Showing posts with label Wine Trail Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wine Trail Events. Show all posts
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July Celebrations Around Sodus Bay

There will be no shortage of things to do around Great Sodus Bay this July 4th  weekend and throughout the month.

July 3rd - The Sodus Point Fire Department kicks off its Fourth of July Fireworks  as soon as it gets dark.  This is always a spectacular and popular event - get your seats early in the evening. The fireworks can be viewed from all points of Sodus Bay - from the beach, the lighthouse museum, the ball park, or one of the restaurants on Greig Street.  
Summer Concerts and Craft Show at the
Lighthouse Museum

Earlier in the day a Red, White, and Blue Kiddie Parade at 10:00 AM. Children march in costume from the Sodus Point Fire Hall on Bay Street to the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum on N. Ontario Street. Refreshments for all who participate.

July 4th - The ever popular Breakfast on the Bluff - 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM overlooking Lake Ontario at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.  Cost is $8.00 Sponsored by the Sodus and Scottsville Lions Club.
Overlooking Lake Ontario

At 7:00 AM Registration for the Lighthouse 5-K Run Race begins at 9:00 AM. This event draws over 500 runners. Get your Registration Form on the web at

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM- Fine Art & Craft Show  on the lawn of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Pottery, jewelry, paintings, photos and more.

2:00 - 4:00 PM - FREE Outdoor Concert in the Park at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.  The Gap Mangione Big Band always kicks off the Summer Concert Series. Audience members should bring their own lawn chairs.  Refreshments are available for sale during the concert.

FREE Admission All Day into the lighthouse museum on July 4th. Visitors can climb the lighthouse tower and see displays of the War of 1812 when the British attacked Sodus Point, learn what life was like back in the 1800's, history of the railroad and why visitors came to Sodus Bay back in the day.

July 27th - Summer Sips and Sounds - Wine and Music Fest - At Long Acre Farms  on 1342 Eddy Rd. Macedon, NY- Noon till 5:00 PM.  Sample 7 Lake Ontario Wineries and one distillery. Music by Big Blue House and the Lester Funk Band. Pulled Pork dinners and all kinds of activities for the kids. 

Pre-Sale Tickets: $15 per person  gets you 15 tastes.

At the door: $15 per person get you 12 tastes. 

Foe more information and tickets:
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wine Tasting Event - Lake Ontario Wine Trail

Looking for something to do this weekend ?

Roll out the Barrels - You'll have a barrel of fun.....

Taste new wines straight from the barrels at 8 Lake Ontario Wineries and 
1 distillery. 

Some wineries specialize in wines made from local fruit such as peaches, apples, and cherries.  Apple Country Spirits specializes in vodka made from a variety of their own apples. 

This a self guided tour - Start where you want and end your day at one of the nearby restaurants. The, come and relax at the Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast and enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in the morning.

Roll out the Barrels event - April 5 & 6  Noon - 5:00 PM

Tickets are $15 pp and can be purchased online or at your starting winery or distillery. 

Great wines, Great food, Great friends on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Things to do in March near Sodus Bay

It's a sure sign of spring when Maple Fest rolls around.
Pure liquid gold

March 23 & 24, 2014 and March 29 & 30, 2014

Come see how maple syrup is made. Try samples of
maple products, wagon rides, activities for the kids
and a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup.

Packard Valley Farms    10 AM - 4PM
438 Macedon Center Rd.
Macedon, NY

Breakfast at the Log Cabin Restaurant
2445 W. Walworth Rd.
Macedon, NY

Old metal Tonka truck car carrier 

Antique Toy Exhibit
The Wayne County Museum
located on Butternut St. in Lyons, NY
will open an antique toy exhibit on March 20, 2014.

The exhibit will  feature classic antique toys from the National Toy Hall of Fame through August 2nd.
They don't make them like that any more.

The museum is open daily for tours.  For more information Go to:

March 28 - 30, 2014  - Local gift shops host Spring Open House
If it's shopping you like to do check out Good Old Days  Country Gift Shop in Pultneyville NY, Whistle Stop Antique Shop and the L.W. Emporium Co-op in Ontario, NY.  

Roll out the Barrels - You'll have a barrel of fun.....

Only two weeks left until the Lake Ontario Wine Trail  
Roll out the Barrels event - April 5 & 6

Taste new wines straight out of the barrels at 8 Lake Ontario Wine Trail wineries and 1 Distillery.

The event starts at Noon to 5:00 P.M.
This is a drive yourself start where you want
self-guided tour.

Tickets are $15 pp and can be purchased online or at your starting winery or distillery. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nearby Events this Labor Day Weekend

Sunset Wine Tasting   Friday - August 30, 2013
Ontario Barn Vineyards
 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Located at: 513 Whitney Rd., Ontario, NY

Ontario Barn Vineyards
7th Annual Ontario Barn Festival
Saturday August 31, 2013
Noon - 8:00 PM

Live Bluegrass music all day long.
BBQ, arts & crafts, apple picking, ice cream,
and lots of fun for the whole family.

