Ahh, the beginning of Fall in the Finger Lakes! Here are some fun things to do near 10 Fitch Luxurious Bed & Breakfast, during the first few weeks of September.

Every Saturday in September, Discover Downtown Syracuse Food Tour, Armory Square, South Franklin, & Walton Sts., Syracuse, NY. A delicious and unique way to discover Downtown Syracuse. A 3 hour walking tour includes stops at restaurants, as well as cultural and historic landmarks. Starts at noon every Saturday in September. Call 1-800-979-3370 or visit www.syracusefoodtours.com  for more information.

Sept. 1st – 5thSweeney Todd, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. 1846. Fleet Street, London. Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece has achieved worldwide success as a musical, an opera, in concert and most recently as a film by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp. An infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber, Sweeney Todd returns seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Packed with suspense and humor, this thrilling musical has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. Awards: Winner of 10 Tony Awards, 14 Drama Desk Awards, 7 Olivier Awards. Audience: Anyone who likes meat pies. Or revenge. Rated R (for suggested violence). Visit website or call box office for ticket prices at  1-800-457-8897.

Sept. 3rdSavor the Finger Lakes, 545 Third Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. A craft beer, cider and artisanal food experience to jumpstart your Labor Day weekend! Over 30 regional, independent craft brewers and Chefs. For VIPs: private tent, guided pairings, boat tour and more. VIP Hour 4-5 pm

General Admission 5-8 pm. Tickets at our web site: www.savorthefingerlakes.com. General Admission: $55 adv / $75 door. VIP: $80 adv / $100 door. Lodging and next-day excursion packages for VIPs available. 100% of proceeds go to Healthy Food For All, which provides 1/2-price CSA farm shares to families of limited income. This event is made possible by Tompkins County Tourism.

Sept. 3rdAn evening with the Miró Quartet, First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. 8:00 PM. Admired around the world, the Miró Quartet brings its “explosive vigor and technical finesse” (New York Times) to the festival in a program featuring Beethoven’s great String Quartet op. 59, no. 3 (“Razumovsky”), Schumann’s exhilarating Piano Quintet, and the last complete set of string quartets that Hadyn ever composed.

Sept. 4thOctets with Miró + Aeolus First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. 8:00pm. The up-and-coming Aeolus Quartet joins the veteran Mirós for two high-spirited octets: Mendelssohn’s euphoric Octet for Strings, op. 20, and Dan Welcher’s vivacious Museon Polemos (“War of the Muses”), which pits both quartets against each other in a battle of the bands, a kind of instrumental Jets. vs. Sharks.

Sept. 4th – 7th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale, pARTnership Cayuga ARC Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers (F.A.M.E.) Center for Creative Expression,  39 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021.  pARTnership is about collaboration and community, enabling people to celebrate self-expression and seek empowerment through creativity. 5-7 p.m. Art is available for sale and proceeds go directly to the artist who created the piece. Meet and greet the artists from 5-5:30pm. Reception with light refreshments provided. Free to enter. Questions, call (315) 856-8830.

Sept. 5th & 6thSkaneateles Fire Department Field Days Austin Park Pavillion, East Austin St, Skaneateles NY

Saturday 9/5

Car Show – 8:00 a.m. – Registration
Chicken BBQ – 12:00 p.m. until sold out
Children’s Fair – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sponsored by Pride & Joy)
Barrigar Brothers – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Rhythm Method – 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday 9/6

Chicken BBQ – 12:00 p.m. until sold out
Grand Parade – 4:00 p.m.
Mere Mortals – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Parade Prizes & Drawings – 8:45 p.m.
Fireworks – 10:00 p.

Sept. 6th39th Annual Auto Show & Flea Market, Fillmore Glen State Park, Moravia, NY 13118. Rain or Shine. Refreshments: Breakfast Sandwiches & Juice starting @ 6a.m. – Chicken BBQ etc.Door Prizes Donated by Area Merchants • 50/50 Raffle • Large Flea Market – See more at: www.moraviany.com/fillmore-car-show/#sthash.RV4ruYOW.dpuf. Cost : $1.00. Telephone : (315) 730-3215

Sept. 9th – Sept. 30thThe Calamari Sisters’ Big, Fat, Italian Wedding, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. Present day. A Kitchen. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

When the Calamari sisters bulldozed upon the musical comedy scene, who knew that three years later, one of them would be tying the knot? Or will they? There’s nothing like an arranged Italian wedding to bring out the crazy relatives, wacky missteps and of course, food, food, food! Join Delphine and Carmela as they sing, dance, laugh and cook their way through such favorites as “Chapel of Love,” “Love and Marriage,” “Get Me To The Church On Time” and “River Deep, Mountain High.” RSVP for your seat to the wedding! Audience: Anyone who has worn a hideous bridesmaid’s dress, or squeezed into a tux or done the Chicken Dance. Rated PG-13. Call the box office for ticket prices & times at 1-800-457-8897.

