Canandaigua Major Events

15…Rendezvous with Riesling
Sample Reislings from 40 New York wineries, plus gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live music and tastings of New York food products at the New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St. in Canandaigua.

23…Spring “Plain & Fancy” Lawn Sale
Enjoy baked goods, collectibles, housewares and antiques at Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum, 295 North Main Street, Canandaigua, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

24…Food and Energy at Little Lakes Inn & Healing Center
Come to the five-hour workshop on healthy foods, a cooking demo, spiritual perspectives of food, healing meal and sunlight infusion treatment from 1 to 6 p.m. at 4646 County Rd. 37, Honeoye.

25…George W. Barker Handicap
Thoroughbred racing with a  $50,000 purse; 1:10 p.m. post time at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Route 96, Farmington.

30…Historic Rail Excursion
The Roaring ’20s takes over the Finger Lakes Railway. Visit the Speak Easy Car serving adult beverages, music by a small jazz band and light fare. The trip begins in Canandaigua and travels east via Clifton Springs to Geneva, and returns.

1-October 23…Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Make your reservation for a tour of Canandaigua’s historic neighborhoods Fridays and Sundays, beginning at the Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum, 295 N. Main St. Grounds rides are available Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m., no reservations required.

6-7…Canandaigua Lake Trout Derby
The annual derby on Canandaigua Lake – with prize money – benefits Camp Good Days & Special Times. It runs from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

6-October 31…Canandaigua Farmers’ Market
Held every Saturday at Mill Street Market from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., it features a variety of homegrown produce, plants, flowers, baked goods, meats and more.

15…A Worldly Approach to Wine
All about Chardonnays at Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd. in Fairport.

15…Roses & Rosé Celebration
Sample New York State wines and other delicacies, plus take part in a silent auction and wine label and packaging competition from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St.

26…Summer Concert Series
Free live music every Friday during summer at The Commons on Main Street,
6:30 to 8 p.m.

9-11…Expo IX
This large show of antique two-cylinder John Deere tractors features tractor pulls, pedal tractor pulls for kids, an auction, food and more, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Gehan Road off Rts. 5 & 20.

16-19…Stuart Horse Trials
This Olympic-style equine event features dressage, a natural obstacle course and show jumping on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Murray Road off County Road 41 in Victor., 585-657-6980

17-19…Canandaigua Art & Music Festival
Over 100 artists and craftspeople, food, kids’ activities and music in downtown Canandaigua, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

21-25…Ontario County Fair
Demolition derbies, horse pull, ATV racing, 4H activities, DIRT racing, music and more at Ontario County Fairgrounds, County Road 10 in Canandaigua, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

25-26…Native American Dance & Music Festival
Native American performers, arts and crafts, traditional art demos, storytelling and longhouse tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 State Route 444 in Victor.

30…A Summer Evening Dance Party
Enjoy an adult summer evening party featuring dance music of the 16-piece Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra, a buffet meal and cold beverages, hosted by Steamboat Landing.

5-8…Pageant of Steam
A display of antique farm equipment dating back to early 1900s, parades, tractor pulls, large flea market and food, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Gehan Road off Route 5 & 20.

8…Annual Cheshire Union Antique Show
Over 100 exhibitors with an emphasis on Americana including primitives, pottery, samplers, quilts, pewter, silver, furniture and more, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cheshire Union Gift Shop, 4244 Route 21S, in Cheshire.

11-12…Highlander Cycle Tour
Five cycle courses of varying length and difficulty with a time trial on Friday. Post ride meal, raffles, prizes and more at Bristol Mountain Winter Resort, 5662 Route 64.

13…Biannual Tour of Historic Homes
The Ontario County Historical Society takes its famous Tour of Homes to Victor, where there are many cobblestone buildings and architecturally significant homes. The Sunday event, held from noon until 5, features several historic homes and a stop at the historic Presbyterian Church, which will present two organ recitals.

20…Finger Lakes Triathlon
Olympic and sprint distance triathalon team competition and kids events at Steamboat Landing and Kershaw Park, Lakeshore Drive. Benefits the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center.

2-3…Civil War Encampment
1860s camp life re-enacted, complete with cannons, period costumes and infantry drills at Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum, 295 N. Main St. Candlelight tours Friday and Saturday nights by reservation.

3…Fall into Canandaigua Festival
A harvest festival with a scarecrow contest, kids’
activities, wagon rides, contests, music and specialty vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street.

23-24…Fall Mansion Mysteries
Interactive live theater in Sonnenberg’s version of Clue, beginning at 7 p.m. at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte Street., 585-394-4922

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