There’s a seemingly endless number of wine, food, music, art, and outdoor festivals throughout the year, sure to guarantee a lot of fun. Find your beloved favorite or discover something brand new at one of several festivals in the area.
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Holiday shopping with a German twist takes place at Granger Homestead's Christkindl Market in mid-November. For great Christmas tree displays, you can't beat Granger's Festival of Trees, which runs into December.
To kick off the holiday season, Clifton Springs hosts the Festival of Lights, a great family event in early December. Ganondagan State Historic Site also gets in on the act with the Native American Winter Games and Sports.
Spring Carnival Weekend at Bristol Mountain in March offers winter a last hurrah as skiers welcome the coming spring with activities such as snow volleyball, tubing, and the slush cup. Visitors can take part in Maple Weekend activities at one of the many maple farms throughout Ontario County, including Wohlschlegel's Naples Maple Farm.
By Memorial Day weekend, Geneva is abuzz with the National Lake Trout Derby. Everything's starting to bloom, especially at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site, where the annual early June fundraiser, Roses and Rosés, is a tried-and-true favorite.
Experience traditional and contemporary culture at the Indigenous Music & Arts Festival at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor. Immerse yourself in the arts further at summertime festival favorites like the Canandaigua Lakefront Art Show and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park’s Arts at the Gardens.
Every summer, classical music comes together for Music Across the Finger Lakes – a regional look at operas, orchestras and more performances around the area.
September features the iconic Naples Grape Festival in Naples. Held in late September each year, it celebrates the grape harvest season, locally made grape foods, and arts and crafts that feature grapes and the harvest. With outdoor music, wine-tasting, and plenty of family-friendly activities to delight kids of all ages, this is a festival you won't want to miss.
In October, artists in the region give the public a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their "creative space" during The Naples Open Studio Trail. Follow the map into the studios of local artists who are open for demonstrations and personalized discussions about their craft.