Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open Monday through Friday

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.


Wednesday, August 24 – Saturday, September 10 – Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Rt. 38A, Auburn. This musical follows a lovable gang of kids as they travel through Catholic School in the early 1960’s. You’ll follow them as they go from first confession to first date, all under the watchful eyes of Father O’Reilly and the good Sisters. 800-457-8897

Friday, September 2 – Sunday, October 23 – Quietude: Paintings and Drawing by Chris Baker and Harry Bliss – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. This exhibition will feature two artists from the Finger Lakes region that share long standing and prolific artistic careers. Both artists depict tranquil scenes best described as ?quietude.? Derived from the title of Harry Bliss’ painting ?Quietude,? – this state of stillness or calm is reflected in outdoor landscapes, interiors, and contemplative portraits. Suggested Admission for this exhibition is $6 adults; Members and children 12 & under are free. 315-255-1553

Friday, August 19 – Tuesday, September 6 – Lake Ontario Counties’ Fall Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario, Fair Haven. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow/steelhead and walleye, prizes. 888-733-5246

Wednesday, September 7 – A Conversation About 9/11 and Service – Cayuga Community College Bourke Memorial Library, Lower Level, 197 Franklin St, Auburn. Commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with a Community Conversation that explores the ways in which service transformed and interconnected people everywhere. Join us for a discussion of ?A Firefighter’s Story,? by Jill McCracken and talk about the legacy of service and its place in our lives and our democracy. 11:00am – Noon. www.cayuga-cc-edu/library 315-255-1743 x 2299


Thursday, September 8 – Museum and Farm Tour – Past to Present – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A & O’Hara Farms, Chamberlain Rd., Auburn. Learn about farming in the 1800’s and the present. Meet & tour the Museum, eat lunch, then drive to O’Hara Farms, a multi-million dollar Cayuga County Farm. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes. $10 fee to cover lunch. Reservations required. 315-252-7644

Thursday, September 8 – Second Annual Harvest Fest – Chateau Dusseau, 5292 Erron Hill Rd., Locke. Wine making, tasting & sales. New releases, Niagara, Chelois & Seyval. Hobby Winemaker’s must! Noon – 5pm. 315-497-9463

Friday, September 9, & Saturday September 10 – Film – Farmageddon – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasonably burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. 9/9 – 1 & 8pm, 9/10 – 8pm. 315-253-6669

Saturday, September 10 – 2nd Annual GOLF BALL DROP – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Enjoy watching hundreds of golf balls come tumbling down from the top of one of the Fleming Fire Department’s ladder trucks onto a target drawn on the grass. The five balls closest to the center of the target win cash prizes, with first prize of $3,000! Sponsored By: Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. Tickets are $10 at Auburn Discount Liquor and at the Agency’s Site I at 65 State Street. You can also purchase tickets by calling 315.255-1703 ext. 155. 315-255-1703×155

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11 – Community Remembrance to Honor 9/11 Victims – Auburn Junior High School, 191 Franklin St., Auburn. The City of Auburn will host a three-day community remembrance to honor those killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Opening ceremony starts at 8:30pm on 9/10 at City Hall – dedication of a permanent memorial in honor of those who perished. At Auburn Junior High School, a re-creation & opening of the healing field where 1200 flags will be displayed. At 7:00pm, a patriotic lawn concert. At 6:45pm on 9/11, a procession marches into Holland Stadium, followed by a remembrance ceremony and vigil. 315-255-4104

Saturday, September 10 – Annual International Coastal Cleanup – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Think globally and act locally in support of your environment! Join Sterling Nature Center in cleaning up the Lake Ontario Shore. Refreshments will be served after the work is done. Rain date Sunday, September 11th. 10:00am – 12:00pm. 315-947-6143

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11 – TomatoFest – Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Live entertainment, food, crafts and amusement rides to benefit the Cayuga County Food Pantry, parking $2. 11am – 6pm daily. Admission $3/adult, $1/children. Children under 12 admitted free with a canned good donation.

