Skaneateles Vacation Travelers, business travelers, extended stay

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. 

Oct 5th – 28th – 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.   Visit web site or call for ticket prices, every Friday & Sat. in October.  800-879-4446

Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st – You Are Here!  Putting Auburn on the Map – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The answer to “Where are we?” can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what’s around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum’s collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years.  Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon – 5:00 pm .  315-253-8051

Oct. 28th – Jan. 6th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 32nd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  General admission $6, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.  315-255-1553

Oct. 24th – An Evening of Relaxation & Revitalization – Tuxill House, 5 Tuxill Sq., Auburn.,  Young Living Essential Oils with Kim Guzalak, Raindrop & Vibrational Consultations with Reni Fairman, refreshments & tours of Auburn’s only Guest House and Gallery Tuxill featuring local artist, Chris Baker. RSVP to  Free, 6-8:30pm., 315-252-0055

Oct. 24th & 25th – Andrew Harvey & Hans Christian – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Aclaimed author & speaker Andrew Harvey lectures on The Divine Feminine and Rumi Renaissance Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at 1pm.  Mr. Harvey is joined on Thursday night by musician Hans Christian for a musical/spoken word event, Rumi Symphony at 7pm. Fees for lectures, concert or package – call box office or visit web site, 315-253-6669


Oct 25th   – 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

Oct. 25th  – 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

Oct.  26th    – 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.    

Oct. 27th   – Niles Farmers Market – Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Rd,, Moravia.  Fresh produce, herbs, & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am – 3pm.  315-730-6278   

Oct. 26th – “Violets Hit the Road” – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  New York AVS Convention Show & Sale.  315-829-3679

Oct. 26th & 27th – Captain Jack’s Haunted Ship – 148 Perrine St., Auburn.  Admission: 1 canned good for the Calvery Food Pantry.  7-10pm.

Oct. 26th & 27th – Moonrise Kingdom – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Set in 1965, Moonrise Kingdom is a stylized coming of age film that delivers on its promise to bring the viewer of any age back to the intensity of just-entering-adolescence love. That alone makes this an extraordinary film. In addition, the music and imagery are beautifully orchestrated to delight the senses. The casting, characters, and acting are superb. It is rare to have a film that puts together this much talent and then taps it to the fullest. Throughout, the film is subtly hilarious. In trademark Anderson fashion, the lines are delivered in an almost deadpan way with all the characters completely oblivious to the irony and ridiculousness of the situation, dialog, and even their lives and themselves.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 10/19, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 10/20, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

Oct. 26th & 27th – It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  We proudly presents our Youth Theater production!  A HALLOWEEN SONG, DANCE, POEM & COMEDY CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES.  Tickets $5, 10/25, 7:00 pm, 10/27, 4:00 & 7:00 pm .  .  315-253-6669




Oct 26th – 31st – HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Seward House Museum presents the Haunted History walking tour! Costumed guides will lead groups by lantern light around the Seward gardens and through downtown streets to the places where tales of bravery, murder and intrigue originally took place. Learn about the supernatural manifestations that lurk beneath the peaceful facade of downtown Auburn! Advanced reservations suggested as tours are limited in size.  $10.00-adults $8.00-twelve and under  Tickets on sale beginning October 12th. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 252-1283 or online at  Tours start at 6:00 or 7:00 pm

Oct. 27th –  Fair Haven Annual Fantasy Fashion Witches Parade – Village Park, Main St., Fair Haven.  Throughout the day, there will be artisans and games in the park, apple dunking and corn throwing contests. Local authors will be on hand to sign books, and a DJ will play spooky tunes.  Parade starts at 1:00 pm.  Free.  315-947-5737

Oct. 27th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Auburn.  “Ronny and the Blue Notz” – This one is a doubleheader! 1st up is “Ronny and the Blue Notz” playing at Izzo’s from 2-5pm. Once they’re done, head over to the Apple Station for the “Rhythm Dogs” 5 – 9pm, free.  315-283-8095

