Hello August!  Looking for a summer wrap up get away,  with your honey? 10 Fitch is the perfect place to stay! We found these events going on in the Finger Lakes area near us 🙂

Every Sunday in August : Polo Games. Andrews Road, Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 3pm, small parking fee. www.facebook.com pages/Skaneateles-Polo-Club/107709246037766. 

Every Friday in August : Skaneateles Community Band Concerts Lakeside, Clift Park, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. Starts at 7pm. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, Austin Park Pavilion, Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY. (315) 685-0552 for info.

July 30th – August 1stThe PiTCH”Funny Face, Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Come see the next generation of musical theatre writers present their new works in development! Engage with a new team each week as you share your insight and feedback in the open forum discussion after each performance. Based on the 1957 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, a fashion photographer falls in love with a shy bookworm as she becomes a model on the streets of Paris.  Revisit the song and dance of this golden age classic brought to life once again. Performance times : Thursdays 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays 8pm. For more information about Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival visit www.FingerLakesMTF.com Cost: $20/ticket. Telephone: 800-457-8897.

August 1st – August 12th Saturday Night Fever, Merry Go Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY 13021.  Based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” and Norman Wexler’s 1977 screenplay it inspired, this cultural phenomenon centers around Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local dance hangout. There he escapes into the admiration of the crowd, a growing relationship and the pulse of the beat that enables him to forget the realities of his life, his dead-end job and his gang of deadbeat friends. This mega-musical takes you back to the bell bottoms, loose hips and the irresistible groove of disco! Awards: Nominated for 5 Academy Awards and 2 Tony Awards. Audience: Anyone who like disco. Or disco balls. Rated PG-13. Website : www.fingerlakesmtf.com

August 1stPicnic on the Porch at Varick Winery, 5102 State Route 89, Romulus NY 14541. Enjoy a beautiful day at the winery. Have lunch, soak up the sunshine at our picnic tables, listen to music, play lawn games, or enjoy the view from the rocking chairs on our porch. Picnic fare such as foot-long hot dogs, coneys, salt potatoes, and home-grown sweet corn for sale. 9:30am-6:00pm. $4.00 to sample six wines. Website: http://www.varickwinery.com

August 1st – August 2nd23rd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival, 670 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527. We invite you to join us for this cool-climate garlic festival which is one of the East Coast’s hallmark summer happenings. Celebrating the numerous types of garlic cultivated in the Finger Lakes region, thousands of enthusiasts will gather the weekend of August 1-2 on the winery’s verdant grounds that overlook Seneca Lake.

The two days of the festival include cooking demonstrations, garlic tastings and ample opportunities to meet the area’s top artisan garlic growers and chefs. Added to the mix are a rich array of Finger Lakes food producers, live music and entertainment for the entire family. Throughout the festival, step inside the Tasting Room to sample our latest releases and refreshing wines for summer. A garlic-infused festival menu will be offered outside daily, crafted by acclaimed Rochester chef/restaurateur Tony Gullace, expertly matched to the signature estate wines of Fox Run. Our cafe will also have some garlic focused menu items created by Chef Brud Holland and our cafe team. Website: http://www.foxrunvineyards.com/events-garlicfestival.asp

August 1st-August 30thUntold Stories: Treasures from the Seward Family CollectionCollaborative exhibit with the Seward House Museum, Cayuga Museum of History & Art 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Cost: Admission $5, children under 12 free. Telephone:315-253-8051. Website: www.cayugamuseum.org/exhibits/

August 5thSummer Garden Mixer: Celebrate NYS IPA, The New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. We’re celebratingNational IPA Day a day early! Join us in our Garden Tent and rejoice in America’s most popular beer style. Breweries from across New York State will bring their IPA brew, as well as other samples for you to try. The NYWCC Culinary Team will prepare beer-friendly light hors d’oeuvres for you to savor while you mingle with friends and brewery representatives. Website: https://www.nywcc.com/events/1435688618/summer-garden-mixer-celebrate-ny-ipas

August 6th – August 9th Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Fans enjoy NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Sprint Series all in one action-packed weekend. Do not miss a minute of the action with Zippo 200 on Saturday and Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday. Stay for the weekend and take in all the sights of The Glen. Website: http://www.theglen.com/

August 7th Brew at the Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Enjoy a night out at the 19th annual Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo fundraiser. Taste regional beers and wines and enjoy delicious food and music. Who knew philanthropic endeavors could taste so good? Advance sale: $50 per person Group tickets (6+): $45 per person Day of: $60 per person (If available — this event sells out during the advance sale every year!) Tickets required. Reserve online or by phone at (315) 435-8511 x113 or purchase at the membership desk. Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted. Website: http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/brew-at-the-zoo

August 7thFirst Friday Gallery Night,  Ithaca, NYFirst Friday Gallery Night is a monthly community celebration taking place in and around Downtown Ithaca. Local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings, and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. Gallery Night takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues. Discover what makes Ithaca such a marvelous place to live, work, dream, and play! Website: http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/First%20Friday%20Gallery%20Night

