There are a few really unique events happening in the Finger Lakes this weekend. These seemingly unrelated events really show off the eclectic mix of the Finger Lakes, don’t you think? My pick for this weekend is the HydroBowl, although the weather might be a little iffy, so check that before you make plans. Whatever you do: Please post your photos to Instagram and/or Twitter and tag them #inthefingerlakes. If you want to WIN something awesome, enter our Instagram Contest as well.

HydroBowl – September 21, 22, & 23, 2012 – Geneva Lakefront Park

This. Looks. Awesome. I have driven by Geneva Lakefront Park while this is going on, and I am always intrigued!

hydrobowl by Scott Thomas

This photo is courtesy of Scott Thomas. Scott has some other great photos that highlight hydroplane racing that you should checkout over on his blog, Views InfinitumHydroBowl features:
  • Excellent Spectator Viewing
  • Activities for Children
  • Pit Access
  • Food Concession
  • Vendor Display
  • General Admission $10 available online
  • Pit Pass $10 available online

There are a ton of teams from around New York State and the Finger Lakes. Visit HydroBowl.com for more info about this unique event in Geneva.

Finger Lakes Museum’s “Vine To Wine” Premier – Friday, September 21 – Bristol Harbour

Vine to Wine Logo

Vine to Wine is a two-season program delivered through film and live appearances that tells the stories of early wine-making in the Finger Lakes region. This Friday, the premier event gives guests an opportunity to sample wines and grape juice and watch the video. $15/$20 door. (this sounds interesting, but when will the video be online?) 

fall jamboreeIs Oswego in the Finger Lakes? I’m not sure, really. But there is a Fall Jamboree going on this September 22nd and 23rd at Ontario Orchards Farm. Free admission and free parking, rain or shine. The website promises “many New York businesses, non-profit organizations, friends, artists, and crafters along with family oriented organizations” will be gathered to “to promote the pride we have for New York State”. Sounds like a grand old time!