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Fair Haven, NY is A Place for All Seasons with Activities and Events for Everyone!

Fall 2015

Aug. 21 - Sept. 7   LOC Fall Sportfishing Derby
September - October   U-Pick Apples at Ontario Orchard Farms & Farmers Market: 15273 Sterling Center Road, Sterling. Weekends only from 9AM - 5PM (Rain or Shine). Ontario Orchards grows 28 varieties of Apples! Enjoy our Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Kids Zip Line, Fresh Pressed Cider and more. More info call 315-343-6328 or visit www.OntarioOrchards.com
September   13th Annual Ontario Orchards Fall Jamboree: 15273 Sterling Center Road, Sterling. Educational and fun packed experience for the whole family. FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING. Nature walks through our Orchards, great food, magic shows, balloon fun, face painting, quality arts and crafts, make and take fall decorations, rock climbing wall, haunted monster truck, live musical entertainment, U-pick apples and pumpkins, corn maze, live farm animals, and bushels of fun!! More info call 315-343-6328 or visit www.OntarioOrchards.com
Sept. 5   Bake on the Lake™ - Fair Haven Labor Day Clambake at Colloca Estate Winery Saturday, September 5, 2015 (12 – 6 pm)
Our end of Summer party features a traditional New York Style Clambake with a Raw Bar, Steamers, BBQ Chicken, Italian Sausage, Salt Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, and Salad all you can eat. We’ll have live music all afternoon for this Bayside bash. Pre-sale tickets, and Beer and Wine available.
October 3  

Harvest Festival at Colloca Estate Winery

Saturday, October 3, 2015 (12 pm – 9 pm)
FUN. FOOD. WINE. The public is invited to have their hand in picking grapes, enjoy estate tours, and wine and dine at Colloca Estate’s Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 11, 2011 in Fair Haven, New York. Admission is Free to the public.

The fun begins in the early morning beginning Saturday with an introduction to harvesting by CEO/Owner, Dr. Chris Colloca. Afterwards you and your group promenade off in Colloca Estate’s Lake Effect Vineyard® to pick the highest quality grapes that are used to make its award-winning wine. You may even break into a Sicilian song! After the grapes are picked it is time to celebrate with wine tastings and food offered all afternoon, with the Tasting Room being open from 11 am to 6 pm.

Estate Tours will be given of the 100 acre property promptly at 1 pm and 3 pm where tastings of Colloca wines will be conducted both in the vineyard and along the Estate’s 900 feet of pristine waterfront. Live music, food, and vendors will keep the Harvest Festival going all afternoon long. Festival Activities Include:

Morning Harvest Grape picking
Try your hand at harvesting grapes from the vines and tell your friends you’re a winemaker! Simply show up at 8 am for the harvest debriefing and the fun begins immediately after.

Estate Tours & Wine Tastings
Beginning in the vineyard, and continuing through the property, guests will get a behind-the-scenes look at the 100 acre waterfront estate and learn about the Lake Effect from the Great Lake Ontario. Owner, Dr. Chris Colloca will also explain the winemaking process from vineyard to glass. By appointment, 1 pm and 3 pm. $10 and includes a commemorative wine glass

Music, Food, and Vendors
Enjoy live music from 2-6 pm and, fantastic food that pairs with Colloca wines all afternoon. You can also visit our vendors displaying their local wares as you relax and enjoy the day. We even have pumpkin carvings for the kids.

Colloca Estate is located just off Rt. 104A on West Bay Road in the Village of Fair Haven and Town of Sterling, just an hour’s drive from Syracuse and Rochester.

October 14   Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting
6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 14
Turtle Cove Resort & Marina

October 17-18

Fair Haven Area Leaf Peeper Weekend

Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Experience the beauty of our area through the eyes of our local artists as you visit our Art Show and our various art and artisan galleries! Shop in our antique shops, gift shops, and galleries; taste our locally grown products from apples at Ontario Orchards, to cider at the Cidery, maple syrup and honey at Hardware Café, cookies at Fly-by-Night Cookie Co.; and end your time on the trail with wine at Colloca Estate Winery.

Pick up your Event Punch Card and details at any of the participating locations below. All fully punched Event Cards will be entered to win a Leaf Peeper Trail Gift Basket, with goods from all of our participating locations!