August 8th – August 9thSterling Renaissance FestivalFantasy, Fairies, & the Future Weekend, Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling, NY 13156. Follow your fantasy to the 39th Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival’s 2015 season, as they present a special event as part of their seven weekends of merriment. Fantasy weekend takes place on August 8 & 9. Come celebrate all things Fantastical as the town of Warwick pays tribute to the myths and legends of Old England. Sprites, Fairies, Witches, and Robin Goodfellow himself will be seen in a masquerade of folkloric characters. Pull out those outfits that you wouldn’t dare wear anywhere else and join their Favorite Fantasy Costume Contest, or just enjoy being some one else for a while. Stories, entertainments and pageants will all serve to appease the inhabitants of the unseen world that surrounds the woodlands of Warwickshire. Shakespeare’s The Tempest will play the boards too, as music, mischief, and mystery rule. Time: 10.00 am – 7:00 pm. Cost: Call or visit web site for ticket prices. Telephone: 800-879-4446

August 8thCanal Splash Historic Walking Tour, Montezuma Heritage Park, Main Entrance off Route 90 on High Street, Montezuma, NY 13117. Here’s an opportunity to learn more about New York’s Canal transportation system that first opened at the middle section of the State between Montezuma and Rome in 1817. Mike Riley, Canal Historian, will be your tour guide highlighting several historic canal sites with the remains of three canals along the present day Seneca River/Barge Canal that tell the story of the evolution of the Canal System. Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cost: Suggested donation $5. Telephone:315-776-4656

August 8thJack Ass Day, SwedishHill Winery, 4565 State Route 414, Romulus, NY 14541.

It’s Doobie, The Donkey’s, Birthday and an excuse to really celebrate Jack Ass style! Join us for our biggest event of the year complete with LIVE music, Jack Ass Wine Slushies, BBQ food, craft vendors, games and our Fourth Annual Cornhole Tournament! Admission is free and all food and wine items are available for purchase. Contact info@swedishhill.com for vendor and cornhole tournament informationAugust 8th – 6th Annual Founder’s Day, Downtown Auburn, Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Car show, vendors, live music, family activities, food and refreshments. Time: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. Telephone: 315-252-7874. Website: http://swedishhill.com/events/jackassday/

August 9thRenaissance Festival, 1553 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606. Enjoy more than 100 stage and street performers recreating an authentic English Renaissance Village. Come hungry….extreme Renaissance food awaits! $25 per person (bus only) Admission is on you to be paid at venue. Call for bus reservations and pick up locations 723-1322. Website: http://www.linqserv.com

August 10th August 16th  –  44th Annual Madison Bouckville Antique  Week & Big Field Show,  6994 State Route 20, Bouckville, NY.  Week long, town wide, free admission event. The Big Field Show (8/14-8/16) features: over 2000 dealers and vendors; antiques and collectibles plus food vendors. 1-800-234-4697. www.madison-bouckville.com

August 11th – August 13thEmpire Farm Days, Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. The event will run through Thursday with a wide variety of exhibitions, demonstrations and information related to farming and agriculture. Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Telephone:877-697-7837. Email: mwickham@empirefarmdays.com

August 12thStar Party:Perseid Meteor Shower, Baltimore Woods Nature Center,  4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY.  It’s the annual Perseid Meteor shower, one of the year’s finest. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lie back and watch for meteors when you’re not at a telescope. Back up date is August 13th. Pre-registration is available online. www.baltimorewoods.org

August 12thMid-Lakes Navigation presents Pirate Day! Tickets available at 11 Jordan Street, Skaneateles, NY, beginning at 9am the day of the cruise. This “one of a kind” experience invites people of all ages to dress up, board the Judge Ben Wiles and set our for an encounter with Pirates. All day, all cruises. 315-685-8500. www.midlakesnavigation.com

August 13th – September 5thSkaneateles Festival, Skaneateles, NY.  World Class Music by the Lake. Concerts throughout the month including chamber ensembles and orchestra. Here is a link to the scheduled events: www.skanfest.org/news.cfm

August 14th Garden Concert Series feat. Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry NY 13081. Every Friday night, July through August, Treleaven will have live music in the outback from 6-8PM. Enjoy fabulous food and delicious wine or craft beer while the tunes carry your cares away! You won’t want to miss a single one! Friday, August 14th will feature the duo of the Diana Jacobs Band, Diana Jacobs & Dave Kuykendall, playing music ranging in genre from Blues and Rock to R&B and Gospel. Diana Jacobs will be on the vocals and Dave Kuyendall on the guitar. Wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer from Cortland Beer Company will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements. * Picnic tables will be available, but you may bring your own blankets and chairs. *Alcohol purchased off-site may not be brought on-site. Website: www.facebook.com/events/1435730210066849/

August 14th – August 15th “Woman in Gold”,  Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn, NY 13021. WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. Time: Friday 1pm & 8pm, Saturday 8pm. Cost: $6. Telephone: 315-253-6669. Website: www.auburnpublictheater.org/cinema.php?eventID=707

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Since 2007 Cheryl Barber has been passionately offering 10 Fitch as a quiet, romantic escape for adults only where couples can be pampered and reconnect as they build wonderful memories together.
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