May 5th – 7thAnnual Wine & Herb Festival : Potted Herb & Veggie & Plants, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, 2770 Ernsberger Road, Romulus, NY. Drink. Eat. Garden Repeat. Get a head start on your herb garden. Collect the potted herbs and veggies featured in all 16 food samples along with the matching recipe collection. As you savor herb-prepared cuisine, you’ll be offered a wine that compliments that dish and be able to take home the recipes, so that you can be the highlight at your next get together. You’ll also be offered up to 3 additional wine tastings. At the end of the event, hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes: The Hotel Ithaca; Finger Lakes Winery Tours; Deerhead Lakeside Restaurant & Bar; Cobtree Vacation Rental Resort; La Tourelle; Cayuga Lake Cabins; 34 State “Historic Luxury Suites;” 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn; Finger Lakes Wine Fest; Experience! The Finger Lakes. Both or call 800-684-5217. weekends: Friday 1:00 – 5:00 pm at Montezuma, Treleaven, Long Point and Six Mile Creek only; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at all 16 wineries. To purchase tickets and for more information, check out

May 5th – May 14thLOC Spring Sportfishing Derby, Lake Ontario, Fair Haven, NY. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown, lake, rainbow or steelhead trout and walleye, prizes. Check out or call 1-888-733-5246 for more information.

May 6th – May 7thKeuka in Bloom, Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Treat yourself to the best of magnificent Keuka Lake at the height of Spring.  A tremendous bargain, every year a sell-out!  Each winery will offer samples of world-class vintages and herb-inspired foods.  Ticket holders will also receive at each winery one flower and one herb, each in a 4″ pot and ready to plant. Tour all seven wineries and return home with fabulous wines, great recipes and the following 14 plants just in time for Spring gardening!  Event hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please check out Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s website at

May 6thOrchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes – May Concert at the Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY. Julie Eskar, Violin, Guest Soloist, Concertmaster for the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. 7:30pm. For tickets, buy online at or call the Clemens Center box office at 607-734-8191.

May 7thEast Hill’s 4th Annual Amazing Race, Auburn, NY. Registration for East Hill’s 2017 Amazing Race is now open online at! Set to take place on Sunday, May 7th, the leisurely competition will once again challenge 2-person teams to trek through downtown Auburn, visit different stations and undertake an assortment of interesting and fun challenges. Registration is $40 per team and includes participant t-shirts, goody bags and admission.  Registration is open until April 20th, and all details can be found at For more information about competing, sponsoring or becoming a station, please contact Danielle at 315.253.6796, ext. 509.

May 12th – May 21stRochester Lilac Festival, Highland Park180 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY. Thousands of fragrant lilacs, over 100 musical acts featuring national headliners, a wine & chocolate tasting, craft brew festival, parade, kids rides, entertainment and more. 10:30am-8:30pm. Admission: Free! For more information, check out

May 13th Mother’s Day Weekend Riesling Celebration, CJS Vineyards, 6900 Fosterville Road, Auburn, NY. Treat Mom to a vertical Riesling tasting of our new and vintage Rieslings. Mothers get free tasting. Wine tasting fee of $3.00 per person applies except where indicated for the event. Noon – 5:00 pm. The vineyards website is or call 315-730-4619 for more information!

May 13th Modern Mother’s Day Getaway, Miles Wine Cellars, 168 Randall Crossing Road, Nimrod, NY. Is your Mother Chic, Trendy, and Fashionable? Maybe you are looking for something fun and exciting to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day? Spoil her with all things Fashionable as you enjoy a Mother’s Day Getaway to Seneca Lake this year. Relax with Signature Wine Drinks paired with light appetizers, and be spoiled with this Beautiful Brooch’s (that you create with Instruction provided), and lovely fashion scarves! Learn the trending new ways to wear your scarves all while incorporating your chic, sophisticated, and elegant new Brooch.  Cost: $25.00 per guest Space limited to 10 guests per session. Must register online at ahead of time!

May 21stMasterworks Chorale : Annual Spring Gala, Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Road, Auburn, NY. Annual Spring Gala: MasterWorks Goes to the Oscars! Take a musical trip to the Academy Awards at our Annual Gala, with award-winning songs and a silent auction! All tickets $70. Includes beverages, appetizers and full dinner. Advance sale only. Event starts 6:00 pm. For tickets and more information, go to

May 28thMajorpalooza, 128 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY.  Sample food, wine, cider, spirits and craft beer from restaurants , wineries and breweries, plus live music acts on the main stage, a 5K race, a children’s race and exciting family fun. Free. 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. For more information contact the BID 315-252-7874.:// or contact the BID 315-252-7874.

May 29th Memorial Day Celebration, 128 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY. Watch the City’s annual parade followed by a ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park, an antique car cruise at Plaza of the Arts lot, and the Kiwanis Club’s Duck Derby at Market Street Park on the Owasco River, followed by the Knights of Columbus’ after-party. Parade starts at 11:00 am downtown on Genesee Street. Free. For more information please contact the BID 315-252-7874 or

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