Westminster Church and Nursery School are hosting The Band Anastazja for a family-friendly concert

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.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

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.  www.auburndoubledays.com  315-255-2489

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. 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.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897 

Aug. 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.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

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.  www.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

Aug. 29th & Sept. 5  – 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.  www.localharvest.org/pbmrc-farmers-market-M16939                  315-776-9543

Aug. 30th     – 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.   www.localharvest.org/farmers-co-op-market-of-cayuga-county-M2760  315-678-1622

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

Aug. 30th & Sept. 6  – 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.  www.localharvest.org  315-497-8375

Aug. 31st & Sept. 7 – 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  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com  315-751-5657.

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.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271 




Aug 31st & Sept. 1 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Lasse Hallström’s breezy adaptation of Paul Torday’s satiric novel, Salmon Fishing in Yemen, features dedicated anglers and arid Middle Eastern vistas, but it’s a screwball comedy at heart (with Morocco standing in for Yemen). Bridget (Kristin Scott Thomas), the prime minister’s steamroller of a press secretary, sets the story in motion when she reads about a fabulously wealthy sheik (Amr Waked) who longs to bring fly-fishing to the desert. She believes that cooperation with his country would be good for Britain’s image, while the sheik has more altruistic goals in mind.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 8/31, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/1, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

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.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

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

Sept. 1st – The Band Anastazja – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn.  Westminster Church and Nursery School are hosting The Band Anastazja for a family-friendly concert on Saturday, September 1 at 7pm in the church sanctuary. The family band performs bluegrass, folk, gospel and Americana. The concert is free, but a free will offering will be collected for the band. You won’t want to miss this lively performance!  Free, 7pm.  www.westminsterauburn.org  315-253-3331 

Sept. 1st – Oct. 14th – Fall Exhibitions 2012 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.

 Celebrating the Ordinary: A Photojournalist’s Tribute to Norman Rockwell’s America is a collection of eighty-five black and white photographs by Kevin Rivoli. Rivoli is a self-taught photographer who resides in Auburn, N.Y. Rivoli has been telling news stories through photographs since 1988, when he was hired as a staff photographer at The Citizen in Auburn. Now a full-time freelancer, Rivoli’s client list includes the Associated Press, The New York Times, and USA Today, among others.

Shared Space: Photographs by Joe Librandi-Cowan is an exhibition of ten color and black and white portraits of subjects in their environments. The artist uses a 4×5 camera to capture the mental and physical space of his subjects. The exhibition includes selections from Librandi-Cowan’s recent Workers series that depict employees in their work environment. Librandi-Cowan is a resident of Auburn and recently graduated from Onondaga Community College. $6/adult, members & children 12 & under free, Tue-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1 – 5pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Sept. 1st & 8th   – 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

Sept. 2nd – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Enjoy the music of Bob Piorun and the Swing Kats in a cozy setting. Don’t forget to check out the wine!  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com/events/  315-283-8095

Sept. 2nd – Stars & Stripes Labor Day Classic 100 – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Ave. Rd., Elbridge.  Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks, and DIRT car Sportsman Series.  Visit web site for ticket prices, 7:30 pm.  www.rollingwheelsraceway.com  315-834-6606

Sept. 7th – Book Lovers Ball – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  The Aurora Free Library will host its 8th Book Lovers’ Ball on Friday, September 7. Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner overlooking Cayuga Lake at 7:00 pm, and dancing to The Destination from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Local author and Abraham Lincoln expert Jason Emerson will be the guest speaker.  $75/ticket, 6:00 pm.  www.aurorafreelibrary.org  315-406-0791

