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Cricket's Candy CreationsNew York, N.Y. -- Cricket’s Candy Creations is celebrating the holiday season with festive candy-filled programming throughout the month of December.  Sweet Snowflake Celebrations kicks off December 3 with rotating holiday-themed activities each weekend including cookie decorating, unique edible gift making, gingerbread houses, Chanukah treats, Santa is coming to town and more! There will also be new winter candy crafts including Candy Cane Slime, Marshmallow Snowmen, Hot Chocolate Pizza and Chocolate Snowballs.

Harvest GardenNew York, N.Y. -- On Saturday, October 22nd, The Standard, East Village is hosting "Harvest Heaven" in appreciation of fall in The Garden. The event will feature mystical tarot card readings, Chillhouse nail art, a vintage costume market for the perfect one-of-a-kind Halloween costume, and fresh fall cuts by Hairrari - basically, everything you need to create a costume to remember, whether you’re going spooky, sexy, funny, or all of the above.

Snack on autumnal treats from The Garden's new fall menu as you browse, like crispy delicata squash with cranberry compote, apple cider donut holes, or pretzels dipped in beer cheese.

Wayne County Apple TourMonth-long harvest celebration returns in October

Wayne County, N.Y. - The award-winning Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour is celebrating its 25th year this October. As the largest apple-producing county in New York State, apple lovers across western and central New York have enjoyed Wayne County’s fall celebration since 1997. All month long, visitors are invited to pick fresh apples, admire the fall colors, and enjoy time together having family fun. With activities ranging from corn mazes and tractor rides to wine and cider tastings, there’s plenty for friends, couples, and even Mom and Dad to enjoy.

Capital Apple & Wine FestivalAltamont, N.Y. – After a two-year hiatus, the family-friendly Capital Apple and Wine Festival will again grace the Altamont Fairgrounds on September 17 and 18. It will be under new management as Altamont Orchards owner, Jim Abbruzzese, has stepped away, and Charley Dooley, formerly of Craftproducers fame, has taken over and is marketing the show under StarBird Events.

TACCTiconderoga, NY (September 8, 2022) – The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is pleased to announce the first Ticonderoga Area Restaurant Weeks will take place September 16th – 30th, 2022. This event is all about encouraging residents and visitors to support the array of wonderful restaurants in the Ticonderoga Area and think local. TACC has created a Passport & Stamp Card which will give the community and visitors an opportunity to win gift certificates from local restaurants.

Lake George Restaurant Week 2022

Restaurants Spotlight New York Grown or Produced Ingredients as part of Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center Restaurant Week Challenge

Lake George, NY — Lake George Region Restaurant Week is back! The second week of this semi-annual event runs Sunday, September 11-Saturday, September 17, 2022.

This year, Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center is sponsoring the promotion with a “Restaurant Challenge” that tasks participating restaurants to create a prix-fixe menu that includes at least one ingredient that is grown or produced in New York State. Each participating restaurant will offer their special three-course menu for just $30. The ingredients grown or produced in New York will be highlighted on these special Restaurant Week menus.

Marquette Wine Bottle Barrel and GlassFairport, N.Y. -- A partnership between Iron Smoke Distillery and Thousand Islands Winery has produced a limited-edition bourbon barrel-aged wine which is getting noticed by connoisseurs and recreational drinkers alike. The medium-bodied, red, dry table wine is made from premium marquette grapes and matures in bourbon-soaked barrels for six months before bottling. 

“Their barrels. Our grapes. The taste profiles really mix well,” said Steve Conaway, owner of Thousand Islands Winery. “No wonder you get a perfect blend when you take two legendary institutions, both grounded in locally-sourced, New York State grown ingredients –put them together --and let Mother Nature have her way.” …

Taste the Craft Beverage Trail TeeDiscounts, specials, free T-shirt offer to trail blazers

Orange County, N.Y. (August 10, 2022) – Now there’s even more reason to visit Orange County, N.Y.’s many craft breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries. Orange County Tourism & Film has introduced its Taste the Craft Beverage Trail, making it easier and more rewarding to visit and love the establishments devoted to producing and serving the best the region has to offer.

Orange County has created a Trail Pass that takes just a minute to sign up for and makes it easy to see the participating Taste the Craft locales – 24 so far – with a bounty of offerings.

Finger Lakes Wine AllianceGeneva, NY (August 1, 2022) – The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, in partnership with the Wine Trails of Keuka, Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, Finger Lakes Wine Country, and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, invite you to celebrate the second annual FINGER LAKES WINE MONTH starting TODAY!

Through specialty tastings and unique experiences, anniversary parties, wine dinners and more, the organizations have partnered together to remind the world how great the Finger Lakes wine region and its wines are and ask the world to celebrate the unforgettable Finger Lakes wine region.

Orange County ice cream trailOrange County, N.Y. – There’s no greater taste of summer than that of rich, sweet, creamy ice cream. In Orange County, N.Y., the treat comes in an array of flavors longer than any wish list, from vanilla to French roast coffee to Dinosaur Food. The local stands, parlors and sweet shops offer ice cream showcasing the region’s creativity as well as its bounty, from unique flavors to farm-fresh offerings, including local rhubarb and farm-harvested maple syrup.

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