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


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 

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



Fridays & Saturdays in October – Screamer’s Hollow – Halloween Entertainment – Sterling Renaissance Festival Site, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.  Experience a nerve shattering mix of live actors, state of the art animation, evil characters and dazzling special effects.  Fridays & Saturdays in Oct., 7PM – midnight.  Fee.               800-879-4446

Wednesday, September 21 – Dining for Women Presents “A Walk to Beautiful” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Filmed in Ethiopia, this documentary shares the inspiring stories of 3 women, rejected by their husbands, and ostracized by their communities, who leave home in search of treatment for obstetric fistula.  In a courageous attempt to reclaim their lives, these women embark on a journey and find a haven they never imagined, transforming their long and arduous trek into ’a walk to beautiful’.  6pm Wine & hors d’oeuvres reception, 7:30pm – Screening of the movie A WALK TO BEAUTIFUL.  $5, cash bar.  315-253-6669

Thursday, September 22 – MIRABAI CEIBA – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Mirabai Ceiba is a duo consisting of guitarist/singer Markus Sieber (East Germany) and singer/harpist/pianist Angelika Baumbach (Mexico). They perform a compilation of original songs in Spanish and English as well as newly arranged chants from different traditions of the world and Gurmukhi Mantras. Tickets are $25, 7:30pm.  315-253-6669

Friday, September 23 – Free Fun Family Night at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  n the food court – free face painting, free live dance party, free bouncing, family meal deals and much more.  It’s the first day of autumn  celebration with fall arts and crafts, and a free apple for every child.  6-8pm.  315-255-1188

Friday, September 23 – GOLF & COMEDY Fall Fundraiser – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn & Owasco Country Club.   Help support all the year round programming at Auburn Public Theater by playing golf, eating a steak dinner and enjoying stand-up comedian VINNIE MARK at Owasco Country Club.Serious about Golf: Start at 2pm for a 9-hole tournament, including hole prizes, tournament prize and a 50/50 raffle. Cocktails are at 6:30, dinner at 7 and the comedy show starts at 8pm.  315-253-6669

Friday, September 23 & Saturday, September 24 – Film – “BUCK” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life “horse-whisperer,” he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5.  9/23 – 1 & 8pm, 9/24 8pm.  315-253-6669

Friday, September 23 – Auburn:  History’s Hometown Ghost Hunt – Auburn City Hall, 24 South St., Auburn.   Empire State Paranormal Research Society, ESPRS for short, will be hosting a historic tour and ghost walk called Auburn:  Hometown Ghost Hunt.  Attendees will be lead to three separate locations where ESPRS members will give them historical information about the location before holding an EVP session.  8:00pm. 



Friday, September 23 – 7th Annual Book Lovers’ Ball – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  An elegant evening at the beautiful Aurora Inn.  Dine and dance in this lovely setting.  Special guest John C. Hartsock, author of ’Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery’, will speak during dinner.  His book spotlights Long Point Winery.  Coctails and silent auction at 6:00pm, dinner by the lake at 7:00pm, dancing under the stars to Johnny Russo’s East Hill Classic Jazz Group with Sally Ramirez.  Tickets $75 to benefit the Aurora Free Library.  315-406-0791 

Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  Directed by James Cantu.  Shows at 8:00pm Friday and Saturday.  Sunday at 2:00pm.  Tickets:  $14/general admission, $12/senior/student.  315-283-4682

Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 26 – Music in the Museum – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A, Auburn.  On Friday evening, enjoy an old fashion sing along and dancing under the stars, 7-10pm ’Old Time Hits’ with Donna Minneo. Saturday:  Harvesters at 3 & 4:30pm, Barber Shop Quartet from 1-2:30pm, Oswego Valley Fiddlers 7-10pm.  On Sunday, the Erie Canal Cloggers will be back for 2 performances at 1:30 & 3pm. Sunday – Mary Ann Fin on Keyboard 11am till 4pm. Admission & parking free.  Donations accepted.  Lunch provided at a modest cost.  315-252-7644

