Events

Friday
Oct 3
Downtown Ithaca Commons
Ithaca
Ithaca's premier event of the Fall, Apple Harvest Festival is a three day celebration of food, fun, and apples! The 32nd Anniversary of the Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival set to take place on Friday October 3rd (12pm-6pm), Saturday October 4th (10am-6pm) and Sunday October 5th (10am-6pm). Patrons of the festival should be on the look out for tasty products from farmers, wineries, cideries, bakeries, crafters, food vendors and more.
Apple Harvest Festival activities include: live music, an apple pie eating competition, dancing, eating, amusement rides, a craft fair, and street performers!
Come celebrate the wonderful apples that make the hard cider of the Finger Lakes so special!
5-8pm
The Cellar d'Or Wine and Cider Shop
Ithaca
Cider Week Kick Off with Eve's Cidery, Redbyrd Orchard Cider and Bellwether Hard Cider!

The Cellar d'Or is Ithaca's premier site for Cider, and owner Mark knows what he's talking about! Meet with Mark and the cider makers from Eve's Cidery (Van Etten), Redbyrd Orchard Cider (Trumansburg) and Bellwether Hard Cider (Trumansburg). Taste and chat about the amazing reawakening going on in American Hard Cider!
5-8pm
The Frame Shop
Ithaca
Gallery Night at The Frame Shop on Buffalo Street from 5-8 pm Friday, October 3 with artist Neil Berger.
For more info, please visit our website.
www.theframeshopithaca.com
We will be offering several different ciders for tasting.
Saturday
Oct 4
5-9pm
The Westy
Ithaca
Pig Roast by Van Noble Farm in the courtyard. 5-9PM. With Finger Lakes ciders on tap!
$12 per plate.
Sunday
Oct 5
5-8pm
Apple Country Spirits
Williamson
Join Luke Defisher a specialty cider tasting, opening up our rarest hard ciders. We will feature craft ciders from around the Finger Lakes and Western New York, pairing each flight with locally sourced cheese from our neighboring creamery, and appetizers of seasonal, locally-sourced produce. Meet with our cidermaker and distiller, take a tour of the distillery and see how cider is made. We hope to see you at Apple Country Spirits!
Tuesday
Oct 7
6:30pm
Hazelnut Kitchen
Trumansburg
A four course dinner with cider pairings and discussion by the cider maker and chef.

Please call for reservations.
7pm
Lot 10
Ithaca
A Hard Cider Science Cabaret with Gavin Sacks
Wednesday
Oct 8
Microclimate Wine Bar
Geneva
4-7pm
GreenStar's West End Store
Ithaca
Harvest Moon's cider maker and orchard manager, Patrick, will be sampling Harvest Moon's hard cider. Come and taste, learn, and enjoy! Harvest Moon is available for purchase.
4pm-7pm
Trumansburg Farmers' Market
Trumansburg
Join storytellers, cider makers, apple press builders, orchardists, and more for an afternoon and early evening of cider pressing, apple bobbing, silk-screening, cider ice-cream, apple and cider tastings at the Trumansburg Farmers' Market by the Special Programming Pavilion. Here's an opportunity to see Hammerstone School of Carpentry's cider press in action, talk to regional cider makers, and let the kiddos have an apple extravaganza!!! Hope we see you there!
9:00am-1:30pm
Seneca Farmers Market
Seneca Falls
Come Celebrate Cider and help us welcome Bellwether Hard Cider and Three Brothers Cider to our Seneca Farmers' Market for the day. Tastings and bottle purchases available.
Thursday
Oct 9
Durland Alternatives Library
Ithaca
DAL's 40th Anniversary Party Day will end with a bang and a sip... of local cider and delicious food.
4-7pm
P&C Fresh
Ithaca
5-7pm
Red Feet Wine & Spirit Provisions
Ithaca
Complimentary 'Hang Time' Cider Tasting
7:30-8:30pm
Felicias Atomic Lounge
Ithaca
Come and tantalize your taste buds. Local Cider Makers and Orchardists will be leading an interactive tasting of their delightful hard cider and the local cider apples from which it's made. Don't miss this unique opportunity to taste from fruit to glass. Thursday, October 9th 7:30 - 8:30pm
Friday
Oct 10
3-5pm
Corning Museum of Glass
Corning
Cider Tastings with the cider maker at Eve's Cidery, set among the Glass Farmer's Market, which features glass pumpkins, apples for true fall enjoyment!

