Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn

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. 

May 3rd – Oct. 27th – They Stood Up, Civil and Human Rights in the Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Examines various civil and human rights movements in the region, ranging from abolition to bullying in today’s society.  Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm.  315-253-8051

Oct. 4th – Oct. 27th  – 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.  Every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm – Midnight.  800-879-4446

Oct. 27th – Jan. 5th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schwenfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 33rd 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. Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.  Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.  General Admission $6.  Art Center Members & Children under 12, free.  315-255-1553

Oct 11th – 26th – HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Seward House Museum presents the Haunted History walking tour! Take a walk up and down the historic South St, and learn the grisly supernatural tales permeating local history and legend. Reservations required, please call 315-252-1283 for more information.  Fridays and Saturdays – tours start at 6:00 or 7:00 pm.  315-252-1283

Oct. 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th – Captain Jack’s Haunted Ship – 148 Perrine St., Auburn.  Stop by and have some spooky fun at Captain Jack’s haunted ship. Canned goods donated to benefit the Calvary food pantry.

Oct. 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th – Nightmare on Anna St. – 3 Anna St., Auburn.  All proceeds donated to Chapel House, S.P.C.A. and St. Alphonsus food pantry. Any donations accepted, sponsored by Auburn Party Rental.

Oct. 18th & 19th – “The Big Year” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Cayuga County Office of Tourism launches their new ‘For the Birds’ guide to bird watching in Cayuga County with showings of “The Big Year,” the story of three fanatical bird-watchers (Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, Jack Black) and how they spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S. The first twenty-five attendees each night will receive FREE “For the Birds” hats compliments of the Tourism Office and coupons from Cedar Craft Wildbird Center.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 8pm.        315-253-6669

Oct. 19th – Fall Celebration and Pig Roast – Fargo Bar and Grill, 381 Main St., Aurora.  The afternoon will feature house-roasted pork, along with craft beer provided by Butternuts Beer & Ale of Garratsville, New York. Beer choices will include favorites such as Moo Thunder Stout and Porkslap Pale Ale. Activities such as apple bobbing and pumpkin carving will be hosted throughout the day. Families of all ages are invited; the event is $20 per person, and $10 for children 12 years old and younger. Plates will include pork, as well as two sides, one beer or soda, and access to all games and activities.  $20/person, $10/children 12 & under, 1-6pm.  315-364-8006

Oct. 19th – Fall Fun for Kids at Dickman Farms – Dickman Farms, 13 Archie St., Auburn.  11:00am – Wicked Witches Hat Decorating Workshop – Ribbons, glitz and more… will have the wickedest good time conjuring your own
spellbinding witch’s hat to wear on Halloween, or anytime! Create a witch’s hat topper that can also be used to dress up pumpkins, centerpieces and more! All supplies included. Cost: $35 Pre-registration required.
Visit the Garden Center or call us 315-253-3030 Ext. 1.  Payment due at registration. Cash, Checks, MC, Visa, & Discover accepted. Registrations must be received at least 5 days prior to workshop date. Workshop registration is based on first come, first serve basis, non-transferable, and non-refundable.                                                                                                                   1:00pm – Kids’ Pumpkin Painting Party – Join us for the perfect pumpkin painting party! Get in on the action as kids design and paint their own pumpkin masterpiece. Pumpkin & paint provided. Ages 5 & up Cost: $8.00 Pre-registration required.
Visit the Garden Center or call us 315-253-3030 Ext. 1.  Payment due at registration. Cash, Checks, MC, Visa, & Discover accepted. Registrations must be received at least 5 days prior to workshop date. Workshop registration is based on first come, first serve basis, non-transferable, and non-refundable.                                                                                                                3:00pm – Kids Club: Catching Fall color with leaves! – Create fun fall patterns with big colorful leaves. Turn your awesome design into a placemat and take it home. Just give us a call and let us know you’ll meet us in the garden. 315-253-3030 Ext. 1. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 5-11. Free.

