Barbecue at the Wineries: June 21-22, 2014

Taste delicious barbecue and grilled foods prepared with the flavors of local sauces, rubs, and marinades. From Riesling to Cabernet Franc, join us for the 13th year of this popular event and have fun exploring how well wine can pair with mouth-watering barbecue and summer side dishes. Early summer is a beautiful time to visit Keuka Lake and enjoy each of our wineries’ own spectacular views. Please note:  Tickets for this weekend are NOT usable on the weekend of June 28-29.

MENU: Keuka Spring Vineyards: Grilled Creole chicken, potato salad, cornbread, watermelon  Barrington Cellars: Lemon Garlious BBQ chicken thighs, macaroni salad, DeChaunac brownies  McGregor Winery:  Slow roasted pulled pork, “cuke-a-dilly” German slaw, minted watermelon cup  Ravines Wine Cellars:  Grilled sausage and bacon sliders, sweet corn relish  Heron Hill Winery:  Korean BBQ Beef, Korean pickled slaw, Carolina BBQ pulled chicken slaw, spicy corn bread  Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars: [...]

The Rochester Folk Art Guild presents its sixth annual Craft Weekend, from 8 a.m. Friday June 20th until 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22nd, at its East Hill Farm in Middlesex, N.Y. Workshops in pottery, wood-turning, weaving, wood block printing, documentary film making, poetry and drama will be taught by master craftspeople, including national, local and Guild artisans. The workshops are designed for students of all levels, including beginners.  “The weekend provides an opportunity for concentrated study and exploration of the arts and crafts,” said David Barnet, a woodworker and long-time member of the Guild. “This environment and the community spirit that develops here are ideal for honing one’s creativity. Many participants at last year’s event said it changed their lives by deepening connections within, with others and with their craft.”

Cost is $250 for the weekend for adults and $150 students. Those who register before May 12th will also receive a $25 discount. Delicious meals [...]

Yates County Fairgrounds: 2370 Old Route 14A, Penn Yan, NY: 100% of Auction proceeds go to Haiti relief! This is a cooperative effort of many churches and individuals to bring relief to the hungry, the sick, the naked and the homeless people of Haiti.  Our ultimate goal is to bring them to Christ through providing for their physical and spiritual needs. Relief is given throughout the country of Haiti without regard to race, religion, color or creed. Breakfast: 6am  -Buckwheat pancakes, Omelets, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Orange Juice, Homemade Donuts  Lunch and Dinner: Pork Roast, Bar-B-Q Chicken, Subs, Salad Bar, Salt Potatoes, Baked Beans, Homemade Baked Goods, Homemade Soft Pretzels, Homemade Ice Cream  Food Stands Open All Day  Terms of sale: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check with proper I.D.  -Quilts, Furniture, Tools, Trees, Shrubs, Flowers

Friday, June 20:  Fish Fry and Roast Beef Dinner: 4:30pm  Miscellaneous Auction: 6pm  Cattle Auction: 6:30pm

Saturday, June 21  Food Stands [...]

If you are looking for a perfect weekend getaway or vacation destination, Columbia County, NY is an ideal place to visit. Nestled between the banks of the Hudson River and the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the county offers breathtaking vistas and unsurpassed rural beauty. Pick a country road and see where it takes you. You are sure to pass country stores and farm markets brimming with local produce and baked goods. Stop and pick your own apples, berries, peaches and have a taste of what “fresh picked” truly means. Or follow the Berkshire Hudson Beverage Trail and sample local vintners and brew masters’ finest wines and spirits.

Easily accessible by car or Amtrak train, Columbia County is packed with events, attractions and activities to keep everyone entertained.

For outdoor enthusiasts, there are over 25 miles of trails for hiking and bird watching or acres of state parks and campgrounds to pitch a tent or [...]

Orleans County 4-H Fair   Monday, 7-22 through Saturday, 7-27. Midway, stage entertainment, animals, 4-H exhibits, special food nights, merchandise & food vender booths. Fun for everyone. Located at the Orleans County Fair Grounds, Route 31, Knowlesville. For more information, go to or call 585-798-4265.

Experience a heritage and culture unlike any other and bask in the charming countryside on your drive along New York’s Amish Trail in Randolph County and discover a simpler way of life with the Old Order Amish community. On Saturday, June 1 from 10am-5pm, participating businesses along New York’s Amish Trail invite you to a “Sneak Peak” preview Open House to introduce the many unique things to see and foods to enjoy. The Amish offer a wide variety of homemade crafts, quilts, wood, tin/metal work and baked goods for sale to the public, and the upcoming Open House is the perfect opportunity to explore and learn all about this rather private community.

More information on New York’s Amish Trail is available at

When you think of New York, you probably envision tall buildings, bright lights and cement or the bustling crowds of people and noisy traffic, Madison Avenue or Wall Street…


We are the other side of New York. We are the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County in Southwestern New York; where beautiful scenery displays forested, rolling hills and clean, sparkling lakes, rivers and streams; quaint villages and friendly people, with events and activities for all interests.

Unwind in the tranquil setting of Allegany State Park. Rent a winterized cabin and spend your time by the fireside or go for a trek while snowshoeing or cross country skiing; rentals are available. And for those of you that snowmobile, there are over 70 miles of trails in the Park, including a new one that leads to the Seneca Allegany Casino. So enjoy your afternoon of cruising [...]

5 Reasons You’ll Love Summer in the Enchanted Mountains

Balance your summer vacation with a visit to the “other” side of New York!

Drive along peaceful country roads, challenge yourself mountain biking on the steeps, ride your horse as far as the eye can see, put your kayak in for a little paddle and golf at every course you can find.

Million-dollar views, amazing art, national sporting events, gigantic metal and wooden sculptures, Native American culture, alpaca farms, chuck wagon dinners, sky high adventures and historic experiences – you can see and do it all in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County.

Take a Trip Back in Time

Watch for buggy drivers as you ramble along the Amish Trail. Discover the oldest and largest Amish settlement in New York. Get an intimate peek at a simpler lifestyle without running water, electricity and cars. Visit shops to buy handmade quilts, furniture, baked goods and more crafted [...]

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