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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658




The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  July & August – Open on Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm

May 19th  – September 2ndProof Positive:  Wine, Beer and Spirits of the Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  There is a unique relationship between alcoholic beverages and the Finger Lakes. Social, geographical and even political factors have created an environment where wine, beer and spirits have become an important part of our communities, and we have embraced these industries as an important part of life in the Finger Lakes. Proof Positive is a celebration of the history, culture and economics of the wine industry, microbrew movement and distilleries in our region. We welcome you to explore various viewpoints of history, agriculture, politics and economics as you learn more about how wine, beer and spirits have impacted the Finger Lakes Region.Also on exhibit, the Ted Case Research Lab, inventor of sound on film, and Both Sides of the Wall:  Auburn and its Prison.  Open Tues-Sun Noon-5pm.  Suggested donation $3.  315-253-8051

June 1st – August 19thSummer Exhibitions – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation. Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern is an exhibition of 29 works by 10 contemporary artists that use paint, collage, and mixed media to create vibrant works that emphasize color and pattern. Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble will include approximately 20 works by Massachusetts-based fiber artist Elin Noble. Author of the book, Dyes and Paints, Noble is known for her quilts that incorporate hand-dyed cloth. Recent work by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel will be on view in Gallery Julius. Strodel creates paintings that emphasize color, pattern, and texture.  Admission: $6, members, 12 & under:  Free.  315-255-1553

June 18th – Sept. 5th – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Falcon Park, 130 N. Division St., Auburn.  Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and game times.  315-255-2489




July 25th – August 15th – My Fair Lady – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A musical theatre masterpiece, this sweeping musical adaptation tells the story of an unforgettable cockney girl, Eliza Doolittle, and her transformation from poor flower girl to elegant lady, overseen by the cantankerous Professor Henry Higgins. This score features some of the most beloved songs of all time including, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’, and ‘I Could Have Danced All Night.’   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  800-457-8897 

Aug. 1st – Aug. 18th – Fingers & Toes – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Tap dancer Dustin “Toes” MacGrath, and pianist Tristan “Fingers” St. Claire have managed to talk a major Broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love. But there’s a problem: first, they haven’t written it yet, secondly they don’t have a girl, and sadly, they have no idea whatsoever about love. As the deadline approaches, everything becomes swept up in a series of dazzling numbers and comical scenes as their theme “Love” begins to derail the show. A deliriously delightful and genuinely funny love-letter to the old-fashioned “let’s put on a show”.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket price and show times.       800-457-8897

Aug. 6th – Sept. 2nd  – Civil War Era Exhibit – Frontenac Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs.  This summer the Frontenac Museum in Union Springs is featuring a special exhibit of Civil War era hospital equipment and circumstances, mounted by Museum Trustee and Civil War re-enactor Linda Zach. This special exhibit will remain available during our normal weekend hours for the rest of the summer. You will be amazed at the information and equipment on display! The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 or by appointment. Appointments may be made by calling 889-7273 or 889-5875. 

Aug. 15th  – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Tom Hourican & Friends & Trio Los Claveles.  Rain location for this performace is the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.   6pm, free.      315-252-7874

Aug. 15th – Lincoln’s Funeral: From Death Springs Life in Cayuga County – Frontenac Historical Society & Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs.  This program, presented by John Lamphere, professor of Criminal Justice/History will be given as part of our annual dinner and election of officers. What could possibly go wrong when a nation turns out to say farewell to a fallen president? The answers will amaze you! Attendance is open to everyone. The cost is $15 per person with reservations required. Call 889-5165 or 889-7273 by August 7 to reserve your spot.  Free, 6pm.  315-889-7273

Aug. 15th st & Aug. 22nd   – Port Bryon MRC Farmers Market – Schasel Park, Route 31, Port Byron.  Local farmers, chicken BBQ every week! Special childrens events! Featured fruit and veggie nights! Entertainment, antique tractors & vintage cars! Playground and covered pavilion for dining. Every Wednesday, 4-7pm.                  315-776-9543