Saturday, September 24 – Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Family Nature Day Scavenger HuntMontezuma Wildlife Refuge, 3395 US Route 20 East, Montezuma.  Open to all families with children of all ages.  10am to 1pm.  Meet at 10am at the refuge’s Visitor Center.  Call for 568-5987 ext 229 for reservations.  315-568-5987

Saturday, September 24 – Civil War History Day – Mott Parkk & the History Center, South St. Rt. 34, Cato.  Civic Heritage, celebrating its 30th year, is holding a Civil War History Day to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  The event will feature a civil war encampment, children’s games from the 1860s, a period cooking demonstration, book signing by Anthony Gero, and chicken BBQ.  Event runs 10:00am till 4:00pm.  BBQ noon-4pm. 

Saturday, September 24 – Fall Flowers with Don Cox – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd, Sterling.  After a brief indoor slide presentation, join Don Cox to explore the fields and woods at Sterling Nature Center in a guided trail walk to identify wildflowers.  Learn to identify poisonous, edible, and mood altering plants common in Central NY.  1:00pm.  315-947-6143

Sunday, September 25 – Super September Skate-A-Thon – Owasco Lake.  Auburn Rotary, Make-a-Wish, and Reva Rollerdrome sponsored event.  Skate all the way around Owasco Lake to raise money for Make-A-Wish.  Call for more information.                        315-252-8225 

Sunday, September 25 – Tour with the Artist:  Chris Baker – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Join Chris Baker for an informal discussion of his work on view at the Art Center.  Tour will be facilitated by Program Director Allison Graff.  Included with suggested admission – $6/adults,  members and children 12 & under free.  2:00pm.  315-255-1553

Thursday, September 29 – Poetry Reading:  Howard Nelson – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  7:30pm.  Suggested admission: Adults $6; Members FREE.  315-255-1553

Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2 – Funny Bones – The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Funny Bones invites you to experience the artistry of cinema’s greatest comedian from the inside, deconstructing Chaplin’s comedy with film clips, live demonstrations, audience participation, and a classic Chaplin short with live musical accompaniment.  9/29 8pm, 9/30 2pm & 8pm, 10/1 8pm, 10/2 2pm.  Tickets: $26, groups 10 or more $18.  315-253-6669

Friday, September 30 – Saturday October 1 – “ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. – A central paradox defines our time: although the economy is growing, we are working longer hours and our new comforts and luxuries have not brought us happiness. While the ever-expanding global economy is creating immense wealth for the few, it is leaving the majority worse off. Climate change, unstable financial markets, growing inequality, senseless war and fundamentalism: people know something is very wrong.  We hear from a chorus of voices from six continents. The Economics of Happiness restores our faith in humanity, and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. 9/30 – 1 & 8pm, 10/1 8pm.  315-253-6669

Friday, September 30 – Springside Inn Presents “Nunsense” – Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd., Auburn.  Dinner theater at it’s best!   Doors Open at 6:30 pm Show begins at 7:15 pm $45 per person (includes tax and gratuities) Family Style Dinner, cash bar available.  A wonderful evening of food and fun!!  315-252-7247

Saturday, October 1 – The Rock 4 Life Concert – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  Free family-friendly concert from 1-4pm in the food court. Mitch Wild will perform acoustic covers at 1pm., Dan Lovel will perform covers and originals at 2pm.  National recording artist Budd Zunga performs at 3pm.  315-255-1188

Saturday, October 1 Rogue Aviator Book Signing with Ace Abbot – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Meet Ace, discuss aviation and get a signed copy of the newest edition of his book “The Rogue Aviator” on Saturday, October 1st at 1pm!  315-515-3411

Sunday, October 2 – Auburn Affirmation of 1924 – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Phil Windsor, Reverend of  Westminster Church will speak on the “Auburn Affirmation of 1924.”  This important document was authored and signed in Auburn. It was designed to safeguard the unity and liberty of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.  2:00pm.  315-253-8051


Sunday, October 3 – 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






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