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Event: Fall Clear ‘em Out Boat Sale
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-475-FAIR

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 @ 9:22 am by Curt
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Fall Fest 2010
October 1, 2, & 3, 2010
Organized by the Skaneateles Chamber’s Tourism Committee
 First Friday, October 1: Featuring events at the following locations:
o Gallery 54 – “Ravens ‘n Autumn. Food, drinks and music (tentative). On Saturday Gallery 54 will
feature the work of Joanne Balfour from noon – 4 pm. Joanne is an historical theorem painter. On
Sunday at the Gallery Amy Bartell will be displaying and demoing her collage art.
o Imagine That will be featuring the work of Syracuse Landscape painter Karen Burns. On Saturday
and Sunday they will be holding a fundraiser during the Fall Fest. It will be a silent auction of artists
work to benefit Craft Emergency Relief Fund (C.E.R.F.) Bidding begins on Sat at 10 AM and ends
Sun at 6 PM.
 Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Rd. (2 miles north of Skaneateles) glass pumpkin blowing
demonstrations Oct 1 – 3 Friday 4 – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. This is
really something special to see!
 Creekside will have special sale merchandise displayed, Pumpkin Latte samples and will be offering
Pumpkin Painting and Halloween Henna Tattoos under a tent outside, weather permitting. We are also
planning a music venue and special Oktoberfest beer special on Saturday evening
 The Sherwood Inn Fall Fest will be Sunday, Oct 3 Noon – 6 pm, featuring live music, Saranac beer &
Oktoberfest type food. Beak and Skiff will also be on hand with their apple products and wine.
 Look for the yellow mums at participating businesses. They may have sales/discounts/refreshments.
 Mid-Lakes Navigation will be having its final weekend of cruises on Skaneateles Lake. Friday and Saturday
sightseeing (2 pm) and dinner cruises (5pm) available. Call 315-685-8500 or visit www.midlakesnav.com.
 Merchants and Professional business owners in the Village (real estate, financial, law, restaurants, retail,
etc.) are wanted for the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Simply carve your pumpkin (or get some creative
person to do it for you), display it in front of your store the week of October 1 – 8. A judge (with artistic
background) will choose the winner. The winner will be photographed and recognized in the paper and
Chamber publications. Simply call 685-0552 or e-mail csearing@skaneateles.com if you would like your
pumpkin judged. Please consider putting a battery operated candle in the jack-o-lantern and turn
them on at night, for a spectacular display!
 The Skaneateles Press will be doing a Fall Festival-related coloring contest.
 The Skaneateles Nursery School is having their annual BIG TRUCKS event at Saunders Quarry on Sunday,
Sunday, October 3 from 10 am – 4 pm.
 If anyone would like to help decorate the Gazebo for Fall Fest just show up at 8:30 AM on
Wednesday, September 15th or email csearing@skaneateles.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 7:52 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles……..Fabulous Fall 

Fall is an especially beautiful time to visit Skaneateles and the Finger Lakes.  From wineries, to apple orchards to pick your own pumpkin patches, our area has so much to offer this fall.  Anyela’s Vineyards is just 4 miles from the Village of Skaneateles, and boasts a beautiful deck to sip wine and enjoy the view.  Beak n Skiff Apple Orchard is located just 15 minutes east of Skaneateles on Route 20.   Try their new Apple Wines and Apple Vodka!  Or pick your own apples from their acres and acres of orchards.  Speaking of pick your own, Tim’s Pumpkin Patch is the perfect place to find the perfect pumpkin. 

The foliage generally peaks around Columbus Day.  Consider taking a cruise out on the lake to view the panoramic views to the east, the west and the south.  Mid-Lakes Navigation is cruising until the end of September.  Call today at 1-800-545-4318 to get a full fall cruise schedule or visit www.midlakesnav.com.

The Skaneateles Chamber Community Docks will be in the Lake at the north end of Skaneateles Lake until October 3rd.  The docks offer the perfect opportunity to drive your own boat to the village for dinner, shopping, or an ice cream cone.

No matter what your interest, there is plenty to see and so in Skaneateles this fall. 
Text compliments of the Skaneateles Chamber site, www.skaneateles.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 @ 7:03 pm by Lynn
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Tim’s Pumpkin Patch in Marcellus

For a great fall day experience, head over to Tim’s Pumpkin Patch on Rose Hill Road in Marcellus. They have opened a new Gift Shop and Bakery along with an educational space to their pumpkin patch that has attracted countless local families, tourists and school tours.

Tim’s Pumpkin Patch has a great history behind it. Tim Leubner has been a dairy farmer his whole life. He started his pumpkin business on the side when he was just 15 years old.  He began by growing roughly 200 pumpkins and taking his father’s advice; selling each for only $1.  He was very successful and his business began to grow by word of mouth, making his “on the side” pumpkin business something the community looked forward to each fall.
The Leubners were awarded an Agri-Tourism and Education New York State Grant and as a result have been able to open a new building that they are using as a gift shop, bakery and educational space.

Erica Leubner said “The grant paid for about 25 percent of our new building, making it a great spring board for us.”

The Gift Shop and Bakery offers soaps, candles and other gifts, along with homemade cookies, donuts, muffins, pies, brownies, breads, fudge, hot dogs, popcorn, coffee and more, all made fresh daily. The educational space in the new building allows visitors to learn about how pumpkins are grown and all of the work that goes into the pumpkin patch. 
The Leubners pride themselves on making their pumpkin patch family friendly.  At no cost, families can visit the farm animals in the barn, see the new goat walk and chicken space, play in the grain bin, and work their way through the straw maze. Tim’s offers over 73 varieties of pumpkins and winter squash. Visitors can also purchase Indian corn, straw bales, corn stalks and other decorative items.
Erica said, “Tim’s has become more of a festival-like atmosphere, especially on the weekends.”
On the weekends, visitors can enjoy additional food, such as pumpkin funnel cakes and caramel apple blossoms, and go on horse-drawn wagon rides through the pumpkin patch.
“We’ve always fought off the idea of being commercial,” Erica said, “we have no admission charges, no parking fees.  Nothing is staged.  We are a real working farm.  Most people are so far removed from farm life these days.  We want to bring that connection back to the community.”
Tim’s Pumpkin Patch opened on Labor Day and will close on Halloween. They are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are located on the web at www.timspumpkinpatch.com.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 @ 6:51 pm by Lynn
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cny_dog_showLeatherstocking Cluster Fall Dog Show  
November 13 to November 16  2008

Hours: 8:00am
Description: Breed Judging at the Totota Exhibit Center and Obedience & Rally Judging at the Pepsi International Building.
Website: www.mcnultydogshows.com
Price: TBA 
Building: Toyota Exhibit Center & Pepsi International Building 
Phone:  607-563-3199 or 585-457-3371

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2008 @ 8:57 am by Curt
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