View of Pier light on Sodus Bay

The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum presents the last of the summer concerts on September 1, 2013.  

Featuring: Starlight Orchestra
The concert begins at 2:00 PM

The lighthouse is located on North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, NY.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Sit back and relax and enjoy the music while gazing out over Lake Ontario and the pier light off Sodus Bay. 

Take a Self Guided Tour of Historic Sodus Point.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Things to do this weekend near Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

This weekend travel the Lake Ontario Wine Trail - Fruit Fest 

Weekend event with summer fruits and wine.
August 3 -4  12:00pm - 5:00pm
Enter to Win a Gift Basket.
Tickets: Go to:
to get your passport.  $10 per person or 2 for $15.

Saturday August 3, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Williamson Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual FAMILY FUN DAY. 
Where: Williamson Town Park - 3773 Eddy Rd, Williamson, NY. Rain or Shine!
Old Fashion Games, Relay Races, Balloon Toss, Face Painting, story telling and More!

COMING UP on August 3, 2013

Central New York 5th Annual Wine & Jazz Fest
Where: Wolcott, NY  (East side of Sodus Bay)
Time: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tickets:  for advance sale tickets go to: or call (315) 530-7171
Featuring 15 Upstate NY Wineries, artisan distillers, cheese tasting, and artisan creations.  FREE Jazz music all day long.


WHERE: Brantling Ski Slopes - 4015 Fish Farm Rd., Sodus, NY.
WHEN:  August 1 - 3, 2013
The Bands: 
Claire Lynch, The Roys, Remington Ryde, Jeanette and Johnny Williams, Larry Stephenson, Lake Effect Bluegrass, Nu-Blu, and Old Divide.

Square Dancing, workshops, food, beverage, craft show.
Tickets: Go to:

Flea Market August 2 - 3, 2013
Sodus Point United Methodist Church

7490 South Ontario St., Sodus Point, NY
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
FREE Summer Concert series  2PM
A Jazz ensemble - Nostalgic Reunion
Bring your own blanket or chair, Concession stand.
Free entrance into the museum during concert hours.
Overlooking Lake Ontario - Sodus Point, NY

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Looking for something to do? - July 18 - 21 - Events near Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

The list is almost endless with things to do and see in the Sodus Bay area near Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast. There's no excuses............get out of the house!

Still going on through July 20, 2013
The Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra NY.
An outdoor nighttime theatre production about the story of how the Mormon religion was founded. This is FREE to the public and begins at 9:15 PM.  The theater is produced on the actual hillside in which Joseph Smith was visited by the angel Morona. Having seen this myself, the theatrics is amazing and filled with action and music. For more information on the pageant go to:

July 20, 2013  Can You Sink a Boat? This Annual FUN filled day starts at the Sodus Point Beach - on the bayside.  A competitive game played by firemen and hosted by the Sodus Point Fire Department. 
The GAME-  2 aluminum boats tied together with a 4 man team in each. Each boat is equipped with a hose. Team members try to fill up the other boat with water before the other team fills your boat.  The object - to sink or be sunk. 
Sign-up starts at 8AM. Game begins at 9AM. 
Must be a volunteer or paid firefighter. Male or Female
Must wear turnout gear: Gloves, Boots, Helmet, Turnout coat, must have 4 firefighter on team, Must park at the beach, MUST HAVE FUN!
For pre-registration or directions contact Mark Jones Jr. at

Gates Hall-Pultneyville NY

July 19 & 20, 2013 Presents: Yeoman and the Guard - Gates Hall in Pultneyville.
For more information on this theatre production go to the Gates Hall website.

July 20 - 21, 2013 Pultneyville Homecoming Festival
In the Hamlet of Pultneyville, NY- The Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society events focus on Shipping and Ship Building. On July 20 the festivities begins with a 5K-Run at B.Forman Park at 7:45 A.M.,  A Sunfish Revival Regatta throughout the day, ice cream social, re-enactment of the War of 1812, Homecoming Parade, concert in the park and more. For more information on the Pultneyville Homecoming activities visit the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society website at

Sunrise on Lake Ontario-Sodus Point NY

July 20, 2013 Sunset Tastings at Thrope Vineyard start at 6 PM  every Saturday through August 31. 

Maxwell Creek Inn offers FREE Lake Ontario Wine Trail Passports for guest staying at the Inn.

July 21, 2013 Children's Old Time Fun Day at Heritage Square on Ontario Road, Ontario, NY . A fun filled day with early 19th Century games, music, crafts, stories and more. The museum is open 1 PM - 4 PM .
For more information go to:

Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Sodus Point NY

July 21, 2013 FREE Concert in the Park at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum at 2 PM. Located on North Ontario St., Sodus Point.
Free entrance into the museum during concert hours. Concession stand also available during concert. Concerts in the park are every Sunday through Labor Day weekend.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Events near Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast this week

There's always something to do in the Sodus Bay area
Summer blooms around Maxwell Creek Inn B&B
whether you are coming for the day, weekend, or just passing through. Here is this weeks events most of which are free. 

