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Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Celebrate festivals, foliage, and learning in Chautauqua County!
Celebrate the season of festivals, foliage, and learning in Chautauqua
County. There's still time to enjoy the lakes, trails, Lake Erie Wine
Country, and some of the best fishing in the northeast along with
learning experiences during the Colors of Chautauqua. See below for
upcoming events and news from Chautauqua County. For a complete list of events happening this summer and throughout the year, visit our online calendar.
See What's Happening this Fall!
Engage in the Colors of Chautauqua
Leaf peepers traveling to western New York September through early
November will find myriad learning opportunities in addition to colorful
fall foliage and harvest festivals during the Colors of Chautauqua,
September 4 - November 8, 2015. Dozens of tours, workshops, and wine,
food and beer tasting events will be held across Chautauqua County.
Visitors as well as residents can register for entertaining classes and
learn kitchen, gardening, and foraging techniques, take lessons in
creating artwork and crafts, join guided walking tours, and discover
history through storytelling.
Join the Grape Discovery Center on October 3, 2015 from 6-10 pm for an elegant evening of wine, beer, and
food pairings along with lessons on how entertain with wine.
Appetizers, small bites and desserts paired with seasonal wines and
craft beers will be offered throughout the tasting bar and exhibit room
with music on the patio next to the vineyards. Food presented by Picnic
with products sourced through local farms including Abers Acres, Green
Heron Growers, Fickle Field Farm, and artisan cheese maker, Reverie
Creamery. Westfield's Portage Pies, recently featured in a PBS
documentary, will also be on the menu. An Evening of Harvest Wines and
Craft Beers is the first in a series of special events at the Grape
Discovery Center presenting Lake Erie regional wine and craft beverages
in a seasonal context.
Enjoy a five-course dinner exclusively prepared with local
ingredients during the fall Farm-to-Table Dinner prepared by Executive
Chef Travis Bensink at Heirloom Restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel,
September 19, 2015. The event opens at 5:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and
a cash bar followed by dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Each course will be
perfectly paired with a local wine or beer. See the menu.
autumn schedule is abundant with harvest festivals every weekend
through November. The Village of Silver Creek celebrates its annual Festival of Grapes, September 17-20 while the Town of Busti
honors all the many uses and flavors of apples on September 27th.
Peek'n Peak Resort near Findley Lake toasts the changing of the seasons
over two weekends, October 10-11 and 17-18 with their Annual Fall Fest.
Festivities include an exceptional juried craft show, ski lift rides,
and snow sports equipment swap. Wineries from Silver Creek, NY to North
East, PA will share their favorite harvest recipes paired with wine
during Lake Erie Wine Country's two Harvest Wine Weekends in November.
Read about Chautauqua County's Family Friendly Fall Festivals.