Oct. 27th – Farm Dinner – Aurora Inn, 371 Main St., Aurora.  To begin our season of Epicurean Events, we offer a celebration of our partnership with farmer Rose Ryan of Harvest Home Organics. Our farm dinner is ideal for wine enthusiasts and locavores alike, and will highlight thoughtfully selected local wines perfectly suited to the bountiful, locally sourced harvest. All of the elements of the five course meal, featuring an additional reception wine and intermezzo, are sourced from New York state-including beets, potatoes, apples and fennel, and an array of local meats and cheeses.  Please call for reservations.  $75++/person  Reception – 6:30 pm, Dinner – 7:00 pm.  315-364-8888

Oct. 27th – Old Fashion Halloween – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  There will be face painting, coloring contests, apple art, apple sauce making, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, and other activities for the children. The 4-H members will demonstrate projects and display crafts.  All children are invited to wear their costume and participate in the Grand Parade that will take place at 3 P.M. The parade will wind through the museum and parents are encouraged to bring a camera and take pictures. Costumes will be judged and prizes will be awarded. The gift shop will be open for early Christmas shopping.  There will be refreshments, music, tours of the museum and fun for goblins of all ages. Lunch will be available for purchase.  Admission and parking is free. Donations accepted. No registration is required.  The Cayuga County 4-H will co-host this event.  315-252-7644

Oct. 27th – Quilts-Art=Quilts – Preview Reception & Awards – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Be the first to see our 32nd annual juried quilt show. Included with $6 general admission, free for Schweinfurth members and exhibiting quilters.  $6 general admission, free for Schweinfurth members and exhibiting quilters, 5-7pm.  315-255-1553



Oct. 27th – Klezmer Kings – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  Once again the Opera House will reverberate to the beat of the Klezmer Kings, Cayuga County’s premier klezmer band. Klezmorim, both local and imported, will perform the emotive tunes of love, joy and sadness, born in the folk traditions of Eastern European immigrants and reinterpreted in America by such as Bernstein, Gershwin and Copeland. Clap, dance or just tap your toes, but be sure to revel in the lively, lilting, or longing cadences. A benefit for the Morgan Opera House sponsored by Lifespan Therapies of King Ferry and Moravia.  $7/adults, $5/seniors, students & children, 315-364-5437

Oct. 28th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Walk-About Tour – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.   Join us for the 1st official day of the 32nd annual quilt show. Meet exhibiting quilters and enjoy a walk-about tour of the exhibit with Executive Director Donna Lamb and Executive Consultant Genie Barnes at 2pm. Included with $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters.  315-255-1553

Oct. 28th – Murder Mystery Dinner – E. B. Morgan House, 431 Main St., Aurora.  The Inns of Aurora will present an interactive murder mystery at the E.B. Morgan House. Guests are invited to don a persona (and a costume, if they so choose) and participate in solving a whodunit. Featuring a three-course paired dinner prepared by the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team and served on MacKenzie-Childs Chelsea Luster, the mystery will be solved over the course of the customary E.B. Morgan House wine and cheese reception and following dinner.  $75+++/person, $230+++/optional overnight accommodation, 5:30pm.  315-364-8888

Oct. 28th – Adams Foundation Piano Series – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn.  Soyeon Kate Lee – First prize winner of the prestigious 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition, Korean American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has already been hailed by The New York Times as a pianist with “a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style,” while The Washington Post has lauded her for her “stunning command of the keyboard.”  Admission $35/both concerts, $20/individual concert, 3pm.  315-253-3331

Oct. 28th – Music in the Barn – – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Auburn.  “Ronny and the Blue Notz” – This one is a doubleheader! 1st up is “Ronny and the Blue Notz” playing at Izzo’s from 2-5pm. Once they’re done, head over to the Apple Station for the “Rhythm Dogs” 5 – 9pm.  315-283-8095

Oct 28th – Quilts-Art=Quilts – Preview Reception & Awards – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.   Be the first to see our 32nd annual juried quilt show. Included with $6 general admission, free for Schweinfurth members and exhibiting quilters.  $6 general
admission, free for Schweinfurth members and exhibiting quilters, 5-7pm.  315-255-1553