Sunday, September 11 – Thursday, September 15 – Quilting by the Lake 2 – Fiber Art Workshop – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Color Mixing for Dyers. Learn how to mix colors which will yield hundreds of hues & a wide range of values. Build a sample book of more than 1000 dye formulas on 100% cotton fabric. Instructor – Carol Soderlund. Fee. 315-255-1553

Wednesday, September 14 – Saturday, October 1 – The Marvelous Wonderettes – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Rt. 38A, Auburn. Upstate NY’s most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season. Regional premiere. Take four lifelong girlfriends who just happen to be an amazing singing group, add every great girl group song from the fifties and sixties, throw in the senior prom and the ten-year reunion then shake, rattle and roll until it almost hurts to laugh. Purchase tickets at the Box Office or online. 315-255-1785 or 800-457-8897

Sunday, September 17 – Sunday, November 6 – Westminster Church 150 Years – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The exhibit will look at major themes and events throughout the history of the church ranging from education and outreach to the Church’s famous Tiffany window. The exhibit will also Westminster’s strong involvement in various civil rights movements: the church was founded in 1861, when 66 abolitionist members left Second Presbyterian Church following the Rev. Henry Fowler, who was forced to leave because of the controversy he caused by praying publicly for the soul of John Brown.The exhibit will feature objects and photographs from both the collection of the Cayuga Museum and Westminster Church. Open Tues. – Sunday Noon – 5pm. 315-253-8051

Thursday, September 15 – STEVIE TOMBSTONE in Concert – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. 7:30pm. STEVIE TOMBSTONE has performed everywhere from the Arctic Circle to the Rio Grande Valley. Stevie currently sports 2 full-length solo releases one spent 6 weeks in the top ten on XM radio’s x country. Stevie has worked and appeared with Greg Allman, The Georgia Satellites, Jason and the Scorchers and The Black Crowes just to name a few. He will be performing songs from his previous release as well as fielding tunes from his upcoming release. Don’t miss this evening of roots music in the cafe! Tickets $10. 315-253-6669

Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18 – Sterling Stage Last Daze of Summer – Sterling Stage Kampitheater, 274 Kent Rd., Sterling. Weekend of live music on three stages. 4th annual event celebrates the final fleeting days of summer with another great mix of folk, roots, and jamband music. 818-212-9489

Friday, September 16 – GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Girls’ night out event prior to the show! Complimentary reception featuring hors d’oeuvres & wines from the Finger Lakes. 6-8pm. Purchase your tickets for The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Box Office: 315.255-1785 (800.457-8897) or online. 315-255-1785 or 800-457-8897

Friday, September 16 & Saturday, September 17 – ?THE FUTURE? – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. In her follow-up to ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, internationally-acclaimed artist, author and filmmaker Miranda July returns with this story of a thirty-something couple whose decision to adopt a cat changes their perspective on life, literally altering the course of time and testing their faith in themselves and each other. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. 9/16 1 & 8pm, 9/17 8pm. 315-253-6669

Friday, September 16 – The POWER PENDULUM – Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. The Power Pendulum is proudly presented by the Seneca Cayuga ARC and Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians and Entertainers: Center for Creative Expression. F.A.M.E. originates plays, motion pictures, as well as variety shows, and an annual art exhibition. The Power Pendulum is sure to delight audiences while a group of Hackers meets a group of Heroes who are out to save the world! 7pm. 315-252-7016

Saturday, September 17 – DOROTHY WICKENDEN talks about her book ?Nothing Daunted? – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Dorothy Wickenden has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast ?The Political Scene.? She is on the faculty of The Writers’ Institute at CUNY’s Graduate Center, where she teaches a course on narrative nonfiction. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Wickenden was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995 and before that was the longtime executive editor at The New Republic. 8:00pm. 315-253-6669

Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18 – Ontario Orchard’s Fall Jamboree – Ontario Orchard’s Farm, 15273 Center Rd., Sterling. Fun for the family. Hay rides, corn maize, food vendors, live entertainment, kids activities, apple & pumpkin picking and more. Free. 315-343-6328

