Finger Lakes Wine Country has once again been recognized as the Best Wine Region by USA Today10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The region was named the Best Wine Region in 2018 as well. Over a period of 28 days, readers voted for their favorite wine region through USA Today’s online poll. The Finger Lakes region competed against nineteen other wine regions across the United States; the Top 10 being recognized by USA Today as the best, with the Finger Lakes taking the highest honor once again.
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!”
In just a few short days, the village of Hammondsport will welcome 125+ craft vendors for the 39th Annual Festival of Crafts! Make your way to the village this Saturday and Sunday, August 17th & 18th from 10:00AM - 5:00PM, and enjoy a variety of quality craft and art vendors including jewelry artisans, potters, photographers, quilters, leatherworkers, woodworkers, candle makers, and many other unique vendors!
The Palettes of Keuka has arrived for its twelfth summer! If you've visited Hammondsport in the last 10 years, you're probably already pretty familiar with the Palettes of Keuka. But for those of you who don't know - you've gotta make your way over to Hammondsport before the end of August to see just how amazing it is for yourself. Every summer from July - August, you'll find 25+ giant artist palettes painted by local artists on display at Chamber member businesses in and around the village.
Have you really received the most out of your trip to Hammondsport without an excursion on the refreshing waters of Keuka Lake? The answer’s no, but if you don’t own a boat or kayak, don’t fret. Keuka Watersports has you covered. They’ve literally got everything you need to enjoy the water: kayaks, paddle boards, jet skis, and boat rentals. Maybe jet skiing or kayaking isn’t your cup of tea; may I suggest you book a pontoon boat cruise with them during your stay?
The Chamber is thrilled to announce that the Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau has launched a survey about travel and tourism in Steuben County and we need YOUR voice to be heard to help put us on the map! We’re interested in hearing from residents and recent visitors alike in this very easy 10-minute survey as part of a tourism destination research study that we and the Steuben County Conference & Visitor Bureau will use to formulate our long-term strategy. And by the way, entrants get entered to win 1 of 2 $250 VISA gift cards, so that’s pretty cool!