It’s winter in the Finger Lakes, and after a full week of work, you’ll be looking for fun things to do! The Finger Lakes has all kinds of events for friends, couples and families. Get ready to get out and experience art, music, outdoor activities and local culinary favorites. Are you ready for some winter-weekend fun?!

Good Eats

meat-and-great-hobart-geneva-farmersCome join local farmers and chefs at for a “Meat” and Greet at Hobart and William Smith College on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone from consumers and home cooks to chefs, restaurateurs, food trucks and food distributors are invited to meet farmers of locally raised meat and network with chef attendees. There will be free tastings and cooking demonstrations by three area chefs from H.J. Stead Company, Halsey’s Restaurant and Fox Run Vineyards. Learn more

Outdoor Enthusiasts

wohlschlegels-naples-exterior-maple-farmMaple Weekend is here! Visit one of our five local maple syrup farms for tours, demonstrations, pancake breakfasts and more during the weekends of March 17-18 and 24-25. Times and offerings may vary.

finger-lakes-bristol-mountain-canandaigua-winter-skiersIt may be cold now, but spring is just around to corner! To celebrate, bring the whole family, because kids under 12 ski for free during Bristol Mountain’s Spring Carnival Weekend! For those over 12, eight-hour passes will be $49 on March 17 and 18. In addition to hitting the slopes, there will be events all weekend, from scavenger hunts and raffles to a rail jam and wine tasting. You will find something for everyone. Head over to bristolmountain.com/spring-carnival for more information.

Arts in the FLX

smith-opera-house-geneva-interiorYou know the classic story of Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan and their world of excess—now see it live on stage! Join the National Players at the Smith Opera House for their first-ever production of The Great Gatsby on Sunday, March 25, and Monday, March 26. Tickets are $6.50 and can be purchased at thesmith.org/event-calendar/the-great-gatsby/all.

Live music at Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill in South Bristol. You can grab a drink and enjoy local brew-brats-naples-interior-naples-muralmusicians, including Men Behaving Badly (March 17), Dave Pronko (March 24), Jack Jones (March 31), Rick Constantino (April 7) and Meyer & McGuire (April 14), who will perform live starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday Nights. Plus, you get to enjoy a great menu with local craft brews and brats, Arbor Hill wines, great sauces and gourmet fare! Bring your friends and enjoy a weekend at Brew & Brats! Check out a complete schedule of events and activities at BrewandBrats.com

Just Simply Relaxing

OK, maybe this is too much activity and after a long week of work, you just want to get away, relax and be spoiled. How about a winter B&B getaway? Snuggle up beside a warm fireplace, enjoy a glass of Finger Lakes wine and take time for just you! 

1795-acorn-inn-gathering-room1795 Acorn Inn is a AAA Four-Diamond Bed & Breakfast in Bristol Center and has a simple elegance of the past while integrating modern comfort and luxury. 

Chalet of Canandaigua B&B is tucked into the wooded hills of Canandaigua and has a pond and walking trails.

You can tour the wineries, hike, ski nearby and enjoy great dining. Monier Manor Bed & Breakfast is an 1840's manor located in the village of Naples.

Go to VisitFingerLakes.com for a complete listing of places to stay, dining and wineries. 

Art, outdoor recreation, music, kids’ activities and relaxation … all here for you in Ontario County—Winter Weekend Fun.