Work by local artists will be on display at three locations along the trail, in the 1st Annual Sterling Art Show. Ribbons will be awarded to artists in each category, as well as a People’s Choice Award, at the Artists’ Reception, held at the Fair Haven Arts Center, 562 Main St., from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. The drawing for the Leaf Peeper Gift Basket will be held here at 4 p.m.

For more information or an artist registration form, call 315-947-5628 or visit www.fairhavenarts.org. Artist registration due by October 7.

Event co-sponsored by the Fair Haven Arts Center and the Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce.

Participating locations:

  • Ontario Orchards Farm Market, 7735 State Route 104, Southwest Oswego
  • Sterling Town Hall, 1290 State Route 104A, Sterling (Art Show location)
  • Firefly Studio Gallery, 1103 Old State Road, Sterling
  • Chillson’s Antiques, 1063 Old State Road, Sterling
  • Doc Gallery, 584 Main Street, Fair Haven (Art Show location)
  • Front Porch Gift Shop, 578 Main Street, Fair Haven
  • South Shore Artisans, 567 Main Street, Fair Haven
  • Hardware Café & General Store, 566 Main Street, Fair Haven
  • Fair Haven Arts Center, 562 Main Street, Fair Haven (Art Show location)
  • Sterling Cidery, 14451 Richmond Ave., Fair Haven
  • Fly-By-Night Cookie Co., 14508 Fancher Ave., Fair Haven
  • Colloca Estate Winery, 14678 West Bay Rd., Fair Haven


TBD   All Hallows Eve and Witches Parade: Fair Haven Village Park 11AM-4PM. Bring canned goods for the food pantry.

11-Noon Vendors available
11:45 Form up for the parade at Fancher and Main
12:00 Parade starts
12:00-2:00 Children's games
12:00-3:00 Shop the booths in the park, Hamburgers and hot dogs by the American Legion, Antique Appraisals

Christmas Tree Lighting: Fair Haven Village Park at 7:00 PM

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and Buddy the Elf as they spread Christmas cheer in the Village. There will be singing of Christmas Carols, drawings for prizes and a punch and cookie reception at the Fire Hall. The event is sponsored by the Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce.

TBD   Jingle Around the Town: Your participation supports the local food bank! Jingle Bell 3K/5K Fun Walk/Run starts at 10 AM. Shops open for your local Christmas buying. Chicken and Biscuits at the Legion 12-2 PM Walk/Run Registration Form

Winter 2016


Winter Festival: At Fair Haven Beach State Park - Sabin Hall 10AM-3PM. Come enjoy a day of family fun! Pancake Breakfast 7AM-10AM at the Fair Haven Fire Hall - only $6! Evening Dance 6PM-10PM

Download Festival Flyers: Winter Fest - Dog Sled Demo - Chili Cook Off - Mardi Gras Dance - Photo Contest


Winter Photo Contest: The Fair Haven Community Arts Center is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Fair Haven Chamber of Commerce Winter Photo Contest showcasing local area amateur and professional photographers at Winter Fest 2015. Read contest guidelines.

Spring 2015

Spring Wine Tasting! Every Saturday 3:00PM - 6:00PM May through August at Main Street Wine and Spirits.


May 1-10   LOC Spring Sportfishing Derby
TBD   Chamber Spring Fling
May 16   Fair Haven Beach State Park Car Show & Flea Market
MAY 30   May Fest

Summer 2015

Summer Wine Tasting! Every Saturday 3:00PM - 6:00PM May through August at Main Street Wine and Spirits.

Colloca Estate Winery - Tours daily at 2:00 pm and by appointment at Colloca Estate Winery. Farmer’s Market every Thursday from June 4 (5-9 pm) - Pick up fresh produce and wares from local artisans and enjoy live music from 5-9 pm. Live music every Sunday at the winery 2-6 pm.

"An American Tradition" Saturday Evening Band Concerts: 7:30 p.m. Saturdays - Independence Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend * Refreshments available * Main Street Bandstand * Bring a lawn chair.


