This year, the Ontario County Tourism office is celebrating our 30th anniversary of Tourism Promotion, but we are not alone! Below is an exciting list of area attractions who are also celebrating anniveraries!
The Ontario County Fair will be kicking off their 171st year of operation this month starting on July 22! Attractions include a demolition derby, horse shows, rides and more family fun! 2820 County Rd 10, Canandaigua, 585-394-4987. For a full list of attractions, prices and detailed event schedule visit www.ontariocountyfair.org.
Whether you like to enjoy the outdoors, championship golf or lakeview dining Bristol Harbour Resort can offer all of these luxurious options to you. The Lodge at Bristol Harbour is entering its 15th year of providing you with locally sourced dining and luxurious accommodations overlooking Canandaigua Lake. 5410 Seneca Point Rd. Canandaigua, 585-396-0060.
Located within the community of Naples, Artizanns: Gifts from the Finger Lakes is home to unique creations from over 200 Finger Lakes artisans. Join them for their 10th anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 26, 10am-5pm. The celebration will include live music, BBQ, wine, beer, and coffee tastings (all local), and door prizes. The grand prize is a $100 dollar gift card to Artizanns. 118 N. Main St. Naples, 585-374-6740.
A night of theatre! Bristol Valley Theatre is celebrating their 50th anniversary of rich theatre history. Visiting Bristol Valley Theatre is a must do for all theatre goers with two productions in July including “Deathtrap” and “Les Miserables”! 151 S. Main St. Naples 585-374-6318. For a complete schedule visit www.bvtnaples.org.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ontario County Historical Museum building. The landmark on Main Street, Canandaigua is a Georgian Revival building designed by famous architect Claude Bragdon in 1914. Today, the museum currently displays two exhibits, “Tying the Knot: 200 Years of Wedding Traditions in Ontario County”, and “Desires, Opportunities, and Change”. 55 N. Main St. Canandaigua, 585-394-4575.
In the midst of its 120th year of operation, the Smith Opera House is recognized as one of the oldest operating opera houses in the United States! Current shows this month include “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “The Magic Flute”. Stop by and enjoy the show! 82 Seneca St. Geneva, 315-781-5483 For ticket availability and more information visit www.thesmith.org.
Naples, NY is nestled on the southwest side of Canandaigua Lake. Naples will be celebrating their 120th birthday this year! Home of one of the best grape pies and award winning wineries, Naples is a must visit! With a vast History, Restaurants, Lakes, Art and outdoor adventures, Naples is a destination that can cater to all varieties of visitors!
The coveted AAA Four Diamond Award was celebrated on Thursday, January 27 at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. Hosted by AAA Western and Central New York and the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the event celebrated the fine establishments and their accomplishments. Among those receiving this prestigious honor was The 1795 Acorn Inn in Canandaigua. This was the 1795 Acorn Inn’s 15th consecutive award, the most of any B & B in New York State.
“It was wonderful to celebrate the achievements of these properties in the region,” said Valerie Knoblauch, president of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. “I hope they all continue to receive this outstanding recognition and even more properties in the Finger Lakes will follow suit.”
Each of these properties was rated by an AAA inspector, who conducted an unannounced evaluation and analyzed such areas as service, cleanliness and ambiance, amenities and quality. More than 59,000 AAA approved North American and Caribbean properties were evaluated and only 3.6 percent received the Four Diamond honor. Those properties that receive the Four Diamond Award are considered “upscale in all areas … with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”
Earlier this week The 1795 Acorn Inn received its 14th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award at a ceremony held at the New York State Wine & Culinary Center. What an honor to be among the other recipients and to have had the Award for so many years… the only B & B in New York state to have received the AAA Four Diamond Award for 14 consecutive years.
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