June, 2020
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Fri-Sun June 12-14, 2020 Smokin' Summer Kickoff

Fri 12-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm

Celebrate the arrival of the grilling season on Seneca! Come kickoff the summer with us for three days of local wine and foods associated with this beautiful time of year. Enjoy a self-guided tour around Seneca Lake while exploring the unique, delicious pairings of local wines the fantastic grilled and summertime foods at any of the 2our0 participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries! Tickets are $40 per person. Use the code “20VISIT” for $5 off tickets purchased online.

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Friday June 19-21, 2020 SCCA majors Super Tour

The SCCA Majors Super Tour brings the pinnacle of amateur championship racing in the United States to the historic circuit and is the first spectator event of the season. the tour visits some of the most storied racetracks across the country and ends with national championships being awarded in several classes.This event, like many at the glen, offers fans the opportunity to experience the paddock and garage areas with the purchase of their ticket.

For more information click here. 

Saturday June 20, 2020 Summer Solstice Celebration at Hosmer Winery
Here in the Finger Lakes, we cherish all weather, but it’s fair to say summer is a special season. What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than with a celebration? Join Hosmer Winery as we cheers to the first days of summer. Enjoy live music from one of our favorite bands, Tribal Revival and local cuisine from The Good Truck. Admission for this event is free and all are welcome (children and four-legged friends included). We’ll have lawn games and plenty of room to dance the night away on the first night of summer.

for more information click here. 

Saturday June 20, 2020 Vineyard Roots at Lamoreaux Landing

featuring live Bluegrass and
Roots music in the vineyard with
Lamoreaux Landing wine & local food.

 

For more information click here. 

saturday June 20, 2020 Watkins Glen's 27th Anual Waterfront Fetival and Cardboard boat Regatta

A delightfully entertaining experience awaits you at the Seneca Harbor Park on the beautiful shores of Seneca Lake in downtown Watkins Glen. Enjoy a full day of activities for the entire family, highlighted by the Cardboard Boat Regatta.

27th Annual Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival
& Cardboard Boat Regatta June 20th, 2020.
Perfect answer for a Father’s Day Week-End!
Give Dad a Finger Lakes Get-A-Way, a gift the whole family can enjoy!

The Annual Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival & Cardboard Boat Regatta is Family Style fun! Held in Watkins Glen at Seneca Harbor Park, this unique waterfront event captures the spirit of the Finger Lakes.

For more information click here.

Thursday June 25-28, 2020 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen

One of the most prestigious SportsCar races in North America, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns in late June with the Sahlen’s Six hours of the Glen. The second leg of the Michelin Endurance Challenge features world class drivers and a diverse range of premier Prototype and GT manufacturers. The weekend of nearly 24 hours of on-track activity also includes the Michelin Pilot Challenge Tioga Downs 240,  Porsche GT3 Cup, and Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

For more information click here. 

saturday June 27, 2020 16th Annual cherry Festival at Varick Winery

Enjoy cherry picking, wine, food, live music, arts and craft vendors as well as spud chuckin’!

 

Fun for everyone and free admisson!!

For more information click here. 

July, 2020
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Friday July 10-12, 2020 Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Finger Lakes Wine Festival offers the largest showcase of New York State wines with over 90 wineries paired with regional artisans, music and culinary classes all in one beautiful location – Watkins Glen International.

You can find more information about the weekend event and ticket prices here.

Thursday July 17-19, 2020 20th Annual Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival is a mission-based (501-c3) organization that works to nurture local aritists and talent while reaching around the globe to bring world music and culture to new audiences, creating environments that inspire creativity and foster community building.

The festival is presented over a four-day period (Thursday-Sunday) on four stages, which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 80. some bands that play the festival. Grassroots doesn’t hesitate to bring you great music you’ve never heard before. Every year wonderful new bands are discovered and presented along with many old and true friends.

It is held at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg.

