Just because summer is almost over (sad face) doesn’t mean that the good times have to end! In fact, it’s during late summer and autumn when you’ll find some truly unique events in Hammondsport. We’ll name a few below in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to plan a weekend getaway to “America’s Coolest Small Town!” For other events happening in Hammondsport such as live music, wine & dine tasting experiences, seminars and more, visit hammondsport.org/events. Click Here for a list of accommodations to book your stay!
Hammondsport Fire Department’s Smoke on the WateR -Saturday, August 24th
HFD’s 9th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition is fun for all ages and takes place right next to Keuka Lake! The event runs from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, with competition tastings taking place from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Take part in the corn hole tournament, enjoy live music, food vendors & adult beverages, mini golf & the kids play zone, and more!
Palettes of Keuka Art Auction - Saturday, August 31st
The Palettes of Keuka Area Art Display officially comes to a close with the Palette of Keuka Art Auction on Saturday, August 31st. Palettes will be on display in the village square from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM with the auction beginning promptly at 1:00. Registration is free and begins at 11:00 AM. Auction booklets will be available for $3! We hope you make your way back to Hammondsport for this exciting event and bid on your favorite palettes of 2019! Cash, credit, and checks are accepted forms of payment for auction winners —please pay at the end of auction and not during! Proceeds from the auction fund scholarships for a graduating high school senior and a portion goes to the artists! For more information on Palettes of Keuka, click here!
Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s Harvest Celebration of Food & Wine - September 14th & 15th
“Experience the scents and sights of this exciting season in wine country. Taste the exquisite wines of Keuka Lake and sample delicious dishes highlighting the region’s seasonal produce. Wineries are abuzz with energy during harvest - it's a fun time to learn from tasting room staff and to enjoy a first sip of recently released wines.” Click here to purchase tickets!
Wings & Wheels in Hammondsport - September 14th & 15th
Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport is an annual event sponsored by and for the benefit of The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Enjoy a magnificent display of classic and exotic cars lined up Shethar Street, as well as a variety of seaplanes at Depot Park (all within a short walking distance of each other). This event is PERFECT for families! Enjoy kids activities, seaplane rides, food & beverage vendors, car show awards, and more! Click here for more info!
Bushels & Barrels on the Square - Saturday, October 5th
Bushels & Barrels on the Square arrives on Saturday, October 5th from 10a-5pm! Enjoy live music from some local favorite musicians, and sip samples of product from several award-winning wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cideries. Tasting wristbands (valid from 12p-4p) will be available for $15 per person (21+ and you MUST bring ID) which includes a collectible festival imprint wine glass. A variety of food & craft vendors will be set up on the square, and as always, many of our shoppes and restaurants will be open and offering harvest-themed promotions to compliment the event. Tasting providers and vendors will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!