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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.  www.lakeontariowinetrail.com
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. www.brantlingbluegrass.com
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
www.crackerboxpalace.org
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. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org
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. www.hillcumorah.com
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.  www.nylavenderfestival.com


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. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org
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
www.gateshall.com
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!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Experience Sodus Point, NY July 4th Weekend

The 4th of July weekend is always a big to do in Sodus Point, N.Y. with activities for young and old.

July 2nd -
  • 10:00 A.M. the weekend starts out with a Red - White - and Blue Themed Kiddie Parade with marching bands, old cars, fire trucks and more. Prizes and refreshments.
  • 1:00 P.M. the Annual Lighthouse 5-K Run starts at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum , North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, NY.
July 3rd -
  • 7:00 - 11:00 A.M. Enjoy breakfast on the bluff with pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Cost $8.
  • 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Artisan and Craft Show at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum will run all day. Hand crafted pottery, jewelry, greeting cards, paintings and much more.
  • 2 :00 - 4:00 PM  Free Summer Concert Series kicks off with Gap Mangione Big Band featuring swing band and Big Band music.  The concession stand is open during the concert times. Bring your own lawn chair. Overlooking Beautiful Lake Ontario.
    Overlooking Lake Ontario from the lighthouse grounds
  • Enjoy diner at one of the fine restaurants downtown Sodus Point on the water or inland. 
    • The Coop Deck
    • Captain Jack's Goodtime Tavern
    • Abes Waterfront
    • The Bay Street
    • Franklin House
  • 7:00 P.M. Sunshine Auto Parade - Village of Sodus Point,
  • 10:00 P.M. 4th of July Fireworks display by the Sodus Point Fire Department.  The Lighthouse Museum and the Sodus Point Beach Park are the perfect spots to watch the fireworks.
July 4th -
Visit the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum - Step back in time and learn about the early settlers of Sodus Bay and what life was like in the northern Finger Lakes Region on Lake Ontario.  Early Indians, the War of 1812, Shipping on Sodus Bay, the Shakers, the railroad, and the life of a lighthouse keeper.
Summers on Sodus Bay
  • The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wear your Red, White and Blue on July 4th to the museum and receive a Free gift.
  • Cost of admission is $5 / Adult, $2.50/ Students K-12.  Pre-Schoolers are free. 
    American flag with eagle