October is a fantastic time to be in the Finger Lakes region. Fall has arrived in full force and there is a crisp, freshness 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.