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As part of the Skaneateles Fall Fest we will be opening the glass studio for 3 days for a fall pumpkin making event. From Friday, October 1st through Sunday, October 3rd you may come in and watch as we blow glass pumpkins in a variety of colors and sizes. We will also be offering a “pick your own pumpkin” opportunity to our customers; for a special price you may select the colors and size of your own custom made pumpkin and then watch it be made for you!*

We will have some fall time refreshments and naturally you may browse our store and see all the other wonderful glass pieces we have available.

The hours will be:

Friday, October 1 – 4pm – 7 pm

Saturday, October 2 – 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, October 3 – 11 am – 4 pm

*Pumpkins made as part of the “pick your own pumpkin” special will be available for pickup the day following that on which they were made. Out of town people may make arrangements with us to ship theirs if they wish.

Please feel free to share this email with a friend.

Our regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 11-4 pm.

We look forward to seeing you.

Phil and Peg

Snake Oil Glassworks, Inc.

4251 Jordan Road

Skaneateles, NY 13152



Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 @ 6:45 am by Curt
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Starts: 9/10/2010 Ends: 9/10/2010
Event: Many Shades of Passion Entertainment Presents Comedy Fest
Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-435-2121

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 @ 9:20 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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Empire Brewing & Music FestivalEmpire Brewing & Music Festival

Voted one of the greatest brew fests in the northeast, this event features beers from micro-breweries and small brewers alike.  Not just your average beer festival – a true connoisseur’s event!  Music from various local & national bands.

Must be 21 years of age & older only.

Clinton Square
W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

$35 in advance, $40 at the door (may change)

Event Type:
Adults Only



Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2009 @ 9:30 am by Curt
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Celebrating winter season

Annual Winterfest featuring A Taste of Skaneateles this year, offering samples from local businesses

By Jessica Soule / Skaneateles Journal

An established festival is giving people a taste of Skaneateles while taking in the winter beauty of the area.

The annual Winterfest will include a new feature this year that will incorporate area merchants and businesses with A Taste of Skaneateles.

During Winterfest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2009 area businesses will offer food samples and appetizers. Over the years, a few businesses have attractions to coincide with the festival on the last Saturday of January, but this will be the first time the Sunrise Rotary Club will include these features in their fundraiser.

Winterfest is the group’s primary moneymaker to fund its projects.

This started as a service project to help Skaneateles, something Sunrise President Tom Seeley aims to do with the new feature Taste of Skaneateles.

People can buy tickets for a number of tastings, and walk in the village on Fennell Street, Jordan Road and Genesee Street, sampling dishes along the way.

Creekside did coffee tastings and Village Bottle Shop did a wine tasting last year.

“So this kind of evolved from last year,” Seeley said. “The idea was ‘Let’s try to build it up a little bit.’”

The group will release a list of participating businesses in the coming weeks.

“This is the first year we’ve formally done this,” he said. “The taste concept isn’t new, but this is the first year we’ve attempted to link them all.”

The Winterfest will have its usual attraction, a craft fair and vendor booths lining the Skaneateles Community Center, horses, ice sculptures, and stunt comedian Wacky Chad.

In celebration of the cold season, the festival will include many winter favorite activities. Baltimore Woods is bringing snow shoes for a hike in the woods, and there will be a Siberian huskies sled display. If there is snow, people can have rides on the sleds.

Seeley added that organizers can modify most of these activities in case there’s an unusual warm winter day.

“Certainly having snow makes the Winterfest more exciting … but the focus is to get people come down and celebrate winter in Skaneateles,” Seeley said.


Posted: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 @ 4:13 pm by Curt
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