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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9th Annual Harvest Festival - Sodus, NY

It's Harvest Time Again!

Come on out to the 9th Annual Harvest Festival on September 24, 2016, downtown Sodus, NY. This festival is short of nothing and is jammed packed with something to do for the whole family.

Over 75 arts and crafts vendors, the Great Pumpkin drop, dancing the the street, music and food.  The festival starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. A great way to get your Christmas shopping started.

New this Year: "Show and Shine Car Show". If you are interested in showing off your special vintage or muscle car, truck or motorcycle; come on down. Registration to show your vehicle starts at 7:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m. Vehicles will be displayed on Maple Ave., downtown Sodus. Festival begins at 10 a.m.   No rules, no prizes - just satisfaction of showing off your great looking vehicle.
Pumpkin Growing Contest:  Can you beat 400 pounds? Drop off your BIG pumpkins for the pumpkin growing contest on Friday night 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. They will be taken to a secured spot overnight. Official weighting will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday September 24th. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners receive trophies and gift certificates from Paton's Marketplace, Wegmen's and Top's Market. 
GIANT pumpking growing contest
 Kid Stuff: Pumpkin Bowling
                   Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe
                   Harvest Tattoos
                   The Great Pumpkin Drop
Apples to Zucchini Carving Contest: 
Bring your carved fruits or vegetable entry to
the Chamber tent by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday September 24th to be displayed and judged by 1:00 p.m.  Age Groups:  K-4, Grade 5 - 8, Grades 9 - 12, and Adult entries. 1st and 2nd place ribbons and prizes. 
carving contest
FREE raffles of items donated by local merchants. Get your tickets at the Chamber table.
Great food ranging from chili and waffles to pulled pork, kettle corn and more.
See you at the Harvest Festival!
More FUN things to do with friends and family:

October 1, 2016
  • Sunset Tasting & Starry Starry Night at Thorpe Vineyard.   Start your evening wine tasting while watching the sunset and learn about about the astronomical facts and mythological stories of the constellations. October 1st Starts at 6 p.m.  8150 Chimney Heights Blvd., Wolcott, NY.  (minutes from Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast) For more info: (315) 594-2502.
  • Moonlight Maze Walk at Long Acre Farms. September 24 and October 1, 2, 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29.  6 p.m. - 9 p.m. For more info: (315) 986-4202
  • Haunted Hayrides of Greater Rochester at DeFisher Fruit Farm, Eddy Road, Williamson, NY.  Opening weekend: September 30 and October 1st. 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. For event schedule : 
  • Wayne County, NY Apple Tasting Tour and Challenge -Starts October 1st. Stay tuned for more information. 
  • Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast "Sunset Cruise Package" - Every Saturday through October 15 (weather permitting) Call for details.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Check Out This Nearby Wine & Music Festival July 31st

Sit back and relax and enjoy an afternoon of music, sipping local wines, tasting local spirits and hard cider at the:

3rd Annual Summer Sips & Sounds

Wine and Music Festival

July 31:  This summer tasting event features locally made wines, hand crafted spirits, ciders, local farm fresh foods and music from the high energy band "Big Mike and the Motivators". 
Where: Long Acre Farms & JD Wine Cellars, 1342 Eddy Rd, Macedon, NY
When: Noon til 5 P.M.  Bringyour lawn chair.
Cost: Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online for $15 per person.  Tickets at the door are $20 per person.
Summer Sips & Sounds poster
July 28 - 31:  Brantlng Bluegrass Festival  Three jammed packed days of bluegrass music with some of the top national, regional and local bands.
Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, Little Roy and Lizzy, Higher Mountain to name just a few performers. 
Cost: Day tickets or whole event tickets are available.
Where: Brantling Ski Slope 4015 Fish Farm Rd., Sodus, NY
bluegrass poster
ALL MONTH LONG you can visit the Cracker Box Palace Farm Animal Haven
Free and open to the public. Horses, pigs, rabbits, goats, chickens, alpacas, donkeys, cows, peacocks, and more, Bring a picnic and make it a family day trip. Visit the gift shop. All proceeds go to caring for the animals.

The animal haven is situated on a historic Shaker Farm dating back to the 1860's with apple and peach orchards, and 100 year old barns.

Where:  Cracker Box Palace Farm Animal Haven is located at 6430 Shaker Rd., Alton, NY
Gift shop poster

Make it a weekend Get Away at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast. Book your room now!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Check Out These July Events While Staying in Sodus, NY

Great events and activities continue throughout the month of July near Sodus Bay. 

Whether you are coming for a day, the weekend or the week you won't want to miss some of the great things to do nearby Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast.

If you're in the Sodus area check out the Free Concerts every Sunday afternoon at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. The concerts start at 2PM and the museum is free to enter during concert hours. Each week there's a different band. From Big Band to Disco and Jazz to Country; there's something for everyone. The museum overlooks beautiful Lake Ontario. Bring your lawn chair.
Overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario
Concert at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
July 8 - 16 (excluding Sunday and Monday): Hill Cumorah Pageant  is an outdoor show depicting the founding of the Morman Religion. This colorful, musical and action packed play starts at dark and is Free to the public. Located at 603 Rout 21 in Palmyra, NY.
Hill Cumorah Pageant
July 9 - 10 : 9th Annual Lavender Festival- Lavender lovers mark your calendars; this festival start at 9:30 AM to 5 PM. Pick your own lavender from the field. There will be entertainment, speakers,hands on workshops, craft artisans, herbal teas, wine tasting and more. The festival is located at 12973 Upton Road, Red Creek, NY.

July 10: Summer Sundays at Heritage Square Museum  1:30 PM - 4 PM  
A historical crossroads of the mid 1800's. Hear the stories and experience how families lived over 100 years ago.  Cost: $1 pp. The museum is located at 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario, NY.
Pioneer home-Heritage Square Museum
July 15 - 17 : Gates Hall presents Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado
This wonderful community theatre offers extraordinary theatre talent all year long. If you like live theatre you'll love the productions presented at Gates Hall, Lake Road in Pultneyville, NY.
Show times are 8 PM on July 15 & 16 and 3 PM on July 17th. Cost: $12
Japanese woman drawing
All of these events are within a 20 minute drive from Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast. So why not make it a weekend get away.  Call for your reservation today!