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International Building at the New York State Fair to be renamed ‘The Eatery’

International Building at the New York State Fair to be renamed ‘The Eatery’
So long, “International Building,” The New York State Fairwill now call the building known for its endless food options, “The Eatery.” According to a news release sent Wednesday, the Fair says the decision to rename the ... more
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Denied a local permit, Woodstock 50 promoters forge on

Town of Vernon denies application to hold Woodstock 50 at Vernon Downs
Woodstock 50 promoters say they're appealing after being denied a local permit to stage the festival at an upstate New York horse track. The town of Vernon ruled Tuesday that the application to stage the ... more
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Advance tickets for New York State Fair go on sale

Advance tickets for New York State Fair go on sale
The Great New York State Fair is offering admission tickets at a discount before the fair begins. Starting Monday, July 8 at 6 a.m. The fair's website will start selling advance tickets for the fair ... more
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Seneca Falls Canal Fest brings music, midway and more to town

Seneca Falls Canal Fest brings music, midway and more to village
Following the Fourth of July, the fourth annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest will deluge the village from Friday, July 5, through Sunday, July 7. The festival features amusement rides and a midway from 5 to ... more
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FLX holiday weekend fireworks schedule

School is out, summer is in full swing and most Finger Lakes residents have a four-day holiday weekend on-tap to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be fireworks in the skies above the region ... more
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Juneberry Festival pushed back one week

Juneberry Festival pushed back one week
The Juneberry Festival scheduled for Thursday in this Seneca County hamlet has been postponed one week due to weather concerns. The festival will now take place from 5-7 p.m. June 27th. For further information, contact ... more
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Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs
Woodstock 50 could be relocating to the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, according to a report from WKTV. The casino is one of five or six venues under consideration for the festival's relocation, confirmed by Vernon ... more
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Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment
Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, ... more
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Dozens of food trucks to compete at State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition

Dozens of food trucks to compete at State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition
New York State Fair officials have announced plans for this year's Taste NY Food Truck Competition at the 2019 Great New York State Fair. The competition is sponsored by Aldi. Fair officials said 43 food ... more
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Americana goes to the dogs, and your pet’s invited!

Cayuga County Vineyard goes to the dogs, and your pet’s invited!
Woofstock, the seventh annual dog extravanza at Americana Vineyards, is set for this coming Saturday. This morning the winery's dog ambassadors, Maverick and Lilly, and their people paid us a visit for a preview. The ... more
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Watkins Glen International pulls Woodstock 50 site license

As Woodstock 50 gets closer, serious questions remain
Unless the organizers behind Woodstock 50 can come up with a new venue, which will host the variety of A-list acts intended to perform August 16-18 - the show will not go on. In a ... more
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FLX Pride Festival coming to Geneva on June 8th

FLX Pride Festival coming to Geneva on June 8th
Saturday June 8th marks the fifth annual FLX Pride Festival at the Lakefront Park in Geneva. The festival is a place for LGBTQ community members and allies to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or ... more
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Taste of Wayne County to be held in Newark again

Taste of Wayne County to be held in Newark again
The sampling extravaganza along the Erie Canal is back in Newark for a third year, again giving food-lovers an opportunity to sample Wayne County food and beverages in a single location. This year, the Taste ... more
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AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva
This week on Around the Lakes one of the organizers behind the successful FLX Pride Festival sits down with FingerLakes1.com to discuss the event, and how it has evolved over several successful iterations. The FLX ... more
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60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County

60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County
The 60th annual Apple Blossom Parade kicked off in Williamson on Saturday afternoon. This is the longest continuously running festival in all of New York and is one of the biggest parades in western New ... more
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Local favorites and more announced for CFCU Summer Concert series

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance has revealed the lineup for the CFCU Summer Concert Series. The series will be held at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons and will cover several genres, from Latin ... more
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AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)
Coming up on May 4th the Montezuma Audubon Center located in Savannah, New York will host the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival. Beginning at 10 a.m. attendees will encounter the Center's largest event ... more
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GrassRoots Fest announces complete 2019 lineup

GrassRoots Fest announces complete 2019 lineup
Donna The Buffalo and the Taj Mahal Quartet are atop the full lineup for the 2019 Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival Of Music & Dance. The 29th installment of the festival will take place at the ... more
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Lineup for 2019 Grassroots Fest in Trumansburg

Lineup for 2019 Grassroots Fest in Trumansburg
Legendary blues guitarist Taj Mahal will headline the 2019 Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, along with stalwarts Donna the Buffalo, and Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band. Other headliners announced Monday ... more
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FLEFF continues through April 7th in Ithaca

FLEFF continues through April 7th in Ithaca
The 21st annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival continues its artisanal celebration at the Ithaca College campus and downtown Cinemapolis movie theater from April 1 to 7. This year’s theme titled 'Disruptions' and explores the ... more
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Third Thursday Summer Music Series makes return to Anthony Road Wine Company

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After a successful summer season in 2018, Anthony Road Wine Company's "Third Thursday Summer Music Series" is coming back this June. Liz Castner, who manages Anthony Road Wine Company's tasting room expressed her excitement for ... more
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