Oct 28th – Sunday Music Series: The Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Trio – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Trio plays deep-grooving acoustic rock, mixing original songs with fresh takes on songs from the Beatles and Grateful Dead to Anna Nalick and Elvis Costello. Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, is joined by SAMMY winner Josh Dekaney (Grupo Pagan, Samba Laranja) on a one-of-a-kind multi-percussion kit and singer-songwriter Wendy Ramsay (the Unstoppables, the Hysterical Fits) on vocals, rhythm guitar, flute, and clarinet.  *Special guest Tim Burns, frontman for the popular roots-rock band Two Hour Delay, will perform his own songs with the JPR Trio as well as joining in on Rodgers’ originals.  $10/Regular admission, $9/APT Member, 4pm.  315-253-6669

Oct. 28th – Sunday Poetry Coffeehouse – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Join hosts Jim Pangborn and Charlie Itzin for an afternoon of poetry and sharing. Each time, we feature a well-published poet or fiction writer, plus open-mike opportunities for everyone who wishes to contribute. Our world-famous refreshments will, of course, be served, and donations are gratefully accepted to keep the program going strong.  Donations gratefully accepted, 3-5pm.  315-364-6143

Oct. 28th – The Great Halloween Party – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.   Costume contest, mummy wrap, halloween fund & games, bob for apples, pick a prize from the witches brew, face painting, and free goodie bag for all guests.  Admission $4.50, rental $2.00, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm.  315-252-8225

Oct. 28th – Pumpkin Hill’s Spooky Harvest Wine Dinner – Pumpkin Hill Bistro, 2051 State Route 90, Aurora.  Hors d’oeuvres begin at 4 pm followed by dinner at 5 pm.  Award winning wine-maker, Chris Stamp, of Lakewood Vineyard located on Seneca Lake has assisted us in creating Pumpkin Hill’s first three wines. Each of our wines will be featured along with two of his own.  Costumes encouraged but not required!  $65 per person  plus tax and gratuity.  315-364-7091

Oct. 28th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Quilter’s Brunch & Remarks – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Remarks by Prize Juror Terry Jarrard-Diamond. Brunch will be held at Springside Inn (6141 West Lake Road, Auburn, NY). Tickets $22. Call (315) 255-1553 for tickets by Oct 12.  Tickets $22, 10am-Noon.  315-255-1553

Oct. 28th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  “Dick Eldredge” – You name…he plays it. Come welcome back Dick Eldredge to Izzo’s White Barn Winery on October 28th 2-5pm.  315-283-8059

Oct. 28th – Ghost Dinner – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A Ghost Dinner with paranormal speakers and authors. Guests will learn about paranormal research over dinner. The event, now in its second year, is for all ages.  Admission $30, 315-252-8247.  315-252-8247



Oct. 28th – 2nd Annual Hallow-Read – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Join Literacy Volunteers for the 2nd Annual Hallow – Read on Sunday, October 28th from noon to 2:00 PM at the Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St. in Auburn.  The Hallow – Read combines reading activities, fun and treats for pre-school and elementary school kids. You will read with Captain Jack, fun with the Mad-Lib Scientist, collect treats and go home with a book!  This event is free and open to the public!  315-253-5241

Oct. 29th – Harry Potter-inspired All Hallows Feast – Wells Dining,170 Main St., Aurora.  Wells Dining, a branch of the Inns of Aurora, will present a Harry Potter-inspired All Hallows feast featuring an English-style buffet, life-sized skeleton Stromboli, potions bar, and a sweets trolley. The ghoulishly grand great hall opens its doors at 5:00 p.m. for photos, and the feast is served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a costume contest at 6:30. Special menu items include butterbeer and pumpkin juice at the Leaky Cauldron. It’s family-friendly and fun-the lights are dimmed, the candles are lit, and the music’s playing. The feast’s conclusion will be followed by a Harry Potter trivia night in the adjacent Express Café, which will be offering special, hand-crafted Halloween treats and drinks.  $8/adults, $6.40 children 6-12, free 5 & under.  315-364-3376

Oct. 30th & Nov. 6th  – 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.  Every Tuesday.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  315-253-6669

Oct. 31st – Halloween Party with Stevie Tombstone plus Honky Tonk Hindooz – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  What better way than to spend your Halloween night than with Stevie Tombstone (yes… Tombstone) plus the Honky Tonk Hindooz. This will be a party you won’t want to miss. Come in costume and check out all the fun surprises we have in store.  315-252-8463

