworks start at 10 p.m.
, Interlaken: Annual BBQ Birthday Bash with fireworks at 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 7
Stewart Park, Ithaca: (Rescheduled from Monday.) Pre-show events start at 6 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk.
July is a busy month in Finger Lakes Wine Country with various events, live music, and festivals happening each week – and of course, an endless supply of wine, food, and breathtaking views to go with. We have compiled a list of the must-attend events perfect for enjoying sweet summertime!
July 5 - Fulkerson Winery 24th Anniversary Party
July 5-7 - Sports Car Club of America Double Nationals at The Glen
July 6 - 2011 Tierce Riesling Release Party at Fox Run Vineyards
July 12-14 - Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen International
July 13-14 - Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival
July 21 - Glenora Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars
July 24 - Music, Margaritas & Sunsets with the Caribe Jazz Allstars on the Terrace at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art
July 27-28 - Alta B Weekend at Wagner Vineyards
July 27 - From Bach to Broadway Among the Barrels at Hermann J Wiemer Vineyard
July 28 - The Grapehound Wine Tour at Fulkerson Winery
Live music series are abundant at wineries during the summer months offering opportunities to enjoy the best regional musicians while taking in the gorgeous views of the vineyards and lakes. Here are some great options for live music throughout the region in July:
Café Happy Hour Series at Heron Hill Winery – Wednesdays 5-7
Music on the Blue Heron Café Terrace at Heron Hill Winery – Sundays 12:30-4:30
Pub Night at Wagner Vineyards – Fridays 8-11
Acoustic Newt at Red Newt Bistro – Thursdays 6:30-9
Tunes on the Terrace at Rooster Hill Winery – Sunday 7/7 2-4, Wednesday 7/24 7-9
for more live music and events!
Visiting Finger Lakes Wine Country in March? With any trip, there’s a lot to consider, especially around how to spend your time. Here’s a quick snap shot of March happenings to help you narrow down the list of possibilities – or perhaps add a few new ones.
March 8 | Cabin Fever (Wine & Beer Tasting) in Corning's Gaffer District
March 9 | 3rd Annual War Horse Brew Fest at Three Brothers Wineries & Estates
March 9,10,20,22,23,24,29 | Elmira Jackals Hockey at the First Arena
March 9-10 | Say Cheese! along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
March 12-13 | The Addams Family at the Clemens Center
March 13 | Winemaker Wednesdays along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail
March 16-17 | Cabin Fever Days at Swedish Hill
March 17 | FREE FunDay Sunday at Rockwell Museum of Western Art
March 21 | 2300° at The Corning Museum of Glass
March 22-24 | Cruisin’ The Tropics Weekend along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail
March 25 | Comedy Club 5 at the Clemens Center
March 30 | Preferred Pairings along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail
March 30 | “Spice it UP!” Wine Pairing Dinner at Glenora Wine Cellars
Families can enjoy Glass Harvest activities at The Corning Museum of Glass this fall, followed by a Glass Wonderland just in time for the holidays. A full list of fall and holiday calendar items is included. Glass Harvest
- See the worlds largest glass pumpkin. On display September 4 through November 30.
- Create a colorful glass pumpkin during a 40-minute Make Your Own Glass experience. Appropriate for all ages. Project offered September 4 through November 30.
Fall Exhibitions Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab
- Go on a Harvest Hunt to find fall foliage, pumpkins and more in the Museums collection. Available September 4 through November 30.
- Choose from thousands of glass harvest-themed items on sale at the Glass Farmers Market (October 6 8).
- Enjoy family-friendly, one-hour tours of the galleries this fall. Offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, September 4 through October 28.
On view through January 6, 2013This exhibition showcases the Museums signature design program, GlassLab, in which designers are invited to work with the Museums artist-glassblowers to explore concepts and to learn about the properties of glass. The exhibit features more than 150 design prototypes by more than 45 international designers. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $15.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information.Founders of American Studio Glass: Harvey K. Littleton and Dominick Labino
On view through January 6, 2013Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement by exploring the works of two artists who had a profound effect on early Studio Glass: Littleton and Labino, who introduced glass to studio artists at experimental workshops in 1962. The Littleton exhibition is on view in the main Museum building and is included in Museum admission, and the Labino exhibition is on view at the Rakow Library (free admission). Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $15.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information.
Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch
On view through February 3, 2013
Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch is a special exhibition of 22 vessels and sculptures by one of the founders of studio glass in Europe, Erwin Eisch (German, b. 1927). The exhibition recognizes Eisch for his achievements in developing glass as a material for artistic expression, and it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of studio glass in the United States. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $15.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information.The Flood of 72: Community, Collections, and Conservation
On view through January 3, 2014On June 23, 1972, Corning and surrounding communities were devastated by a major flood, as a result of Hurricane Agnes. Hundreds of objects were broken, Library materials were saturated with flood water, and the facility was covered with a thick layer of slime and mud. This Rakow Research Library exhibit chronicles the determination of Museum staff and the community to rebuild, and sheds light on the unique conservation techniques that were used to restore Library materials. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $15.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information.Fall Activities and EventsStudio Faculty Presentation
Enjoy a free, informal lecture by Studio faculty members and renowned glass artists, Susan Gott, Tim Drier, Doug Randall and Don Friedlich. 7:30 p.m. at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Admission is free and registration is not required. Call to (607) 438-5100 confirm speakers dates, which are subject to change.Family Night
September 21Enjoy a free night at the Museum with the whole family. Live entertainment, glassmaking, crafts, and lots of fun! Enjoy juggling, bubbling, and mime by Doug Rougeux. Explore the Making Ideasexhibition. Watch live glassblowing at the Hot Glass Show and see flameworkers create delicate figures at the torch. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Free, but small fee for some craft activities. Registration not required. Contact email@example.com or (607) 438-5500 for more information.Road Scholars at The Studio
October 14Immerse yourself in glass at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore furnace working, flameworking, and cold working with highly qualified instructors. Also enjoy glassmaking demonstrations and lectures on Corning's glass history at this special workshop. Register at roadscholar.org or call 877.426.8056 (course #2388). For more information, contact Jenny Monroe at Watson Homestead, 607.962.0541 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Glass Farmers Market
October 68Choose from thousands of glass pumpkins, apples, and other harvest-themed items during this unique sale. Find handmade glass, and items at all price points to decorate your harvest table. Enjoy Personal Appearances each day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meet Ricky Bernstein of Penrose Designs and Katherine J. Kournblau, designer for KJK Jewelry, Inc. No admission fee. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information.Glassmaking Demonstration by Lino Tagliapietra
In conjunction with the 51st Annual Seminar on Glass, Italian maestro Lino Tagliapietra, who influenced the careers of many American artists working in glass, will be making work at The Studio. 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Free; drop in throughout the day. Contact (607) 438-5100 for more information.