Oct. 19th – Comedian: Jeff Dye – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Jeff is an extremely talented comedian/actor/host who has hosted 2 series for MTV – “Numbnuts” and their newest series, “Money from Strangers”. Jeff did so well at the TBS COMEDY FESTIVAL in Chicagoand COMEDY CENTRAL’S “Live at Gotham” that he got his very own half-hour comedy special titled “Comedy Central Presents Jeff Dye” that aired last year. Jeff gained national attention when he was a finalist on NBC’s Emmy nominated series ‘Last Comic Standing” and then performed in a 50 city tour with the other top vote getters. He previously won the Giggles 10th Annual Laff-Off in his native Seattle, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.  Tickets $15, APT Members $13.50, 8pm.        315-253-6669

Oct. 19th – “What Would Harriet Do?” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Program with Hospice and Absolute Dance Company recognizing Tubman’s humanitarian work with the sick and aged. Special Harriet Tubman “Ribbons of Hope” performance by ADC. Afternoon and Evening performance times 2 & 7pm. 

Oct. 19th & 20th – Community Halloween Costume Sale at Willard Memorial Chapel – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  The Community Preservation Committee is hosting its annual Halloween costume sale! Young families have the chance to purchase quality, gently used Halloween costumes at a deeply discounted price. Costs vary depending on the type of costume, but none will be over $10.  To make this a success for the families and for the Willard Chapel’s fund-raising goals, we need your help! Please bring your retired, gently used, clean costumes to one of four locations – Willard Chapel, Sacred Heart Church, Cayuga Community College, and the YMCA – and ask for our donation box.  Please spread the word; and thank you for your help!  Cost $10 and below, 10/19, 10 am-2 pm, 10/20, 1 pm-4 pm.  315-252-0339

Oct. 19th – 31st – It’s The Great Pumpkin – Halloween Event – Bass Pro Shop, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  Photos: FREE 4×6 photo with the Peanuts characters in a pumpkin patch – Weeknights: 5-8pm, Weekends: 12-5pm, Crafts: Weeknights – 6-7pm, Weekends – 1-5pm, Trick or Treating: Weeknights 6-7pm, Costume Parade: Saturdays only 4-5pm (ages 12 and under) Winner gets a $10 gift card!  Scavenger Hunt: Sundays only 2-3pm.  315-258-2700

Oct. 21st & 22nd – Annual Fall Aurora Inn Fashion Show and Luncheon – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Auburn.  Reservations may be made starting September 1, 2013
Please call 315-364-8027.  315-364-8027

Oct. 22nd – All About Owls – Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St., Auburn.  Learn amazing facts about owls, the science of owls and their role in legends.  A traveling program from Baltimore Woods Nature Center, in Marcellus, NY. Designed for adults and teans. Please register to attend.  7pm, free.  315-252-2571

Oct. 22nd  & 29th  – 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.  Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.        315-253-6669

Oct. 23rd – David Garibaldi – Rock and Roll Paint Event – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Artists transform an empty canvas into a work of art through their skill, experience, inspiration and senses. David Garibaldi’s life and transition into a world-renowned performance painter is no different.  The culture and color of graffiti art served as an early inspiration for Garibaldi. Born in Los Angles, he later moved as a youth to South Sacramento. It was here that he learned to enjoy the use of his hands and body through art on “larger and somewhat illegal canvases” by painting graffiti as an angst teen. Graffiti artist and high school dropout, he was living day-by-day. The only constants in his life were music and art. $12/adults, $8/children 12 and under, 7:30pm.        315-253-6669

Oct. 25th – Final Friday – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Live Band, cash bar.  6-10 pm, $5/at the door.  315-253-8051

Oct. 25th & 26th & 31st – One October Midnight – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Music by Brian and Erin Schey, Book and lyrics By Thom Bishop                                                                                                    A new musical play based on the grotesque, horrific and heart wrenching tales of Edgar Allan Poe. These timeless stories play out night after night, age after age in haunted Baltimore where Poe’s conflicted spirit still toils in the shadows. Musically inspired by the romantic era nocturnes and preludes of Chopin and Rachmaninoff, this series of gothic vignettes explore the dark elements of the writer’s vision as he uncovers and confronts the forces of his own imagination.  $10/admission, $9/APT members, 8pm.        315-253-6669