      Sept. 7th – First Friday Even ts:                                                                                                            Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  – Enjoy the Opening Reception of Celebrating the Ordinary: A Photojournalist’s Tribute to Norman Rockwell’s America by Kevin Rivoli and Shared Space: Photographs by Joe Librandi-Cowan. Refreshments will be served.   Free. 5-8pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553                                                                                                      Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Enjoy a late summer evening at the Seward House Museum featuring the photography of Jacci Conderacci, live music by A Cast of Thousands and the introduction of the new Seward House Museum Guidebook. The guide book has been produced thanks to a generous grant from the John Ben Snow Foundation and includes over 80 full color photographs published by Trillium Graphics.  Free, 5-8pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Sept. 7th & 8th – The Five-Year Engagement – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Planning a wedding is no easy task, and finding the perfect moment for the big occasion is nothing short of impossible, but Violet (Emily Blunt) and Tom (Jason Segel) have no idea of the challenges ahead of them when they decide to get married. This slapstick comedy plays like the art of awkward: Violet, Tom, their friends, and families all have huge propensities for saying and doing the absolutely worst, most awkward thing in any given situation. From a bungled marriage proposal to a multimedia presentation about Tom’s ex-girlfriends at the couple’s engagement party, and an inappropriate hookup between Violet’s sister Susie (Alison Brie) and Tom’s good friend Alex (Chris Pratt), the impending nuptials promise nothing but trouble for everyone but viewers in the mood to laugh.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 9/7, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/8, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Sept. 8th – Fall Arts Fest – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for this FREE event – live radio remote broadcast by Lite 97.3 in the morning, and live music in the afternoon. Local artists and craftspeople will have their wares on display for purchase – start your Christmas shopping early with local products.  Free, 10am-5pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  800-684-5217




Sept. 8th – Stand-Up Comic Rachel Feinstein – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.     Rachel Feinstein grew up outside Washington DC in the ruthless streets of Bethesda, Maryland. She maintained a healthy, robust D- average in school, while still finding time to mock and imitate her loved ones. Rachel moved to New York city at age 17 to start her career as an actress and slowly developed her character driven stand up act which her mom refers to as her “Talent Show.”  Rachel’ s Comedy Central Presents stand up special is now airing. She was also a finalist on Season 7’s “Last Comic Standing” and was featured on Russell Simmons, “Live at the El Ray”, TBS’s “Just for Laughs” series and “Comics Unleashed.” Rachel has written for “The Onion” and has voiced various characters on Adult Swim’s “Venture Brothers”, the animated Comedy Central web series, “Samurai Love God” and Spike TV’s “Battle Pope.” She has also been seen on E! And CNN’s “Not Just Another Cable News Show. International spots include “Montreal Comedy Festival”, Scotland’s “Glasgow Comedy Festival”, a TV show in Amsterdam that Rachel can’t remember the name of and a U.S. Military tour in Korea.  Tickets $12, 8pm.    .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Sept. 8th & 9th – TomatoFest – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., AuburnThe event will feature craft and commercial vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, rides, nonprofit booths, a farmers market, a pasta dinner and more.  Free Centro shuttle bus from the Auburn High School parking lot to the main gate.  To benefit the Cayuga County Food Pantries.  Parking $2.  $3/adults, $1/children, child under 12 free with canned good, 11am-6pm.  www.cnytomatofest.org  315-406-6036

Sept. 9th – CNYMRA District 3/WNY Racing/Upstate MX-AMA – Frozen Ocean Motorsports Complex, 4415 Vanderstouw Rd., Auburn.  Sanctioned event.  $10/admission, visit web site or call for entry fees, 10am – dusk.  www.frozen-ocean.com  315-784-5466

Sept. 9th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  RIA CARLO PIANO CONCERT – Award winning concert pianist, Ria Carlo is both a scientist and concert pianist. She was educated at Harvard, Princeton, and University of Cambridge, worked for the Hubble Space Telescope team and NASA, and currently works in Space Science. Ria has won various piano competitions including the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, has performed around the world from Rome to Carnegie Hall, has appeared on Good Morning America, and has been profiled as a pianist in a variety of publications such as Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine. Her latest classical piano release, Solace, has been featured on 23 major classical radio stations throughout the US and Canada, and her next CD, Beautiful Baroque, is scheduled for release in fall 2012.  Tickets $10, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Sept. 9th – Wine and Swine – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Our biggest event of the year is coming up on September 9th.  A giant pig roast with live entertainment. It’s sure to be a good time with fine wine and tasty swine. Free, 5pm-9pm .  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com       315-283-8095




Sept. 9th – Ole Threads & Country Crafts Day – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  The day features basket weavers, crochet & embroiders, darning, caning, loom weaving and more.  Over 20 exhibitors will be present demonstrating their age old crafts, answering questions, selling their wares.  There will be activities for the kids & special entertainment.  The herb garden will have a program on herbs and their uses.   Admission & parking is free and donations are always appreciated.  Lunch will be available for a minimal charge.   11-4pm.  www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644