For more information on ticket prices and general information click here.

Thursday July 23-26, 2020 The Grapehound Wine Tour

The Grapehound Wine Tour® is a six-day wine-tasting celebration of greyhound adoption held at Seneca Lake, New York, near Watkins Glen, every July.  All well-behaved sighthounds are welcome.  You do not have to drink wine or own a greyhound to attend.

The Grapehound Wine Tour® features music, a huge wedding tent with vendors from many states, a Welcome event with wine and hors d’oeuvres, delicious food from constantly changing local food vendors, a silent auction, a Blessing of the Hounds, an ice cream social, wine tasting, a huge social tent for just sitting and relaxing, and a commemorative greyhound wine glass for all registrants.  The event also features a scenic, fairly level walk to 215 foot Taughannock Falls on Sunday morning.

For more information click here.

Saturday July 25, 2020 Finger Lakes Cheese Festival

Welcome to the 8th annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival!

Located on the farm at Sunset View Creamery, the FLX cheese festival showcase the cheeses from the members of the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance as well as the best in homemade, homegrown products in NY and PA.

Featured FLX wineries.breweries and cideries will offer tastings, (including in paid admission) and be featured in exclusive pairing and cooking seminars. Dance the day away with live music from 6 bands on two separate stages; eat until your hearts content with food for every palate/ Add to that the ambiance of the farm. a dairy cow birthing center, where you can watch as a new calf is born right before your very eyes!

Self-guided tours all day plus so much more!

For more information click here. 

Friday July 31, 2020 Midsummer Night's Dream Party and 10th Anniversary

Come enjoy Jr Dill’s midsummer party and our 10th anniversary celebration!

 

For more information click here.

August, 2020
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Saturday August 1, 2020 Rock Stock and Barrel Music Festival and 15th Anniversary

Join us at Rock Stream Vineyard’s for the 15th Anniversary and 12th annual Rock Stock and Barrel Music Festival!

Enjoy live music, food by JR’s Back Alley BBQ, award winning, sines, spirits and beer.

Featuring live music by the Stream Rockers, Seneca Jam and The Sons of a Beach.

Admission is free!

For more information click here. 

Saturday August 1-2, 2020 Glorious Garlic Festival

If you’ve never been to the Glorious Garlic Festival, you’re in for a serious treat! You’ll have the opportunity to explore numerous varieties of freshly harvested garlic, available to taste and for purchase. It’s incredible how different each unique variety can be. We’ll have garlic experts on-hand to offer guidance to the novice grower, and to speak about the health benefits of eating garlic. We’ll also bring in chefs from across the Finger Lakes for cooking demonstrations with garlic-inspired recipes.

 

For more information click here. 

Thursday August 13-16, 2020 NASCAR

New York’s home for NASCAR makes its annual return to the Finger Lakes region for the Go Bowling at The Glen (August 13-16, 2020) tripleheader weekend. One of the most exciting weekends on the NASCAR calendar, the new 2020 date marks the third to last race before the NASCAR Playoffs as Chase Elliott drives for three consecutive wins at The Glen. In addition to Sunday’s race, don’t miss the Great Outdoors RV Superstore 100 ARCA Menards Series race on Friday afternoon, and Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race.

Find more information here.

Friday August 21-23, 2020 East Coast Watercross Watkins Glen Race

East Coast Watercross hosts 10 rounds of racing which are held on 5 separate weekends throughout the summer, with each day making up one round of racing. A typical race day will see 10 or more classes of racers composed of different skill levels, ranging from beginners to pro riders, various watercraft types and ages starting as young as 10. Each class will race twice per day 2, once in the morning and once in the afternoon following a short lunch intermiss

 

For more information click here.

Friday August 28-30, 2020 Ferrari Challenge North America

Ferrari Challenge North America (August 28-30, 2020) continues its season with a stop to the 3.4 mile circuit in 2020. The series was established in 1993 and the events are FIA-approved with high safety standards and excellent organization with the Italian manufacturer. The formula for the series, which insists on participants being dealers or authorized race shops, ensures close competition putting the focus on the drivers.

