Sterling Renaissance FestivalWith the summer season in full swing, the Finger Lakes Region offers visitors many activities, events and happenings to pack the day Auburn, NY -- With the summer season in full swing, the Finger Lakes Region offers visitors many activities, events and happenings to pack the day. Beyond lake recreation, consider some of the following family friendly experiences that provide a memorable visit: Vanish to the year 1585--Sterling Renaissance Festival: Come in costume, feast like a queen, and prepare thyself for an interactive family adventure that takes you back to an authentic English Renaissance Village. The Sterling Renaissance Festival runs through August 16 and has a full schedule of events, theme weekends, musical acts and attractions to entertain all ages.  Cook with the head "Cookie": Got a sweet tooth? Fly By Night Cookie Company, located in Fair Haven, offers a six hour kitchen internship that introduces new skills, tips and tricks to culinary enthusiasts. For $75 a session, spend time with the head cookie herself and learn how more than 65 varieties of cookies and pastries are made fresh and served daily. Broadway without the big city: The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, located in Auburn, offers Broadway performances without the big city hassle. The 2009 summer line-up includes No, No, Nanette, A Chorus Line, The Buddy Holly Story and I Left My Heart. Find out what's playing at http://www.merry-go-round.com/. Take me out to the ball game: What's summer without baseball and a hot dog? Through the first week of September, the Auburn Doubledays, a minor league baseball team and farm team of the Toronto Blue Jays, packs stands of excited fans in Falcon Park. Check the calendar for fireworks, giveaways and other special game night happenings. Tomato cook-off: End summer at the 23rd annual TomatoFest, held on September 12-13, in Owasco Lake's Emerson Park. Showcase your favorite tomato recipe at the Tomato Recipe Cook-off for amateur chefs. Enjoy lake views, family activities, music, crafts and food. Visit www.tourcayuga.com for more information on the ideas above and other family friendly happenings. About the Cayuga County Office of Tourism The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is the designated Tourism Promotion Agency for Cayuga County and promotes the County's attractions, events and lodging establishments. For more information call 315-255-1658/800-499-9615 or visit www.tourcayuga.com. ###