Finger Lakes Signature Events

Throughout the year in and around Canandaigua there is a plethora of unique events that locals and, out – of – towners alike make sure to celebrate. I have listed some favorites for you to peruse below. You can also go to

ROC/FLX Craft Beverage Trail
Supports and promotes the craft beverage industry which is a major contributor to the NY economy.  They also list yearly events, and If craft beverage is your passion this year, you may want to purchase the ROC/FLX passport and enjoy the savings.

Naples Grape Festival
Since 1961, the grape festival is held every September to celebrate the areas grape harvest, talented artisans, wine makers, local and regional music and cuisine. Bake a pie for the World’s Greatest Grape Pie Contest or enjoy a zip line adventure, you will find everything  “grape” that our  Napa Valley has to offer..

Purple Painted Lady Festival Mid-September
Chalk paint, and fun, crafting and fun, music and fun, food and fun!  This festival is organized and has it all! Even your entrance fee is donated to a local charity. This is a big event, bring water and energy, you may want to consider going 2 days so you have plenty of time to enjoy the full venue 

Arts at the Gardens
A juried art show of fine arts and crafts on the grounds of historic Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Admission includes the gardens, mansion, and the Finger Lakes Wine Center. Located just a 10 min walk from Oliver Phelps. 

Canandaigua Christkindl Market
Hosted by the Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum in the second weekend of November.  Located just a 5 min walk from Oliver Phelps.  A jolly spirited occasion with lots of treats, arts, and professional craft smiths under large heated tents.  Local food trucks with farm to table goodies also available to keep up your stamina.

Fox Run’s Garlic Festival
Music, vineyard tours and celebration with community ,connecting the local farmers and artisans with the people that live, work, and play in the Finger Lakes.