Sept. 11th – Dec. 30thBreaking Bread: Food, Culture & What’s on Your Plate, Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. Tuesday through Sunday. Noon until 5pm. Admission $5, children under 12 are free! Visit www.cayugamuseum.org/exhibits for more information.

Sept. 12th & Sept. 13thTomatoFest, Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. The event will feature craft and commercial vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, rides, nonprofit booths, a farmer’s market, a pasta dinner, and more! Free Centro shuttle bus from Auburn High School parking lot to the main gate. 11:00am  until 6:00pm. Cost $3 per adult, $1 per child, children under 12 free with a canned good.

Sept 12thCruisin’ Classic Car Show, King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Road, King Ferry, NY 13081. Bring your friends and roll on up in your hottest car, truck or motorcycle you have! The first annual Poorboys Classic Car Cruisin’ will take place on Saturday, September 12 where classic cars of every description – antique roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and much more – will be on display at Treleaven by King Ferry Winery.

The event will run from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There is no charge to partake in this cruise in – all makes and models are welcome. Admission is FREE to the public with food, wine, craft beer, wine slushies and wine and craft beer tastings available for purchase.

Make sure you come hungry as  10-10 BBQ will be serving up their scrumptious grub. Feel free to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the oldies that will be playing, help yourselves to a variety of fun lawn games and take a stroll down memory lane viewing some of the classic cars of the ‘good old days’ on display.  In case of inclement weather, please call the winery at 315.364.5100 or check our Facebook page for last minute announcements.

* Parking will be available for free.
* Picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may bring your own blankets and chairs.
* No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.
Cost : Free. Telephone: 315-364-5100. Email: info@treleavenwines.com

Sept. 12thGuided Shorebird-Viewing Walk, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, 3395 US Rt 20 East, Seneca Fall, NY 13148. As summer flies by, so do the shorebirds that use the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge as a stopping point during their migration.  Throughout the months of August and September, certain species of those little birds you’re used to seeing along the coast will stop to rest and feed in the prime habitats created at Montezuma.  Thanks to local birding experts, you are able to get a close view of these birds through the refuge’s annual Guided Shorebird Walk series.  All tours will start at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and guests will carpool/caravan to the viewing sites.  Some moderately-difficult walking and significant time out in the sun will occur, so please come prepared with water and sunscreen.

Guided by Mike Tetlow of the Rochester Birding Association. Time: 10:00am. Telephone: 315-568-5987. Email: Andrea_VanBeusichem@fws.gov

Sept. 12thGlorious Grape Day, Varick Winery & Vineyard, 5102 Rt. 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Romulus, NY. Celebrate the harvest with complimentary grape treats. Enjoy wine tasting and grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more. $4.00 to sample six wines. Fare is complimentary. Check out www.varickwinery.com, for more information.

Sept. 13thWhat’s It Worth?, Rural Life Museum, 920 Route 34B, King Ferry, NY 13081. Be honest. Haven’t you ever looked at Great Aunt Sadie’s quilt (or water pitcher or necklace) or Great Grandpa’s pocket watch (ice tongs or hay knife) and wondered “what’s this worth?” Come to the Rural Life Museum and have your items appraised. This is a fundraiser for the museum, but costs will be moderate.  Food and beverages will be available. Appraisals will be conducted by several CNY appraisers. Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Cost: Moderate Fee. Telephone: 315-364-8202 for more information.

Sept. 13thFort Hill Cemetery Tour, 19 Fort Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Join historian and guide,  Laurel Auchampaugh, for a fascinating tour of the beautiful wooded Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown Auburn. Its hilltop location, fortified many centuries ago by the mysterious mound building peoples of North America, later was reputed to be the site of an important Cayuga council seat and village. In 1852, the hilltop was dedicated for its current function and it remains an active cemetery today. On the tour you will learn about the lives of several eminent citizens who are buried there – including the man first buried there, Judge Elijah Miller, his famous son-in-law William H Seward, his daughter and granddaughter. Also visit the gravesites of abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman and members of the Osborne, Willard and Case Families. Tickets may be purchased at the event or at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St. Auburn NY. Starts at 2pm. Admission: $10 per adult, 18 and under Free!

10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

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