Canandaigua Major Events

MAY
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.
www.nywcc.com
585-394-7070

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.
www.grangerhomestead.org
585-394-1472

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.
www.littlelakesinn.com
585-229-5557

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.
www.fingerlakesracetrack.com
585-924-3232

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.
www.fingerlakesscenicreailway.com
315-781-1234

JUNE
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.
www.grangerhomestead.org
585-394-1472

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.
www.canandaiguachamber.com
585-394-4400

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. www.nyfarmersmarket.com
585-329-7666

15…A Worldly Approach to Wine
All about Chardonnays at Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd. in Fairport.
www.casalarga.com
585-223-421

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.
www.sonnenberg.org
585-394-4922

26…Summer Concert Series
Free live music every Friday during summer at The Commons on Main Street,
6:30 to 8 p.m.
www.downtowncanandaigua.com
585-396-0300

JULY
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.
www.newyorkstateexpo.com
607-776-3592

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.
www.stuarthorsetrials.org, 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.
www.downtowncanandaigua.com
585-396-0300

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.
www.ontariocountyfair.org
585-394-4987

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.
www.ganondagan.org
585-742-1690

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.
www.ochs.org

AUGUST
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.
www.pageantofsteam.org
315-331-4022

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.
www.cugifts.com
585-394-5530

SEPTEMBER
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.
www.highlandercycletour.com
585-223-7382

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.
www.ochs.org
585-394-4975

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.
www.fingerlakestriathlon.com
585-922-4168

OCTOBER
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.
www.grangerhomestead.org
585-394-1472

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.
www.downtowncanandaigua.com
585-396-0300

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.
www.sonnenberg.org, 585-394-4922