You can find more information here.

September, 2020
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Sunday September 13, 2020 Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival

The featured highlight of the Festival is a tribute to the original Grand Prix races using the original 6.6 mile road course. Always a crowd pleaser, the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Tribute is designed to recreate the ambiance of the 1948-52 Watkins Glen street races. The race tribute is open to selected Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) cars participating in the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix races held at the nearby Watkins Glen International race course on the same weekend as the festival.

You can find more information here. 

Thursday September 17-20, 2020 GT World Challenge America

The GT World Challenge America (September 17-20, 2020) series is the final racing event for spectators at The Glen and will also play a major role in determining championships as the series’ penultimate round. Boasting one of the sport’s most diverse fields of sportscar manufacturers, the weekend provides a perfect opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with your favorite sportscar teams and drivers as they battle for supremacy.

 

For more information click here. 

Sunday September 20, 2020 GT World Challenge America

The GT World Challenge America (September 17-20, 2020) series is the final racing event for spectators at The Glen and will also play a major role in determining championships as the series’ penultimate round. Boasting one of the sport’s most diverse fields of sportscar manufacturers, the weekend provides a perfect opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with your favorite sportscar teams and drivers as they battle for supremacy.

you can find more information here.

October, 2020
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Friday October 30-31, 2020 Finger Lakes Beer Festival

The Finger Lakes Beer Festival makes its yearly return to the garages at The Glen. In the spirit of Halloween weekend, the newly popular Boos and Brews kicks off a weekend featuring over 40 New York State breweries, distilleries and cideries. Fans are also treated to a 32-team cornhole tournament and stein holding competition.

You can find more information here.

November, 2020
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saturday November 14, 2020 Harvest dinner

Enjoy a locally sourced dinner at J.R.Dill!

 

For more information click here.

December, 2020
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January, 2021
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Sat-Tue January 11-20, 2021 Bargain Bash

Fri 12-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm

Enjoy great deals, special promotions, and discounts during this trail-wide sale. Many of our wineries participate and offer tremendous opportunities to shop and save! We’ll announce deals as we get closer to the event. Stay tuned to our website, social media channels, and monthly emails. $0 – FREE!

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Saturday January 11, 2021 Crystal city Wine Festival

Saturday 12-9pm This is a ticketed event find more information here

Your opportunity to taste and purchase a wide variety of upstate New York wines, beer,spirits,cheese, honey and more in the beautiful corning museum of glass!

Saturday January 11, 2021 country Fried Steak and Old Fashioneds

Dundoit socials are a special menu night featuring a different theme every week!

Serving the regular menu along side the featured menu from 5:30pm-9:30pm more info.

Every year we debate this Dundoit and every year we keep coming back to home amazing the good is! Seriously. Join us and see why our staff fights for this one every year!

Fri-Sun January 17-19, 2021 Global Eats & Local Wine

Fri 12-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm

International flavor comes to Seneca Lake! Enjoy a self-guided tour around Seneca Lake while exploring the unique, delicious pairings of Seneca Lake wines with foods from a variety of nations and cultures at 21 participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries. Tickets are $40 per person. Use the code “20VISIT” for $5 off tickets purchased online.

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Saturday January 18, 2021 The Winter Gala Whimsical Woodlands

Join us for a whimsical night in the woodlands at the Chamber’s Winter Gala presented by Visions Federal Credit Union on Saturday, January 18th 2020 at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. The event will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, awards ceremony, live and silent auctions, music, dancing and more!

Tickets are $100 per person and advance purchase is requires no later than January 10th.

Tables of ten are available. To Purchase tickets, please contact Liz at (607)535-4300 or liz@watkinsglenchamber.com

saturday January 18, 2021 Lamb Dumplings

Dundoit socials are a special menu night featuring a different theme every week!

