Fall Finger Lakes Events Near My Upstate New York B&B

Fall is a great time to visit Trumansburg!  Leaves begin turning in late September, the air gets crisp in the mornings, and the heat finally takes a hike!  The air smells magically of grapes as all of the wineries prepare for harvest season (don’t go home without trying a grape pie: a specialty in the Finger Lakes Region)!  Some believe that autumn is the perfect time to spend outside here, as this is truly one of the most beautiful seasons:  take walks among the kaleidoscope of colored leaves seeing the natural geological beauty and waterfalls, and attending the great fall festivals in the area.

In preparation for your Finger Lakes inn getaway, consider The Inn at Gothic Eves for your B and B lodging when you attend the area festivals through early November (before the Christmas Season begins) below.

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Winery Events along the Cayuga Wine Trail and Seneca Lake Wine Trail
While a few, more publicized events are listed below, most wineries do have small events and specials throughout harvest season in celebration of bringing in the bounty of what will become their wines in the upcoming year!  Just ask, and I’ll fill you in on the best options!

Farmer’s Markets
Featuring the area’s bounty, the markets are open until Thanksgiving.  During the fall you can find wreaths, pumpkins, gourds, and many of the ingredients needed to prepare your favorite fall treats and decorate around the home!

T-Burg Mini Golf’s Annual Corn Maze here in Trumansburg
Lose yourself in 3 miles of corn-lined paths.  Two challenges await to be completed within the maze:

  • Which Way game:  11 checkpoints with trivia questions that lead you to the next checkpoint with the correct answer.
  • You Found It game:  8 WELL-HIDDEN checkpoints.  You can write down the word at the checkpoint, or scan with your phone.  Find all 8 to be entered in a contest to win a hot air balloon flight at Liberty Balloon!

September 8-9, 2012:  Fall Fever Days
Swedish Hill Winery and Goose Watch Winery
Romulus, NY (19 miles from Gothic Eves)
Celebrating the start of harvest time, enjoy case specials, and a Jazz Festival at Goose Watch Winery with 4 jazz bands, food, wine, and wine slushies!

September 14-15, 2012:
Finger Lakes Cork and Fork
Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY (30 miles from Gothic Eves)
Food made from locally-grown produce paired with great Finger Lakes Wines.  Food and Wine Pairing instruction, cooking instruction, wines, and beverages.

September 15, 2012:
Harvest Hoedown
Montezuma Winery in Seneca Falls, NY
Celebrating the harvest season with live country fiddle music; barbecue; food and wine pairings; locally-made jams, jellies, honey, maple products, baked goods, and more!  A family-friendly event complete with kids activities.

September 28-30, 2012:
30th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival
Downtown Ithaca, NY (12 miles from Gothic Eves)
Everything apple!  Apple Pie eating contest, craft show with over 50 artisans, farmer’s market, live entertainment, Finger Lakes wine, food, cider, and more!

October 6-8, 2012:
Fall Festival in Trumansburg
T-Burg Mini Golf
Small, family-friendly activities to go along with a Mini Golf outing… or for a parent to enjoy with their younger kids while the older siblings enjoy the corn maze.  Enjoy the Apple Slingshot, Bounce House, Face Painting, Hay Rides, and more activities offering the flavor of small-town backyard fun.

October 20, 2012:
Chestnut Festival at Goose Watch Winery in Romulus, NY
It’s chestnut harvest time at Goose Watch!  Sample chestnut-based foods, fresh roasted chestnuts, wine, and enjoy live music.

October 27, 2012:
Haunted Corn Maze at T-Burg Mini Golf  here in Turmansburg.
On Saturday, October 27th, the Corn Maze goes HAUNTED for one night only with over 40 characters hidden in the maze!  Find your way through while avoiding the spooks that await!

November 3, 2012:
Sparkling Wine & Dessert Festival at Swedish Hill Winery in Romulus, NY
Sparkling and dessert wines paired with desserts.  What a sweet way to spend a day!

Allow me to host your weekend getaway during the most beautiful season in Trumansburg.  Any of these events are all within 30 miles of my Finger Lakes inn.  Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning before venturing out for your day of fun, and I will have your cozy guest room ready for your return!

Innkeeper Rose Hilbert
POB 95, 112 E. Main St.
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
1-800-387-7712 | 607-387-6033

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