Jun 13 - Jul 26   LOC Summer Sportfishing Derby
June 19 - 21   All Aboard 2014 - All Aboard Fishing Weekend for Wounded Warriors, Soldiers and Kids with Special Needs
June 27   Colloca Estate Winery - Fair Haven Bayfest™ - Paella on the Bay (1-9 pm)
Come by Land or by Sea and celebrate summer with us at our 6th Annual Spanish themed party, Paella on the Bay at Colloca Estate in Fair Haven, NY.

Enjoy traditional meat and seafood paellas cooked over open flames in 3-foot monster pans overlooking the magnificent panoramic views of our Little Sodus Bay on the Great Lake Ontario. You'll enjoy sangria, our estate wines and cold craft beers and live music with Mr. Paul Vandish and the rockin' sounds of Oswego’s Off the Reservation all afternoon and evening. Tickets - $20.

Estate Tours: Daily at 2:00 pm and by appointment. See everything going on this Summer at the Winery!

July 4   Fireworks at Colloca Estate Winery with music by the Billionaires
Saturday, July 4, 2015 (6 – 11 pm) We’ve got the perfect place to park and venue for you to enjoy Fair Haven’s July 4th Celebration on our 103-acre estate. Come and enjoy our waterfront to watch the Fair Haven Ring of Fire and Fireworks display. You will enjoy food, wine, beer and the phenomenal sounds of the Bilionaires. Tickets - $10 per car. Music begins at 6 pm, Ring of Fire at 9 pm, Fireworks at 10 pm.
July 4   Boat Parade on the Bay: NOON. A Fair Haven tradition!! Decorated kayaks to yachts parade around Little Sodus Bay!! FHYC
July 2-4   Independence Day Celebration: S.O.F.A. --- Save Our Fourth Association
July 2   Mile Long Parade down Main Street: 7:00PM. View a variety of local and regional floats and bands. Chicken BBQ, Carnival and live entertainment follow in Cayuga Street Park.
July 2 - 4   Fair Haven Arts & Crafts Fair at the Village Park: 10 AM - DARK. Sponsored by the Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce. Handmade arts and crafts by local, regional and national artisans and crafters. Entertainment and food vendors in the Park throughout the fair.
July 2- 4   Carnival, Chicken BBQ, live entertainment: After parade on Thursday. 5:00PM Friday and 5:00 PM Saturday.
July 4   5K Walk/Run - Hospice of the Finger Lakes: 8:00AM registration -- race starts at 9:00AM at Cayuga Street Park!! Applications forms will be linked and also can be downloaded at the following link (click on "upcoming events" in left side menu) or picked up at local establishments in the Spring. Hospice of the Finger Lakes
July 4   Bayside Cruisers Classic Car Show: 9:00 - 5:00 PM. Street Rods and Restorations in parking lot near fire house.
July 4   Children's Parade: 12:30 PM starting at the Fire Department.
July 4   Band Concert Village Park: 7:30 PM -- First concert of the season!!
July 4   Fireworks: Wall of Fire followed at 10:00 PM by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Bay.
July 9   Movie at Village Park: 7:00 PM
July 10   4th Annual Irish Fest Block Party at O’Connors' Pub
July 12 - August 23   The Little Red Schoolhouse Museum: Open Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. In Sterling, N.Y. We have many exhibits in our Little Red School House Museum, including early industries, a barber shop, the Civil War, antique quilts and more. We provide museum tours for school children and other groups.
July 31   5th Annual Mardi Gras Block Party at O'Connors' Pub
August 13   Movie at Village Park: 7:00 PM
August 22nd   Pirate Fest Come party like a Pirate or walk the plank! You don't want to miss it, as pirates take over our village! Breakfast with Capt'n Tor 9 am - 11ish at Turtle Cove. Costume parade, costume contest, pirate ship parade, live pirate battle, and more. Bawdy Pirate Ball at Little Sodus Inn starting at 8:30 pm. Enjoy all day fun for the whole family!
August 23   Lake Ontario Wine Festival™
Sunday, August 23, 2015 (12 – 9 pm) Colloca Estate Winery will host seven other wineries from the Lake Ontario Wine Trail affording you the opportunity to sample and enjoy wines from our region all in one place. We’ll have vendors and jazz with the incredibly talented Nancy Kelly for your enjoyment.
August   Fair Haven Fishing Challenge: 2013 entry form and rules to come

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