Aug. 16th     – Farmers Co-op Market – Municipal Parking Lot, South St. & Lincoln St., Auburn.  Located in the parking lot across from Auburn City hall, on South St. and Lincoln St. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons.  7:30am – 2pm, every Tues., Thurs., & Sat.  315-678-1622

Aug. 16th  & 23rd    – Moravia Farmers Market – Kinney’s Parking Lot, 130 Main St., Moravia.  A medium sized farmers market with organic and non organic vendors that sell produce, meats, wine and baked goods. Flowers available from the local school kids and lots of fun and community involvement. Always a good place to buy the freshest foods available and visit with old neighbors and meet new ones.  Thursdays, 10-5pm.  315-497-8375

Aug. 17th – 19th – GODSPELL, JR – Irene Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  GODSPELL is one of Broadway’s most enduring shows of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Mathew, and featuring a sparkling score by Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL, JR. is the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love that has touched theatergoers all over the world.  Boasting a string of well?loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day,” GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique re?ection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.  Tickets $12/general admission, $10/senior/students, $8/children under 12, 8/17 & 8/18 8:00 pm, 8/19, 2:00 pm  315-702-7832

Aug. 17th  & 24th   – Farmers Market – Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Route 20, Skaneateles.  Every Friday until October, Farmers Market at Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Rt 20 just west of County Line Rd. every Friday until October! Many local farmers!  Fresh chicken, eggs, black angus, perennials, lavender, honey and much more.  3:30 – 6:00pm  315-751-5657.

August 18th & 25th   – Niles Farmers Market – Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Rd,, Moravia.  Fresh produce & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am – 3pm.  315-730-6278

Aug. 20th & 27th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  315-253-6669

Aug. 16th – Band: Prison City Rockers – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Prison City Rockers will play at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm, free.  .  315-255-4737





August 16th  – 18th   – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnJoni Loves Mitchell – Book, Music, and Lyrics by: Logan Medland – Joni is an amateur songwriter with a divine gift, and Mitch is a rock veteran and local legend on the verge of making it big in this fun, sexy, singer/songwriter musical. Creativity and romance intertwine as Joni and Mitch fall in love to a soundtrack of their own songs, until fame comes calling for one of them. Will true love turn out to be more than just a good song? Motherhood Defined – Book and Lyrics by: Stacie Morgain Lewis Music by: Ben Cohn – In this comedic and heartfelt look at motherhood, one woman recounts personal stories through word and song, and examines the role of being a mother from an artist’s perspective.  8/16  7:30pm, 8/17  8pm, 8/18  5 & 8pm, tickets $20.  800-457-8897

August 17th  – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music in the garden with our friends, Joe and Karen Lonsky. Joe and Karen are the founders of “Destination” – a soul/funk/R&B band that has developed a huge following in CNY. Tonight, Joe and Karen perform for you as a duo – different songs, different sound, same great musicianship! Food avaialable onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm, free.  800-439-5271

August 17th & 18th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Highland Fling Weekend  – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     The last chance for a whole year to enjoy a repast of many unique and varied Festival foods, gather fine, hand-crafted wares from many skilled Artisans and share a toast of your favorite ale to yet another glorious season at the Sterling Renaissance Festival. The Grande Finale…the one you must not miss!  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.  800-879-4446

Aug. 17th & 18th – Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records. The trial established the “Nuremberg principles” – the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Live Intro and Q&A with Producer/Director Sandra Schulberg follows the evening screenings.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door .  8/17, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 8/18, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

Aug. 18th – Local Author BOOKSIGNING – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Stop in and meet Aaron Paul Lazar, a Finger Lakes author. Get a signed copy of his book, “Essentially Yours,” and learn more about Young Living essential oils with rep. Kim Guzalak.  Free, 1-3pm.  315-515-3411

