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Chili cook off taking place at Windmill Farm & Craft Market on Oct. 21

The Windmill Farm & Craft Market is hosting its first ever Chili Cook Off Saturday October 21. Cooking begins at 8 am with judging taking place at 12 pm. Cash Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Best Tasting and Most Unusual. The contestants must be registered by calling the Windmill office at 315-536-3032 prior to the contest. Taking place... more

Seneca Falls Canal Harbor sees influx of boaters for Locktoberfest (gallery)

Seneca Falls benefited from more boaters visiting this past weekend than usually visit in an entire month of October. With over 40 boats staying over for Saturday’s Locktoberfest, some arriving as early as Wednesday, Seneca Falls furthered its position as a key destination for the active boating community. Local boaters as well as boaters from outlying locations like Baldwinsville, Fairport,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Previewing Locktoberfest in Seneca Falls (podcast)

On another edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Dennis Scannell, who is working to put together this year’s first annual Locktoberfest. The festival in Seneca Falls, which will take place along the canal harbor will bring thousands from around the state and U.S. to the community to celebrate a valued resource. . more

del Lago gives over $2K for healthy food locally

From the very start, del Lago Resort & Casino has had a focused mission to strengthen the community by supporting local businesses and nonprofits. The resort and casino is sincerely committed to improving the quality of life in the community by forging strong partnerships with organizations that impact the surrounding Finger Lakes region. Through sponsorships, donation of in-kind services, and... more

Locktoberfest set to go in Seneca Falls this weekend

This weekend marks the first Locktoberfest celebration in Seneca Falls. Offering events for the young and old alike, it will be a full day of activities and Live entertainment. The entire event will be held on the North side of the Seneca Falls Canal Harbor on Saturday the 7th of October. The day will kick-off with the Seneca Falls Rotary... more

World Canals Conference attendees visit Seneca Knitting Mill by boat

About 55 people attending the 2017 World Canals Conference in Syracuse arrived, appropriately, by boat Wednesday to visit the new home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the former Seneca Knitting Mills. They traveled up the Cayuga-Seneca Canal from the west through the canal locks and docked on the south side of the canal, close to the historic limestone... more

Seneca Falls Farmers Market celebrates Cider Week

In tribute to the Fall season and Finger Lakes Cider Week, the Seneca Falls Farmers Market will feature three local cider makers throughout the market day on Wednesday, October 4th from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Black Duck Cidery of Ovid; Lake Drum Brewing of Geneva; and Three Brothers Winery of Fayette will be at the market sampling their unique... more

GALLERY: Saturday at the 2017 Naples Grape Festival

The 2017 edition of the Naples Grape Festival kicked off on Saturday throughout the streets of the Vine Valley image. Large crowds attended on the first of the two day annual celebration of the grape harvest on an unseasonably warm September afternoon in the southwestern Ontario County village. Check out these 61 photos below from FingerLakes1.com on Saturday in Naples... more

Seneca Falls to host Locktoberfest along canal next month

The New York State Canal Corporation has chosen Seneca Falls as one of the five locations throughout New York State to hold Locktoberfest which is a festival celebrating Autumn on the Canalways system. The event incorporates community markets, local artwork, Taste NY products, entertainment, and children’s activities. Collaborating with the Canal Corporation and partnering with I Love NY, Taste NY,... more

Cayuga County Fair and Big 6 will combine for 2018

It's official. The Cayuga County Fair and the Remember the Big 6 Picnic and 4-H Youth Country Fair will combine in 2018 at Emerson Park. It will take place July 26 to 28. Robin Bartholomew, treasurer and secretary of the agricultural society, told Cayuga County legislators the news at a Planning Committee meeting Tuesday night. Many on the committee clapped.... more

‘I was shocked’: Auburn chef celebrates win in NYS Fair food truck competition

Michael Tonzi almost missed the awards ceremony. His business, Tonzi's Catering Company of Auburn, was one of 17 entrants in the New York State Fair's Taste NY Food Truck Competition Saturday. The awards were scheduled to be announced at 7:30 p.m. at Chevy Court, the fair's main concert venue. Ten minutes prior to the start of the ceremony, Tonzi unsuccessfully... more

Founders Day spotlights Auburn Correctional Facility’s officers

It may have been a presentation for the Auburn Correctional Facility at the Founders Day celebration in Auburn, but a good chunk of the focus was on corrections officers. Officers were hailed for their efforts at a presentation Saturday recognizing the institution, which will be 200 years old this year. The events, in which various corrections officials and government officials... more

Sauerkraut Weekend continues with fireworks tonight in Phelps

Despite less than perfect weather, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend kicked off its 47th year August 4th with an afternoon of activities for the entire family. The cabbage head decorating contest brought in several creative entries with first place going to Lily Westcott in the 6 to 8 age range with her Minnie Mouse creation. The day also included food and... more

Festival celebrates Owasco Lake, showcases conservation

Owasco Lake Day is a day dedicated to celebrating Owasco Lake and educating people on the lake's importance, Owasco Watershed Lake Association President Bob Brower said. What better way to celebrate the lake than taking people out on a boat tour so they can experience it themselves? Those who attended Sunday's festival at Emerson Park had the opportunity to take... more

Family fun abounds at Wheat Harvest Festival in King Ferry

Those who made the trek over to the Wheat Harvest Festival in King Ferry Saturday were greeted by sights at various points of the day such as tractors, horses, Irish dancing and children frolicking on a bounce house. The annual event — which has been operating for over 20 years — was abuzz with activity, with different games, vendors, foods,... more
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