Saturday, September 17 – Fall Arts Festival – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Local artists’ and crafters’ works on display. Free live music from Cielle & Kambuyu Marimba. Food available for a fee. Have a locally-sourced Christmas this year – shop at the Arts Fest! 11AM – 5PM. 315-364-5100 or 800-439-5271

Saturday, September 17 – Someone Like You – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. Starring Leslie Goddard and her friends from Broadway. Aurora-born Leslie (Jersey Boys, Hairspray), performs with her talented friends Lauren Kling (Hairspray) and Gretchen Bieber (Hairspray) featuring Jasper Grant (Musical Director of The Color Purple on tour) on piano with special appearance by David Baum (Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line). Using musical theater, pop/rock songs, and dance, the performers will create characters similar to themselves that reveal their journeys to fulfilling their Broadway dreams. 8pm. $12/adults, $10/seniors and students, $8/children. 315-364-5437

Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18 – Chocolate, Cheese & Chambourcin – CJS Vineyards, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn. Saturday & Sunday, 12-5PM. Taste different chocolates and cheeses with our estate Chambourcin, a dry, dark, delicious red. The Chambourcin grape is a French-American hybrid. Free admission. 315-730-4619

Sunday, September 18 – Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast – Whitford Airport, 3043 Ditmar Rd., Weedsport. Fly in or drive in and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and doughnuts served with coffee, juice or milk. Tie-downs and 100 LL available. Plenty of aircraft to see. Last breakfast of the season. 7:30am till noon. $6/adults, $3/children under 12, Free/children under 5. 315-834-9950

Sunday, September 18 – WALK TO REMEMBER – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn. This second annual event is set for September 18th from 10:30AM – 12:30PM at Emerson Park. The entry fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt, meal ticket and bracelet. 315-253-1226

Sunday, September 18 – Drop-In Family Art Making – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn – Experimenting with paint. 1-4:30pm. $5. Families can complete a project as a group or complete multiple projects individually. Projects are adaptable for all ages 5 years and up. Participants will receive instruction and the materials required to complete a project. Projects take approximately 30 minutes to complete. 315-255-1553

Sunday, September 18 – ?Wish You Were Here? – Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Aurora. Buy a ticket in at the Museum in Sherwood and trace the history of barn construction as form followed function in this iconic form of vernacular architecture. Visit different barns from those on our 2010 tour to see how building styles changed as farming methods adapted to new trends and technologies in agriculture. Meet the proud owners and gain a new appreciation for the heart of farming’s economic impact on the local landscape. $8 per person. 7pm. 315-364-5587

Sunday, September 18 – A Stitch in Time Quilt Show – Montezuma Historical Society Historic Mentz Church, Montezuma. The show will feature a display in the church of new and antique quilts of the area. Area quilters will demonstrate various quilting techniques. Donation: $3.00. 4pm. 315-776-4656

Sunday, September 18 – Farm Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Farm Dinner celebrates our relationship with Rose Ryan of Harvest Home Organics, who provides the majority of our seasonal organic produce. In addition to our selection of local vegetables we will craft the menu to use entirely all local ingredients—no exceptions—from the basic mirepoix in the stocks and sauces to local pastured chicken, eggs, dairy and grains. Look for wine choices to represent all-stars of the Finger Lakes region. 6:30 reception, 7:00pm dinner $75 per person plus tax & gratuity. 315-364-8888


Village Outpost, Aurora

Pumpkin Hill Bistro, Aurora

Elderberry Pond Restaurant, Auburn

Pleasant Beach Hotel & Restaurant, Fair Haven

CJS Vineyards

White Barn Winery

Fingerlakes Drive In

Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum

Whispering Winds Motel


Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry

Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven

Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven

Oak & Vine Restaurant at the Springside Inn, Auburn

Anchor Laundromat, 719 Main St., Fair Haven – Large capacity, sparkling clean, WiFi, TV