Aug. 18th – Aurora Children’s Theater – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St.., Aurora.  Come have “Fun with Vaudeville!”, a performing arts workshop for aspiring artists weekdays August 6 to August 17 from 9-11:30 am for children who have completed 3rd grade and older. Singing, dancing, acting, stage craft, and more will be explored. Directed by Susan May with dance assistance from Kathy Zamniak-Flanigan. Tuition is just $60 per child. The resulting performance on Saturday, August 18, at 7:30 pm will be a collaboration with Susan May and the Stars of Tomorrow.  315-364-7141


Aug. 18th – Chernesky Fest 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  The mission of CherneskyFest is to provide the residents of Auburn with free entertainment while showcasing talent from throughout Central NY.  Though CherneskyFest primarily features musical acts, all types of performers are welcome and often skits and competitions are interspersed. To the right are videos of just a few of the highlights of last year’s CherneskyFest.  Free, noon-10pm.

August 18th & Sept. 1st     – King Ferry Farmers Market – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Farmstead Cheese, Organic Flour, Organic Vegetables, Plants and Flowers, Fiber Art, Pottery & Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Baked Goods & Desserts, Jams & Jellies, Wool and Spinning Demonstrations, Seasonal Apple Cider Pressing, Pizza by the Slice, Hot Coffee, Dinosaur Dry Goods Pop Up Store. This year, the Market will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from June through October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the King Ferry Winery.  315-364-5100

Aug. 19th – “Essentially Yours” Book Signing – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Stop in and meet Aaron Paul Lazar, a Finger Lakes author. Get a signed copy of his book, “Essentially Yours,” and learn more about Young Living essential oils with rep. Kim Guzalak.  1-3pm, free.  315-515-3411

Aug. 19th – The Extraordinary Marriage of Elizabeth Cady-Stanton & the Development of Political Reform – Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Aurora.  This talk offers the first examination of the contributions of Henry B. Stanton to the women’s rights movement generally and to his wife’s work in particular. It also demonstrates the centrality of politics and reform within the couple’s 47-year marriage. Presenter Linda Frank is a doctoral candidate at the University of Rochester and Cayuga County Historian.  Free – donations accepted, 1-3pm.

Aug. 19th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Bob Piorun and the Swing Kats will be jamming out in the White Barn on August 19th. Enjoy fine wine and great music from 2pm till 5pm, free.  315-283-8095

Aug. 19th – Annual Pig Roast – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd., Sterling.  Bring your appetite for our annual summer fundraiser!!!  Noon- 4pm.  315-947-6143

August 21st  – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn Stone Soul Foundation will perform at Hoopes Park at 6:30 p.m. Movie: Dolphin Tale – Dolphin Tale is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun.  Music 6:30 pm, Movie 8:30 pm  315-255-4737

Aug. 22nd – Owl Prowl – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Discover how owls rule the night as we explore owl adaptations, hunting skills, where they roost and how to find them. The program will start with a discussion indoors, followed by a night hike in search of owls.  7pm, free.  315-947-6143

Aug. 22nd – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb.  6pm, free.  315-252-7874

Aug. 22nd – Sept. 8th – Cabaret – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Upstate NY’s most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season.  What good is sitting alone in your room? Come to the Cabaret as it takes you inside the Kit Kat Klub for a romp with beautiful girls, an unforgettable orchestra, and the infamous Sally Bowles as she sings such favorites as “Don’t Tell Mama”, “Mein Herr”, and “Cabaret.” Set against the backdrop of 1930’s Germany, this Kander & Ebb classic will take you into a dark, but exciting world.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  800-457-8897 

Aug. 23rdBand: The Fulton Chain Gang – Casey Park, 150 N. Division St., Auburn.  The Fulton Chain Gang will perform at the Casey Park Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m., free.  315-255-4737

