Thanksgiving at the Farm
Nov. 29-30, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s when The Farmers’ Museum re-opens its doors on the Friday and Saturday following the holiday: November 29 and 30 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Farmers’ Museum is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Visitors will see traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the tavern green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training. Read more »
Chautauqua, N.Y. - Chautauqua County in western New York sits directly in the path of lake effect snow storms that gather strength over Lake Erie and drop more than 200 inches of snow annually. More often than not, the holidays are welcomed with a carpet of white and the winter season becomes a frozen crystal wonderland. This pocket of precipitation is precisely why winter is a perfect time to plan a visit.
With annual snowfall that rivals Colorado ski towns, western New York offers plenty of opportunity for downhill snow sports. Near Findley Lake, the Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa provides an excellent backdrop for true beginners all the way to expert level skiers and snowboarders with 27 slopes, eight chairlifts, three progression terrain parks and a half pipe. There is a tubing area and trails for cross country skiing. The instructors at Peek’n Peak’s Snow Sports School are professionally trained and the lodges, dining rooms, pool and spa are welcome amenities after a day on the slopes. Read more »
Devour delicious fun in Orange County, New York
Orange County, N.Y. -Cooler November weather is warming up appetites all around the Hudson Valley. Fortunately, a wide variety of Orange County venues have plenty of delicious recipes on tap to satisfy every craving. Check out the host of fabulous foodie fun on the events calendar at www.orangetourism.org, a testament to the plentiful harvest from the farms of this huge growing region. Pair some country adventures with fabulous dining experiences at wineries, historic attractions, cozy eateries, and fine restaurants just one hour north of New York City.
From the Hudson to the Delaware, talented Orange County chefs are putting their signature on the area’s bounty. Some of the finest dining establishments have signed onto Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, a popular regional event that brings diners the chance to try out new restaurants and savor gourmet luncheon and dinner delights at discounted prices from November 4th through 17th. Read more »
Niagara County, N.Y. - The Niagara Wine Trail wineries have partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations to ensure a bountiful upcoming holiday season for area residents in need. During the annual Share the Bounty event, held Veterans Day weekend, November 8th - 11th, participating Niagara Wine Trail wineries will be accepting non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations in exchange for wine tastings to benefit the food bank or non-profit of their choice.
Share the Bounty will be held Friday from Noon - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday from Noon - 5 PM and Monday from Noon - 5 PM. Read more »
Niagara County, N.Y. - The 2014 event schedule for the Niagara Wine Trail, USA is now posted on the trail’s website. Tickets for the 2014 events will be on sale in the coming month.
The latest change the trail has made for next year is to the very popular April “Taste of the Trail” wine and food pairing event, which is now two weekends. “We want to give our customers the opportunity to experience all of our 19 member wineries,” says trail Coordinator, Elizabeth Maute. “Based on the feedback we get from surveys taken after each event, many participants only have time to make it to about half of the wineries they want to during an event weekend. Our Holiday Happening event is two weekends, and is successful, so we wanted to try something similar with the April event this year. Our trail is growing, and so are our events!” Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Beer enthusiasts unite! Don’t miss out on the second annual Lake Placid Brewfest, this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 3-7 p.m., being held in the Olympic Center’s 1932 Rink. Open to everyone 21 years and older, the Lake Placid Brewfest is sponsored by Lake Placid Pub & brewery, Great Adirondack Brewing Company, Saratoga Eagle and Craft Beer Guild Distributors of New York.
Over 40 micro-brew companies and more than 80 different kinds of beer from around the country will be featured including Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Kalamazoo, Mich.; Blue Point Brewing Company Patchogue, N.Y.; Blue Line Brewery Saranac Lake, N.Y.; Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn, N.Y.; Dogfish Head Brewery Milton, Del.; The Olde Burnside Brewing Company, East Hartford, Conn.; Plattsburgh Brewing Company Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Sixpoint Brewery Brooklyn, N.Y.; Unibroue Brewery Chambly, Que. and many more. For a complete list of breweries, visit http://www.whiteface.com/events/lake-placid-brewfest. Read more »
Diners Savor the Tremendous Bounty of the Region at More than 150 Restaurants Across Seven Counties
Newburgh, N.Y. - Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, the premier dining event of the region, returns Nov. 4-17, 2013. Featuring more than 150 restaurants across seven counties, it is one of the largest Restaurant Week events in the country.
“The Hudson Valley, an emerging culinary destination, plays the perfect host to the event with dozens of world-class wineries and distilleries, the country’s foremost cooking school, a rich network of farms, award-wining cheese makers and some of the top chefs in America,” says Janet Crawshaw, founder of the event. “Restaurant Week presents a true taste of the Hudson Valley.”
Top restaurants highlight the bounty of the region with prix fixe menus, giving diners the opportunity to enjoy exceptional dining at a fraction of the normal cost. Read more »