Serving the regular menu along side the featured menu from 5:30pm-9:30pm more info.

Dumplings we all love them. Last years amazing lamb dumplings got their very own Dundoit social!

Saturday January 25, 2021 Return of Brisket and Beer

Dundoit socials are a special menu night featuring a different theme every week!

Serving the regular menu along side the featured menu from 5:30pm-9:30pm more info.

Brisket is back! This is the time to get some if you missed out earlier in the year!

Saturday January 25-26, 2021 Blind Tasting Series

Explore the world of wine through a Blind Tasting Series in Boundary Breaks warehouse, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday throughout the winter.

This blind tastings theme is Comparing Related Varietals

$20 a seat. Three sessions a day. 11am, 1pm, 3pm. 20 seats a session.

You can find more information here.

Sunday January 26, 2021 Craft and Draft with Sam!
EL RANCHO MEXICAN RESTAURANT AND GRILL
CRAFT & DRAFT WITH SAM!
You will be guided by Sam Mi in creating your own mason jar wood flower arrangement. Attendees will paint their mason jar, or leave it as it is, and choose from a variety of flowers and accents! While crafting, a complimentary beverage will also be included. This class is great to do with a friend or solo. For more information or to sign up for this experience scheduled for Sunday, January 26 from 1-2:30pm, please visit the Facebook event page here, and make sure to tell Sam your email address and accent color of choice.
Thursday January 30-1, 2021 Watkins Glen Ice Bar

Our 2020 Ice Bar will take place January 30, 31 & February 1, 2020
Tickets go on sale December 1st at 12:01am on brownpapertickets.com

Bundle up and step into a winter wonderland of over 25,000 pounds of ice meticulously carved into breathtaking ice sculptures, martini ice luges, and the coolest bars in town! Each year Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel hosts winter’s hottest party – our signature ICE Bar – to benefit a local charity.

Bringing much needed merriment to winter’s longest stretch, ICE Bar promises thrills and chills as our magnificent grounds are transformed into adult playgrounds punctuated by roaring fire pits. Inside, the fun continues as partygoers revel in great music, their favorite cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. The evening ends with a blaze of color as fireworks streak across the sky. It’s an amazing and unforgettable night, which is why tickets always sell out quickly.

February, 2021
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Saturday February 1, 2021 South African Street Food

Dundoit socials are a special menu night featuring a different theme every week!

Serving the regular menu along side the featured menu from 5:30pm-9:30pm more info.

Bunny Chow is back! This South African curry dish is served in a bread load and is seriously so good at combating the winter chill! It also tastes so good with a cold glass of Caperitif.

Wednsday February 5, 2021 After hours mixer: Barnstormer Winery

this years first After hours Mixer will be hosted by Barnstormer Winery at their tasting room!

While an excellent networking opportunity, our generous host will also be providing local meats and cheese for grazing, discounts off both tastings and bottles, and will be giving away a bottle of their popular 2017 Angel’s share (a sparkling Vignoles) to one lucky winner!

 

For more information click here.

Thursday February 6, 2021 National Ballet Theater of Odessa Swan Lake

This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The Legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa with 55 Ukrainian talented and brightest ballet Stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life!

 

You can find more information here. 

Fri-Sun February 7-9, 2021 Chocolate & Wine Weekend

Fri 12-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm

A savory and sweet pre-cursor to Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake while exploring the unique, delicious pairings of local wines with foods prepared with chocolate, enabling a larger range of pairing experiences at any of the 23 participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries. Tickets are $40 per person. Use the code “20VISIT” for $5 off tickets purchased online.

Learn more.

March, 2021
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April, 2021
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May, 2021
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Stay Small, Stay Safe

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority, and we have made some important changes to prepare for your future visit to Watkins Glen. Find out how you can stay small, stay safe and we hope to welcome you soon!

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