July 10, 2013 7:00 PM
Historic Guided Walk around Sodus Point. Meet at the Lighthouse Museum on North Ontario St. in Sodus Point. This is a weather permitting FREE activity. Visit the sites of the Battle of Sodus Point-the War of 1812, the historic lighthouse museum, learn about shipping on the Sodus Bay, and the Underground Railroad history.

July 10 - 14, 2013
Peppermint Days Festival - Lyons , NY was the capital for growing and utilizing peppermint for various uses. From peppermint oil, liquors, gum, candles, candies and toothpaste. Click here for the festival schedule that starts on July 10th. 
Visit the Hotchkiss Peppermint Discovery Center to learn about the uses of peppermint oil. The 
                 Discovery Center is open Saturdays 1 - 4 PM.

July 13, 2013 - Sunset
Sunset on Lake Ontario-Sodus Point
Sunset Tastings at Thorpe Vineyard Winery 
Located at 8150 Chimney Heights Blvd., Wolcott
NY. Just the other side of Sodus Bay near
Chimney Bluffs State Park.  SEE MAP
Event starts at 6:00 PM weather permitting.

July 13, 2013  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
War of 1812 Re-enactment. At the Oscar Fuerst Field, on Greig St. in Sodus Point

Concert in the park at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

July 14, 2013  2:00 PM 
FREE Concert in the Park at the
Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum on North Ontario St. Sodus Point. Entrance to the museum is FREE to the public during concert times. Visitors enjoy great music and great views. A concession stand is open during concert times as well. Serving Italian Sausage, hot dogs, popcorn, soda, ice cream and more. 

There is a FREE concert every Sunday (weather permitting) through Labor Day. The Museum is open to the public Tuesdays - Sunday, 10:00 AM 
                                                                                       - 5:00 PM with a small entrance fee. 
July 12 - 20, 2013 
Hill Cumorah Pageant annual outdoor theatre
begins at 9:00 PM. Admission is FREE. Visitors 
will experience a great outdoor theatre 
production of the founding of the Mormon Religion. The pageant location is on Route 21 South, just south of Palmyra, NY. For more information Go to: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Sunset Tasting

All summer long beginning on June 22, 2013, Thorpe Vineyard will begin their "Sunset Tastings"  at 6 PM every Saturday through August 31st.  (weather permitting)


Starry - Starry Nights at Thorpe Vineyard  on July 6 and 27th. Tastings and star gazing until 11 PM. (weather permitting)

Chimney Bluffs State Park

Be sure to check out Chimney Bluffs State Park on your way to Thorpe Vineyard.

GREAT wines and GREAT views!  Both are worth the visit!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cinco de Vino

Make it a Lake Ontario Wine Trail weekend on May 4 & 5 starting at 10:00 AM. Seven wineries featuring a local wine in a Sangria recipe pared with a delicious salsa and chips. Tickets can be purchased on line or at the door $10 each or 2 for $15. This is a self guided tour. You get to choose where you start and end.

While on the trail visit the historic Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum located on North Fitzhugh St. in Sodus Point. The lighthouse officially opens on May 1st at 10:00 A.M. Step back in time and learn what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper, where the British landed during the War of 1812, the Sodus Bay region as a shipping port and the roll it played during the Civil War and the Underground Railroad.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

This Weekend..........

April 19, 20, 21, 2013
After enjoying a day on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail tasting new vintage wines straight out of the barrel, relax by the water savoring excellent cuisine at the Pultneyville Grill or the Pultneyville Deli Company.

Then take in some local theater at
Gates Hall just around the corner in Pultneyville.  

The Gatesinger Company presents a Civil War story of four sisters coming of age;  "Little Women the Broadway Musical".
This timeless musical will be held on April 19, 20,21
and 26 & 27, 2013 - 8:00 PM at Gates Hall in Pultneyville, NY. 
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and students. 

The Gatesinger Company features several well known theatre productions throughout the year. A little history about Gates Hall: Built in 1825, the building was originally used as a non-denominational church. By 1867 it became the community theatre.  Read more on the history of Gates Hall, the Gatesinger Company and future productions.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lake Ontario Wineries "Roll Out the Barrels"

Seven  wineries "Roll Out the Barrels" on April 20 & 21, 2013. The event is 10 AM to 5 PM. Visitors can taste ALL NEW 2012 vintage wines right out of the tanks and barrels. Some wineries specialize in fruit wines, ice wines, white wines and red. Passports are on sale now. For more details visit the Lake Ontario Wine Trail   Additional stops along the wine trail include great restaurants and gift shops offering a free gift just for stopping in.

After spending the day on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail we encourage you to stop at Captain Jack's in Sodus Point or the Pultneyville Deli Company- Pub in Pultneyville to enjoy a sumptuous meal during your stay.

If you are unable to make this  "wine trail" event mark your calendars for Cinco de Vino on May 4 & 5, 2013. Watch for detail in our Next Blog.