Oct. 26th – All-Hallows Eve Celebration – Village Park, Main St., Fair Haven.                             11:00-Noon Vendors available, music by DJ Bob Riggio 11:45 Form up for the parade at Fancher and Main
12:00 Parade starts
12:00-2:00 Children’s games
12:00-4:00 Shop the booths in the park, Hamburgers and hot dogs by the American Legion, Antique Appraisals.  315-947-5737

Oct. 26th – Old Fashion Halloween – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  The Museum and Ed center staff and volunteers along with the Cayuga County Cooperative extension and 4-H will sponsor an Old Fashion Halloween. There will be face painting, coloring contests, apple art, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, applesauce making and other activities for the children. Lunch will be available for purchase and there will be free refreshments. Free, noon-3:30pm.  315-252-7644                                                     Horse and wagon rides from 11:30 A.M. till 3:30 P.M.                                                                 All children 12 and under are invited to Trick or Treat throughout the museum from 2 P.M. till 3 P.M.                                                                                                                                                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.
Admission and parking is free. Donations accepted. No registration is required.
Bring the little goblin, witch, pirate, Sponge Bob, Bob The Builder or Pac Man to the museum for an afternoon of old fashion fun and entertainment.

Oct. 26th – Murder Mystery Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  At this interactive murder mystery party, guests are invited to don a persona (and a costume, if they so choose) and participate in solving a dramatic and fun whodunit. Featuring a three-course paired dinner prepared by the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team, the mystery will be solved over the course of the customary E.B. Morgan House wine and cheese reception and following dinner. Please call us at 315-364-8888 to place your reservation-availability is extremely limited.  $380/couple includes dinner and lodging.  Check in at 3pm.  315-364-8888



Oct. 27th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Did you enjoy the film “Lincoln”? If so, join us to hear Jeff Stockham, who performed in the film. He and the Excelsior Cornet Band will perform at the Willard Memorial Chapel on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2 PM.  In tribute to abolitionist Harriet Tubman, this concert will feature original Civil War era band instruments playing music of the Civil War and Songs of Emancipation. The Excelsior Cornet Band is New York State’s only authentic Civil War brass band. Its bandleader, Mr. Stockham, recently performed in Stephen Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.” There will be a display of civil war musical instruments and musical artifacts.  Tickets for this concert are $10 per person and are available at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, N.Y. or by calling 315-252-0339. This concert is hosted by and is a benefit for the Community Preservation Committee and Willard Memorial Chapel.  315-252-0339



Farmers’ Markets

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays – June  thru Oct. – Auburn Farmers’ Co-op Market Inc. – Parking Lot Across From Curleys Restaurant, 96 State St., Auburn.  Offering a wide selection of fresh veggies, fruits, baked goods, eggs, honey, herbs, spices, hanging flower baskets, bedding plants, herb plants and more. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons. We have select vendors accepting visa/mc/discover credit/debit cards.  7am-2pm.  315-396-8871

Thursdays – June thru October – 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.  10am-5pm.  315-497-8375.

Fridays – June thru October – Strawberry Fields Farmers’ Market – Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm, Route 20, Skaneateles.    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. 3pm-6pm.   315-751-5657

Fridays – May thru October – Community Farm and Crafter’s Market – DIRT Motorsport Hall of Fame & Classic Car Museum, 1 Speedway Dr., Weedsport.  Farm produce, local crafters, wine tasting, food, and much more.  3-8pm.  315-209-7880

Saturdays – May thru October – Niles Farmers’ Market – Municipal Town Hall Parking Lot, 5923 New Hope Rd., Moravia.  Fresh produce & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am-3pm.  315-730-6278

Saturdays  – June to October – Union Springs Farmers’ Market – Route 90, Astoria Park, Union Springs. Produce, herbs, flowers, meat, and baked goods.  8:30am – 12:30pm.  315-730-2711 

Barbara Murdoch
Administrative & Project Coordinator
Cayuga County Office of Tourism