Autumn is officially here and with it exciting, fun and even scary events are slated for the Finger Lakes area. Finger Lakes luxury rentals has vacancies in some of our beautiful properties that will provide you with all the comforts of home during your stay in Skaneateles and the area.
What excites you most about Autumn? The crisp, cool air? The colors of fall? The total enjoyment of this beautiful season? After a splendid summer, Autumn feels like a gift of color and joy as we head into the holiday season.
October Events to Entice You
October is a fun month in the Finger Lakes. There are numerous events that will thrill, chill, and excite you. History, music, theater, dining, wine and Halloween all conspire to get your heart racing and thrill your inner child. There is nothing like the season we have entered into and it’s your time to enjoy it all.
This month you can enjoy some historical cemetery walks with professional narrators. You can visit some of the local wineries and enjoy their fall tastings. Theater continues to bring offerings that will knock your socks off with talent.
Let’s take a look at the possibilities!
October 14th, 2016 – October 15th, 2016
Ever wondered who is buried at Washington Street Cemetery? Join the Geneva Historical Society and the Founders Square Neighborhood Association for guided tours of the cemetery on October 14 and October 15. As participants are led through the cemetery, they will hear stories about Geneva’s past.
Tours are on Friday, October 14 at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm and Saturday, October 15 at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. The tours take place in the Washington Street Cemetery. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and be prepared to walk 4/10ths of a mile. Reservations are strongly encouraged for all tours as space is limited.
Tickets are $ 5 per person and $15 for a group (two adults with children). Refreshments will also be available. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151.
October 15th, 2016
Create a woods community with friends new and old as we step into new challenges and possibilities in the forest. Explore how to master the fundamentals of finding food, shelter and fire. Delve into your crafting skills and play the epic games that never end. Foster a deep connection with your peers and mentors—as we all support each other on a journey of discovery, problem solving, leadership and self-reliance.
Some projects we may explore include: Delving into to the creation of fire, Weaving baskets around the fire, Expand your mind through archery, Focused carving projects and coal burning, Nature connection and awareness skills, Creating delicious meals through primitive cooking techniques and wild edibles.
Our teen experiences offer an incredible opportunity live the core practices of wilderness skills with excellent mentors. Our process and small group size ensures an inclusive and supportive group culture from day one. Each meeting will offer new challenges & experiences and we encourage all participants to join us for the optional overnight at Arnot Forest on December 10.
October 21st, 2016
$7/person. We encourage you to buy your ticket ahead of time, but tickets will also be sold at the door. See the link to purchase your ticket.
Join us this autumn evening as we welcome and showcase the work of 5 women who have written books based on their love for the Finger Lakes region. Our featured guest is Kristan Higgins, a NY Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and international best-selling author, who publishes a series of novels that are based out of the Finger Lakes, and even did research here at Fulkerson Winery! She will be accompanied by Mary Pat Hyland, Laurie Gifford Adams, Roz Murphy, and Katie O’Boyle, 4 local woman who have and continue to write books that are inspired by the Finger Lakes.
There will be wine and light fare to enjoy. In light of many of these works containing rescue dogs as characters, will be having a silent auction throughout the event to benefit the Yates County Humane Society. We also encourage you to bring an item to donate on the shelter’s wish list. Visit http://www.yateshumane.org/wishlist.html
October 29th, 2016 – October 30th, 2016
Climb into your Halloween costume and collect for treats from the townspeople in the safety of the historic village. Warm yourself by the campfire, listen to spooky stories and enjoy more family-fun activities on a colorful autumn afternoon. $7 for trick-or-treaters; FREE for accompanying adults
October 29th, 2016
It’s our 14th Annual Hallo-Wine Spooktacular, and this year’s costume theme is ROCKSTARS: “PASSED” & PRESENT! Music by Elephant Sound. Treats by Crystal Lake Café. First glass of wine free with admission. So make your reservations and start getting those costumes ready for our LIVE costume contest with 3 categories: BEST FEMALE ROCKSTAR, BEST MALE ROCKSTAR and BEST GROUP ROCKSTAR! And the winner in each category goes home with a gift basket filled with Americana goodies! ADMISSION: OVER 21 ONLY $15 General Public Industry & Patriots Club Members $10 Advance Tickets and RSVP at Winery: 607-387-6801
Finger Lakes Luxury Rentals
Finger Lakes vacation rentals can bring you a beautiful, relaxing and fun-filled October weekend when you stay with us. Skaneateles luxury rentals are just the place you need to relax, unwind, and enjoy this beautiful area. Our homes all provide you everything you need, along with the space and comforts you desire.
Visiting Skaneateles in the fall and exploring the Finger Lakes region has got to be one of the must-do things on your list. Take a fall weekend getaway to Skaneateles and find out how you can have the best of both worlds – vacationing here and staying in a luxury rental that will suit your needs.
Contact us today to make your reservations! We are ready to welcome you to your home away from home. Enjoy the month of October and we look forward to meeting you or welcoming you back!