Aug. 23rd – Aurora Arts & Design Center Summer Celebration – Aurora Arts & Design Center, 371 Main St., Aurora.  Fresh Picks for August! Welcome to our third year with a glass of new cheer! Come celebrate the end of the summer season with our artists & friends. Enjoy Pumpkin Hill Vineyards & Bistro’s 3 new table wines & light snacks. Meet & mingle & during eh event receive 10% of entire inventory. (not including existing sale items).   5-7pm,   free.  315-364-5408

Aug. 24th & 25th – “Hunger Games” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  “The first genuine can’t miss film of the year that you’ll want to go back to the theater to see over and over again.” Jeffery Lyles.  Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 8/24, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 8/25, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

Aug. 24th – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., Auburn.  Tonight we have very special musical guests – The Bottomfeeders! Their eclectic mix of old-timey, roots, folk, and classic rock will get your feet tapping. Food will be available onsite by The Wheelhouse restaurant. Join us for a relaxing summer evening before the summer runs out!  Free, 5-7pm.  800-439-5271

Aug. 25th – Fair Haven Fishing Challenge – Lake Ontario, Fair Haven.  One day tournament weighing the six biggest fish from each team.  Call 315-947-6348 for more information.

Aug. 25th – Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Open House – Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, Finger Lakes Region.  Finger Lakes cheesemakers use fresh, farmstead raw milk to make sevral artisan cheese styles, including European, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, and much more.  Visit them to receive farm tours, talk with cheese makers, and taste cheese samples all at no cost.  Bon appetite!

Aug. 25th – Dusty Pas’cal CD Release Concert – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Party down for an evening of food, drink and great music with singer/songwriter Dusty Pas’cal, as he releases his newest CD, Human Heart. Joining Dusty will be Atlantic Records recording artist, Amanda Rogers, Loren Barrigar, Bobby Perry, Kerri Pickard-DePriest, Hobie Abbott, Greg Hoover and special guests. $25/Party & Show, $17/Show.  315-253-6669

6:00pm – Pre-Show Party with Food, Free CD & Cash Bar 7:30pm – Amanda Rogers opening set 8:15pm – Dusty Pas’cal CD Release show

Aug. 26th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  The Morningstar Flute Ensemble is comprised of founder Charlotte Ellis, Auburn native Sarah Latanyshyn, Georgia Dimaano, Janet Reinholz, Ally Tarwater and Anne Sorrell. The group made a concert tour of Hungary in 2006. Their instrumentation includes the entire flute family, from baby piccolo to the 6-foot tall contrabass flute. They play a variety of music – classical, Celtic, contemporary, including some original compositions and arrangements. Their focus is on beautiful melodies.  Tickets for this concert are $10/person and can be purchased at Willard Memorial Chapel. 2pm.  315-252-0339

Aug. 28th – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn.   Jazzitude will perform at Hoopes Park at 6:30 p.m. Movie: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12 year old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.  Free, Music 6:30 pm, Movie 8:30 pm.  315-255-4737

Aug. 29th – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Jay D & Rolling South.  6pm, free.  315-252-7874

Aug. 30th – Band: Quick Change – Clifford Field, 81 Mary St., Auburn.  Quick Change will perform at Clifford Field at 6:30 p.m., free.  315-255-4737

Aug. 31st – Garden Concert Series –  King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., Auburn.  Tonight, we host “Bridgewater” – a folk duo hailing from Scipio Center! They will play from 5 to 7. Food by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.  800-439-5271

Sept. 1st – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Rocker Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform in our main stage. Opening act by Carl Anderson.  8pm, $25/ticket.  315-253-6669




















Elderberry Pond Restaurant – lunch & dinner Wed-Sun.

Tom Thumb Restaurant

Reese’s Dairy Bar

Pumpkin Hill Bistro – lunch & dinner – Mon-Sat, closed Sundays

The Cascade Grill on Owasco Lake opening 5/25

Dorie’s, 238 Main St., Aurora – open Wed-Sun 11am-8pm