New FLX magazine highlights Summer Events in Rochester and the Finger Lakes
Rochester, N.Y. - There’s something extra tagging along with the summer issue of Wegmans Menu magazine. No, not more sumptuous recipes-rather, a delicious guide to summer events in our Finger Lakes region. The guide is a magazine named FLX, and it highlights the region’s golf, music, wine, beer, and food. There’s also a sweepstakes offer that includes weeklong tickets to the PGA Championship and other great prizes.
One of the 14 workgroups of the Governor’s Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) is devoted to Tourism and the Arts. The work group is made up of key stakeholders from around the Finger Lakes region who are engaged in tourism and arts programs and promotions. Already a champion of the region, Wegmans and the group recognized an opportunity to help drive tourism in the Finger Lakes for the summer of 2013. Read more »
Westfield, N.Y. - The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association, Inc. announces the Memorial Day Weekend opening of an information center, retail outlet, and tasting room at the Grape Discovery Center on Route 20, just west of the Village of Westfield in Chautauqua County, NY. Situated in the heart of the Concord Grape Belt, the Grape Discovery Center is the cornerstone project for the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association. It is intended to draw travelers off interstate 90 to stop and smell the grapes in season, taste local agricultural products, and learn about attractions in this area that supports 30,000 acres of grapes between Silver Creek, NY and Harborcreek, PA. In a final phase, expected to be completed by fall, an exhibit area will teach people about the history and production process of grapes for juice, wine, jelly, and new products like grape seed oil. Read more »
Sweet Treat Tasting Event
Auburn, N.Y. -
WHAT: The Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail kicks of their summer long tasting tour during downtown Auburn’s First Friday event
WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2013
WHERE: Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY
ADDITIONAL: Sample locally produced baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, maple syrup and more from 28 sweet stops in Cayuga County. Read more »
Mumford, N.Y - At one time, the discriminating woman was never without her handheld fan. It not only provided essential relief in a sweltering room; its unique language was equally effective in the fine art of courtship.
This artistry, passed from generation to generation, will be shared again on Mother’s Day, May 12, during Genesee Country Village & Museum’s opening weekend.
Opening Day is Saturday, May 11, the first day of a weekend also laced with demonstrations and tastings of historic chocolate along with custom-brewed beer (from the CB Brewing Co. for ages 21 and over). Read more »
May 3 in downtown Auburn
Cayuga County, N.Y. -The Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail Tasting Tour kick-off will be held on May 3rd from 5 - 8 pm at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, Auburn during First Friday, a community open house coordinated by the Auburn Downtown BID. Visitors will enjoy samples and tastings of locally produced baked goods, jams & jellies, honey and maple syrup from 28 sweet spots and pick up a Tasting Tour Pass with a location map to all the participating sites!
Spend the summer touring Cayuga County, stopping by local bakeries, apple orchards, apiaries, farmers’ markets and maple sugar shacks and get your tasting tour pass punched at any participating partner. Visit a minimum of ten Sweet Treat Trail stops and you will be eligible to win a sweet treat prize. Read more »
Niagara County, N.Y. - The Niagara Wine Trail, USA has announced the launch of the new NIAGARA WINE magazine. It is the first publication dedicated to promoting the Niagara Wine Region as a world-class wine destination. The premier issue, published by Flint Mine Press, will be available in late Summer 2013.
“NIAGARA WINE magazine is an opportunity to showcase the diversity of the our wineries to visitors, and those in the area,” says Niagara Wine Trial president, Oscar Vizcarra. “To fully show what really makes our region unique just can’t be expressed in a simple brochure. A magazine is the perfect vehicle to attract wine enthusiasts to the Niagara region, and to delve into what sets our wine making styles apart from other areas.” Read more »
Albany, N.Y. - State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine has announced that the Great New York State Fair is teaming up with one of the state’s largest breweries to offer one home beer hobbyist the opportunity of a lifetime.
It all begins with the State Fair’s annual Home Brew competition, which takes place on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 2013. In 2012, dozens of amateur beer brewers submitted bottles of their best work for judging. Judges from the Salt City Brew Club handed out bronze, silver, gold and double gold medals in the American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned event. This year, there’s an additional prize for the best beer in the competition. Read more »