Festivals and Events in the Finger Lakes Region

All throughout the year there are exciting things happening around A Wicher Garden Bed & Breakfast, from wine tours and seasonal celebrations at Cayuga Lake wineries, to performances at the Merry Go Round Playhouse and the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, to June’s famous Ithaca Festival. Plan to visit our bed and breakfast any weekend in July, and have a merry old time at the Sterling Renaissance Festival, while weekends in December offer a chance to go back in time to experience a truly Dickens’ holiday in the village of Skaneateles. Take some time to explore our Calendar of Events below and book your room today!

Not in the mood for events? The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York offers many activities and attractions as well.

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Visit the Cayuga Wine Trail website for a complete annual listing of special events, festivals, individual winery events, and more.

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

Check out all the great Broadway shows at the Merry Go Round Theatre in beautiful Emerson Park on Owasco Lake. Be sure to see what is happening downtown at the Auburn Public Theatre, as well as the summer season PITCH shows here.

Schweinfurth Art Center Annual Juried Quilt Show

This nationally juried artist’s Quilt Show runs annually from November through the first week of January and is a must-see. Check their website for upcoming dates.

Dickens Christmas In Skaneateles

This annual holiday event runs on weekends the month before Christmas. Visit the picturesque village in all of its finery at the holiday season with Ebenezer and his cast and crew. Click the link for dates and times.

MORE INFORMATION: For a completelisting of additional local events, visit Tour Auburn NY or Tour Cayuga for a comprehensive listing of Cayuga County Events.

Wine Tour Packages in the Finger Lakes Region

So much scenery, friendliness, and fun…you can taste it!

Welcome to A Wicher Garden Bed & Breakfast in New York’s wine country. During your stay at our beautiful inn, you will have ample opportunity to experience the very best the region has to offer through a variety of wine tours. You may choose to follow one of several Finger Lake wine trails on your own self-drive tour (winery trails include Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, Keuka Lake, and more). You can also indulge in a chauffeur-driven personal guided tour to pick you up and drop you off right at our accommodations for the ultimate in comfort. Make your getaway complete by adding one of our unique vacation package options to your accommodations and experience the ultimate in comfort and romance.

Regional Wine Trails

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

In the heart of the Finger Lakes, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail offers a unique blend of fine wines, waterfall views, state parks, and local gourmet eateries. Take a relaxing stroll and enjoy the scenic views while traveling along the wine trail. The natural grandeur of Cayuga Lake with its picturesque and pristine waterfalls is simply stunning. A year-round experience, each season brings about new encounters and special activities to enjoy, with each season providing its own unique backdrop.  Sample the wines, enjoy the outdoors, experience the towns, and relax your days away. Check out their websiteto schedule your stay here during one of the CWT annual trail-long events, such as Mardi Gras and the Wine and Herb Fest weekends, or to see individual winery special event dates.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Seneca Lake is the longest Finger Lake in the region. With over 34 wineries, as well as distilleries, cideries, and numerous breweries to choose from, the choices are literally endless. There is no better or best here, just so many venues and so much tasting, you will have to choose your own favorites – if you can! As if that weren’t enough, the City of Geneva, with its revitalization of the downtown area, is located at the northern tip of the lake. The village of Watkins Glen at the southern end of the lake is home to a famous Nascar Track, as well as one of the most stunningly beautiful rocky glen trails in the Northeast. The Watkins Glen State Park is an amazing hike that you will never forget.

Keuka Lake Wine Trail

This gorgeous lake is home to some of the oldest and most famous wineries in the region, dating back to the 1800s. The winemakers love sharing the history of vintage grapes grown on these beautiful rolling hills that abound with vineyards.The delightful village of Penn Yan offers shopping for everything wine and grape related too! Be sure to bring your cameras for these stunning views.

Winery Driver-Guided Tours

Quality Wine Tours

We personally recommend Quality Wine Tours for some of the best private tours available in the area. Their professional and experienced drivers will provide a fun and memorable tour any day of the week during your stay. Choose from a Luxury Sedan, Limo, Van, or Mini Bus depending on the number in your party, and plan your tour either based on your driver’s recommendations, or customize your own!