Nov. 2nd – First Friday Events – Participating attractions and businesses around downtown Auburn.                                                                                                                         Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Visit the current exhibition and enjoy light refreshments. Sponsored by Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission and Columbian Foundation, Inc. Quilting Demonstration with Barbara Feinstein, Director’s Tour of Quilts=Art=Quilts (6pm), entertainment and exhibition by Seneca Cayuga ARC F.A.M.E Arts Program.                                                                                                                                 Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. – Photography Opening Reception – THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEE HERMAN and BOB BROWER.  Music provided by The APT House Band, Mark Angier, Scott Anderson and guests. Wine/Beer bar for those with proper I.D.  Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour the new exhibit: You are Here! Putting Auburn on the Map, Maps and Map Making. Refreshments will be served.                                       Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – The Seward House Museum will feature a multimedia presentation for the movie Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is based on the book Team of Rivals by noted presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin has taped a special message for the Seward House Museum which will also be featured. Additional interviews of Goodwin, Spielberg and other actors featured in the movie will be presented. Enjoy free tours and refreshments as Seward House Museum prepares for the upcoming visit by Doris Kearns Goodwin and the much anticipated opening of the movie Lincoln!


Nov. 2nd & 3rd – “In a Dream” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In the vibrant, bohemian neighborhood of South Philadelphia, 50,000-square feet of concrete are covered with tile and mirrors-mosaics that were created by Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist. The murals chronicle his love for his wife, Julia, and subtly hint at the darker corners of an extraordinary imagination.  Where Isaiah is obsessive and narcissistic-a former Peace Corps volunteer who has become an icon in South Philly’s art community-Julia is gracious and warm. For decades, their opposing natures complemented one another perfectly. But suddenly the family is torn apart at the seams: A few hours before picking up his oldest son from a rehabilitation center, Isaiah declares to the camera, “As people get older they have less and less passion.” He then confesses to an affair with his assistant, is kicked out of the house, and spirals into a debilitating, suicidal depression. A fascinating portrait of love and betrayal, family bonds, and the intimacy of dysfunction.  The film features music by The Books, Explosions in the Sky, Efterklang, Bibio, Colleen & an original score by Kelli Scarr.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/2, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/3, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

Nov. 2nd – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Director’s Tour & Demo – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy a second opportunity to tour the 32nd annual quilt show with Executive Director Donna Lamb at 6pm. Free and open to the  315-255-1553

Nov. 2nd – Friday Night At The Movies: The Fantastic Mr. Fox – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Based on the beloved, best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest.  Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson provide additional voices.  Tickets $5, 8pm.  315-253-6669

Nov. 3rd – Comedian Jon Fisch – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  This year Jon was featured on Celebrity Apprentice and in Maxim Magazine. He is the host of the widely popular podcast, In the Tank, and he recently made his late night television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman.A prolific monologist with universal appeal, Jon focuses on the idiosyncrasies of city living. Shortly after moving to NYC from his native Boston, he was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. Tickets $12, APT members $10.80, 8pm.  315-253-6669

Nov. 3rd – Wetland Wildlife – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a fall hike out to the rookery and look at the autumn wetland. The leaves off the trees provide a different perspective of the wetland. Who is using it now that the herons have headed south, are the osprey and eagles of summer still there or migrating wood ducks and other waterfowl? Come out and discover what fascinating things are taking place at the beaver wetland this autumn.  Free, 1pm.  315-947-6143

Nov. 3rd & 4th – Chocolate, Cheese & Chambourcin – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Taste different chocolates and cheeses with our estate Chambourcin, a dry, dark, delicious red.  The Chambourcin grape is a French-American hybrid.  Free, noon-5pm.  315-730-4619

Nov. 4th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Nick Hrynyk, a local Auburn pianist, will offer the music of Brahms, Liszt, Beethoven and more. Classmate Lourdes Cossich, who hails from Guatemala, will perform vocal selections during the concert. Nick recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. Lourdes has performed internationally. Both are fourth year students at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.  Tickets $10, 2pm.  315-252-0339

Nov. 4th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Trunk Show – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Trunk Show with Kitsie Demeree & Barbara Ackley.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters, 2pm.  315-255-1553