cayuga-county.jpgAuburn, N.Y. - Looking for a getaway - day trip or overnight? Beyond the traditional Finger Lakes visitor favorites such as antiquing, wine touring and lake recreation, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism offers new ways to cool off this summer. Arts: The quilts of world renowned artist Nancy Crow will be featured in a solo exhibition of her work at the Schweinfurth Art Center http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/ in Auburn through Aug 15.  Nancy Crow has been the most significant quilt artist in the country for the past 20 years and she has been a leader in promoting and establishing quilting as a medium on par with other fine arts. Broadway without the big city: The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, located in a historic carousel building in picturesque Emerson Park, offers Broadway performances without the big city hassle. The 2010 summer line-up includes Promises, Promises, Meet Me in St. Louis, Man of La Mancha, Ring of Fire and Church Basement Ladies. Find out dates and show times at http://www.merry-go-round.com/. 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 http://www.sterlingfestival.com/home/tabid/36/Default.aspx runs through August 15 and has a full schedule of events, theme weekends, musical acts and attractions to entertain all ages.  Wine, Dine & Stay: The sumptuous tastes of summer are here and the Finger Lakes is home to an abundance of culinary delights based on fresh, locally grown and made ingredients paired with excellent wines. A special overnight package from Inn at the Finger Lakes in Auburn http://www.innatthefingerlakes.com/wine-dining-packages.php introduces visitors to Moro's Table, a new restaurant that brings these farm fresh, local ingredients to salads, sides, seafood, and other tasty dishes. On the way home, make time to stop by The Produce Place http://www.theproduceplace.net/ in Union Springs, N.Y. or the Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery in King Ferry http://www.fingerlakesdextercreamery.com/about.html for fresh cheeses and pies.   Visit http://www.tourcayuga.com/ to learn more about summer events, activities, and lodging appropriate for the entire family. 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 http://www.tourcayuga.com/.

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