Union Springs, N.Y. - 108 Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be heading to Union Springs on Cayuga Lake, one of New York's famous Finger Lakes, August 21-24 for the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite series. At Cayuga Lake, the final of eight full-field events this season, each Elite series pro has a shot at a first-place prize of $100,000 and an automatic qualification for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
Cayuga Lake is a first-time stop for the Elite Series and the deep glacial lake (up to 435 feet) is great habitat for largemouth bass, which will be the target species for the anglers.
Campaign to Promote Agriculture and Food Tourism Across Federally-Designated Appalachian Region in New York State
Tioga County, N.Y. - The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the New York Department of State today kicked-off New York's "Bon Appétit Appalachia!" campaign to promote agriculture and food tourism across the federally-designated Appalachian region, which covers portions of 13 states in the U.S., including 14 counties in the Empire State. The initiative will highlight distinctive local food attractions among six categories: farms, farmers markets, restaurants, festivals, wineries and brewery/spirits.
Mumford, N.Y. - The Victorian era (1837 until Queen Victoria's death in 1901) wasn't just bustles and mutton chop sideburns. It was a time of scientific progress, great literary works, a surge of inventions, whopping urban growth and more time for leisure activity.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate that time with Victorian Day.
Farm to Fork brings local farmers to sell meat, cheese, produce and other farm products to consumers and to featured local restaurants. The restaurants then use the local products and their culinary creativity to cook meals available for sale outdoors.
Skaneateles, N.Y. - Hop aboard, matey! Mid-Lakes Navigation has set its annual Pirate Day for Aug. 13. Joining the marauding this year is Rusty Rice, a captain for the Barbara S. Wiles. Although new to Pirate Day, he is no stranger to pirate play. Rice was a second mate on the Continental Sloop Providence, a replica of America's first war ship, when Disney chartered the tall ship and hired its crew as extras. He appeared in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadman's Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."
Skaneateles, N.Y. - Miss America IX, the first boat in the world to exceed 100 mph, will be among the 150 boats on display at the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) Annual Meeting and International Boat Show. The Society's 39th annual show, held at the Skaneateles Country Club, 3344 W. Lake Road (Rte. 41A), is open to the public Sept. 19 and 20.
Musicians, ranging from the polished professional to the fledging beginner will fill a variety of venues with fiddlers and dulcimers.
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