The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. When you visit, you’ll see more than 3,500 years of history displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries, from the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture made in glass.
4-6pm
Finger Lakes Beverage Center
Ithaca
Eve's Cidery Tasting at The Finger Lakes Beverage Center.
5-8pm
The Cellar d'Or Wine and Cider Shop
Ithaca
The Cellar d'Or hosts its second Hard Cider Tasting of Cider Week 2014 in order to further expand our palettes with tasting of international and FLX ciders, side by side! Featuring some new-to-you FLX producers.
8-11pm
The Chanticleer Loft
Ithaca
The Cider Stomp!
Old-Time Stringband with Steve Selin to play grooving fiddle music for a dance at the Chanti Loft.
Saturday
Oct 11
10:00am-5:00pm
Columbus Day Weekend Open House
Where: The farms and friends of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail
When: Oct 11, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description:
It's our Fall Open House and we invite you to spend some time on the farms! Family friendly. No admission fee. Use our map and plan your route in advance. Bring a cooler for your cheese, a camera for leaf-peeping pix and your Cheese Trail Bingo cards for stamping!
Participating Farms:

Crosswinds Farm & Creamery, Ovid hosting Black Duck Cidery

Dutch Hill Creamery, Chenango Forks: petting zoo, animal feedings, kids activities, pumpkins, corn stalks, Indian corn, tastings
Engelbert Farms, Nichols hosting Eve’s Cidery

Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery, King Ferry

Jerry Dell Farm & Store, Freeville

Muranda Cheese Co., Waterloo

Shtayburne Farm, Rock Stream

Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, Candor hosting Candor Fall Festival
Sunset View Creamery, Odessa: specialty dishes, self guided tours, kids area

Heaven Scent Farm at Three Brothers Winery, Geneva
Keeley’s Cheese Co. & Kenton's Cheese Co. at the Ithaca Farmers Market
11 am & 1pm
Black Diamond Farm
Trumansburg
Classical American and European cider apples in a family-run orchard, and ciders that express the essence of Finger Lakes life and land!

5-8pm
GreenStar's West End Store
Ithaca
Bellwether Hard Cider's cider maker, Bill Barton, will be sampling Bellwether's fine ciders and answering your cider questions. Come and taste, learn, and enjoy! Bellwether Hard Cider will be available for purchase by the bottle.
Saturday
Oct 11
10-5pm
Engelbert Farms
Nichols
What grows together goes together. See how local hard cider and cheese can be an amazing match. Come join Eve’s Cidery as they pair with Engelbert Farms for the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail fall open house on October 11, 2014. There will be tastings of Engelbert Farms certified organic cheeses and smoked sausages paired with Eve's traditional method sparkling ciders from 10 to 5. Talk with the farmers and learn about organic farming – there will be farm tours, weather permitting.
Sunday
Oct 12
2-6pm
The Rongo
Trumansburg
Redbyrd Orchard Cider and Black Diamond Farms will be on hand to talk apples and sell cider.
The Rongo Kitchen will have a few tasty snacks available for purchase as you check out what’s new, catch up on harvest news and generally make merry. So bring your kids and your curiosity and come on down!

Live Music 3-5pm
4-7pm
The Tasting Room
Watkins Glen
Kingston Black Cider Tasting at The Tasting Room in Watkins Glen on October 12th from 4-7. The cider makers from Eve's and Redbyrd will walk us through 3 NYS single variety ciders and discuss the role of tannin, acid and terroir in cider making.
8am-5pm
Hammerstone School
Trumansburg
New York state has a rich tradition of cidermaking, both hard and sweet. Unfortunately, recent changes in food safety laws requiring expensive pasteurization of cider have put some local custom presses out of business. Now the easiest way to get un-pasteurized cider, either sweet or to make hard cider, is to press your own. Join veteran carpenter and carpentry teacher Maria Klemperer-Johnson and master cidermaker Eric Shatt to build your own rack and cloth press, learn about the history and techniques of cidermaking, and press your first batch of cider on your brand new press.

Pre-registration required. Please call to reserve your space.