The Finger Lakes Region in October

October is a fantastic time to be in the Finger Lakes region. Fall has arrived in full force and there is a crisp, Finger Lakes Luxury Rentalsfreshness to the air that is invigorating. The scenic beauty is so abundant in this area that many people enjoy taking a drive just to enjoy the natural sites. This is an ideal time of year to take advantage of Skaneateles luxury rentals just so you can observe the splendor of seeing the bright orange, red and yellow colors on local trees. Seeing the eruption of fall colors and celebrating the season is something that is always done best in person.

The Finger Lakes area in October is a time of year to discover local culture, food and wine in a refreshingly down to earth way. Central New York State has a thriving agriculture and fall is the time of year to celebrate the apple harvest. Several local communities hold apple themed festivals featuring the best of the crop. October is also time for fall festivals that feature food, music and loads of fun. This being wine country, there is always a wine tasting event that allows visitors to sample excellent vintages.

For a completely unique experience, go on a tour of local art studies to get a glimpse of how artists create their amazing work. This is a rare opportunity to meet an artist up close and personal and see how a piece of artwork comes to life. Another form of art that thrives in this region is the theatre. During your stay, check out the local theatre productions to see excellent Broadway shows and more.

Fall Festival in Skaneateles:

The beautiful village of Skaneateles holds its annual fall festival. Some of the highlights are riding in an authentic horse drawn carriage, and making a scarecrow in Clift Park. The entire village is decorated for this special event. Reserve your Finger Lakes vacation rental and then Stroll the local galleries and shops and enjoy food and wine near scenic Skaneateles Lake.

Charades: Acting Out On The Hangar Stage:

The celebrated Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY is holding a special fundraising event that is loads of fun for both audience and performers. Local personalities compete head-on with Broadway performers in a hilarious charades competition. Each team must get the correct answer to improvised clues acted out by a team member. This is lighthearted entertainment at its best. A Skaneateles vacation rental is just a short stay away from this fun Finger Lakes attraction.

Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival:

Each year, Ithaca, NY celebrates a bountiful harvest of fresh, delicious apples with this wonderful seasonal event. Over 100 local vendors offer fresh-picked apples, apple baked goods, apple cider and a wide variety of tasty treats. There is live entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, games, rides and more.

Newark Valley: Annual Apple Festival:

Newark Valley has an old-fashioned apple festival that features farm fresh apples, all sorts of apple treats, delicious food, horse and wagon rides, handmade crafts and more. A special treat is watching demonstrations of authentic blacksmithing, cider pressing, hearth cooking, candle and soap making and spinning and weaving the way it was 200 years ago.

Downtown Ithaca Oktoberfest:

Kilpatrick’s Publick House, a popular pub and restaurant in downtown Ithaca, NY, plays host the this very special Oktoberfest event. Enjoy tasting a variety of amazing locally brewed beers, great wines and delicious food while listening to live musical entertainment. Attendees must be at least 21 to purchase tickets for beer and wine.

Syracuse University Football:

Don’t forget about the Syracuse Orangemen football team, this year they have switched to the ACC conference so new and seasoned fans alike now have a chance to see them play in their new conference. Several of our Skaneateles rentals are located within easy driving distance of Syracuse, so what better way to spend a weekend “tailgating” and then coming home to one of our Finger Lakes luxury rentals.



Fall is a Good Time to Visit a Finger Lakes Region Farmer’s Market

People that visit the Finger Lakes region are often surprised to learn that this area is blessed with an abundance of naturally grown fruits and vegetables. During the late summer and early fall, people plan trips to the Finger Skaneateles NY Vacation RentalsLakes region just to enjoy the wide variety of produce the region has to offer.  Everyone should spend some time at the local farmers markets and sample some of the fresh apples, grapes, corn, tomatoes, squash and other seasonal fall produce that is grown here by local farmers. Fresh off the farm food has a superior look and taste than the same items found at supermarkets.

A great way to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery while tasting the amazing wholesome foods found at the farmers market is to spend some time relaxing in the area. Get started by finding comfortable Fingerlakes lodging accommodations for a few days or longer. Living in a setting that has a real kitchen and dining area is a perfect way to indulge in all of the wonderful fresh food, baked goods, apple cider and more.

If you have children, the farmers market is a welcome escape from the normal processed items that line the supermarket shelves. It is common for kids to grab for the sugary treats that tempt them on every grocery store aisle. However, a funny thing happens when you bring a child to the farmers market. They are often thrilled to discover how amazingly good fresh food can taste. At the market you’ll find crisp, sweet, delicious apples and baked apple treats that are superior to any manufactured sweet. Kids also get a chance to learn exactly where their food comes from.

Here are some great reasons to visit a Finger Lakes farmers market:

Fresh Produce Direct from Farmers:

A big reason why people love going to the farmers market is to have an opportunity to purchase fresh food that doesn’t have any artificial additives or preservatives. The food at the market is planted, grown and harvested by local farmers. These farmers put a lot of heart and soul into growing their crops and making it available to people from all over. Once you taste farm fresh items packed with wholesome goodness it will be hard to accept any alternative.

Save Money:

Buying fresh from the farmers market often provides more cost savings than purchasing from larger stores. Supermarkets have to factor in additional costs such as transportation and storage. At the farmers market you can buy seasonal foods for less and enjoy it at your leisure.

Enjoyable Experience:

Strolling through the farmers market is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. There is no need to feel rushed or stressed as you meander along looking at all sorts of goodies. The sellers are great people to meet and chat with. You may just learn a few things about life on the farm as well.

Here are just a few of the  Finger Lakes farmers markets:

Auburn Farmers Market

Canandaigua Farmers Market

Corning Farmers Market

Ithaca Farmers Market

To find out about these and other Finger Lakes attractions, visit our Fingerlakes Luxury Rentals website and then talk to our staff to schedule a luxury vacation stay in one of our Finger Lakes luxury vacation homes.


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